The Sudan Study Group

If you like iconic stamps
from an interesting country with
fascinating history, why not join us?

Meetings

The Group holds London meetings twice yearly, in April and October. Meetings are informal, and usually start at 1.30 pm. with a live auction and are followed by displays by members on a set theme or topic. It is a good opportunity to discuss the material displayed and ask questions about any aspect of Sudan stamps and postal history. Non members are most welcome at a meeting if they are interested in joining.

Meetings are preceded by a Committee Meeting starting at 11am.

Meetings are held at the offices of Spink: 69, Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET.

Future Meetings

The next meeting will be in London on Saturday 21 October 2017, at Spink, 69, Southampton Row,  Bloomsbury, WC1B 4ET. The nearest underground station is Holborn. The meeting will commence with the Auction viewing followed immediately by the auction itself.  

Following the Auction there will be displays by members and discussion. Members are asked to bring along items (stamps/covers, whatever) which tell a story or for which you are looking for further information or insight. 

 

Conference

A highlight of the Group’s activities is the conference which this year breaks with convention and is being held annually. We will again visit our preferred venue in Derbyshire at the Morley Hayes Hotel which has been booked for 13-15 April 2018. Please put these dates in your diary now!

Conference gives members and guests the opportunity to participate in looking at a specific study topic, to view and discuss displays by leading Sudan philatelists and postal historians, display items from their own collections, take part in a competition, live auction, bourse and exchange information during a residential weekend. Importantly, the Conference provides much information for future articles in the Camel Post.

The programme for April 2018 is yet to be finalised but preliminary ideas include:

  • Travelling Post Offices,
  • Airmails (postal history, first flights),
  • Postage dues (stamps and covers),
  • 1950 airmails & 1950 defs (stamps & covers showing usages),
  • instructional marks and forgeries.

If you have any ideas or subjects that you would like to throw into the pot please contact:

Richard Stock - richardcstock@aol.co.uk  

 

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