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 The Maidstone & Mid Kent Philatelic Society (Maidstone Stamp Club) was formed in 1922, to promote the hobby of philately and is still providing a meeting place for all those who enjoy collecting stamps and postal history at any level.

 

The club meetings are at

St. Paul’s Church Boxley Road,

Maidstone. ME14 2AH

Meeting are from 7.30pm to 9.30pm

September to June, every other Thursday

 

DAY MEETINGS ARE HELD AT

MOTE PARK INDOOR BOWLS CLUB

10.30am to 12noon

 

Visitors and New Members are always very welcome

 

Each year we have two auctions, and two competition evenings which include a stamp bring and buy sale.

 

            Other evenings are taken up with displays given by guest speakers or club members and cover the whole spectrum of the hobby.

            The club also organises two all-day stamp fairs, held at Grove Green Community Centre, these are normally held on the second Saturday of April & November.

 

For more details 

                           telephone 01622 757599

 

 

 

 

 

YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT US AT ANY OF THE ABOVE MEETINGS

apart from the AGM

 

 

 

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME TO OUR AUCTION

22ND NOVEMBER 2018

 

 

     

LOT No         DESCRIPTION  START   PRICE 
A Auction lots donated for club funds  
A1 2009 Michel German catalogue  £ 1.00
A2 2009 specialised Michel German catalogues vols 1 & 2  £ 5.00
A3 Stanley Gibbons part 7 German catalogue  £ 1.00
A4 Stanley Gibbons part 1 2006 Commonwealth catalogue  £ 1.00
A5 Number of Philatelic Bulletins in 3 Post Office albums  £ 1.00
A6 Stanley Gibbons part 18 Japan & Korea 3rd edition  £ 1.00
A7 Royal Mail commemorative Stage Coach book with stamps  £ 1.00
A8 Box of philatelic books  £ 5.00
A9 2014 GB Concise catalogue  £ 1.00
A10 Stanley Gibbons book of Stamps and Stamp Collecting  £ 1.00
A11 A box of stamps in envelopes  £ 5.00
               
B1 Poached egg trial stamp on cover with Edward VIII 1d red cancelled 3/5/1937  £ 4.00
B2 Three Kings ½d stamps GV, Ed. VIII & GVI on cover cancelled 18/5/37   £ 1.00
B3 London unpaid mark 27/6/1829 on cover. (only used July 1828 to April 1830)  £ 2.50
B4 Two ½d bantams plate 10 on cover to Hawkhurst with Putney Duplex 25/12/76   £ 4.00
B5 Cover Rochester FE 13 1839 - Aylesbury A 14 Feb 1839, ms8  £ 1.50
B6 "Free" signed cover with Vere Streetmark (Whitney 7), both dated 11 MR 11 1839  £ 1.00
B7 Cover from Glasgow 30/12/1943 with boxed "Late Fee Paid" with GVI 3d  £ 1.00
B8 Souvenir Royal Wedding FDC (2½d only) cancelled Sturdee Avenue, Gillingham  £ 2.00
B9 FDC with 19½d Ford stamp, "Millionth Ford Escort",special cancel & official insert   £ 1.00
B10 GB April 1971 booklet DN47 "Pillar Boxes 1" give all 1971 postal rates  £ 1.00
B11 Postcard sent airmail 6/5/1941 New York to Germany using SG A629 & A776  £ 1.50
B12 Map (ex Times World Atlas) West Indian Antilles, Jamaica, St. Kitts etc. in detail  £ 1.00
B13 "Remember to use the Postcode" Detection of address by GPO, written up  £ 1.50
B14 11 Irish FDC's dates between 1973 & 1978, some plain, some addressed  £ 1.50
B15 1880 Venetian red reconstruction book with 189 spaces filled.  £ 60.00
     
C1 2 Pkts. Of Post Office postcards celebrating Post Boxes & Coastlines, unused  £ 3.00
C2 Silver Jubilee, Coronation & Dianna's wedding commemorative books  £ 1.00
C3 The storey of Greetings Stamps & 150 years of Uniform Postage  £ 1.00
C4 Set of 10 postcards featuring early stamps & pkt. of Christmas aerogrammes  £ 1.00
C5 World Heritage Pres. Pk. - Joint Australian/GB stamps + Australian Roses & Animals  £ 5.00
C6 Small bag of New Zealand kiloware  £ 1.00
     
