NEPA can trace its history back to the formation of the North of England Philatelic Society in Newcastle in 1903. As the society grew, it formed branches in Sunderland, Darlington and Shields. The Society was reorganized as an Association of Societies thus forming the North of England Philatelic Association at a special meeting in 1944.

Our member societies programmes for 2023/2024 are now available via this website, regretfully our northern outpost at Berwick has succumbed to the falling attendances and increase costs

Our next auction will be at the Bowburn Community Centre, Durham DH6 5AT 

on 23rd November 2024.

 Viewing from 10.30am, Auction Starts 12.30pm


The NEPA suction held on the 18th May was another fantastic success. A total of 800 lots went under the hammer and sales hit a new record of £3347.50. Overall, 70% (567 lots) were sold with hammer prices ranging from £1 to £90. Of the 25 vendors who submitted lots, 4 sold 100%, 4 sold 90%+ and 5 sold less than 50% of their lots, accounting for 62% of unsold lots. A list of prices realised is available via this link.

Special thanks must go to Dave Foster and Rick Temperley who have retired from running the NEPA auction very successfully over the last decade and beyond. Also, Bill and Nigel for being auctioneers on the day; Val and Stephen for recording bids along with Christine on the computer. Finally, thanks to fellow members who did various tasks before and on the day and to those who attended the auction.

The next NEPA auction is due to take place on 23rd November 2024. We will be limiting the number of lots to 600. Looking forwards to seeing you all there.

Yours Harry

please click on this link to download a copy of the catalogue for the May 2024 Auction

Please click on our NEPA page for more details about the Association, the Annual Convention, Bi-Annual Auctions and other information about the history, 8 page competition and Honours conferred by the Association

Please click on our Competitions Page to view Competition Entries from Member Societies produced for Convention and in particular Convention 2020 which was cancelled due to the Covid Restrictions.

Please click on our Societies page for details of the member societies and their programmes for 2023-2024

Please click on our Other Events and Links page for more details about Stamp Fairs, Auctions etc organised within our region, both by members of NEPA societies and Philatelic Dealers. There are also links to other Philatelic Websites that may be of interest