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.

In 2019, the Society celebrated it's 75th Anniversary - please click on this link for some more information on the event.

To keep in contact with their membership during the Covid restrictions, the society have started to publish a newsletter of articles from members, as to how they are continuing to enhance their collections

Please click on this link to view the December 2020 newsletter as a PDF file

Please click on this link to view the November 2020 newsletter as a PDF file.

Contact Details

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


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.



07 September AGM.(2019/20) and Part 2 – ‘Something New’ 3 sheets maximum per member

21 September South Australia – Sandy Forbes

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

05 October Members’ Night – “Done over Covid Lockdown”

19 October Hong Kong Mail via Siberia (part 2) – Peter Pugh

02 November Members’ Night – “Transport”

16 November Burma Railway – Terry Pickering

07 December Royal Navy Postal History – Nick Colley

21 December President’s Night – Jan Bronsema


04 January Capt Cook’s First Voyage - NEPA. President/Chair, Rod Combe

18 January Competition Night & part 2 ‘One frame and one minute on any subject’

01 February Members’ Night – “Authors and Artists”

15 February Nyasaland (part 2) – Tony Plumbe

01 March Members’ Night – “Science”

15 March Sudan Study Group – Paul Grigg

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

05 April Birds and People – Veronica Matthews

19 April GB before 1840 – Peter Chadwick

03 May AGM.(2021/22) and Part 2 “My other collection”

06 May National Stamp Day