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Tony Stanford's display of Military Telegraphs on 4th August

Attendees at the meeting on 21 July 2021.


1971 Postal Strike

Local Mail Stamps of the British Levant

Control Numbers on British  Stamps


The Maidenhead & District Philatelic Society meets at 7.45 for 8.00 pm twice on the first and third Tuesday of each month at White Waltham Parish Hall, Waltham Road, SL6 3SG, just outside Maidenhead. Meetings usually finish at about 10.00 pm if not before and rarely after.


New members are welcome and please feel free to come along to any meeting with no obligation to join. Membership is open to all types of collector from novices to the advanced and the society caters for a wide range of philatelic interests. Our members collect Great Britain, Commonwealth, Foreign, Postal History and Thematic subjects and a lot else.


Some meetings normally take the form of a short introduction followed by a talk by a guest speaker or member on a particular area of collecting and others feature short displays by members on a specific theme or topic, in either case with a half-time break for coffee and a chat. Please see our programme for the wide range of subjects covered.


Subscriptions are a modest £10.00 per annum which enables members to attend all of the society meetings and to buy stamps at competitive prices from the circulating packet. There will be an additional attendance fee of £2.00 per meeting.


If you would like further information please see our Contact Us page.

                           Members present on November 24  





                                                                                                                       Page from Rex Dixon's display Nov 24

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Tony Simmond's display of HSBC perfins on 15 December 2021.

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Tony Stanford's display of Morocco Agencies covers on 15 December .

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Three pages from Tony Stanford's Zoom display on October 13

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Members present on September 1

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Tony Stanford with his display of Bechuanaland Protectorate on September 1.

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16 April

8 members and 1 guest. Subject KGVI.

Mike Caulfield showed some commonwealth stamps. Tony Stanford showed BOFIC. Eddie Spicer showed Coronation & Victory + covers. Don Else put up GB GVI issues + FDC's. Alann Beaven showed GB GVI used.Tony Simmonds had odd covers of GB and Nigeria.

2 April

6 members. Tony Stanford showed the Gibraltar Post Office in Tangier, Morroco  Agencies overprints on Gibraltar - Local and De La Rue plus varieties, postal stationery and covers.

19 March

5 members. Birds Bees and Butterflies. Eddie Spicer, Mike Caulfield, Alan Beaven and Tony Simmonds each showed various selections of these fascinating Flying Fauna.

5 March

8 members, 2 Guests. Tony Stanford and Eddie Spicer - Transatlantic Airmail. Eddie showed Zeppelin and Catapult mail. Tony Stanford showed Tangier and Tetuan Airmail.

20 February

6 members present. Local Postage.

Tony Stanford showed Morocco Locals. Alan Beaven showed Maidenhead and Windsor material. Godfrey Skinner showed Strousberg Locals and Polish Government in Exile stamps. Tony Simmonds had Maidenhead Postal History.

6 February

6 members. Alan Beaven entertained us with his display of his collection of Piscatorial Philately (Fish and fishing) in the first half and continued in the second half  with a nice collection of postcards of river scenes as well as some fishing club receipts.

16 January

9 members. Asia. Alan Beavan - Burma, Nepal and Viet-Nam. Eddie Spicer - Japan. Ivan Dickason - Cook Is, Aden and Australia. Tony Stanford - Airmail routes GB, India, Kuwait, Karachi, Bombay, Basra-Cairo, Bahrain, Calcutta.

Rex Dixon - New Acquisitions of Germany. Mike Caulfield - Hong Kong last issues pre-China Reversion. Tony Simmonds - Ceylon QV issues and Constantinople Post WW1 Army PO's.

2 January

4 members. Latest acquisitions. Tony Simmonds, Tony Stanford, Mike Caulfield and Ivan Dickason all brought along their latest purchases.


19 December

8 members. Christmas Social and Auction. Tony Simmonds Auctioneer - Mike Caulfield Runner. Tea, Coffee and Christmas Fare.

