24 Dec

Library news

pps-libraryThe PPS librarian can help the PPS members also with information concerning general books, such as the “Higgins & Gage” catalogue. Please feel free to ask him if you have a question about (general) books and articles concerning the Portuguese philately. See the PPS bulletin or send him an email:  Frits van Beekum


04 Mar

2016 Auction

Auction 2016 lotsRoger Lawson, our Auctioneer, has produced the catalogue of this year’s auction, to take place on 12th March after the AGM. He scanned all 100 lots. Click on an image and then on the circled ‘i’ in the top right to see the lot number of that image.

13 Feb

Bulletin 212

The January issue Bulletin 212includes the George Pearson Literature Prize voting form, for members to choose their favourite article from issues 209–212. The table of content is:

  • President’s Message by Dave McIntyre
  • Editor’s Desk by Ron van der Holt
  • Announcements by John Swan and Francis Rodrigues
  • Notos 2015, Athens, Greece by Dr. Les Glassman (Israeli Commissioner)
  • Mozambique Private Wrappers: Social Philately by Dr. John K. Courtis FRPSL
  • Going Forward by Ron van der Holt
  • PPS Auction Announcement by Roger Lawson
  • Forthcoming Events, Exhibitions and Auctions
  • Portuguese Nyassa 1891–1929 by John Dahl FRPSL
10 Feb

Nyassa collection auction

PPS member John Dahl is selling his award-winning Nyassa collection. Details of the collection can be seen in the latest bulletin or in the online exhibit.  The first part will be auctioned on 4th March. The lots (number 766 to 843) start on page 16 of the online list.

19 Jan

Philately Portal

The Italian Association of Military Post Collectors has created a generic philately portal that includes links to hundreds of philatelic associations and societies (including the PPS), libraries, magazines, online exhibits, and much more.  A very comprehensive resource.

10 Oct

Bulletin 211

Bulletin 211The October bulletin has been sent to members. It contains the 2016 membership renewal form. The bulletin’s content is:

  • President’s Message by Dave McIntyre
  • Editor’s Desk by Ron van der Holt
  • Two Reports: Midpex and Vila Nova de Gaia by John Swan
  • Goa through Miami during WWII: The Mysteries of Routes and Rates by Ron van der Holt
  • Postals to Pangim in 1895 by Steve Washburne
  • Revenue Documents by Oscar van der Vliet
  • Parcel Post Documentation by Hal Reynolds
  • Portuguese India: Early Usage CE28 by Milind Kamat
  • Forthcoming Events, Exhibitions and Auctions
19 Jul

Library catalogue

Thanks to the effort of our Librarian, Frits van Beekum, the contents of the PPS library are now available online as a spreadsheet, to make it easy to search and sort books, catalogues, and periodicals by author or title. You can use the ‘Download as’ option in the ‘File’ menu to copy the spreadsheet to your computer in a variety of formats. If you are a PPS member, you may contact the Librarian to obtain a document held in the library.

12 Jul

Midpex 2015

PPS was again one of the societies present at Midpex, which took place on July 4th. PPS members provided displays, manned the table with past bulletins and other items available in our shop, answered queries, and, of course, took the opportunity to acquire philatelic material from the many dealers. Click on an image for more information.

13 Jun

Westpex 2016

Westpex Jun'15 cardNext year’s WESTPEX exhibition will feature the PPS and the ISPP as its guest societies. PPS members Roy Teixeira and Clyde Homen are involved in the organisation. Roy just sent in the most recent promotional card (click to enlarge). For more information see the event entry in our database.