As with most clubs, Ipswich & District Philatelic Society hasn’t been able to hold in-person meetings for several months. As we use Cedarwood Primary School for the majority of our meetings, it could be some time before they resume. In the meantime, one of our members created a newsletter, with contributions from members, which has been sent to all members via email and posted on our website.
All the usual fairs, in-person auctions and national exhibitions, such as Stampex, have also been cancelled. However, many of these have managed to go online, with many members using this facility to keep up with the hobby and using the precious time at home to catch up on neglected areas, such as writing up displays or sorting through their boxes of forgotten stamps.
As previously mentioned, one area that is keen for philately is the national fair and exhibition known as Stampex. This is usually held twice a year at the Business Design Centre in London, and while both the spring and autumn Stampex have been cancelled they are holding a virtual Stampex online from 1-3 October. For more information visit: www.stampexinternational.co.uk.
Philately is a great indoor hobby so most collectors have been quite busy over the last few months. It’s also great to get children involved and there’s a special organisation to help do just that. Stamp Active has a vast amount of information to help you and your children get collecting. Find out more at: www.stampactive.co.uk
If you receive this magazine, are interested in stamp collection or other aspects of philately, such as postal history, please visit our website for more information: www.ipswichphilatelic.uk.