The Club is a comfortable venue for meetings for buying and selling between members, auctions, competitions, displays and evenings with visits from a variety of experts. We are known as a friendly Club. The Club is affiliated to the Hampshire Philatelic Federation.

 

The Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month 7.30 pm (except August) at

 

Royal British Legion

51 Cambridge Road East

Farnborough

Hampshire GU14 6QB

 

The annual subscription is £7.00.

 

Club History

The Club was formed in 1964 as the Royal Aircraft Establishment Philatelic Society. This officially folded in 1990 but some members decided to start the Farnborough Stamp Club, which was founded in 1991 and was later renamed Farnborough Stamp and Postcard Club.

 

Activities

The programme is varied with visiting speakers, displays and competitions as well as dealers' evenings, an auction and ample opportunity for members to buy and sell at meetings.

The exchange packet round is popular, giving members the opportunity to buy and sell.  We provide a packet round for some of the local clubs.

 

Our members are drawn from Farnborough, Aldershot, Ash, Fleet, Yateley and the Surrey borders.  There is a wide range of collecting interests including stamps, postcards, covers, postal history and postmarks.  If you are new to collecting or are reviving an interest then members are happy to help and advise.

Members
News

Our next meeting is on 19 February 2020 when Paul Shuttleworth will be presenting George V pictorial issues.  The first of our competition evenings on 05 February (Thematic, Postal History and General) was very well supported; the remaining two competitions will take place on 05 March, after which details of all this year's competition entries and winners will be published.

 

The Farnborough Club's membership is drawn from Farnborough and the surrounding towns of Yateley, Fleet, Ash, Camberley, Farnham and Aldershot.  If you would like to join us but cannot attend a meeting, you are welcome to contact our club secretary.

Paul H. Vickers has presented two displays for the Club and his book, Aldershot's Military Heritage, is published by Amberley Books and is "a celebration of Aldershot's rich and continuing military heritage".  Many of our members have an interest in local military history and this book is well worth reading.

Another book that may be helpful to postcard collectors is The Story of Gale & Polden: Naval & Military Printers & Publishers 1866-1981. HB £16.00, author David Strong 01252 320073.

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