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I’m a membre de Le Chambre Syndicale Francaise Des Negociants et Experts en Philatelie (CNEP) in Paris. I was a member of the Scottish Philatelic Trade Association (SPTA) from 1991 to 2011, being Secretary from 1991 to 1994, and helped in the initial drawing up of the present Constitution and organised “Scotex”, the Trade Fair for the SPTA from 2003 to 2011; and the Philatelic Traders Society (PTS) in London from 2006 until 2013.
I belong to several Societies –
Member of the Royal Philatelic Society, London (becoming a Fellow in 2012).
Member of the Collectors Club of New York.
Society of Postal Historians.
Lanarkshire Philatelic Society (President 1995-96; Librarian 1999 – 2006;
Delegate to the Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies 2006 to date.)
Caledonian Philatelic Society (President 2000-2001; Forgery Warden 2005 to date.)
Scottish Postal History Society (Editor of The Scottish Post 2010 to date, and member of the Publications Committee 2010 to date).
Czechoslovak Philatelic Society of Great Britain
Germany and Colonies Philatelic Society (Chairman of Scottish Group 2000-2001;           
Scottish Group Leader 2003 to date.)
Netherlands Philatelic Circle (Editor of The Netherlands Philatelist 2011 to date)
Nederlandse Vereniging van Poststukken-en-Poststempelverzamelaars.
From 2009 I have been a member of the judging panel for the Literature class of the National Competition in Scotland: and became Chairman of Judges for Literature Class in 2013. I’m also an apprentice judge for Literature Class at Stampex.


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