The Penny Black
J65 The Camberley
The club was founded in 1967 by collectors from Camberley, Surrey and Crowthorne, Berkshire.
We meet at 7.30 p.m. in Camberley at St. Michael's Church Hall, London Road, Camberley, GU15 3JP (at the junction of the A30 with Frimley Road) on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. There are a few exceptions at holiday times - no meeting on the 4th Tuesday of July and December and no meetings in August.
Meetings are devoted to displays from members or visiting speakers. We have an annual quiz and an annual members' competition.
Potential new members are always very welcome at our meetings.
In April each year we hold a Club Stamp Auction and send out catalogues to collectors country-wide as well as to local clubs. Our next Auction will be held at our usual venue, The Morgan Centre, Wellington Road, Crowthorne RG45 7LD on Saturday 29th April 2017. We aim to have a wide variety of material in each auction.
In the 28 or more years that we have run these auctions we have sold some exceptional lots. Our top sale was £2,150 for a stampless Cyprus cover concerning the supply of mules to the Army in Serbia in World War I. Another good lot fetched £1,000 for a GB First Day Cover (believed unique) of the 1947 KGVI Silver Wedding issue bearing both the 2½d and £1 stamp. The cover was sent registered from Windsor Castle.
For more information about the Club Auction get in touch with Jim Evans - his email address and phone number can be found by clicking Contact Us
A popular feature has always been our Club Packet. The packet consists of booklets containing priced material from a wide selection of countries. Buyers remove the stamps they want and sign the resulting empty space. Booklets are available for members to sell any stamps they no longer require. The packet is circulated by hand between the members so no postal charges are incurred.
Unfortunately, the current Packet Secretary has had to resign and we are currently seeking a volunteer to take over this important club activity.
The Club Annual subscription is £12 per
annum and is due on the
1st January each year,
but, if paid by the end of February, it is reduced to £10.
NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS VERY WELCOME
Updated - 16 July 2016