Members's Benefits

Meetings

London Meetings are held at Cavendish Galleries, 7 Princeton Court, 53-55 Felsham Road, London SW15 1AZ.  

Occasionally Continental Meetings are held in Belgium at various locations, usually at national events or shows.  

We also attend the bi-annual specialist societies’ show MIDPEX, held in Warwickshire, and have a presence at the twice-yearly YORK SHOW.

Meetings normally consist of displays by our members or guests. Other members are encouraged to bring any relevant material from their own collections to support the displays.

 

Annual Weekend Conference

Our Annual Weekend is held in hotels in various locations in the United Kingdom.  Notifications will be published in Belgapost, on this website and by mail to our members.  In 2016 we held a weekend jointly with the Netherlands Philatelic Circle, and this will be repeated in 2017.  Some joint sessions are held as well as individual society meetings.  

As part of the programme, members’ competitions will be held for the Churchill Crown and the Barker-Johnson Cup.

All members and their spouses and guests are welcome.  Local members are welcome to attend the sessions and the dinner, and need not stay in the hotel.

 

Society Library

We probably hold one of the largest specialized philatelic libraries available.  Most books are available on loan to members in the UK only (rare books excepted), normally for a period of four weeks which may be extended if the item is not required by another member.  Scans may be requested and will be supplied within reason.  There is no charge for borrowing but postage costs in both directions will be at the expense of the borrower. The BPSC reserves the right to send titles by any appropriate means which may include registered, signed for or special delivery, depending on current Post Office practice. As a minimum, a Certificate of Postage must be obtained when returning books, and the Librarian must be advised by e-mail or telephone of date of posting within 24 hours of material having been posted for return.

 Please contact the Librarian via this link: .

   

Quarterly journal

Our Journal Belgapost is normally published in full colour four times yearly, in March, June, September and December.  Respective dates for copy are 15 February, 15th May, 15th August and 1st November. 

A PDF of the Journal will also be available on our website for members’ convenience.

Please contact the Editor via this link: .

 

Auctions

Twice yearly auctions of specialized material are held, normally at our Spring meeting and September Conference.  A small commission is charged to vendors but there is no buyers’ premium.  Auction lists will be mailed out to members and available on this website. 

Auctions usually consists of 300-400 lots of stamps, postal history, ephemera and literature of Belgium. We make every effort to make sure that as many of our members interests as possible are included.  

Please note that bidding is only open to members of the Belgian Philatelic Study Circle.

Please contact the Auctioneer via this link: .

 

Exchange Packet

An Exchange packet of members’ duplicate material is circulated to members by post on request.  A small commission is charged to vendors on their sales.

Please contact the Packet Secretary via this link: .

 

Literature

We carry stocks of specialized literature which is normally available to our members at a discount.  In addition, it is our policy to support our members in supporting the publishing of relevant literature. 

Please contact the Shop via this link: .