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.


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 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



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:


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

Due to Coronavirus, London2020 has been postponed to February, 2022.

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.


Hotel Bookings

London2020 has a Hotel booking agent up and running. More details available at

Rhodesian Study Circle Members Meeting

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

Rhodesian Study Circle: Members Auction – December 2018

Rhodesian Study Circle

Members Auction – December 2018

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


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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.





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.


1943 – Bulawayo Attains City Status

Bulawayo – City Status

4th November, 1943

The Municipality of Bulawayo became the City of Bulawayo 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

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


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

Members of the Rhodesian Study Circle are expected to be attending this event.


The South African Collector’s Society will be holding an auction to coincide with the event.

Dealers attending include Paul van Zeyl, David Morrison, Chris Rainey, Otto Peetoom & Simon Peetoom.


Friday, 2nd November
  • 18:30 – Gather in bar
  • 19:00 – Dinner
Saturday, 3rd November

The afternoon session is given over to the Cape & Natal Society. Bob Hill and Robert Johnson have coordinated a number of different displays that will cover a range of different subjects. Ian Shapiro will be giving an airing to a collection not seen in quite a number of years.

  • 9:00 – Doors Open
  • 9:50 – Welcome & Introduction – Simon Peetoom
  • 10:00 – “Tales of the Mails” – Brian Trotter
  • 11.00 – Tea & Coffee break
  • 11.30 – Houses of Parliament – Ian Shapiro
  • 12:30 – Lunch Break – Buffet
  • 13.45 – Cape & Natal Society – A series of mini-displays
  • 14:45 – Tea & Coffee break (time may slightly vary)
  • 16:45 – Expected end of day.
  • 18:30 – Gather in the bar
  • 19:30 – Dinner in the Meriden Suite
Sunday 4th November

Auction items available for viewing throughout Saturday & Sunday. The auction will not start until all of the bidders are back from lunch.

Please inform Nick upon arrival if you are intending to bid.

  • 9:00 – Doors Open
  • 9.45 – Attendees bring-along displays
  • 11:00 – Tea & Coffee break
  • 11:30 – Attendees bring-along displays
  • 13:00 – Lunch break
  • 13:45 – Auction – Nick Arrow

Close of conference at the end of the auction.


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