Rhodesian Study Circle: 2019 Annual Conference

Our 31st Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire once again after a highly successful 2017 & 2018 meeting.

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Programme

Details will be made available closer to the event date.

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Rhodesian Study Circle: 2018 Annual Conference

Our 30th annual Conference and Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire once again after a highly successful 2017 meeting.

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Programme

Below is the draft programme. In addition, there will be an Auction, the RSC AGM, the Conference Dinner and the Livermore Prize and Postcard Competitions.

Friday, 20th April
  • Geoff Brakspear: The Artwork of Margaret Tredgold
  • Adrian de Bourbon: Rhodesia Revenues 1954 – 1980
Saturday, 21st April
  • Colin Hoffman – 70 years of the Rhodesian Study Circle
  • Peter Hickman – Registered Envelopes
  • Patrick Flanagan – Southern Rhodesia 1937 George VI issue
  • Keith Harrop – Northern Rhodesia King George VI Stamps and Postal History
  • Andrew Wilson – The first BSAC stamp issues
  • Barry Horne – Nyasaland
Sunday, 22nd April
  • Geoff Brakspear: RSC Rhodesia/Zimbabwe Encyclopaedia – a special update
  • Gunnar Strehmel: Rare Double Heads used fiscally
  • Anita McCullough: RSC Memoirs (and a bit of Northern Rhodesia)
  • Andrew Wilson: Thornton Stripes
  • David Parsons: Forthcoming auction material
  • Adrian de Bourbon: Southern Rhodesia air letter forms – An Update
  • Robert Gibbs and Sean Burke: Memoir on Postmarks on Double Heads
  • Mark Thomas: Tobacco
  • Sean Burke: Three very early Paris Missionary Society (in Barotseland) related postcards

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2017 Annual Conference

2017 Annual Conference

Our 29th annual Conference and AGM was held at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire.

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Programme

Friday, 7th April

Although we still regard the Friday afternoon as a time to socialise, we’re using our limited time to best effect, so from 2.30pm we have some fine material on display.

Some dealers will have material available. Friday afternoon may be one of the better times to view their stock.

  • 14:00 – Conference Begins
  • 14:30 – Rhodesia Postal Cards 1893 – 1903Patrick Flanagan 
  • 15:15 – Mining Certificates – Christopher Cooksey
  • 16:00 – Postmarks and rarities on the 1905 Falls stamps – Bill O’Connell
  • 17:00 – Rhodesian Study Circle Council Meeting (RSC Members Only)
  • 19:30 – Dinner
Saturday, 8th April

Virtually all displays will begin with a PowerPoint projection followed by viewing and a swift change over. Please help by keeping to the times below. In particular, allow the presenters to quickly remove their material, as the next display has to go up promptly.

  • 07:30 – Breakfast
  • 08:55 – Assembly in the Lant Conference Suite
  • 09:00 – Chairman’s and Conference Organiser’s welcome
  • 09:05 – Mail to the Cape – Brian Trotter
  • 10:00 – 1d Double Head research (PowerPoint display) – Bob Gibbs
  • 10:30 – Morning Tea
  • 11:00 – Exhibiting postcards – Colin Hoffman
  • 11:45 – Missionary Mail – Sean Burke
  • 12:30 – Lunch/Livermore and Postcard Competition entries.
  • 13:30 – Members’ viewing of Livermore entries and Postcards (maybe Judges’ feedback).
  • 14:00 – A Gold Medal survey of the Double Heads – Arnie Brickman
  • 15:00 – Rhodesia and Nyasaland – Keith Harrop
  • 16:30 – Annual General Meeting (all to attend)
  • 17:30 – RSC Group Photo
  • 17:35 – Conference Auction (please provide material to Huw Williams)
  • 19:00 – RSC Council reception (all welcome)
  • 19:30 – Dinner
Sunday, 9th April

Conference will end at lunchtime today. Settle your bill during the morning and leave your bags by reception. Exit your room by 11.00. Anyone is welcome to have lunch at the hotel (pay by cash).

