29 Apr

Bulletin 225

The April 2019 issue has been dispatched to the members.

Here is the table of content:

President’s Message by Chris Binmore
Obituaries by Ron van der Holt
A Statistical Estimate of D Maria II 100 Reis Mint Population by Luis Rocha
Portuguese Philatelic Society AGM – An Update by John Swan
Provisional Tow Postmarks – The Lima River at Viana do Castelo by Claudino Pereira

09 Oct

Bulletin 223

The October 2018 issue has been mailed to members. The table of content is:

  • President’s Message by Ron van der Holt
  • Secretary’s announcements by John Swan
  • Modern Straight-line Cancels for Registered mail and Postal parcels by Paulo R Barata
  • World War II – American and Japanese repatriation exchanges in Lorenço Marques and Mormugão by Francis Rodrigues
  • The Real ? 1939  Trans-Atlantic “First Flight Covers” by Stephen Washburne.
  • Provisional Town Postmarks – Caminha and the river Minho by Claudino Pereira
03 Aug

Bulletin 222 : July 2018

The July 2018 issue is out and has been mailed to members.

The table of content is:

  • President’s Message by Ron van der Holt
  • Cover Study : by Francisco Luis Pimental
  • The Pearls of Vila do Conde : by Claudino Pereira
  • Portuguese India – WW2 Censored Cover : by Francis Rodrigues
  • Madeira by Dear : Dr. John K. Courtis, FRPSL

Note : Please renew your PPS membership to continue receiving the bulletin.

28 Apr

The April 2018 issue is already in the hands of the members.
This issue was packed with interesting topics

The Index of content is as follows:

  • President’s Message by Ron van der Holt
  • Editor’s Desk by Armando Teixeira da Rede
  • Postage Due issue “Tipo Etiqueta” from 1932-33 by J. Miranda da Mota
  • RAC- An Unidentified (Probably Military) Postmark by Claudino Pereira
  • Two Mozambique Cinderellas by John Swan
  • AGM Weekend, March 9th to 11th 2018 : A Report by John Swan
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 !

20 Jan

Bulletin 220

The January 2018 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
  • Timor : One of a kind?  by Clyde J Homen
  • Great Britain Wrapper to Delagoa bay, Mozambique by Dr. John K. Courtis FRPSL
  • Portimao 2017 by John Swan
  • Greetings from Goa and Japan: Late usage by Ron van der Holt
  • George Pearson Prize – Please Vote !
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)