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MIDPEX 2021: 10:00am to 4:30pm, 3 July 2021 (posted 18 June 2021)
(Warwickshire Event Centre, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN – info from the ABPS web site)
Plans for MIDPEX (sponsored by Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd) have been confirmed and Dealers and Societies are now booking up for this popular and successful Show. Organiser Steve Harrison comments “We have been through some difficult times with the Covid 19 pandemic. As the vaccination programme continues, there is renewed confidence that the event can go ahead safely. Of course, all of this is subject to any future government restrictions, but the outlook seems extremely promising”.
MIDPEX brings together Specialist Societies with local, national and international dealers covering all aspects of Philately. The 2021 event 2021 will be expanded with space for post card dealers as well as stamps, thematics and postal history. There is only space for 70 dealers, and 40 Specialist Societies are also expected to support the Show. For more information please contact Steven Harrison by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID Precautions at MIDPEX: To comply with Government guidelines and to provide the safest possible environment for everyone attending, visitors to MIDPEX will be required to wear face coverings at all times except when taking refreshments. Visitors will be required to provide contact details on entry. A QR Code will be available for the Covid app. Any details left in writing will be stored securely for 21 days and then destroyed. Visitors will also be required to adhere to the social distancing guidelines of 2 metres plus, although when seated this can be 1 metre plus. A face covering must be worn at all times. Hand sanitiser will be available for use on entry and should be used before handling dealer’s stock etc.
RPG Facebook Page (posted 7 June 2021)
Facebook? Some people love it … some people hate it … but we are putting Facebook to good use. The RPG now has its own Facebook page. To view the RPG Facebook page, open Facebook and search for Railway Philatelic Group. Alternatively, you can view it by copying the address https://www.facebook.com/groups/httpsrailwayphilatelicgroup.co.uk, pasting it into the address bar at the top of your browser window, then pressing [Enter].
If you are a regular Facebook user, have a look at the RPG Facebook page, see if there is something there relating to your own railway philatelic interests; why not post something yourself about your own speciality … or ask some questions which other members can hopefully answer.
If you are not a regular Facebook user, why not have a look at the RPG Facebook page and see what’s there … you may like what you see – you could well be pleasantly surprised!
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