D1 Stanley Gibbons Great Britain album with some stamps  £ 25.00
D2 Stanley Gibbons Ideal album Vol II with stamps (Foreign Countries)  £ 40.00
D3 Windsor album Vol 1 unused ( No Stamps )  £ 15.00
D4 Isle of Man collection in a Stanley Gibbons One Country Album  £ 15.00
D5 Collection of Royal Mail postcards in album  £ 7.00
D6 Viscount standard size spring back binder in blue  £ 1.00
D7 Isle of Man 50th Ann. Of Operation Overlord folder with the 4 sheetlets  £ 5.00
D8 A number of unused Senator Standard leaves  £ 2.00
D9 A 4 ring Lighthouse binder & slip case  £ 5.00
D10 Guernsey Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother booklet  £ 4.00
D11 9 Jersey miniature sheets unmounted mint  £ 5.00
D12 The De La Rue definitives of the Falkland Islands by John P. Bunt  £ 15.00
D13  Box of World covers  £ 10.00
D14  A small guillotine useful for cutting mounts  £ 5.00
D15 Rotary guillotine   £ 5.00
D16 Large binder with cigarette card leaves  £ 4.00
D17 Album of Royalty postcards  £ 5.00
D18 GB 1969 High Values presentation pack  £ 4.00
D19 Lighthouse GB Vol 1 hingless album as new still in box (retail at £239)  £ 45.00
     
E1  Australian stamps in Large green stockbook   £ 7.50
E2 Large blue binder with stock leaves  £ 1.00
E3 Cairns Railway views booklet  £ 2.00
E4 UK Slogan postmarks catalogues  £ 2.00
E5 Australian stamps in blue stockbook  £ 4.00
E6 Scout & Guide booklet (philatelic history)  £ 1.00
E7 Booklet Mount Gambier to Melbourne 1917  £ 1.00
E8 Australian stamps in 3 stockbooks  £ 5.00
E9 Ring binder + 3 stockbooks of Australian stamps  £ 3.50
E10 2 ring binders  £ 1.00
     
F1 Brown 48pp stockbook with 1000s stamps  £ 5.00
F2 Green 32pp Crest 16 stockbook with black pages  £ 10.00
F3 Green 60pp stockbook with stamps as new  £ 15.00
F4 Box of unsorted covers  £ 1.00
F5 SG Tower Album with pre-decimal mint and used blocks/pairs/singles  £ 1.00
F6 SG Tower Album leaves x45 in OHMS Police Evidence envelope  £ 1.00
F7 Samoa, two covers  £ 1.00
F8 Hawid strips bundle  £ 1.60
F9 GB bag Four Kings off paper  £ 1.00
F10 Commonwealth bag off paper  £ 2.00
F11 GB Revenue stamps 20 on card  £ 1.00
F12 Newfoundland mounted mint (cat val as mint £80+)  £ 4.00
F13 Ceylon, Victoria to George VI on card, some higher cat vals  £ 4.00
F14 Straits Settlements etc., 151 on 3 pages, unchecked for perfs/wmks etc.  £ 6.00
F15 North Borneo, 79 on 4 pages, unchecked for perfs/wmks etc., high cat vals  £ 10.00
     
G1 Folder containing a collection of British slogan postmarks  £ 7.00
G2 Papua New Guinea used collection on double sided stock cards (ap.200 stamps)  £ 9.00
G3 GB used commemorative stamps in stockbook (100's stamps no duplication)  £ 12.00
G4 Stockbook containing mainly early used European and USA stamps  £ 7.00
G5 Stockbook containing used Straits Settlements & Malaysian States  £ 7.00
G6 Small collection of Zanzibar  £ 5.00
G7 Small collection of used Labuan/North Borneo stamps pre 1904  £ 5.00
G8 Collection of Commonwealth (mainly Africa) + UK def. in black Senator album  £ 8.00
G9 Sarawak 1955/9 high values SG 198 - 201 used  £ 3.00
G10 Sarawak 1889 - 92 SG 24 mint  £ 2.00
G11 Sarawak 1899-1908 used short set  £ 2.50
G12 Sarawak 1934-41 mint short set  £ 4.50
G13 Sarawak SG 15 used  £ 5.00
G14 Sudan officials (17 stamps) used  £ 3.00
G15 Sudan 1921-23 set SG 30-36 stated to catalogue at £42 (2019) no SG 31a  £ 8.00
     
