Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society

The year 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the first year of operation of the Germany & Colonies Philatelic Society following the amalgamation of the Germany & Colonies Stamp Club (established 1947) and the Stockton German Study Group (1960).


The G&CPS celebrated its inaugural year in 1964 with the first Germania Posta philatelic exhibition held in Stockton.




  1. The Visitors' Message Board is open to all to use; members could use the Visitors' Message Board to respond to a visitor's enquiry for example, but your response and any sender's details given will be open to any other visitors to see.

  2. Users of either Message Board will automatically be notified by e-mail when a response is received to their message. Email notification is temporarily unavailable, we are looking into this issue.
  3. A picture file attachment can be added to your message - for example if you have a query about a particular stamp or postmark.

  4.  If including a picture file attachment, please consider the size of the file as it will impact the speed with which visitors to the message board will be able to read your message. Where possible, please keep the file size below 30KB, which may easily be achieved simply by scaling down the width/height of the image. All attached files must have either a .gif or .jpg file extension (please avoid .jpeg extensions).

  5. 'Showcase Cover' - as a bit of philatelic fun why not use the message boards to show an interesting cover from your collection and say something about it - put 'Showcase Cover' in the message board heading - type in your text, add the image and share a sheet from your album with others

  6.  To avoid error messages and timing out - if your message is likely to take more than a few minutes to complete it is better to compose it offline in a text only programme like Notepad then cut and paste it into the newly opened message board message box for immediate submission.

  7. If you need to see the original query text/image at the same time as you are responding to it, you can open your reply in a new window/tab by right clicking (Windows) or control click (Mac) on the title of the post you are responding to, this will open a subsidiary menu. From the menu chose open link in new tab, or window.




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