In the late 1970s a fascinating series of articles written by Mr. K. Kouwenberg about the history of Stamp Collecting, appeared in the Dutch magazine Philatelie. This series has been the source of inspiration for PostBeeld owner Rob Smit to rewrite the history of stamp collecting in instalments. This is Part 32 – Collectors’ Associations.

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Spring Stampex featuring the British Thematic Association and open to all classes. A qualifying event for London 2015

Open to all exhibitors in all classes including Postcards and Open Philately. Closing date 15th January 2014.

Featuring the British Thematic Association www.brit-thematic-assoc.com/ The last UK qualifying show for London 2015 closing date 28th February 2014.

York Racecourse lies within a mile of the city centre and is served by convenient road, rail and air access routes, including:

  • Fast and frequent trains running from London Kings Cross, taking as little as 1 hour 52 minutes (buses or a brisk walk to the racecourse).
  • Direct trains running from Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham.
  • The new M1/A1 link road, from which the A64 runs within a mile of the racecourse.
  • Leeds/Bradford International Airport (approximately forty minutes away) and Manchester International Airport.

For information on bus routes and services telephone First York on 1904 622992. For local Taxi services telephone: 01904 623332.

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