5 December

9 members. The Committee Entertains. Eddie Spicer - Famous Americans. Mike Caulfield - Poland 1986-2000 issues of Monarchs. Tony Simmonds - Nigeria Postal Stationery. Tony Stanford - Morocco Agencies potpourri.

21 November

7 members. Nigeria - Tony Stanford and Tony Simmonds. Tony Stanford showed postmarks and covers with postal stationery of the Oil Rivers. Tony Simmonds showed the definitives of Lagos, Niger Coast, Northern and Southern Nigeria and Nigeria to 1972.

7 November

9 members. Rodney Oliver gave a display of Albania During the communist period of 1946 to 2001.

3 October

5 members. Africa. Tony Stanford - Southern Rhodesia. Mike Caulfield - Gambia. Tony Simmonds - Cameroons, 1947 Royal Visit to Southern Africa etc.

19 September

7 members. The Colour Red. Eddie Spicer -various red stamps of the USA. Mike Caulfield -Poland. Tony Stanford - Morocco Ags, Tunisia etc. Rex Dixon - 1860 German States and Austria standard letter rates. Tony Simmonds - Nigeria, Mexico, Cameroons and Egypt.

5 September

7 members. Postcards. Rex Dixon- The Anschluss - Union of Germany and Austria. Eddie Spicer- Japanese postcards. Alan Beaven- Slough and Windsor. Tony Lyford- Copenhagen. Tony Simmonds- Constantinople. Alan Beaven- Maidehead views.

15 August

8 members. Summertime. Tony Lyford- Denmark Tivali gardens. Mike Caulfield- Poland Flowers and Birds etc. Eddie Spicer- USA State Sheets etc. Tony Simmonds- Cornwall Postcards. Robert Gathergood- Revenues. Alan Beaven- Terry Pratchet and 1st Birthday cards.

1 August

5 members. The letter 'E'. Alan Beaven showed Envelopes, Entiresand Eire Harps. Eddie Spicer-USA Exhibition Issues. Mike Caulfield- Poland Exhibitions. Rex Dixon- Expired issues of Winter Relief. Tony Simmonds- Egypt and Elder Dempster.

18 July

7 members present. Germany with Rex Dixon and Tony Stanford. Rex Dixon started with the Wagner issues, Winter Relief and the fact that Hitler unveiled his memorial. Tony Stanford showed a fascinating collection of the German States.

4 July

7 members present. Interesting Cancellations. Alan Beaven showed Paquebot, Stanford, Dingley, Biggin Hill etc. Tony Lyford did Denmark Railway cancels, Tivoli Gardens and more. Eddie Spicer put up Colombian Jusqu'a markings, Tony Stanford showed British Levant Constantinople 1919-1921. Mike Caulfield showed Polish postmarks, GB, Israel and Portugal FD postmarks. Tony Simmonds finished with Nigerian, NPB and Maidenhead cancellations.

20 June

8 members present. Subject Asia. Eddie Spicerstarted with Japan to 1974. Alan Beaven Had Bhutan, Nepal, Viet Nam etc. Tony Stanfordshowed Smyrna 1919- 1922. Rex Dixon put up Gold Coast GVI and QEII. Tony Lyford had Scandinavian Mythology and Tony Simmonds had another selectio of Asian countries.

6 June

6 members present. Tony Stanford displayed Bechuanaland starting with the Republic of Stellaland which was incorporated into the Crown Colony of British Bechuanaland. Cape of Good Hope were overprinted in 1885 and GB unappropriated dies were overprinted in 1888. GB stamps were overprinted in 1897 and in 1932 their own stamps were printed for GV, then GVI in1938 and finally QEII in 1955.

