Welcome to the Portsmouth & District Philatelic Society
As one of the leading and most active societies in Hampshire we offer a wide range of activities associated with our hobby. We have a full programme of talks, displays (some given by leading experts) visits to exhibitions/fairs etc, auctions and several evenings devoted to members own displays. Our talks cover all aspects of Philately, Postal History, Post Cards etc., and are of interest not only to Philatelists but also to those interested in local history social history and Genealogy. In addition we have a very extensive Philatelic Library from which members can borrow books or catalogues. We cater for all members be they beginners or expert philatelists. The president and all members look forward to welcoming you to one of our meetings.
We meet on a Monday evening at St. Peter & St. Paul Church Hall, Old Wymering Lane, Wymering nr. Cosham, PO6 3NH on a bi-monthly basis between September and end of June, from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. We also have one Afternoon meeting per month, on a Tuesday from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. There is a small car park opposite the Church Hall entrance which can usually accommodate all our members/guests cars. Many aspects of philately and interests are collected and researched by our members. All views and opinions are valued weather they come from our newest or oldest member of the society. Why not come along and join us for a cup of tea at one of our informal but informative meetings.
Doors open at 7.00pm and the meeting commences at 7.30pm prompt. We start with a small amount of Society business followed by a raffle. The main display starts at approximately 7.40pm and runs until 8.30pm when we have a break and refreshments. The speaker recommences at 8.50pm and concludes at 9.20pm leaving about fifteen minutes for viewing. On the evenings when we have an auction (twice a year) then the doors open at 6.00pm to allow for viewing and the auction commences at 7.30pm and runs through until completed, there are no refreshments on these evenings.
If you would like a free estimated valuation of your collection by one of our members please bring it to one of our evening meetings by 7 PM please and ask for a member of the committee.