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.



09 September Welcome back/Subscriptions

23 September Auction

02 October NEPA.Convention, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5AT

14 October Falkland Islands – Derek Pollard

28 October Open Evening

11 November NEPA. President/Chair – Rod Combe

25 November Auction

09 December Christmas Buffet and Quiz


13 January Open Evening

27 January Philatelic Terms Explained – Mike Lewis

10 February President’s Evening

24 February Auction

10 March Open Meeting

19 March NEPA.Convention, Bowbutn, Durham, DH6 5AT

22 March Visit to Sunderland PS

24 March Fred’s Table Evening

14 April Programme Discussion

28 April Open Evening

06 May National Stamp Day

12 May Auction

26 May AGM.

09 June Open Evening

23 June Letter Competition ‘S’

14 July Open Evening

28 July Auction

11 August Open Evening

25 August Dealers’ Evening