The Pacific Islands Study Circle
Welcome to the website of the Pacific Islands Study Circle
The Study Circle was founded in Great Britain in 1962 for collectors of the stamps and postal history of the smaller Pacific islands and the Indian Ocean islands of Christmas and Cocos (Keeling). The list of territories covered include:
MIDPEX 2003 will be held at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, 10:00 - 17:00 on 6th July 2013.
This is one of the largest on-day exhibitions in the UK with 60 dealers and 40 specialists societies (including both the Pacific Islands Study Circle and the Kiribati and Tuvalu Philatelic Society) There is Free parking (2,000 vehicles), Free admissiion, Free programme and a Free shuttle bus to and from Leamington Station throughout the day.
See the Midpex 2013 website for further details www.midpex.wordpress.com.
As part of the Australasia 2012 celebrations “Philatelic Gems” was published. Members of the three societies, the PISC, BSAP and NZPS, have contributed illustrations and descriptions of items from their collections which are remarkable in some way and can justifiably be regarded as “gems”.
The contents are arranged in chronological order and range from 1805 to 2011. Among the Pacific Islands items are covers and stamps from Caroline Islands, Christmas Island, Clipperton Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Easter Island, Fiji, French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Niue, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn Island, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Wake Island.
Copies of this an attractive publication, illustrated in colour, are still available (while stocks last) at £10 + p&p. To order or other enquiries (e.g. cost to Europe, airmail to rest of world. Paypal payments etc) please contact to email@example.com. Size A5, 113 pages of “Gems” plus editorial matter and advertisements, illustrated in colour.
Large Vermeil at Autumn Stampex 2012
Norfolk Island Cancellations and Postal Markings (3rd edition)
compiled by D.A.R. Murray Brown FRPSL
This latest publication is a description and classification of cancellations and postal markings used on mail from Norfolk Island from 1841 to the present day. Read more...