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.

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11 September

Members’ Night – Recent Acquisitions

09 October

Made in Northumberland – Mike Gibson

13 November

GB Used Abroad – Roy Richardson, NEPA President

11 December

Gambia – Nigel Howey





15 January *

Brief History of the Third Reich _ Gary Eden

12 February

Competition Night and Members’ Letters W, X, Y & Z

12 March

Bulgaria – Veronica Matthews

06 April

NEPA Convention Bowburn, Durham DH6 5AT

23 April *

President’s Night – Frank Carroll

14 May

AGM and Aeorphilatelic Night