H1 8 Singapore miniature sheets, mint and used   £ 5.00
H2 10 covers commemorating first flight Atlantic - Australia  £ 3.00
H3 3 South Africa booklets  £ 2.50
H4 5 Singapore booklets  £ 4.00
H5 27 United Nations FDC - stamps in album  £ 3.00
H6 10 Queen Mother miniature sheets unmounted mint  £ 4.00
H7 World covers  £ 2.00
H8 50 censored covers in album  £ 5.00
H9 50 postage due covers in album  £ 5.00
H10 10 definitive first day covers  £ 4.00
H11 5 GB club book remainders  £ 18.00
H12 Small stockbook with Commonwealth stamps  £ 2.00
H13 Small stockbook with Commonwealth stamps  £ 2.00
H14 5 Concorde covers  £ 5.00
H15 10 signed flight covers  £ 4.00
H16 6 empty first day cover albums  £ 2.00
     
J1 Quantity of modern New Zealand covers  £ 8.00
J2 New Zealand cover celebrating 80 years of the Air Mail Society  £ 2.00
J3 New Zealand First Flight cover Auckland to Rotorua   £ 2.00
J4 New Zealand first flight cover to Australia in 1935  £ 5.00
J5 New Zealand 5/9 fiscal stamp on cover to UK with censor mark  £ 2.00
J6 6 Imperial Airways postcards  £ 6.00
J7 New Zealand 1937 Health first day cover  £ 1.00
J8 1972 Showpex souvenir card unused  £ 0.50
J9 Book - History of Gold Mining in New Zealand  £ 5.00
J10 Book - The Golden Reefs, Early gold mining in New Zealand  £ 5.00
     
K1 20 Covers  £ 4.00
K2 5 Hong Kong stamp booklets  £ 4.00
K3 GB Fire Engine set SG 950/3 mint  £ 1.00
K4 GB Silver Jubilee set SG 453/6 mint  £ 3.00
K5 GB Coronation set SG 532/5 mint  £ 5.00
K6 GB Gallantry Awards SG 1517/21 used  £ 1.00
K7 GB Castle set mint  £ 2.00
K8 GB 25th anniversary of coronation set mint  £ 1.00
K9 GB Silver Jubilee set mint  £ 1.00
K10 GB Princess Diana set used  £ 1.00
K11 GB Royal Golden Wedding set SG 2011/4 mint  £ 1.00
K12 GB Geographical Congress set SG 651/4 mint  £ 1.00
K13 Hong Kong Royal visit of Charles & Diana mint  £ 2.00
K14 Hong Kong Peak Tram set + booklet used  £ 4.00
K15 Hong Kong Royal Jockey Club set and miniature sheet used  £ 2.00
L1 Northern Ireland definitive first day covers + a presentation pack  £ 1.00
L2 Wales definitive first day covers + a presentation pack  £ 1.00
L3 Scotland definitive first day covers + a presentation pack  £ 1.00
L4 Guernsey first day covers  £ 1.00
L5  GB first day covers  £ 1.00
L6 GB Victorian/Edward VII/George V mint postal stationery  £ 1.00
L7 Rotary International covers  £ 1.00
L8 South Africa first day covers  £ 1.00
L9 2 GB presentation packs + a miniature sheet  £ 1.00
L10 Australian packs + 1FDC + 1937 Northern Rhodesia coronation cover + NZ m/s  £ 1.00
               
     
M1 GB accumulation of postage due stamps on double sided stock card  £7.00
M2 Fiji : Assortment of mounted mint George V values + other items (stated to cat £80+  £13.00
M3 India : 73 items of postal history + an accumulation of stamps including Indian States  £15.00
M4 Great Britain - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 3.00
M5 Commonwealth - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 4.00
M6 Portugal & Colonies - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 4.00
M7 Iraq - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 2.00
M8 Czechoslovakia - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 2.00
M9 Belgium - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 2.00
M10 Hungary - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 2.00
M11 Switzerland - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 2.00
M12 France & Colonies - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 2.00
M13 Italy & Colonies - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 2.00
M14 Canada - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 5.00
M15 Germany - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 2.00
M16 Austria - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 2.00
M17 Egypt - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 2.00
M18 Poland - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 1.00
M19 Norway - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 1.00
M20 Netherlands - Accumulation on leaves and in packets  £ 2.00
M21 Aden - 3 picture postcards postally used in 1956  £ 2.00
M22 Great Britain - Carrier bag of modern covers  £ 2.00
     
