Basildon Philatelic Society has been serving the stamp collectors and philatelists of the Basildon area since 1968.
Meetings typically involve invited speakers and member events including displays, competitions (both formal and informal), auctions and quizzes. In addition, there are an exchange packet and a newsletter including articles provided by members. Stamp fairs may be organised from time to time.
At a typical meeting, that first quarter hour from 7.30pm is an informal period to allow members to exchange greetings and information, do private deals, and allow the Committee to welcome visitors and undertake any administrative work. At 7.45pm, the Chairman calls the meeting to order and announcements are made of any news for members. He then announces the purpose of the meeting and hands over to the night's speaker for the rest of the evening. Tea or coffee is served at around 9pm, after which the evening's event normally continues until 9.45pm, when we close to enable the car park to be cleared by 10.00pm.
Visitors are always welcome to attend any of our meetings with a view to joining the Society.