2018 Competitions

March 27, 2018

January 30th saw a quite reasonable turnout for the Competition Evening. It appeared that nobody in the Society was interested in Thematics or Postal History this year, but there was interest in the other sections.

The “starter” competition, the Whitfield Bowl, one sheet on any subject, was the most entered and was won by David Maddock with a sheet on the “First Helicopter Mail in Sweden”.

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Percy Vickery

March 27, 2018

We are sad to record the passing of long-standing Honorary Member Percy Vickery on 11th. January 2018 at the age of 88.

Percy’s main philatelic interest was Hong Kong. He consistently confused his audience by starting at the lower right of the last frame claiming that this was the “Chinese Method”. In the Society he organised and ran the Annual Auction for many years, following which he started a professional monthly auction and printing business.

Apart from stamps he was very active in the Fleet and Crookham Local History Group and produced a book in 2003 with over 200 old postcards of bygone Fleet illustrating the physical development of the settlement, its industry, transport, works and events.

Our sympathies go to his family.