LATEST NEWS

FIPSG AT THE ROYAL

Founder of the Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group, Malcolm Barton (left), receives his certificate of display from Mike Roberts at the Study Group display at the Royal Philatelic Society of London on 26th October 2023.

Mike is the current President of the "Royal" and also a committee member of the Study Group.

See more photographs from the event below.

AWARD FOR UPLAND GOOSE

Congratulations to our Editors of the Upland Goose, Elizabeth and James Grist, for their award of a Large Gold in the Literature section of the Great American Stamp Show in Cleveland, OH. Thanks also to all the contributors to the journal that helped achieve this award.

POSTAL RATES JULY 2023

Here are the latest postal rates from the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and BAT. They were valid from 1st July 2023

MONOGRAPH DOWNLOADS

There is a mass of information in the Online Resources section of this website.

We have started to upload pdfs of our Monographs, so you can view them on your computer in full colour. This listing will be added to over the next few months.

Keep visiting the site as we add more information for our members and visitors.

To receive free printed copies of Monographs as they are published, simply join the Study Group!

SW REGIONAL MEETING

This is now confirmed for Sunday 8th October at 10am at the Tiverton Hotel. Please contact Roger Mazillius for more information.

FALKLAND POSTAL RATES

here are the latest postal rates from the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and BAT. They were valid from 1st July 2022

GROSVENOR AUCTION - 14th MARCH

The Grosvenor sale on the afternoon of Tuesday 14th March features a strong specialised section of Falkland Islands & Antarctica featuring the collection of the late John Newby of Essex.

In total there are some 380 lots of interest to falklands and Antarctica collectors.

ZOOM - Wait for New Dates

If you were a previous attendee of a Study Group Zoom meeting, you will receive an invite to the next meeting .

If you haven't received your invite, or you are a member who wishes to attend your first Zoom meeting, send an email to the Chairman (details on the inside cover of the Upland Goose) and you will receive an invitation.

AUCTION NEWS FOR COMPLETED AUCTIONS

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE AUCTIONEER - How we Progress to Complete the Auction
The results are now on the website together with a list of unsold lots and their availability on a first come first served basis. Please e mail mjyr@btinternet.com to secure any of these. I am anxious to secure a procedure where we will keep to a minimum our visits to the PO and Bank.
In the first instance I am going to allow 7 days for everyone to decide whether they want to buy any of the unsold lots. I don’t want to duplicate mailings unnecessarily and I won’t be sending anything out until this time period has elapsed.

You should be able to tell in most instances what you have won, although there are a handful of instances where there are tied bids, in which case the first bid will succeed. I realise you will not know this in the first instance.

Before I send anything out, I will email each of the successful purchasers with a total due and we can discuss the payment method.
1. The easiest for me and the Study Group is for you to send a credit by way of internet banking to our auction account:
A/c name: The Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group, Sort Code: 30-94-53, A/c No: 18796468
Many of you do this already and I am hoping numbers increase.
2. You can use Paypal but please remember I will add 5% for our administration costs, otherwise the study group will be penalised.
3. I have a new card machine whereby I can take payments over the telephone. The Study Group will be charged for this and I would be looking for a small voluntary contribution of 2% to relieve our costs.
All these payment methods will be discussed when I email you your respective totals.
Above all I want to avoid the necessity of you sending cheques. I do not want to go to the bank to use counter services please!
It is my intention to send everything below £200 by ordinary first class post which I will achieve using the post box at the end of my road. More valuable consignments will be sent by Special Delivery.
If you have have any queries please email me as above and I will try to get back to you asap.
Mike