The Anglo-Boer War Philatelic Society


The Anglo-Boer War Philatelic Society was founded in 1957; during its first year 41 members (4 of whom are still members) paid a subscription of 7/6d. We now have about 160 members world wide with a subscription of £15.00 (2016).

'The Anglo-Boer War Philatelist''The Anglo-Boer War Philatelist' is published four times a year (March, June, September and December). The contents of the March 2014 issue includes:

  • The Siege of Kimberley - Soup and Meal Tickets
  • The OV/CENSOR/S Censor Mark
  • Army Post Office Receipt Cards
  • British POW Mail - Revisited
  • Boone (Covers) at Auction

Postal Bid Auctions are held twice a year, sometimes more frequently. Almost all items are individually described. 10% commission to the Society; no buyer's premium.

A Convention, comprising Members' Displays and a Room Auction, is held in conjunction with the A.G.M. at Royal Leamington Spa (this year at The Falstaff Hotel on 8th May 2016).

Spring and Autumn meetings are held in London at The Union Jack Club, Waterloo (next on 27th February 2016 and 19th November 2016).

Current Officers:
President  Mr Joh Groenewald, RDPSA, P O Box
  4007, George East 6539, South Africa
Chairman A (Tony) Meacher
  63 High Causeway, Whittlesey, Peterbourough PE7 7QA
  Tel: 01733-20400
Vice Chairman Richard Stroud RDPSA
  24 Hooper Close
  Somerset TA8 1JQ
  Tel: 01278-782235
Secretary Mr Nick Harris
Librarian Address - 118 Maldon Road, Tiptree, Colchester CO5 0PA, Essex
Membership Tel - 01621 927048
AGM Convenor
Treasurer Dr Paul Dunn
  The Hop Barn, Hope House Lane, Stanford Bishop WR6 5TZ, Worcestershire
  Tel: 01886 884426
Editor Mr Alan Harley
  Abbeyville, Bradford Street, Shrewsbury SY2 5DP
  01743 361785
Convenor Jim Madeley, Woodgate Farm
(Northern Area) Wallbank, Church Stretton, 
  Shropshire SY6 7JB
  Tel: 01694-722042
Convenor Mr John Ineson
(Southern Area) 01787 227136


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The annual subscription is £15.00 (2016) (airmail supplement £10.00), due in January. Payment should be made in sterling or US dollar bills. South African Members may pay in rands to Mr. Nigel Hosking, 16 Salix South Road, Willowild 2196, South Africa, tel: 082-7895746, email:

Prospective members should contact the Secretary.

Membership records are entered into a secure computer database which is accessible only to the Treasurer. Information entered is limited to name, postal address, telephone, email address and subscription status.

To comply with the provisions of The Data Protection Act 1984, we ask any member who objects to this information being held on computer to advise the Treasurer accordingly.