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).



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.


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

Further auction details can be found HERE.


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.