N1 AUSTRALIA: 100's in a Tub.                                               £ 2.00
N2  G.B. PHQ Cards.  £ 1.00
N3  JERSEY: 1969 Regional FDC.    £ 5.00
N4 ALBUM: Blue FDC Album with Leaves and Inserts  £ 2.00
N5   FRANCE: Two New 100F Bank Notes.                          £ 4.00
N6  ITALY: Small Stockbook with Selection.                             £ 1.50
N7 CISKEI: 1984 Birds P/S Cards. Set of 10. Mint.             £ 2.00
N8  SWEDEN: Selection in a Stockbook.                              £ 2.00
N9  Stanley Gibbons. Instanta Perf. Gauge.                £ 2.00
N10  G.B.: 1995 & 1999 FDC's. (4)                              £ 3.00
N11 NEW ZEALAND: 1946 Peace FDC. 1/4/46.         £ 2.50
N12 WORLD: Selection in Stockbook.                              £ 3.00
N13 JERSEY: 2 Covers and Exhibition Card. Two Countries.  £ 2.00
N14 GB: KEDVIII Booklet Panes. 2 Complete.                         £ 5.00
N15 BERMUDA: 1865 ½d x 2 and 2½d Values. Mint.          £ 4.00
N16  U.S.A. Selection of FDC's etc. in Blue 4 Ring Album.     £ 4.00
N17 BELGIUM: Set of 8 View Cards of Brussels.                    £ 1.00

 

 

 

REVIEW OF PASSED MEETINGS

 

 

Meeting held on 19th January 2017

 

The title of the display was "Moving Mail by Rail" 

Given by Mrs Y. Wheatley, a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society

 

          Not only did we see many rare early items of mail which travelled around the UK, showing the different Travelling Post Office Marks, we were treated to parcel labels of the different rail companies. Also shown were "String Letters" these were letters that had string placed round them so that they could be treated as parcels because at the time the rail companies could not charge for letters carried by rail but could charge for parcels. it was used to get urgent letter such as news correspondence to their destination quickly by the next available train instead of having it sorted by Royal Mail and then being placed on the mail train. The display was enhanced by many pictures/postcards of the trains, stations and equipment used at the time. 

 

Morning Meeting held on 9th February 2017

The title of the display was "The Postal History of Serbia"

Giving by our member Marcus Sherwood-Jenkins

 

           This was a marvellous display showing the turmoil of Serbia from 1840 to modern times, covering the Ottorman period under Turkey, time being controlled by the Austro-Hungarian  Empire, then when it was part of Yugoslavia and time under the Germans then the  Russians. So much history of the area was brought to life by Marcus in the deliverance of this display I cannot do it justice, you had to see it in order to appreciate the work and research which was put into this truly wonderful collection of material.   

 

Meeting Held on 16th February 2017

Marcus Sherwood-Jenkins stepped in at the last minute with a display of Bosnia Herzegovina.

 

              This was another great display of early military and civilian mail up to 1916 giving an insight to the infighting and turmoil that proceeded the brake-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the formation of Yugoslavia.

 

Meeting held on 2nd March 2017 Morning Meeting,

Display given by four members of Sidcup Philatelic Society.

 

            This was four different small displays, the first was revenue stamps of Great Britain taking in such things as Law Court customs, Dog Licences, Tax stamps on playing cards and many other. Next was a display Royalty material connected to the coronation and  reign of George VI. The second half started with a display of Israel Stamps with their tabs, followed by a display of Aircraft on stamps, postcards  and covers. All in all it was a very varied mornings display enjoyed by all present.

 

Meeting held on 9th March 2017

Display given by Margaret Emerson on the 2012 Olympic Games 

 

              

                 This display showed what could be done using modern stamps and covers plus those items of ephemera that  lot of us would have thrown away. Margaret brought the games back to life with her talk enhanced by these every day items such as the passes of the helpers and even the train tickets that would have been used to get there. A truly inspiring evening giving facts relating to the games and rounding it off with the Para Olympics. I don't collect modern stamps, but this display kept my attention for the complete evening.

 

Meeting held on 23rd March 2017

Display given by Mr R Stock and member of the Forces Postal History Society, on The British Army of the Rhine.

 

                  This display consisted of military cover sent from mainly Germany during the time the occupation after the second world war and continuing to the present day with the British forces that are still stationed there. This included the movement of secret and diplomatic correspondence. It gave a good insight to the number system used to send mail to the correct unit.