16 May

AGM. After welcoming the 10 members present the minutes of the previous year were accepted as a true record. The Hon. Secretary, Hon. Packet Secretary and Hon. Treasurer all gave their positive reports. All officers were re-elected except for the Hon. Secretary which was accepted by Tony Stanford with Tony Simmonds now elected as Hon. Assistant Secretary. After the AGM a small auction was held with Tony Simmonds as Auctioneer and Mike Caulfield as runner. Items were sold to the highest bidder with some lots proceeds donated to club funds.

2 May

7 members were present. The Letter 'D'.

Rex Dixon Showed German Definitives.

Tony Stanford showed Southern Rhodesia postage dues. Mike Caulfield showed Poland Dues, Dogs and Doves. Alan Beaven put up GB issues all 'D'. Eddie Spicer showed USA 'D's'. Rex Dixon again showed German definitive coils and booklets and Tony Simmonds showed Nigerian dues, Documents and definitives.

18 April

6 members present. Cinderella/Revenues. Alan Beaven showed Festival of Britain, Samoa Fellowship, Scouts and Einhallow. Tony Lyford had Danish Revenues and Perfins. Tony Stanford displayed British East Africa, OPDA overprints & Medicine Duty stamps etc. Tony Simmonds showed Mexico TB sheet and revenues, GB Consulate stamps used around the world. Tony Lyford showed Danish revenue overprints. Tony Stanford showed British Bechuanaland unapropriated dies etc.

4 April

7 members present. Postcards. Rex Dixon put up tourist type picture postcards of Czechoslovakia spas and German Sudetenland. Alan Beaven showed Grand Union Canal. Tony Lyford showed Bridges of Copenhagen. Tony Simmonds showed Cookham, Marlow, reading and Burnham postcards.

21 March

10 members present. The Sea. Rex Dixon showed Sea Birds. Tony Stanford showed Tangier ship letter marks. Eddie Spicer had Catapult Mail. Mike Caulfield showed Polish Marine vessels. Alan Beaven showed Fish. Robert Gathergood displayed Greek merchant ships etc. Tony Simmonds showed shipping.

7 March

9 members present. Red and Green stamps. Robert Gathergood showed GB controls,Greenland, Redcliff, Redroof. Ivan Dickason showedhalfpenny stamps. Mike Caulfield put up various Poland. Tony Stanford showed Br Levant blocks and controls. Eddie Spicer showed USA. Tony Simmonds showed Mexico and Nigeria.

February 21

Six members were present this day. The subject was Flowers and Insects. Eddie Spicer showed USA 1992 State Flower FDC's. Robert Gathergood showed Flowers from various countries. Tony Stanford displayed GB flowers and Wilding emblems. Mike Caulfield put up Poland flowers. Tony Simmonds then showed flowers and Insects to include Cacti and Succulents.

February 7

Nine members attended this meeting, Subject Postal Stationery, Envelopes and Covers. Mike Caulfield showed items postmarked on his birth date. Tony Stanford showed un-overprinted Postal Stationery used in Morocco Agencies. Robert Gathergood showed German covers and UK Special Delivery labels. Eddie Spicer displayed USA 1992 issues. Tony Lyford showed Danish Postal Stationery. Don Else displayed 1924-5 British Empire Exhibition. Tony Stanford then showed Tangier overprinted Postal Stationery. Lastly Tony Simmonds put up Mexico Postal Cards 1879-1892.

January 17

Six members were present at this meeting which was 'My Earliest Acquisitions. Tony Stanford started with GVI Silver Wedding issues with overprints. Rex Dixon then put up early pages of Austria, Belgium, E. Germany and Danzig, followed by Mike Caulfield with GB GVI, commems and HV defs. Ivan Dickason showed Malta definitive sets of GVI and QEII 1938 to 1956. Tony Lyford showed his earliest Denmark and Greenland. Tony Stanford then showed QEII Coronation issues overprinted for the Gulf States etc. Tony Simmonds finished with Costantinople cancels plus Smyrna and Beyrout.

