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Welcome to the website of the Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain (PPHSGB) - the Society for collectors of Arctic and Antarctic Polar Postal History from around the World


A warm welcome to the website of the Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain. The aims of the Society are to promote the study of postal history from the polar regions and to act as a meeting place where members can exchange information and learn more about their areas of interest. We welcome members from not just Great Britain but from all around the World!
Geographically the polar regions encompass the North and South polar areas of the globe. In the Antarctic regions, postal history from the British Antarctic Territory, the Falkland Islands’ Dependencies, Gough Island, the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) and the French Antarctic Territory (TAAF), Ross Dependency, South Georgia, and the numerous Antarctic Bases in the Antarctic are covered. Postal history items from Northern Scandinavia, Greenland, Russia, Alaska, and Canada fall within the Society’s Arctic areas of interest.

Thematic topics covered include polar exploration and expedition related material, military mail, whaling, polar shipping and aviation. Whilst I personally specialise in the Scott and Shackleton Expeditions, society members have very diverse collecting interests from mail of the earliest polar expeditions to modern postal history. Over the years this diversity has expanded into thematic collecting, social history, postcards, photographs, literature. If it has a polar connection it now catches the attention of at least one of our members!

I hope that you will browse the site and learn more about the Polar Postal History Society. You can find more information about the society here. The website features many fine examples of polar postal history from our member's collections from which you can learn from or just admire. The latest polar postal history news is available to read with the latest society events highlighted below. You can read about our informative magazine Polar Post - our editor is always pleased to receive articles to feature in the magazine! We provide links to other polar related Internet websites that can help you with your collecting - if you would like your website to be added to our links please send us a message!
If you are interested in the Postal History of the Polar Regions, either North and South, please contact us for more information or better still fill out the application form  and join our society. Please specify your range of interests on the application form, but whatever they are, you will be most welcome. Happy polar collecting!
Trevor Cornford - Chairman


LATEST NEWS: Polar Postal History Weekend Cambridge now confirmed as 19th - 21st October 2018

2018 Events for your Diary

14th to 17th February: Spring Stampex, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, England.

17th February: PPHSGB AGM and Spring Meeting at Spring Stampex in Room “F” from 12:00am to 14:00pm.

The Secretary, Robert Hurst, announces that The Polar Postal History Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 17th February 2018 at Spring Stampex, the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, England - N1 0QH. All members of the Society are encouraged to attend and are entitled to vote as necessary. Items for inclusion in the agenda should
be sent to the Secretary, Robert H. HURST, 3 Bletchingley Road, Merstham, Surrey RH1 3HT, by: 1st February 2018. E MAIL:- hurstfamily.robert@ntlworld.com We would like to see as many members as possible at the AGM. The Society needs your ideas and comments. If you wish yourself to be put forward or nominate another member for the committee please apply to the Secretary for a nomination form which must be completed and returned by 1st February 2018. Please note that you must have the consent of the member to be nominated and the nominated member must be seconded by another member of the Society.
Following the AGM, there will be a short time for a Bring & Buy Session. Following this, there will be time for displays. Please bring material along with you for display, even just a few sheets. Please inform Robert Hurst in advance if you intend to bring a display with you.

Agenda for the AGM

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of the Previous AGM held on 18th February 2017

3. Matters Arising from the Minutes

4. Reports of Society Officers for 2018

5. Election of Committee

6. Membership Subscription Rates for 2019

7. Any Other Business


31st May: Polar Philatelic Display at the Royal Philatelic Society, London

9th June SWINPEX: Stamp and Postcard Fair, St Joseph’s RC College Swindon 10am - 4pm.

19th - 21st October: Polar Postal History Weekend Cambridge.

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