What not to miss in the upcoming exhibition
There are several highlights in the Autumn Stampex International 2018. We will be welcoming the American Philatelic Society who are bringing over a vast range of first-class material for this exhibition. The Forces Postal History Society and the Civil Censorship Group will be holding special displays to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. With a range of other exhibits as usual, there will be plenty to see.
The Forces Postal History Society (FPHS) are proud to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War One with a display that covers almost all aspects of military postal history. The type of material shown is diverse and covers a range of belligerents - fittingly we start off with the British Forces on the Western Front, but also cover both the Italian and Salonika campaigns. There are sections dealing with mail from our Portuguese and American allies, as well as Dominion troops from Canada and New Zealand and a display of security postmarks used by the Royal Navy at their bases in the UK. The American display also features “I am well” and Tobacco funds postcards. The display also includes letters to and from sailors serving on German U-boats and their supporting organisations, as well as a selection of correspondence from two Germans and an Austrian who fought mainly on the Eastern Front. Mail to and from British Prisoners of War will also be shown, including items from POWs held as internees in Switzerland. Lastly, a range of Hospital Ship material with examples of mail sent from British, Australian, New Zealand and Italian hospital ships, illustrating their individual cachets and, in some cases, censor marks.