North East of England Philatelic Association

 
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 .


The next Stamp Fair and NEPA convention will take place on Saturday 6th April 2019 at the Bowburn Community Centre, Durham DH6 5AT and the next NEPA Auction will take place at the Bowburn Community Centre, Durham DH6 5AT on Saturday 19th May.
Please click on this link to download a copy of the auction catalogue as a PDF file

There is an exciting line up of dealers this year with 13 dealers in attendance, some from locations outside the region so this will be your opportunity to see some new fresh philatelic material in the North East. Dealers will have travelled from as far afield as Mansfield, Nottingham, Bradford, Liverpool and Grantham to attend the Stamp Fair. Local dealers will also be present with their fine range of Great Britain, World and Commonwealth Stamps together with Postal  History items. There will also be postcard dealers present.

The Stamp Fair will be open to the public from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Admission is free and light refreshments will be available on the day. There are disabled facilities and car parking. There is very easy access to the Bowburn Community Centre from Junction 61 of the A1M.

Dealers Present:-

Mike Lewis                            York         
Yorkshire Coast Stamps       Scarborough
Alex Sedgwick                      Hartlepool
Postal Pastimes                    Bedale
Parkstone Philatelics            Redcar
Northern Stamps                  Newcastle
David Sedgwick                    Newcastle
Harry Reid                            Stanley
Stephen Holder                    Bradford
Bill Barrell                             Grantham
Anthony Limb                       Mansfield
George Nairn                       Chester le Street
David Seddon                       Liverpool


Photographs from the 2015 convention at Hexham when Steve Dixon took over as President



 
Taking over as President

A big thank you to all the Hexham & District PS and other societies who helped making this convention a thoroughly enjoyable day.



Some of the organisers survey the convention


Participants study the invited display by Arthur Jenion on Mails on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway


Presentation of awards

Please click on the society name for details about philatelic societies in the region, with contact details and programme for 2017/18
NEPA members also organise a philatelic weekend 9now held every second year), regretfully there will not be a philatelic weekend in 2017, however the organiser hope to arrange the 40th weekend which will take place from the 11th to 13th May 2018. For further details please watch this web site or contact the organisers on +44 191 386 1932. 
 
Please click on this link for more details of the Philatelic Weekend.
 
The Association also produces a bi-annual newsletter, details available via the Newsletter Editor.

Please click on this link for the Spring 2018 Newsletter as PDF file

Please click on this link for the Autumn 2017 newsletter as a PDF file

Please click on this link for the Spring 2017 newsletter as a PDF file

Please click on this link for the Autumn 2016 newsletter as a PDF file

Please click on this link for the Spring 2016 newsletter as a PDF file

Please click on this link for the Autumn 2015 newsletter as a PDF file

Please click on this link for the Spring 2015 newsletter as a PDF file
 
Please click on this link for the Autumn 2014 newsletter as a PDF file
 
Please click on this link for the Spring 2014 newsletter as a PDF file
 
Please click on this link for the Autrumn 2013 newsletter as a PDF file
 
Please click on this link for  the Spring 2013 newsletter as a PDF file
 
Please follow the subpages links for details of the following 
Please follow the subpages links for details of the kindred associations 
 
The BFPS are doing a number of special covers to commemorate events in World War I etc, for more details visit their “Coming Soon” page  at http://www.bfps.org.uk/coming-soon