January 3

Seven members attended this meeting of My Latest Acquisitions. Tony Stanford started with BPAEA QEII cylinder blocks. Rex Dixon showed Germany Fakes, Postage Dues and Redirected Mail. Mike Caulfield put up his latest Poland. Tony Lyford put up Denmark's latest issues. Ivan Dickason showed some newly acquired Halfpenny blocks. Tony Stanford put up another display of Qatar. Tony Simmonds finished with a varied display of covers from Morocco, Mexico and Nigeria and others.


December 20

Nine members attended this social evening and auction with Tony Simmonds as auctioneer and Mike Caulfield as runner after which we had tea and coffee with mince pies.

December 6

Six members attended this meeting. Tony Lyford showed 3 Victorian postcards addressed to Denmark. Mike Caulfield had one Russian stamp used in Poland pre 1900. Tony Simmonds showed 15 sheets of various Victorian Newspaper cancels and wrappers etc.

November 15

Nine members attended this meeting. The Letter 'C'. Ivan Dickason showed Cook Is, Cayman Is, Cyprus and Canada. Robert Gathergood put up Communist E. Germany. Tony Stanford displayed the Army in Crimea. Tony Lyford showed Cigarette cards of rare stamps. Mike Caulfield showed Polish C's including Chopin and Copernicus. Eddie Spicer displayed Catapult Mail. Tony Stanford then put up Constantinople British Army Covers of 1918 - 23. Tony Simmonds finished with Cameroun 1960-67.

November 1

Sevices. Mike Caulfield showed Polish Postal Services. Eddie Spicer showed Famous Americans. Tony Simmonds displayed Field Post Offices in WWII.

October 18

Kings and Queens. Tony Stanford showed  Kuwait and Bahrain GVI & QEII. Tony Lyford showed King and Queens of Denmark. Mike Caulfield showed Polish Royalty. Tony Simmonds showed the Barbuda set of the Kings and Queens of England plus the Nigerias QV, EVII, GV, GVI and QEII stamps.

October 4

Four members showed their favourite countries.

September 20

Views and landscapes. Rex Dixon was first with Germany Winter Relief Autobahn construction and bridges. Eddie Spicer showed US Earthscapes and Cloudscapes etc. Mike Caulfield showed views of Poland and Tony Simmonds put up some Chinese and Mexican views.

September 6

There were four members present at this meeting which was Famous People and Personalities. Tony Stanford Showed Baden Powell and his involement in Mafeking and the founding of The Boy Scout movement. Eddie Spicer showed USA sheetlets of 'Legends of Hollywood' and Tony Simmonds showed famous people from China, Mexico and Nigeria.

August 16

Four members attended this meeting with the subject being Buildings. Rex Dixon did the building definitives of Germany. Mike Caulfield showed some Polish buildings from 1940. Tony Lyford offered us postcards of all sorts of buildings of Demark and Tony Simmonds showed buildings of Nigeria and China (including a series of The Great Wall of China).

August 2

Subject 'If it's blue it'll do'. Tony Lyford showed Danish postcards and Christmas Seals. Eddie Spicer put up US airmails. Ivan Dickason had various blocks of stamps from India, NZ and GB. Tony Stanford showed his GVI Silver Wedding Overprints. Rex Dixon came up with Germany Grand Prix and Derby Week. Mike Caulfield showed Poland 1948-53 and Tony Simmonds displayed GB Blue Phosphor stamps, 5c Mexican Postal Cards and Nigerian Formular and Imprinted Airletters.

July 19

There were 5 members at this meeting with the subject 'Transportation'. Mike Caulfield was first with Polish transport of many sorts. Eddie Spicer showed USA coil stamps of the 'Transportation' series. Tony Simmonds showed Everything from camels to dug-out canoes. After the break Rex Dixon showed German Postbus Postcards and finally Tony Lyford displayed Transport postcards of Denmark.

July 5

Four members attended this meeting with the subject being 'Anything That Flies'.

