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 in October 2021 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 the 26th June 2021

Following the most recent Government announcement, I’m happy to say that the NEPA auction on 26 June at Bowburn Community Centre will go ahead. It will be run just as recent auctions at Tennants, Anderson & Garland and other reputable auction houses have been organised. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door. Seating will be spaced out, social distancing should be observed as it is currently, face masks are the order of the day unless you are medically exempt, and so on.

Please note the change to previous auctions with regard to payments. For this auction, all bidders must bid using a bidding number and settle up for all their purchases (by cash or cheque) at the end of the auction. There will be no paying for individual lots as you go along. This is to avoid the same coins and notes being passed around a number of times in change between buyers. It will also speed the process of giving the lots out, as we won’t have to wait for people to hand over money and receive change in mid-auction. Payments at the end may be by cash or cheque – we do not have the facility for payment by card.

Please note that will not be able to stop the auction for anyone to settle up who needs to leave before the auction ends. If anyone does have to leave early, then the only way we can accommodate this is for them to leave a signed, blank cheque, payable to NEPA, with me, and I will fill in the amount after the auction.

The auction list is on this website, so please print off a copy to bring with you. I do hope that you will be able to join us in this first return to ‘normality’.

Dave Foster & Rick Temperley.

Please click on this link to download a copy of the Auction Catalogue for the June 26th 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 2020-2021, MANY Societies have (due to the continuing Coronavirus restrictions) decided to cancel their 2020-21 programme and restart in cSeptember2021

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