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Mar 23 2013

All About… Pinner Philatelic Society

stampsThe Pinner Philatelic Society meets monthly to discuss all aspects of stamp collecting. There is an exchange packet, a regular bulletin (The Pinner Post), displays by members or visiting speakers on a whole range of topics, auctions, a quiz evening, competitions, a library and an annual dinner.

Evening meetings are held 7.30pm for 8.00pm start, at the METHODIST CHURCH HALL, LOVE LANE, PINNER [use Avenue Road Entrance].

Recent events have include an auction, quizzes with other philatelic associations, members’ displays and featured speakers.

An extract from their bulletin, The Pinner Post, gives an example of the displays they put on for members:

Geoffrey gave us a full evening display of Wines of Spain using their labels as the centre point of each display. His collection was based upon the seventeen autonomous regions of Spain interspersed with stamps from each area.

He started with Andalusia – Cadiz sherries. nine pages one of which was a House of Commons Sherry (Amontillado medium dry). A House of Commons envelope was included. Next we saw Cordoba, 3 pages 2 of sherries and one with stamps of the region. Then Granada, 2 pages, stamps showing sites in Grenada, such as the Alhambra. Huelva provided Benitez/Zigana sherries. Malaga with wines of the region’s stamps illustrating the Ribeiro grapes and other local sites. Montilla-Moriles with a good thematic cover and Seville with stamps showing local sites.

For more information, visit their website, here. Visitors are always welcomed.

 

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