Call for lots !2020 Auction at the PPS AGM in March 2020.Deadline for submissions: December 31st, 2019Looking to acquire Portugal and Colonies material: postal history, covers, stamps, collections.Important : Common or damaged material does not attract bids.Please send your lots to :Ron van der Holt
105 Wren Gardens
Portishead BS20 7PP
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 !
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 !
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.
– Roger Lawson
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.
Next 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.