Hampshire Philatelic Federation - Affiliated Stamp Clubs and Philatelic Societies

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The list of societies affiliated to Hampshire Philatelic Federation is shown below. Also see "What a stamp club could do for you" to read about the benefits of society membership.

Stamp Club Contact Phone
Alton and District Stamp Club (2024-2025 programme) Greg Newey 01420 560123
Camberley & District Stamp Club Jeff Wood 01344 883325
Chichester & District Philatelic Society Frank Griffiths 01243 527068
Fareham and District Philatelic Society Edward Huggins 01489 573939
Farnborough Stamp & Postcard Club Norman Kelsey 07933 054666
Ferndown & West Moors Philatelic Society Paul Barry 01425 472449
Gosport Stamp & Postcard Society Mike Jacobs 023 92587352
Hayling Island Stamp Club David Carter 023 92486534
Milford-On-Sea Stamp Club Marion Adams 01425 629723
Poole and Bournemouth Stamp and Postcard Club Michael Mawdsley 01202 604741
Petersfield & District Philatelic Society David Snowden 02392 591413
Portsmouth & District Philatelic Society Paul Davidson 02392 593987
Ringwood Philatelic Society Gordon Masson 01425 470710
Southampton & District Philatelic Society Kevin Chard 01489 574834
Thatcham & District Philatelic Society Graeme Stewart 01635 866942
Isle of Wight Stamp Club Mike Torreggiani 01983 821417

Other societies may also be found from the Bournemouth Philately site [Dorset & South Wiltshire], or from the ABPS site by entering your postcode.

Neighbouring Philatelic Federations
Sussex (ASPS) Surrey Kent Wessex Thames Valley

Do you collect post cards as well as stamps and/or postal history? The programme of the Southampton Postcard Club and meeting details are here.

Last Updated on 5 June 2024.

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What a stamp club could do for you.

By Jack Davey of Camberley and District Stamp Club.
There are a very large number of stamp collectors who are losing out by staying at home and not exploiting the opportunity of joining their local Club or Society. There are also many who have joined a society and never attended meetings, thus not taking advantage of facilities which could help them enormously.

Most societies meet every two weeks and arrange programmes which appeal to a wide range of collecting interests. Visiting knowledgeable speakers or society representatives present materials which expand your knowledge and they often show outstanding items which one is unlikely to see anywhere else. For example, in Camberley recently we have seen an excellent display of early stamps produced for Ireland which most of us had never seen before. We also saw a very fine thematic display on aviation which was quite a lesson and a nostalgia trip. These types of subject would be of great interest to any collector and we picked up a great deal from them. Like many clubs we had coffee and biscuits at half time in in a congenial atmosphere which added to the pleasure of the evening.

Also included in the programme are opportunities for members to display parts of their own collection which provides an opportunity to gain from the knowledge of more experienced members. This is a great incentive to get down to the elements of organising one's collection and finding ways to show it off in the best possible way and to explain its special merits. This often leads to the field of competition in the annual Club Competition. From there it is possible to compete at Federation level and even in National competitions. Nowadays this may well involve the use of computers to produce the highest standard of presentation, although not of necessity. The results are shown in the Club's annual Exhibition and Stamp Fair.

Many societies have an evening devoted to an in-house auction with a wide range of stamps, covers, postcards and accessories for sale. This is a useful way to obtain used copies of modern stamps. In attending such meetings friendships develop and it is good to know people who have a common interest. In addition, many societies offer a packet service through which you can sell or buy single stamps from a selection which is in regular circulation.

The presence of a club library of philatelic works is a great help providing catalogues, magazines and books which may be borrowed.

All of the above sounds very good value for an annual membership of £5 or £6, or even £10 for those societies offering lots of meetings and activities.

A final thought from the HPF Chairman: think about joining a society just to get the packet! Many societies have their "silent members" who just buy stamps from the packet and from the auctions.

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