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 !

17 Aug

President’s Message

Welcome to the PPS. The PPS was founded in 1962 to explore and promote the philately of Portugal and her former colonies. Membership has diversified over the years and we are an international society. We meet regularly, share a common interest and enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie that our philatelic interests bring. This website will become a portal to Portugal and colonies philately and we encourage inquiry from experts and beginners. I encourage you to join our society, meet with us at our annual meetings here in the United Kingdom and in Portugal and look forward to hearing from you.

With Kind Regards,

Ron van der Holt

(President : Portuguese Philatelic Society)

 

12 Aug

Bulletin 218

The July 2017 issue has been sent to members. The table of content is:

  • President’s Message by Ron van der Holt
  • Editor’s Desk by Armando Teixeira da Rede
  • “Miscellaneous” – Mail damaged in the post by John Dahl FRPSL
  • An Unlisted Portuguese India Crown Overprint 1881-83  by Klaus P. Queisser
  • Portuguese Guiné (The first Issue) Small Guiné Overprint  by Dave Davies
  • Secret Letter (Carta Secreta) by Armando Teixeira da Rede
  • Secretary’s Announcements by John Swan
  • “Waving the Flag for Portuguese Philately” by John Swan
  • The First World War, The Heavy Artillery Corps (C.A.P.) in England Postal History”  by Eduardo Barreiros FRPSL and Luis Barreiros FRPSL
  • News:  “Ëng.˚ Armando Vieira Prize”
  • The PPS history book and the bulletin slipcases
25 Apr

Bulletin 217

The April 2017 issue, in a new design, in full color and with a new PPS logo, has been sent to members. The table of content is:

  • President’s Message by Ron van der Holt
  • Editor’s Desk by Armando Teixeira da Rede
  • Secretary’s Announcements by John Swan
  • Portuguese Philatelic Society AGM, March 15th – 19th 2017  by John Swan
  • Earliest known use of 40c. brown Ceres stamp  by Francisco Luis Pimentel
  • Destination of a GB wrapper to Benguela, Angola: An early coastal and trading post by Dr. John K. Courtis FRPSL
  • The Daguin machine by Armando Teixeira da Rede
  • “By supplementary mail via Lisbon”  from 1905 to 1908 by António Abreu (translate by Hal Reynolds)
  • Portugal new issues 2017
  • The PPS history book and the bulletin slipcases
11 Mar

PORTUGAL IN WORLD WAR I : The Tom Poynton Collection

PORTUGAL IN WORLD WAR I
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

2017 AGM AUCTION

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

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
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