2018 Southern Africa Philately Conference

Southern African Philatelic Societies Joint Conference

The Southern African Philatelic Societies Joint Conference is an opportunity for all philatelic fans to come and meet representatives from various southern African philatelic societies based in the UK.

Whether you are a beginner or expert, there will be something for everyone.

Societies that usually take part include:

  • Anglo-Boer War Philatelic Society
  • Bechuanalands & Botswana Society
  • Cape & Natal Study Circle
  • Orange Free State Study Circle
  • Rhodesian Study Circle
  • South Africa Collectors’ Society
  • Transvaal Study Circle, and
  • GB Overprints Society (with interest in Bechuanaland and Zululand issues).



Accommodation is available at the Strawberry Bank Hotel. Facilities and plenty of bedrooms are available on the ground floor.  It is close to junction 6 of the M42, the nearest large railway station is Birmingham International, on the West Coast and London Midland lines and it is only 4.5 miles from Birmingham Airport, should you be travelling from further afield.

If you wish to stay at the hotel, the rooms will cost £60 for bed & breakfast for single occupancy plus appx. £21 for a three course dinner.

Rhodesian Study Circle

The Rhodesian Study Circle is expected to attend this event. More information will become available closer to the date.


The South African Collector’s Society will be holding an auction to coincide with the event.

  • Catalogue: T.B.A.
  • Closing Date: T.B.A.


Details of the programme have yet to be released. However, following previous formats, Saturday will have up to six formal displays, each with a 45 minute slot available. Then on Sunday, time is given for people to bring something to show, with up to two frames and no more than 10 minutes to present.


The organisers welcome anyone who would like to exhibit or provide formal displays including Powerpoint presentations. If you are interested in exhibiting in this unique event, please Contact Us.

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