Darlington Philatelic Society

About the Society

The Darlington Philatelic Society was inaugurated on the 8th December 1924 at the King's Head Hotel in Northgate. The first president was Sir R. A. Pease, from 1924 to 1928. Since then the Society have met continually and currently have an active membership of over thirty members. It celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 1974 and hosted the NEPA Convention in that year. On its 75th Anniversary the Society hosted NEPA's 50th Convention.

The Society has a Members library and our meetings include regular displays, auctions, competitions, buying and selling, social evenings and a Christmas quiz. Prospective members are welcome to attend any meeting.

Contact Details

For further details, please contact our secretary Mr B Jones on 01388 663165


Meetings are held in the Darlington Cricket and Athletics Club, South Terrace, Darlington DL1 5JD on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, starting at 8.00pm and finish by 10.00pm, , speakers are invited to talk for two sessions on no more than 15 minutes each




14 September

Open Evening, Subscriptions Due

28 September


12 October

Deutsche Lufthansa Airmail to South America – Geoff Reynolds

26 October

Union of South Africa – Derek Pollard

09 November

Open Evening

23 November


14 December

Christmas Buffet and Quiz



11 January

Table Evening

25 January

Open Evening

08 February

Newlands Road Philatelic Society – Chris Philips

22 February


08 March

President DPS

22 March

Open Evening & Programme Discussion

12 April


26 April

NEPA President – Ken Mitchell

28 April

NEPA Convention Bowburn, Durham DH6 5AT

10 May


24 May


14 June

The Man behind the Stamps – Fred Thompson

28 June

Competition – The Letter “P”

12 July

Social Evening

26 July


09 August

Open Evening

23 August

Dealers’ Evening