What information has always been missing from Great Britain’s stamps but always included on stamps from the rest of the world?”
If you know the answer you could be laughing all the way to claiming one of two prizes offered by the Bexhill Philatelic Society as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.
First prize will be a fine pair of genuine 1840 1d and 2d stamps in a presentation frame and second prize a mint set of 1963 British Commemorative stamps, also framed - the Observer will draw names and announce winners in November 8 issue.
This month sees Bexhill Philatelic Society celebrating its half century by holding a Stamp and Postcard Fair on Saturday November 16 at St Augustine’s church hall, Cooden Drive, 10-4pm. Bexhill Mayor Cllr Frances Winterborn will open it and there will be a number of stamp and postcard dealers plus a display of old Bexhill postcards and postal history, plus refreshments and children’s activities.
Having started following an enquiry about local interest in the Observer, the primary aim of the Society is to support the philatelic community in Bexhill and surrounding area and to provide a regular meeting venue for activities to promote this “much-loved” hobby. The Society meets twice a month; evening meetings are held at Parkhurst Hall, usually on the final Tuesday of the moneth, 7pm for 7.30pm, from September to July. From January 2014 there will be morning meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Wheatsheaf in Little Common. Details may be found on the website www.bexhillphilately.org.uk or from the secretary Ray Burnett on 01424 214294. Competition answers by post to Bexhill Observer please.