Newcastle Philatelic Society

About the Society

The Society became a society in its own right in 1944, when the North of England Philatelic Society became the North of England Philatelic Association. Newcastle hosted the British Philatelic Federation Congress in 1920 and again in 1992. Two members of the Society have been awarded Congress medal and six members have received the ABPS Award of Merit. No fewer than twenty members of the Society have had the honour of being President of NEPA and nine have received NEPA’s Award of Merit for services to philately in the North East.

Contact Details

For further details, please contact our secretary on 0191 428 2261 or 07531  322654 or e-mail Newcastle Philatelic Society


The Newcastle upon Tyne Philatelic Society will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in March 2019. As part of its anniversary celebrations it will be opening its doors to the public, philatelists and non-philatelists alike, to view displays by its members. The displays will include of all aspects of philately. The displays will be shown at the Literary & Philosophical Society (Lit & Phil) 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE on the 8th and 9th of March 2019

Displays will be available for viewing on Friday 8th March, any time between 10 am and 4:30 pm and on Saturday 9th March, any time between 10 am and 3 pm. Members will be there to answer any questions that visitors may have on the displays themselves, or on philately in general. If you are in the area at that time, please call in. You will be made most welcome.

The Newcastle Philatelic Society was founded in March 1944 and, since September 1993, has held its twice-monthly meetings at the Lit & Phil.


Meetings are held at the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE on the first and third Tuesdays of each Month, September through May Inclusive at 6.45pm (auctions start at 6.30pm). Meetings finish by 9.00pm.





04 September

Czechoslovakia (TBC) – Yvonne Wheatley

18 September

Etiquettes – Rachel McHugh

02 October

Genetics – Bob Williams

16 October

Members Night – Royal Air Force and Aircraft

06 November

Modern Singapore – Bill Shand

20 November

Members Night – the letter H

04 December

Gambia – Stamps and Postal History – Mike Roberts

18 December

President’s Night – Val Beeken



08 January

NEPA President’s Night – Roy Richardson

22 January

Competition Night and Zeppelins – Members & Geoff Reynolds

05 February

Made in Northumberland – Mike Gibson

19 February

Members’ Night – ‘Least Favourite Stamps’

05 March

Greenock Postal History – Glen Wilson

& Terms and Phrases – Phillip Dove

19 March

South Australia – Sandy Forbes

02 April

Members’ Night – Letter ‘Philatelic Question Time’

06 April

NEPA Convention Bowburn, Durham DH6 5AT

16 April

Visit by Border Philatelic Society

07 May

AGM and French African Colonies – Steve Dixon