1935 – King George V Birthday Anniversary

King George V Birthday Anniversary

3rd June, 1935

George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.

Born during the reign of his grandmother Queen Victoria, George was third in the line of succession behind his father, the Prince of Wales, and his own elder brother, Prince Albert Victor. From 1877 to 1891, George served in the Royal Navy, until the unexpected death of his elder brother in early 1892 put him directly in line for the throne.

On the death of his grandmother in 1901, George’s father became King-Emperor of the British Empire as Edward VII, and George was created Prince of Wales. He became king-emperor on his father’s death in 1910.



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Autumn’s premier philatelic and postcard event in Scotland, featuring stamp dealers, postcard dealers and auctioneers. Over 70 tables of stamps, postcards, first day and commemorative covers, postal history, and accessories for sale.


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1943 – Bulawayo Attains City Status

Bulawayo – City Status

4th November, 1943

The municipality of Bulawayo became a City under Proclamation 21 on the 4th November, 1943. Under the same proclamation, the Municipal Council of Bulawayo became the City Council of Bulawayo.

Each year in November the City of Bulawayo celebrates the declaration of the City during the Month of November.

  • James Gavin
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Rhodesia Trade Fair 1978: Barclays Bank Pavillion – The Albert Schweitzer Exhibition

Rhodesia Trade Fair 1978

Barclays Bank Pavillion – The Albert Schweitzer Exhibition

As part of Trade Fair Rhodesia 1978, Barclays Bank held The Albert Schweitzer Exhibition in the Barclays Bank Pavillion. To commemorate this event, they produced a First Day Cover for the stamp release, postmarked on the first day of the trade fair.

Covers can be found with a special exhibition cachet (previously used for RHOBANK 1975), in aquamarine, black and purple. Covers can also be found hand-signed by Mickey Goddard, co-ordinator Albert Schweitzer Archive, Gunsbach, France. They can also be found with a stamped signature.

  • Geoff Brakspear
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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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Rhodesian Study Circle Auction: August, 2018

Rhodesian Study Circle Auction

August, 2018

The August 2018 Rhodesian Study Circle auction is now available. This auction is only available to members of the Rhodesian Study Circle. Not a member? Join now!

Catalogue: RSC Auction – August, 2018 (PDF)

Closing Date: 14th September, 2018

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CHICAGOPEX is one of the four largest stamp shows in the United States that attracts dealers, exhibitors and stamp enthusiasts from around the world.


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Postcards: Rhodesian Study Circle – 70th Anniversary – Type II

Rhodesian Study Circle

70th Anniversary – Type II

Produced for the 70th Anniversary of the Rhodesian Study Circle in 2018. The pack contained 8 postcards and had a limited run of 100 packs.

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Postcards: Rhodesian Study Circle – 70th Anniversary – Type I

Rhodesian Study Circle

70th Anniversary – Type I

Produced for the 70th Anniversary of the Rhodesian Study Circle in 2018. The pack contained 8 postcards and had a limited run of 100 packs.

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StampShow2018 – Here Be Dragons

Stampshow 2018

StampShow 2018 will be hosted in Columbus, Ohio. It marks the 132nd annual convention of the American Philatelic Society and will be co-hosted with the American Topical Association.

Each year, stamp collectors, exhibitors, historians and members of the general public gather to socialize, increase philatelic knowledge, and exchange stamps. The 2018 show will feature 100+ dealers, societies, live auctions, literature and philatelic exhibits, more than 100 meetings and seminars, and first-day-of-issue ceremonies for new stamps. The show is FREE and open to the public.


For more information, visit www.stamps.org.


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