June 21

Seven members showed for this meeting. Flora and Fauna was the subject and Mike Caulfield started with Poland F & F followed by Tony Stanford with GB Coronation Overprints. Robert Gathergood then put up his display of various countries showing the subjects. Eddie Spicer showed USA F & F and Tony Simmonds showed another selection of various countries.

June 14

Only Mike Caulfield and Tony Simmonds were available for this meeting in which Tony showed a selection of Cookham postcards.

June 7

Seven member were there. The Letter 'B'. Mike Caulfield showed Poland Bees and Butterflies. Don Else showed British Empire Exhibition Covers. Tony Lyford displayed Denmark Bridges. Eddie Spicer put up Famous Americans (B) and Tony Simmonds showed subjects from Batum to Brazil.

May 25

Zoom meeting attended by 4 members.

Rex Dixon showed German Postal Cards and Tony Simmonds showed some Boy Scout Covers.

May 17

Nine member attended this meeting which was an AGM. Reports were given by the Chairman and Secretary Tony Simmonds, Packet Secretary Mike Caulfield and Treasurer Eddie Spicer. It was decided to amalgamate the packet funds with the main society account because of banking difficulties. All officers were re-elected. After Tea and coffee a small auction was held.

May 11

Zoom meeting held with 3 members present. Tony Simmonds showed Constantinople Postcards and Tony Stanford showed Qatar Mail.

May 3

7 members attended this meeting which was an open competition. Third was Eddie Spicer with 'Jusqu'a Markings on the Airmails of Colombia 1930-1954'. Second was Robert Gathergood with 'GB Posted After Markings' and first was Tony Stanford with 'GB Official Perfins for the Stationery Office.

April 27

Zoom meeting attended by 6 members. Tony Stanford showed unoverprinted GB stamps used in Morocco Agencies and Rex Dixon Showed Germany Postage Due with reasons for the penalty.

April 19

Eight members attended this meeting in White Waltham - the subject being Postcards. Eddie Spicer first showed some Japanese Postcards followed by Robert Gathergood with some Exhibitions. Tony Stanford showed Stamps Overprinted for Inland Revenue Use. Rex Dixon displayed German Postal Stationery Postcards from Stamp Exhibitions and Congresses. Finally Tony Simmonds put up 4 frames of Nigerian Postcards from about 1900 to 1990.

April 13

Zoom meeting with 5 members present. Tony Stanford displayed a selection of Gold Coast Colony Registration Envelopes followed by Tony Simmonds with a selection of various interesting covers from Nigeria etc.

April 5

This Thematic meeting at White Waltham was attended by seven members. Eddie Spicer showed George Washington. Ivan Dickason showed 'Centuries'. Tony Lyford Showed Hans Christian Anderson followed by Tea, coffee and biscuits. Mike Caulfield showed 4 frames of The Invasion Of Poland 1939-45 and Tony Simmonds finished with Boy Scouts.

March 23

Three members attended this Zoom meeting and Tony Simmonds displayed a selection of Nigerian Metre Mark Covers.

March 15

This meeting was attended by 8 members. The letter A. Rex Dixon started with Ukraine and Poland (topical) followed by Tony Stanford with Army Posts in the Anglo-Boer war. Mike Caulfield followed with Australia GVI. Tony Lyford showed Denmark airmail stamps and covers and Tony Simmonds finished with Artwork, Airmails, Aerorammes, African Tourism, Ascension, Austrian Levant, Active Service and Alexandria B01 cancels.

March 9

This was a Zoom meeting with seven members in attendance. Nigel Vicker was first up with The Marquess of Bath followed by Rex Dixon with a short display of German Postage Due and Missing Stamp Mail. Tony Stanford then displayed British Levant 40 paras Surcharges on QV 2.5d envelopes and halfpenny stamps with forgeries. Rex Dixon finished with part of a larger display of German Postage Due and why they were charged.

