Rhodesian Study Circle: 2020 Annual Conference

Our 32nd Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire once again. This will be the weekend before London 2020.

Details

Accommodation

A number of limited rooms have been made available for Thursday (20 rooms) and Friday & Saturday (45 rooms).

Bed and breakfast rates are as follows:

  • £99 per night for single occupancy.
  • £109 per night for double occupancy.

The Rhodesian Study Circle can assist in setting up the reservation.

Members Displays & Exhibits

For those who are interested in providing a display, exhibit, talk etc. now is the time to get thinking!

Please register your interest to assist with us putting the programme together.

Programme

Generally, the programme for an Annual Conference will include an Auction, the RSC Annual General Meeting, the Conference Dinner and the Livermore Prize and Postcard Competitions.

More information will be available closer to the date.

Contact Us

Adrian de Bourbon is our Conference Organiser. If you have any questions or wish to register your interest, please Contact Us.

Postmarks: 1905 – Visit of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Visit of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Two special postmarks were used as part of the Visit of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1905.

Type I – Tour Cancellation

The Tour Cancellation was used in both South Africa and Rhodesia on the 9th, 11th and 14th of September. The cancels are found in violet up until the 13 Sept, and black for the 14 Sept.

Type II – Opening of the Victoria Falls Bridge

September 12th was the opening day for the Victoria Falls road/rail bridge as well as being public holiday. Therefore, the Victoria Falls Post Office was only open for two hours to commemorate the visit of the Association (for whose benefit the special cancel was used).

Contributors
  • Adrian de Bourbon

1975 – Doctor Schweitzer Exhibition

Doctor Schweitzer Exhibition

14 January 1975

Albert Schweitzer(1875–1965) was an Alsatian polymath. He was a theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician. A Lutheran, Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by the historical-critical method current at this time, as well as the traditional Christian view. His contributions to the interpretation of Pauline Christianity concern the role of Paul’s mysticism of “being in Christ” as primary and the doctrine of Justification by Faith as secondary.

He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”, becoming the eighth Frenchman to be awarded that prize. His philosophy was expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, in the part of French Equatorial Africa which is now Gabon. As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ Reform Movement (Orgelbewegung).

In 1975, RHOBank hosted an exhibition celebrating his birth in both Salisbury and Bulawayo.

Post Cards

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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STAMPEX Autumn 2019

Autumn Stampex International is delighted to host The Postal Museum’s display of the associated philately, focusing on four major Airmail anniversaries.

They are delighted to announce that they have some new traders & some old favourites signed up for September Stampex including Art Stamped, Royal Mail, Mark Bloxham, The Royal Philatelic Society and The Postal Museum.

Details

  • Date: 11th – 14th September, 2019
  • Location: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH.
  • Website: STAMPEX International

STAMPEX Talks

The Philatelic Traders’ Society is delighted to announce the launch of the Stampex Talks; a series of informal talks hosted by some of philately’s leading experts.

With two talks per day, at 11am and 2pm, the full schedule will be announced in due course with current speakers including Stamp Collector Magazine, The Royal Philatelic Society, Stanley Gibbons & The Philatelic Traders Society.

For more information: STAMPEX Talks

Mayflower 400

From November 2019, an ambitious year-long commemoration will mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s pioneering voyage.

The Mayflower 400 events programme will share the values of migration, tolerance, freedom and democracy and tell the story of a ship and its passengers – a group of people that a remarkable 30 million+ US citizens have descended from.

Stamp Exhibition & Collectors Fair

A one-day event, combining displays of collectable items, with winning Wessex Philatelic Federation competition entries, and information related to the Mayflower story.

There will also be over 20 dealers selling collectables, and representatives from Cavendish (a philatelic auction House) available to provide valuations.

Details

For more information, please Contact Us.

MILCOPEX 2019

MILCOPEX 2019

Milwaukee

MILCOPEX is Wisconsin’s largest stamp show. In conjunction with the Philatelic Group of Greater Southern Africa (PSGSA), the show will celebrate the Pan-African Stamp Exhibition. It will also celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Christmas Philatelic Club.

Details

On The Road – Introduction to the Seaposts

The American Philatelic Society will host its On the Road course on the day before the show. This course, taught by Gary Loew, will be Introduction to the Seaposts: Ship Letters, Packet Mail, Paquebots and More.

