Friday, February 4, 2011

Philatelic Congress of Great Britain
George VI Period

(Post 40)

Each year, the Association of British Philatelic Societies (ABPS) organises the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain. The first Philatelic Congress of Great Britain was held in Manchester in 1909 and the event has been held annually ever since with the exception of war years.

This article shows souvenir covers produced for each Congress held during the reign of King George VI.

24th Congress, 1937 Folkestone

25th Congress, 1938 Cambridge

26th Congress, Liverpool 1939

27th Congress, 1940 Bournemouth

28th Congress, 1946 Brighton

29th Congress, 1947 Birmingham

30th Congress, 1948 Bournemouth

31st Congress, 1949 Manchester

32nd Congress, 1950 Tunbridge Wells

33rd Congress, 1951 Folkestone

34th Congress, 1952 Southampton

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