11 Feb

2018 Auction

Sincere thanks to Roger Lawson, our Auctioneer and Ron van der Holt, our President who worked together to produce the catalogue of this year’s auction, which is scheduled to take place on 10th March  (Saturday) after the AGM.

The auction has 100+ lots coming up for bidding, which are described in the catalogue. The images for all lots were scanned by the  duo and are now available for viewing on our website. Note that some of the lots have multiple images associated with them. The description of such lots is marked in the catalogue with an asterisk sign (i.e. **)  indicating availability of more than one image. Click on an image and then on the circled ‘i’ (in top right hand corner) to view the auction lot number corresponding to the image.

Happy Bidding !

19 Nov

PPS AGM 2018

Hello PPS Members,

We are glad to inform the PPS members and of course the “regulars” regarding arrangements for AGM 2018’s week- end which will take place from Friday, March 9th, 2018 to Sunday March 11th, 2018 with the AGM itself at 10.00 a.m. on Saturday March 10th, 2018

The new venue this year will be the Warwick Hilton, Stratford Road, Warwick CV34 6RE, England, UK. It is on the A 429 just about 100 yards from the roundabout on the M 40. The centre of Warwick is 2 miles away and Stratford 6 miles. You can of course find further details on their website :www.hilton.com/warwick

The cost will be £ 85 per night per person, bed and breakfast single and £ 95 per couple for a double. Dinner is another £ 20 although on the Friday night, as last year, members will probably be visiting the Pastelaria Portuguesa at Coten End, Warwick (More at : www.pastelariaportuguesa.co.uk )

It would be appreciated if PPS members would let Mr. John Swan know as soon as possible – and in not less than three weeks – if they expect to attend. This need not be a final commitment at this stage but obviously the hotel would appreciate knowing approximately how many rooms we require.

We look forward to your confirmation that you are again going to join us for an enjoyable week- end. Also of course, do get in touch with Mr. John Swan if you’d like further information.

See you at the PPS AGM 2018 !

11 Mar

PORTUGAL IN WORLD WAR I : The Tom Poynton Collection

Tom Poynton, one of our long-time members, died last year and we have recently learnt that part of his collection, entitled ‘Portugal in WWI’, will be coming up for auction next week on the 15th (i.e. 15 March, 2017) at Cavendish Auctions in the UK.
The auctioneers have split it into about 50 lots all numbered in the 600 s. Both Portugal and the Colonies are well-represented.
05 Mar


I most sincerely apologise for breaking with a long-time tradition, but I regret that the planned-for auction later this month at the AGM in Porto will not now take place.

This year I have had increased mobility problems and this has necessitated a planned operation to free a nerve in my back which in turn has restricted my traveling.

I am planning to re-create the auction on-line in mid-year and will be contacting all those who have given me items to sell, to gain their approval for this. Notice will be given both in the magazine and on this website as and when a date is known.

I hope that the AGM is a massive success and hope to see everyone at Midpex in July.

Best wishes,

– Roger Lawson

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.

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.

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.