The Wessex Philatelic Federation and Exmouth Stamp Club are holding a stamp exhibition and stamp fair.
Date: Saturday 28th September 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm – Stamp Fair
Venue: Temple Methodist Church Hall, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6NN.
There is a paying car park nearby.
Wessex Philatelic Federation members will show varied stamp displays on a variety of subjects including GB philately, thematic philately and postal history.
Five stamp dealers will be present at the stamp fair, selling first day covers, used stamps, mint stamps and sets, albums and postal history:
- Michael Hale of Michael Hale Collectors Fairs
- Mike Whyte
- Mark Grimsley, a dealer in stamps and first day covers. http://markgrimsley.co.uk/
- Peter Eagles
- Rex Eccott
The Wessex Philatelic Federation is the lead body at national level for all Stamp Clubs and Philatelic Societies in the Wessex Area.
Wessex Philatelic Federation helps and supports member clubs to promote philately in the region and runs competitions and exhibitions. The Federation also aids and promotes the setting up of new clubs within the region.
So, if you’re interested in stamp collecting, philately or postal history, come along to view the displays from the Wessex Federation. The history of stamps and postal history reflects the history of the country concerned, making it very relevant to how we live today.
The study of philately can be very educating as it lays out the social, economic and political changes that occur in a country over time.
If you’re interested in history, you can find it in the stamps produced in periods of conflict, war or political change, as governments grapple with issues such as inflation, social issues and defeat.
There will be a raffle with extravagant prizes (!) and light refreshments are available. Budleigh Salterton has a good range of cafes, ice cream shops and fish and chip shops.