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The goal of the Hampshire Philatelic Federation is to support and advance the interests of all stamp collectors, philatelists and postal historians in Hampshire and neighbouring counties, particularly those who are members of Clubs and Societies affiliated to the Federation.

Please add us to your favourites folder then use the navigation bar at the left to find your way around our site which aims to link you with local societies, useful philatelic sites and information about exciting events in Hampshire and the South of the United Kingdom.

Hampshire Philatelic Federation - Golden Anniversary Year - 2019

A meeting of representatives from Societies interested in forming a Federation of Hampshire Philatelic Societies was held in Basingstoke on 9th July 1969. The inaugural meeting on 20th August 1969 elected the initial officers with Mr G Robinson as Chairman, Mr F Kiddle as Secretary and Mr A Parkhurst as Treasurer.

Fifty years on and the Hampshire Federation runs an annual convention - HAMPEX - with an inter-society competition, of two 16 sheet entries per society, for the Howard-White Trophy. There is also an individual 32 sheet competition for which the best entry is awarded the Jan Kaluski Cup. The Bulletin continues with the same three issues per year and the Federation Committee meets three times a year.

Here is a copy of the original meeting minutes.

On this HPF website you will find details of affiliated societies, stamp competitions, and stamp fairs and meetings on our Events Page. You should probably start with our Home Page showing the latest HPF News, or the site map. Don't forget to look at our HAMPEX page.

Our handbook, bulletin and other publications may be found here.

Hampshire Federation is also pleased to host online images of the Winchester Postal History Reference Collection.

Latest Update: January 2019

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