Gateshead Philatelic Society

About the Society

The Society was founded on 16th March 1948 and hosted its first convention in 1950. Mr John Jefferies presented the President’s Chain of Office to the society in the 1968-1969 season, during his first term as President. The society holds annual competitions for members who compete for four trophies: The Stephenson Cup for the Open Class; the Thematic Shield; The Jubilee Cup for the Postal History Competition and the Restricted Trophy for members who have not previously won a competition.

Contact Details

For further details, please contact our secretary at 162 Canterbury Road, Newton Hall Estate, Durham DH1 5XT


Meetings are held at the Joseph Swan Academy, Saltwell Road South, Gateshead NE9 6LE on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month, September through May Inclusive starting at 6.30pm and finishing by 8.30pm.

Please click on this link for a map showing the location of our meeting venue in Bing Maps






13 September

Mike Mood [NEPA President] – A display in three halves

11 October

Mike Gibson – The River Tyne

22 November

Members’ Night – Recent Acquisitions

Please note revised date.

13 December

Veronica Matthews – Birds and People



10 January

Members’ Night – Home and Away

14 February

Competition Night and Members’ Letter “S”

14 March

Charles Grainger – Postal War Zone of Germany

17 April

Social Night – Venue to be arranged

22 April

NEPA Convention Bowburn, Durham DH6 5AT

09 May

AGM and President’s Night

Derek Waugh – Berlin Olympics