RPSL to celebrate George V at Spring Stampex 2019 exhibition

A detailed plan is being prepared for the exhibition to be hosted by the Royal Philatelic Society of London (RPSL) at Spring Stampex 2019, which will be held on Feb. 13-16 of that year.

The theme of the RPSL exhibition will be “H.M. King George V Our First Patron,” and exhibits may include stamps, postal history and related items from countries listed in Stanley Gibbons’ Commonwealth and British Empire Stamp Catalogue 1840-1970 (with the relevant period being 1910-36). Exhibits may be one, five or eight frames and may be entered in the competitive or non-competitive exhibition. The Association of British Philatelic Societies (ABPS) exhibiting rules will apply. Frames fees may be about £25 (or $40 Cdn.) a frame.


Stampex is a biannual British stamp show held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London every spring and autumn. Organized by the Philatelic Traders Society, the show just concluded its autumn 2017 edition last week. It will return to London next Feb. 14-17 as well as Sept. 12-15, 2018.

The oldest philatelic society in the world, the RPSL was established in 1869 as The Philatelic Society, London. In 1896, the Duke of York—son of King Edward VII—became president of the society, an office he continued to hold until his accession to the throne as King George V in 1910. Following his accession, George V acted as the society’s first patron.

In order to assess the response of interested exhibitors, any RPSL members interested in participating are requested to email the RPSL Administration Manager at adminmanager@rpsl.org.uk with your first name and surname; email address; subject of your exhibit; and estimated number of frames.

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