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

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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)

Accommodation

Accommodation at the event’s location will be available at a discount rate of €33 B&B (instead of €73). To access this special rate, bookings must be made through the RSC.

Please note there is a limited number of rooms available.

Food

A restaurant is available inside GSI. Buffets are available without any forward commitment.

RSC Meeting

A meeting room has been booked. Members are encouraged to bring any material they would like to share.

If you are interested in providing a presentation, please contact us in advance so our Regional Representatives can make the appropriate provisions.

Members are also encouraged to bring any material they may like to make available for exchange with other members.

Programme

This is currently the draft programme. If you are interested in attending, please use the more information link at the bottom of the page to register your interest so we can keep you updated.

Please contact us to book any excursions.

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
  • 18:00  Dinner at GSI
  • 20:00  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 of 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 (5 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).
Options 1-3 may be undertaken jointly or separately; small groups may decide on their own.

More Information

To register your interest or for more information about accommodation, please Contact Us!

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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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SEAPEX 2017

Details

Rhodesian Study Circle

Mark Loomis will have an exhibit showing on Southern Rhodesian Missions.

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STAMPEX Autumn 2017

Date: 13th – 16th September, 2017

Location: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH.

Website: Philatelic Traders Society

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Stockholmia 2019

 

Details

 

More Information

More information will be available closer to the event date.

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

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Southern African Societies Conference 2017

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.

Some of the societies taking 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 £80 for dinner, bed & breakfast for single occupancy, £110 for two of you. Please contact us if you are interested.

Rhodesian Study Circle

The Rhodesian Study Circle will be attending 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.

Further auction details can be found HERE.

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.

The Bechuanaland & Botswana Society will be holding a joint display on Saturday.

The organisers welcome anyone who would like to exhibit. If you are interested in exhibiting in this unique event, please Contact Us.

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WESTPEX 2018

RSC at WESTPEX 2018

The 58th 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.  The WESTPEX Grand Award winner is eligible to compete in the Champion of Champions competition at APS National StampShow 2018.

As a special recognition, the RSC will be one of the three featured/guest societies at the 2018 Westpex show.

Details

RSC Dinner

The RSC will be hosting a celebration dinner at Stella Alpina Osteria. A wonderful restaurant that both our Regional Representatives highly recommend. 

Programme

27th April, 2018 – Friday

  • 11:00-12:00 – The Arms Issues – Patrick Flanagan (South Africa)
  • 14:00-15:00 – The Revenues – Joe Ross (USA)
  • 15:00-16:00 – Collecting Postal History (Covers) from the Rhodesias over the years – Walter Herdzik 
  • 18:30-22:00 – RSC Dinner

28th April, 2018 – Saturday

  • 11:00-12:00 – The Admirals – David Spivack (USA)
  • 14:30-15:30 – South African Pioneers in WWII – Peter Thy (USA)

29th April, 2018 – Sunday

  • 10:00-11:00 – Business Meeting
  • 11:00-12:00 – Double Head Postmarks – Bob Gibbs (USA) and Sean Burke (Australia)
  • 13:00-14:00 – The Double Heads – Arnie Brickman (USA)

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