The Springbok    

The South Africa Collectors' Society is concerned with the philately of South Africa including both the 1910-61 Union Period and the Republic period from 1961 onwards plus the philately of South West Africa and Namibia.

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The Springbok is the publication of the society and is produced four times a year. It contains a mixture of society news and philatelic articles.
Our society is very active with regular meetings in London and Carlisle. In 2013 we held a two day meeting in Leamington Spa for the first time. It was well attended with twenty members turning up for what was a very enjoyable weekend and has now become a fixture on the calender.

2010 marked the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Union of South Africa.  The society celebrated this by hosting a major exhibition at the Spring Stampex held in London. Many members loaned parts of their collections to form a magnificent display of philatelic material covering the whole 51 years of the Union of South Africa in over 140 exhibition frames.

Once a year a number of our members take part in the Annual Southern Africa Philatelic Conference held in Leamington Spa, usually during the second weekend in November.  The attendees bring many interesting displays, shown across the Saturday and Sunday. We also have some dealers in attendance.  It is always a very pleasant and relaxed way to spend a weekend.

2012 saw the tenth anniversary of the Conference, displays included a magnificent showing of the London Pictorials, a staggering assembly of the 1910 Union stamp on cover, plus displays of Bechuanaland, C.S.A.R., South West Africa postal history and advertising covers from South Africa. We also witnessed a signing of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists of South Africa and held our annual bumper Conference auction.

The 2015 Conference will have displays Africa during WWI, a Gold Medal Exhibit of South Africa Third definitives, Exhibitions in South Africa, An introduction to the first issues of Transvaal AND MORE!

If you are interested in joining our society then please contact the membership secretary Chris Oliver:

Our events for the 2015 calendar are:

6th & 7th June: Leamington Spa (11.00am)

19th September: Carlisle (10.00am)

19th September: London (2.00pm)

6th to 8th November Leamington Spa, Joint Southern Africa Societies Convention