Hayling Island Stamp Club was founded in 1952, at a time when philately was probably the most popular hobby for both adults and children. It remains an interest today, especially for the over 40s who started their collections with packets of miscellaneous stamps bought from Woolworths with precious pocket money!
Things have moved on since then, with a huge increase in the number of stamp issuing countries, radical changes in stamp design and the endless possibilities of graphic design for presenting a collection, plus the international reach of the internet.
If you are looking to return to the hobby; for new ideas; the opportunity to buy sell or swap or just the friendship of fellow collectors, the club would welcome your membership. Meetings are held monthly and include workshops and competitions, auctions, social occasions and regular displays from the collections of club members and visiting philatelists. These cover a very wide range of topics of general interest, and often include rare and sometimes unique stamps as well as intriguing stories of delivering the post at home and abroad.
The club serves the Havant and Emsworth area as well as Hayling Island, meeting in the evening of the second Friday of each month at the URC Hall in Mengham. Contact either David Carter on 023 9248 6534 or Tony Johnson on 023 9246 4043 for more details.