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.

Contributors
  • 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).

Details

Accomodation

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.

Auction

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.

Programme

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.

Exhibiting

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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CHICAGOPEX 2018

CHICAGOPEX 2018

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

Details

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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.

Programme

For more information, visit www.stamps.org.

 

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Royal Tour: 1947 Royal Family – Commercial Covers (Blue R Cachet)

Royal Tour

1947 – Commercial Covers (Blue R Cachet)

 

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Members Meeting: 2018 RSC Continental Europe Event

Rhodesian Study Circle

2018 Continental Europe Event

 

The newest chapters of the Rhodesian Study Circle in Germany and France are holding their first special weekend in Bonn, Germany in 2018. This is a great opportunity to help celebrate and welcome the newest chapter’s first major meeting.

Details

  • Date: 1st – 3rd June, 2018
  • Time: See programme below.
  • Location: Gustav Stresemann Institut (GSI)
  • Hosts: 
    • Jan U. Clauss – RSC Regional Representative (Germany)
    • Gunnar Strehmel – RSC Regional Representative (France)

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Programme

Friday, 1st June 2018

Arrival / Check-In / Lunch at GSI European Academy Bonn.

  • Welcome by local host, Dr Jan Ulrich Clauss RPSL and Gunnar Strehmel, both RSC Europe Regional Representatives.
  • 12:40  Walk to the Archiv der Philatelie, the biggest (not the most famous!) philatelic collection of the world.
  • 13:00  Guide through the holdings of the Archive, by Dr Andreas Hahn FRPSL, Director of the Archive
  • 14:30  Walk back to GSI, Tea Break
  • 15:00  Installing exhibits / preparing exchange premises
  • 16:00  1st Welcome Lecture – Rhodesia Lecture N° 1
  • 17:30  Transfer by car to Cologne and look around Cologne Cathedrale.
  • 19:00  Participation at monthly regular philatelic meeting at Alte Post close to the Cathedrale.
  • 20:15  Walk to Cathedrale (for those who want to look inside – open to 9pm).
  • 21:30  Return to GSI, Bonn
  • 22:30  Get together at GSI Bar009
Saturday, 2nd June 2018
  • 07:00-09:30 British & Continental Breakfast at GSI
  • 09:30  Walk to PostTwinTowers (HQ of Deutsche Post DHL Group, the worldest biggest logistical enterprise)
  • 10:00  Visit Germany’s only Post Office run by Deutsche Post DHL Group (Bring your mail for shipping: there are special oval Cancellations of Post Tower & Beethoven!)
  • 10:30  Walk to Haus der Philatelie /BDPh (HQ of German Philatelic Federation)
  • 11:00  Joining Consilium Philatelicum Conference (CPh is an elitist association with 24 mbs. only)
    • Welcome by CPh-President Wolfgang Maassen FRPSL <also President of AiJP>
    • Lecture on Third Reich Propaganda Mail given by Mr Rüdiger Krenkel RPSL,
    • CEO of German Foundation for Promotion of Philately & Postal History (Stiftung in that same house)
  • 13:00  Walk back to GSI (7 minutes) Lunch & Coffee
  • 15:00  Exchange of ideas & stamps & envelopes
  • 16:00  Tea Break
  • 16:30  Rhodesia Lecture N° 2
  • 18:00  Dinner at GSI or in Historical Center of Bonn City (thereby visiting/viewing the Historical Main Post Office where Alexander von Humboldt & The Royal Family had participated at the Beethoven monument inauguration).
    • Walk to Beethoven´s Birth House
    • Back to GSI, eventually Absacker in Bar009
Sunday 3 June 2018
  • 07:00-09:30 British & Continental Breakfast at GSI
  • 09:30  Check out of Hotel GSI; Tramway to Haus der Geschichte (10 Minutes)
  • 10:00  English guided tour at House of Contemporary German History the most frequented German Museum (Berlin Wall, British Jeep 1945, Adenauer Me brcedes etc.)
  • 11:30  Coffee at Museum; Tramway back to GSI
  • 12:00  Farewell Lunch at GSI
  • 13:30  many options for joint excursions:
    • option 1: Dragon´s Rock Königswinter (–> photo above of Dragon´s Castle)
    • option 2: Bridge of Remagen Museum (Bridge of Remagen was the last working bridge in WW-II, finally captured by the US Army)
    • option 3: Rhine River Ship Tour to Loreley Rock (interesting but very expensive).
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NZ2020 FIAP International Stamp Exhibition

NZ2020 FIAP International Stamp Exhibition

FIAP International Stamp Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand

Details

Rhodesian Study Circle

An RSC Meeting will be held as part of the event.

More information will be available closer to the event date.

More Information

To register your interest in attending an RSC Meeting for the event, please Contact Us.

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