September 2017 – A warm welcome to two new members:
2163 William Robert – Cornwall
2164 Joseph Ritchie – Scotland

July 2017 – CISS on the move

Following the sale of the Royal Philatelic Society London’s building at 41 Devonshire Place, London it was decided to seek new premises for our Society’s meetings. I am pleased to inform members that we have secured the use of rooms at the Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London, SE1 8UJ, just a short walk from Waterloo Station. The club is run for all current and ex-service non-commissioned personnel from the three armed forces, and it offers excellent restaurant and bar facilities at reasonable prices too. I will issue details and further instructions regarding meetings in the near future, but the first meeting at the Union Jack Club will be on Saturday, 10th February 2018.

Richard Flemming


June 2017 – A warm welcome to our new members:
2160 Alan Whittaker – Hampshire
2161 Mark Liquorish – Shropshire
2162 Trevor Nichols – Spain

January 2017.

CISS and RPSL members are most welcome to attend monthly meetings in Guernsey. These are held on Fridays at the Peninsula Hotel, starting at 7pm. The dates for this year are; February 24th, March 24th, April 28th, May 26th, June 30th, July 28th, August 25th, September 29th, October 27th, November 24th and December 15th.

July 2015. A few of the fourteen CISS members attending Midpex this year.


April 2015. At the Guernsey weekend the Joan Flood Salver was awarded to Bob Mallet for the best piece of published research on a Channel Island topic.


December 2014. A new publication ‘A Catalogue of Jersey Postcards published by Levy Sons & Co. Paris’ has been produced by CISS member Bob Mallet. This accurate and comprehensive work records all the known variations existing for titles, images, numbers and printing tones of the Jersey LL postcards.


The catalogue costs £27.50, postage and packaging is extra. Contact for further details.


July 2014.


Alan Moorcroft, President, presenting Gerald Marriner with an engraved tankard in recognition of the many years service  that Gerald has given to the CISS as Auction Secretary and Secretary.

July 2014.

Nick Stuart now joins the committee as Auction Secretary.

April 2014.

Members and friends at the Gloucester weekend meeting.


September 2014 – Bogus, Fakes and Facsimilies.

An article, only appearing on this site, intends to keep you up to date with Bogus Issues, Fakes and Facsimilies which are being offered for sale particularly on internet sites. As more spurious items appear on the market, it is intended that the article will be updated. Click on this link: Buyer Beware.