March 1

This evening was an auction for club funds with Tony Simmonds as Auctioneer and everyone brought something to be sold. 9 members attended.

February 15

This meeting at White Waltham was attended, again, by six members. Eddie Spicer showed SCADTA Colombian Airmails. Mike Caulfield showed some Polish regional issues of 1918-19. Tony Stanford displayed a part of his display of Irish overprints commemorating Irish Independence. Tony Lyford showed us some 1860's Danish covers, parcel cards and postcards etc. and Tony Simmonds put up some Nigerian meter marks.

February 9

Six members attended this Zoom meeting with Rex Dixon showing German Nothilfe stamps and their use 1931-1935. Tony Simmonds then showed some odd and unusual modern Maidenhead items.

February 1

This meeting at White Waltham was attended by six members who all brought something to show. First was Rex Dixon with Germany Corrected Covers followed by Tony Stanford with GB Government Parcels Overprints. Mike Caulfield then showed Poland and NZ etc. recently aquired. Ivan Dickason showed some low value blocks from various countries and Tony Lyford showed the latest issues from Denmark. Tony Simmonds finished with Mexican revenues on Piece plus a Port Said hotel postcard and a GB slogan cover.

January 26

Three members attended this Zoom meeting where Tony Simmonds displayed another selection of Maidenhead Postal History including Ephemera.

January 12

Eight members attended this Zoom meeting with Rex Dixon showing Germany Posthorns and their Postal Rate Uses. Tony Simmonds showed Maidenhead Postal History and Tony Stanford showed Postal Stationery Registered Envelopes used in Tangier.

January 5

Seven members were on line for this Zoom meeting. Rex Dixon showed The Hultschin Area - A Quick Survey. Then Tony Simmonds showed Nigerian First Day Covers 1973-1980.






Tony Stanford showed his display The Use of The KGV Photogravure Issues in the Morocco Agencies on 21 July 2021.

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Members present on 4th August

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Tony Stanford's display of Brian Fennemore's Bechuanaland on 18th August.

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Attendees at the meeting on 7 July 2021.

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Attendees at the meeting on 23 June 2021.

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Tony Stanford's display of Zululand Key Types 9 June 2021.

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Rex Dixon's display of German cancels on 18th August

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Tony Simmonds with some Nigerian WWII Censor Covers on 7 July 2021.

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Rex Dixon showing more of his Dismemberment of Czechoslovakia 1938-39 (23 June 2021).

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Attendees at the meeting on 9 June 2021.

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Rex Dixon's display of The Dismemberment of Czechoslovakia 1938-39 on May 26 2021.


Tony Simmonds display of Early Nigerian Airmails on 12 May 2021

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Attendees at the meeting on 26 May 2021.


Tony Stanfords display of Zululand on 12 May 2021


Eddie Spicer's display of SCADTA Airmail Service of Colombia.


Eddie Spicer's display of Catapalt Airmails on 12 May 2021


Attendees at the meeting on 12 May 2021


Attendees at the meeting on 31 March 2021

Tim Harrison Receiving a vote of thanks from our Hon. Treasurer Eddie Spicer.

Rex Dixon receiving a vote of thanks from the Hon. Sec. Keith Hatch

Alan Beaven with GB stamps issued in the colour green.

January 21 Cinderella:- 1st, Eddie Spicer with 'American Philatelic Society Souvenir Exhibition Labels'.

Mike Williams with his display of Developement of the Motor Car on January 7

Tim Harrison who showed us his display of 'Estonia to 1945' on Ma rch 3 2020

February 18 Rex Dixon with two displays - 'Maidenhead Post Offices' and 'Germany 1933-39

February 4 Roger Bye with Fiscal and Revenue Stamps of the USA on Green night

January 21 Open competition - 1st Alan Beaven with 'Johnson, Frank 1894-1918'.

Tony Lyford with his display of Denmark Border movements on January 7

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