The members of the Royal Philatelic Society London always enjoy the displays given by members from the ‘regions’ because they provide a diversity of material, much not previously seen. On Thursday, 8 February it was the turn of the West Midlands region, covering the counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Material provided by 18 members filled 56 frames, the displays having been brought together by Gerald Marriner FRPSL.

These ‘regional’ displays encapsulate many notable attributes, noted Robin Tapper FRPSL in giving the Vote of Thanks: ‘a passion for philately, quality research, fine presentation, and the dissemination of information’. These qualities were very evident on this occasion, with such unusual subjects as: King George V overprinted stamp rolls for use in Ireland; the Wilkins-Ellworth Trans-Arctic Submarine Expedition; British World War I Savings Scheme; Philatelic Aspects of Ghana and post-Independent Sierra Leone; the first 20 years of the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain.

Those who had displayed material were presented with a certificate of appreciation by the President of the Society, Michael Roberts FRPSL.

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Written by Héloïse

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