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 .
It is my sad duty to report the recent death of Brian Simpson.
Brian was a founder member of the Redcar Society in 1969. He was also a member of the Postal History Group and the Tyne Tees Group of the Germany and Colonies Society. With his Irish roots, it was natural that he should collect the stamps and postal history of Ireland of which he formed a formidable collection. Brian was a gentle man and a very good friend. He will be sorely missed by his friends.
The next NEPA (68th) convention will place on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at the Bowburn Community Centre, Durham DH6 5AT
along with a stamp and postcard fair.
Please note the 2017 YPA Convention will be held on Saturday 10th June 2017 at the
The Lawns Conference Centre, Hull HU16 5SQ (near the village of Cottingham and close to Cottingham High School) and not as advised in the 2016/17 syllabus
Congratulations are offered to Mike Mood who took over from Steve Dixon as NEPA President at the 2016 convention.
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.
In addition there are still a limited number of numbered convention covers, showing the Tyne Bridge at Hexham and one of the recent Royal Mail bridges issues showing the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick, The High Level Bridge at Newcastle and the Transporter Bridge at Middlesbrough, and also a cover showing Hexham Middle School, the location of the convention. These are available from Mike Gibson at a bargain price of £2.00 per cover plus an A5 sized Stamp Addressed Envelope. Please contact Mike for availability.
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 2015/16
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 in 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 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