Next Meeting: Nov 3rd: CHINA/HONG KONG – Stuart Haldane and Jim Morrison
The Club is a large and very active club, formed in 1965 for the study of stamps and encouragement of all branches of stamp collecting in Falkirk and the surrounding area. Regular fortnightly meetings run from September to April each year and informal summer meetings are held monthly from May to August. The Society meets at 7.30pm on Thursday evenings at Camelon Parish Church Hall, Dorrator Road, Camelon.
The club has remained informal and friendly for over forty years. All stamp and/or postcard collectors are welcome to visit at any meeting and anyone may join for an annual subscription of £11 (£1 for juniors – under 18 years). Summer meetings cost £1 per evening. Tea/coffee is included at all our meetings.
The benefits of membership are numerous. Firstly there is an enormous pool of knowledge and know-how within and outwith the club that you can draw upon. Then there is the annual programme of guest speakers of the highest calibre in Scotland who give presentations on as wide a range of philatelic subjects as you can imagine. Also there are interchange visits to and from other Scottish clubs; regular displays of stamps; in-house and national competitions; an annual quiz; and opportunity to show your collecting interests. We engage with other philatelic activities locally, and nationally through both the ASPS (Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies) and ABPS (Association of British Philatelic Societies).
Members are encouraged to build their collections through the club’s “exchange packet” section for the buying and selling of stamps, and annually we hold an auction sale of philatelic material including books, albums, accessories, stamps and postal history.
The Club has its own library of close to 200 stamp catalogues and reference books. The many different types of philatelic publications are all loaned free of charge to members.
Try before you buy! If you enjoy “The World’s Greatest Hobby” you can come along for a visit at no cost. A warm welcome awaits you. If you like what you see, joining is simple and fuss-free. Contact the Secretary for more help, an information pack, or a membership application form, or log on to www.falkirkstampclub.co.uk.
Hon Secretary: Mike Turnbull
38 Glenview Drive