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Aberdeen Philatelic Society 1910-2010 - A History of Philately in Northeast Scotland

By Jeffrey C Stone, published by Aberdeen Philatelic Society , pp.165, 20.8 x 14.7 cm, soft bound, 70 mainly colour illustrations, index, bibliography, ISBN 978 0 9509891 1 2. Price £12, discount of £2 to members of Societies affiliated to ABPS. By post from 20 Springfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7RR, £1.50 post and packing; cheques in favour of "Aberdeen Philatelic Society".

The book was written to celebrate the centennial of a Society which was constituted in 1910 as The Aberdeen and North of Scotland Philatelic Society, but it is more than a history of Scotland’s fourth oldest philatelic society. The way that the Aberdeen Philatelic Society evolved reflects the way that the hobby has changed over the decades, what philatelists chose to collect and study, how they acquire and display, how societies variously conducted their business and how the popularity of stamp collecting and of organised philately has fluctuated over the years.


Aberdeen Philatelic Society publication cover

CONTENTS
Foreward

vii

Preface

viii

Chapter 1: In the Beginning

1

Chapter 2: A Suitable Place to Meet

5

Chapter 3: An Evolving Programme of Meetings

11

Chapter 4: A Fluctuating Membership

25

Chapter 5: The Conduct of Meetings: More or Less Formal

27

Chapter 6: Exhibiting at Home and Away

35

Chapter 7: The Growth and Demise of the Junior Section

53

Chapter 8: The Library: Storage and Retrieval

59

Chapter 9: Forgeries to Beguile and Deceive

69

Chapter 10: The Exchange Packet: Trading in Duplicates

75

Chapter 11: Auction Sales Take Different Forms

79

Chapter 12: The Social Scene

85

Chapter 13: Publications: From Ephemera to Definitive Works

93

Chapter 14: Publicity and the Media

107

Chapter 15: Wider Participation

113

Chapter 16: Honours, Awards, Memorials and Insignia

121

Chapter 17: Financial Affairs: Prudence Prevails

133

Chapter 18: Constitutional Affairs: The Light Touch of Good Governance

137

Chapter 19: Office Bearers: Years of Service

144

Appendix: Some Publications by Members

153

The British Philatelic Trust

158

Index 160



Post Offices

Post Offices publication coverFor generations the local post office has been integral to life in Britain. Post Offices, by Julian Stray, provides an historical overview of the development of this public institution, from the 'letter receiving house' to a familiar presence on the high street. It outlines the range of services post offices have provided over time - from stamps, pensions and postal orders, to savings certificates, dog and TV licences.

Highlighting the 'heyday of the GPO' during the 1930s, '40s and '50s, the book recalls childhood memories of post office counters selling stamps and sweets, the weekly pension queue, and the friendly local post master. It celebrates the role of the post office at the heart of the community and the changing nature of the service over time to the present day.

Julian Stray is Assistant Curator at the British Postal Museum & Archive.

Available from the BPMA Price £5.99


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