22 Feb

Bulletin 216

The January 2017 issue includes the George Pearson Literature Prize voting form, for members to choose their favourite article from issues 213–215. The table of content is:

  • President’s Message by Dave McIntyre
  • Editor’s Desk by Ron van der Holt
  • Exfilna 2016 Zaragoza, Spain by Dr. Les Glassman
  • Portuguese India, Vasco da Gama 1925 set  by Milind Kamat and Ron van der Holt
  • The Excitement of Unissued Postage Dues!  by Ron van der Holt
  • Local Overprints on Fiscal Issues by Ron van der Holt
  • A message from BArge in Germany by Michael Ehrig
  • Waving the Flag for Portuguese Philately by John Swan
  • PPS Auction Announcement (Saturday March 18th) by Roger Lawson
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 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
18 Apr

Bulletins Index

The index of the over 1000 articles in bulletins 1-185 is now available online as a spreadsheet, to make it easy to sort articles by country, subject, author or issue, and to search for specific words in the article’s title. Finally, you can use the ‘Download as’ option in the ‘File’ menu to copy the spreadsheet to your computer in a variety of formats. To obtain past bulletins please contact the Editor.

16 Mar

Azores Postal Rates 1910-1940

Azores Postal RatesPPS member John Dahl is selling his collection of Azores Postal History at Ateneu’s forthcoming 61st auction. The collection is documented in three articles he wrote for the PPS bulletin. Click on the image on the right to read them. Note that due to the file size it may take some time for pages to appear.

11 Mar

Sample bulletin

Bulletin 183Bulletin 183, from October 2008, is now freely available as a sample issue, representative of the content and structure of current bulletins. Click on the image to view the issue. As you scroll down, it may take a while for individual pages to become visible.

Note that some pages were removed to reduce the file’s size and to preserve the society officer’s privacy.

25 Jan

Bulletin 208

Bulletin 208The January bulletin will be soon on its way to members. It contains 3 inserts: a postcard advertising Westpex 2015, information on the forthcoming PPS auction, and the voting form for the George Pearson Literature Prize, which you can also fill online further below. The bulletin’s content is:

  • President’s Message & An Unusual 1939 UK cover by Steve Washburne
  • CCCC Member Request by George Wu
  • Editor’s Desk by Ron van der Holt
  • Patience and Observation Rewarded by Ron van der Holt
  • Viana do Castelo Report by John Swan
  • Our Website by Michel Wermelinger
  • Research Query by Gerhard Lang
  • Postage Due Stamps of Portuguese India by Dave Davies
  • Forthcoming Events, Exhibitions and Auctions
22 Jan

2015 Pearson Prize

The George Pearson Literature Prize is awarded to the article that PPS members enjoyed the most in the preceding year’s bulletins . If you are a PPS member, you may use the form below to send your vote directly to the Secretary. Voting closes on 28th February. The prize will be presented at the AGM in March.

01 Nov

Bulletin 207

Bulletin 207The October bulletin’s content is:

  • President’s Message & Solving Rate Problems by Steve Washburne
  • Editor’s Desk by Ron van der Holt
  • Email Queries by Ian May
  • The Goan Christmas Lottery of 1959 by John Swan
  • Dr. Cheung Query
  • The Crown Types of Portuguese India: 1877-1883 by Dave Davies
  • Call for Auction Lots by Roger Lawson
  • Only Inbound: R.F. Ferrão by Ron van der Holt
  • Forthcoming Events, Exhibitions and Auctions