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Scottish Congress / National Exhibition

89th Annual Congress

20-21st April 2018 at the Dewars Centre, Perth

Hosts: Scottish Philatelic Society

On the Saturday Morning of Congress a joint meeting between the Glasgow Thematic Society and the British Thematic Society will take place.

As hosts for the event Scottish Philatelic Society have produced a Cover, Postcard, Labels and a Smiler Sheet to mark the event. The theme for this congress is 125 Years of Scottish Philately.

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The design (approved by Royal Mail) features GB stamps from the six reigns with Scottish thistle and lion stamp motifs together with the Scottish Philatelic Society emblem.

The cost of the cover at Congress will be 65p.


The front features assorted images of GB stamps issued during the six reigns covering the last 125 years, together with the Scottish Philatelic Society emblem. Although the current stamp images are still under copyright, approval has been given by Royal Mail for the design of this postcard. On the reverse is a brief summary of the Scottish Philatelic Society.

The cost of the postcard at Congress will be 65p.

Smiler Sheet:

1st Class Scotland Saltire stamp with first Scottish Philatelic Society emblem of 1902 . The Smiler Sheet will be available by pre-order only for pick up at Congress

Smiler Sheets will cost £24 for full A4 sheet of 20 stamps and £12 for a half sheet of 10 stamps at Congress. If required to be posted P&P will be extra.
Please Note: No more orders are being accepted for Smiler Sheets.


A special sheet of nine labels commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Scottish Philatelic Society has been produced based on the 1913 Philatelic Congress of Great Britain (organised by the Scottish Philatelic Society) with an image of the Scott Monument, Edinburgh. Only 50 sheets have been printed.

A Sheet of 9 labels will cost £1.50p at Congress.

If you wish any further information on any of the above items please contact
Richard Cuthbertson

Please note that the prices for each of the items at Congress will be:

An unserviced Congress Cover will be 65p as will the Congress Postcard.
A cancelled cover and postcard with a 1st class stamp will be £1.50p.

Post & Go

The association have produced a Cinderella Post & Go stamp.

Strips are priced at £2 and each strip will contain 4 stamps.
Postage & Packaging will be charged at £2.
If you wish to purchase these please contact Alan Watson at stating your requirements. Payments must be made by Paypal and the closing date is Friday.

Strips can be printed with either the Congress Overprint or with an emoji of your choice.
Strips will be available to be purchased from the association table at Congress.

The Postal Administrations of Jersey, Guernsey and Gibralter will be in attendance.

Jersey Flag and Navy Vessels Guernsey Flag and Flowers Gibraltar Year of Dog & CCPA

The Congress overprint will be
89th Scottish
Congress 2018

Future Congresses

Congress Host(s) Dates
90 Largs & District Stamp Club 12-13th April 2019
91 Perth Philatelic Society 17-18th April 2020

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