  • 07:30 – Breakfast
  • 09:00 – Member’s Displays
  • 09:00 – A Modern Rhodesia/Zimbabwe (special update) – Geoff Brakspear
  • 09:45 – Fort JohnstonMark Thomas
  • 09:55 – Early Barotseland Mission Mail – Sean Burke presenting for Paul Peggie
  • 10:15 – Binda Forgeries Dave Trathen
  • 10:25 – 1961 Malawi Bird Overprints (Errors and Varieties) – Stuart Ross
  • 10:35 – Nyasaland Field Force Telegrams and Related MaterialTony Plumbe
  • 10:55 – ForgeriesColin Hoffman
  • 11:05 – (open spot for member presentations)
  • 12:30 – End of 2017 Annual Conference
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2016 Annual Conference

2016 Annual Conference

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Our 28th annual Conference and AGM will take us into the depths of rural Cheshire, England, for a philatelic weekend combined with a country house experience.

The Shrigley Hall Hotel is in Pot Shrigley, a village some 8 miles from Macclesfield and 1hr 45 minutes from London.The venue is ideally located for exploring the Peak District and there are local ales to be had in neighbouring village pubs. There are the cultural delights of Macclesfield, with its Silk Museum and an early 20th Century Mill. The National Trust’s Chatsworth House is within driving distance.

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Conference programme

Friday, 8th April
  • 14:00 – Silent Standing Displays:
    • Postal HistoryPeter Hickman
    • Rhodesia & NyasalandGeoff Brakspear
    • 1947 Southern Rhodesia Victory IssueKevin Corrigan
    • MapsJohn Knight
    • Rhodesia & NyasalandAndrew Wilson
  • 17:00 – RSC Council Meeting (RSC Members Only)
  • 19.30 – Dinner
Saturday, 9th April
  • 07:00 – Breakfast
  • 08:55 – Assembly (Cheshire Suite)
  • 09:00 – Chairman’s and Conference Organiser’s Welcome
  • 09:15 – Rhodesia Arms IssueColin Hoffman
  • 10:15 – Coffee Break
  • 10:30 – George V Field Marshall IssuePatrick Flanagan
  • 11:30 – Southern Rhodesia AdmiralsKevin Corrigan
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Livermore and Postcard Competition judging
  • 13:30 – Member’s viewing of Livermore and Postcard entries
  • 14:00 – ‘1945, then there was peace?’ Military Operations 1946-2000 Keith Harrop
  • 15:00 – Southern Rhodesia Revenues 1924-1953Adrian de Bourbon 
  • 16:30 – Annual General Meeting (all to be present).
  • 17:35 – Conference live auction
  • 19:00 – RSC Council’s Reception
  • 19:30 – Dinner
Sunday, 10th April
  • 07:30 – Breakfast
  • 09:00 – Members Displays
  • 09:00 – Illegal stampsStuart Ross
  • 09:10 – WaterMark Thomas
  • 09:20 – A Modern Rhodesia/Zimbabwe EncyclopediaGeoff Brakspear
  • 09:45 – Nyasaland FiscalsTony Plumbe
  • 10:00 – TreasureDavid Parsons
  • 13:00 – End of Conference
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2015 Annual Conference

2015 Annual Conference

Details

  • Date: 17th – 19th April, 2015
  • Location: Holiday Inn, York
Friday, 17th April 2015
  • 14:30: A range of ‘silent’ displays.
  • 17:00: RSC Council meeting
Saturday, 18th April 2015
  • 07:00 – Breakfast
  • 08:50 – Assembly
  • 09:00 – Chairman’s welcome
  • 09.15 – Rhodesia Independence 11th November 1965 – Dave Trathen
  • 10:00 – Coffee break
  • 10.20 – Mardon Printers – a history from the beginning Jeremy Jackman
  • 11:10 – Mardon Printings 1965 – 1967 – Keith Harrop
  • 12:00 – 35 years of Zimbabwe Independence: a Philatelic History – Geoff Brakspear
  • 12:45 – Lunch (Livermore competition and Postcard competition judging)
  • 13:50 – Members’ viewing of Livermore entries and Postcards
  • 14:30 – An Amateur’s Guide to Plating (used: postal and fiscal) Double Head stamps of Rhodesia 1910 – 1920 – Gunnar Strehmel
  • 15.25 – Nyasaland Head Plates and Frame FlawsTony Plumbe
  • 16.10 – Afternoon tea
  • 16:30 – Annual General Meeting
  • 17:35 – RSC Auction
  • 19:00 – Chairman’s reception
  • 19:30 – Dinner
Sunday, 18th April 2015
  • 07:00 – Breakfast
  • 09:00 – Members’ displays
  • 13:00 – Conference 2015 ends
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2013 Annual Conference

2013 Annual Conference

Details

  • Date: 12th – 14th April, 2013
  • Location: Holiday Inn, York

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