Current News (20 February 2018)

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a)  2018 Annual Convention

The 2018 Annual Convention will be held on the weekend of Friday, 15 June, 2018 to
Sunday, 17 June, 2018 at the Greswolde Arms, Knowle, Solihull
(just off the M42, near Birmingham).

CLICK HERE for full details of the 2018 Annual Convention

For this year’s Annual Convention we are introducing a competition for Postal Displays (12 to 20 A4 sheets) for members who can’t get to the Convention, with the Ewen Trophy being awarded to the winner.

CLICK HERE for details of how to prepare and send in a Postal Display

b)  List of Members’ Interests

We are still receiving returns of the questionnaire about members’ railway philatelic interests. When we have sufficient returns in we will compile a List of Members’ Interests which will then be issued to all members. This will enable members with like interests to get in touch with each other and discuss their shared interests.

c)  RPG Subscriptions

A few annual subscriptions are still outstanding. If you haven’t already done so, please send in this year’s annual subscriptions.

d) National Railway Museum, York

The RPG is having discussions with the National Railway Museum (NRM), York. These discussions centre around two possible courses of action:

a) Is it practical for the RPG to assist the NRM with queries they might receive from the public about railway philatelic matters?

b) Can the NRM and RPG together work to raise the profile of railway philately?

These discussions are currently being conducted on an informal basis. We will let you know if any substantive outcomes are reached.

e) New book on TPOs

Iain S. Wells of the RPG and Keith Morris of the TPO & Seapost Society have just completed their new book The AM Postmarks of the Travelling Post Office.

It is presently at the printers and will be available in a few weeks.  Come back here for further details shortly.

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