Hampshire Philatelic Federation

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The Hampshire Philatelic Federation exists to support and advance the interests of all philatelists in Hampshire and neighbouring counties who are members of Clubs and Societies affiliated to the Federation.

For a list of what's on go to our events page.


The next Council meeting:   The next meeting of the HPF Committee and Society Representatives is the AGM by ZOOM on Sunday 5th May 2024 at 2:00 pm.

Exhibiting & Judging Seminar, 27 July 2024, Chandler's Ford, near Southampton, contact: Nick Martin at exhibiting@abps.org.uk to sign up.

Current HPF Bulletin here . In our history section see some early HPF Convention programmes.

HAMPEX 2024 will be held on Saturday, 21st September 2024.

See HPHS's latest edition of Hampshire Post containing a wealth of postal and social history of Hampshire.

Hampshire Federation is pleased to host online images of the Winchester Postal History Reference Collection.

ABPS "How to" leaflets are available on their website.

Full details of National & International Exhibitions are available here. Latest ABPS News available here.

ABPS leaflets on how to exhibit and compete are now available to download from their website here.

News Updated: 10th April 2024.

The Bulletin is issued in January, May and September. It contains details of Society Programmes, Fairs, Auctions, and Events occurring in the area, and is the main channel of communication between the Federation and Society members. Details of dealers that trade throughout Hampshire are included by means of adverts, and articles of general interest to stamp, cover and postal history enthusiasts are contributed from many sources in an exciting and readable format.

The Federation Council is made up of delegates from the affiliated societies and meets regularly during the year to exchange ideas for the promotion of our hobby. These meetings provide an important opportunity for societies to voice the opinions and views of their members. See What a stamp club could do for you for the benefits of society membership.

The Federation has established an excellent reputation in the UK philatelic scene and provides active input to the Association of British Philatelic Societies. Each year the Federation holds a Convention - HAMPEX, which brings together dealers, specialist societies, and collectors from near and far.

For those collectors interested in the competitive aspects of the hobby, the Federation encourages participation in competitions across a range of abilities from Society entries in the Howard White Trophy competition to individual entries in the Jan Kaluski Trophy competition which is judged to National Standards. The breadth of interests and talent in Hampshire is on display in the HAMPEX exhibition area.

The HAMPEX Federation Convention brings all these aspects together each year with strong support from dealers and specialist societies to provide the Hampshire collector with a day of enjoyment, challenge and interest, not to mention the odd bargain!

For details about Philatelic Workshops and Competition entry contact our Competition Secretary.

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