Gary is a specialist collector of Gambia and the 1935 Silver Jubilee issue. In addition to the APS course, he will be one of the speakers during the show.

The Six Triple Eight (documentary)

In February 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 black women from the Women’s Army Air Corps (WACS) to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations.

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battallion , known as the Six Triple Eight, was the only all-black female battallion to serve in Europe in World War II.  Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, they served with honor and distinction completing their mission in six months.

By war’s end, the SixTripleEight had cleared over 17 million pieces of backlogged mail ensuring that troops stayed in touch with their loved ones back home.  The last of the women returned home in March 1946.  They were never fully recognized….until now.

Screening times to be announced – check the schedule of events at Milcopex.org for days and times.

Other Talks/Events

General Africa
  • Polish Refugees in Africa, World War I – Regis Hoffman
  • Imperial Airways, England-Africa First Flights 1931-1932 – Walter Herdzik
East Africa
  • Allied Occupation of German East Africa, 1914-1920
  • Sudan – The Postal Stationery
  • Southern African Pioneers in World War II – Peter Thy
West Africa
  • Presenting BIAFRA, Printing and Plate Flaws and ALL – Van Siegling
South Africa
  • South Africa Revenues – 1st Issue
  • Postal Stationery: South Africa Republic 1869-1900
  • Orange Free State Overseas Letter Rates – 1868-UPU
  • Polish Refugees in Africa – Regis Hoffman
  • Stamps and Postal History of the British Colony of Natal – Keith Klugman
  • South African Airletters and Aerogrammes – Gary Brown
Central Africa
  • The Philately of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1954-1964
  • The Registration Envelopes of the Bechuanalands
  • Northern Rhodesia to North America 1925-1954, and
  • A Typology of Botswana Meter Mark
  • Bechuanaland – Peter Thy
  • Fun with French Congo’s 1900 Pictorial Issue” – Ken Nilsestuen
General Philately
  • Create Your Own Specialised Catalogue Numbering System – Van Siegling
  • Stamps…Who Needs Them? Lessons Learned on the Development of Typologies and Cataloguing the Non-Stamped Postal History of Botswana. – Gordon Smith
  • Solving the Mystery of Specimen Stamp Irregular Blocks – Gary Loew
  • Expertizing: Why Every Stamp and Cover Collector Should Care – Gary Loew
  • HipStamp LIVE event

WESTPEX 2019

WESTPEX 2019

San Francisco

The 59th annual WESTPEX Stamp Show will be held in San Francisco, California.

Westpex is one of the premier shows in the USA and with its 300+ exhibit frames in open competition and one of the qualifying shows for the American Philatelic Society’s World Series of Philately competition.

Some of the societies helping celebrate this year include:

Details

RSC Meeting

The Rhodesian Study Circle will be holding a gathering to celebrate WESTPEX 2019. Visitors are most welcome to attend.

  • Date: 26th April, 2019
  • Time: 3pm – 5pm
  • Location: Newport Beach Room

Please Contact Us to let us know if you are interested attending or if you have any questions.

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London 2020

London 2020

The London 2020 Specialised World Stamp Championship Exhibition will take place at the Business Design Centre between 2 and 9 May 2020. An international stamp exhibition is held in London every ten years, and London 2020 is set to attract collectors, enthusiasts and stamp professionals from around the world.

There will be 2,750 frames of competitive material  and the event will feature thousands of frames of stamp and postal history exhibits, bringing together some of the rarest and renowned collections from around the world.

As at London 2010 there will be a change-over of material in the frames after four days.

The competitive classes will be:

  • Championship
  • Traditional
  • Postal History
  • Aerophilately
  • Revenue
  • Postal Stationery
  • Thematic
  • Literature (including digital)
  • Open
  • Modern
  • Picture Postcards
  • Youth

This will be a true international exhibition, with over sixty countries having already appointed commissioners.

Details

Hotel Bookings

London2020 has a Hotel booking agent up and running. More details available at www.london2020.co/hotels.

Rhodesian Study Circle

More information will be available closer to the event date.

More Information

To register your interest in attending any RSC events, please Contact Us.

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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