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.



06 September Trinidad and Tobago's Postal History to Independence

20 September Stockton and Darlington railway + Aspects of GB

18 October Aden: WWII and Forces Mail 1957-67

01 November Members's Night - Letter L

08 November Visit by Lothian Study Group

15 November Great North Road History (PPC Display)

06 December Competition Night + Part 2, NZ Fiscal Stamps 1880-1931

20 December President’s Night – Postal History Miscellany


03 January Members' Night - QEII Celebration in Stamps and Postal History

17 January The Postal History of the Hartlepool's - Ian Lightfoot, NEPA President

07 February Members’ Night –Military on Stamps and Postcards

21 February Scots on Stamps and other Things (Thematic Display)

07 March Members’ Night – Monuments and Sites on Postcards

21 March Bananas - thematic display

04 April Trans Siberian Railway Part 3

15 April NEPA.Convention, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5AT

18 April Forgeries - Spiro and friends

02 May AGM.(2022/23) and Part 2 “Austria

06 May National Stamp Day