A big welcome to you all to our NEW CISS WEBSITE

Your Executive Committee together with our Website Administrator have worked hard during the lockdown to review the content of our existing website for the first time for some years. At the same time, we registered a new web address, www.ciss.uk, some seven letters shorter than our previous address.

We are therefore very pleased that you have chosen to visit our relaunched and redesigned website. Along with a new modern design, you will also find the website easier to navigate. The website has been designed to be viewed on a range of devices including computers, mobile phones and tablets.

New features include:

  • Easier logging in – you can log in from any page via the login box on the right hand side.
  • Updated Channel Islands Topics pages
  • Members Discussion – you can post a reply to our newly added discussion board
  • Latest News feed directly on the right hand side of the page.

And, of course, you have already discovered that your existing login will continue to work.

I hope you will find the changes we have made interesting and user friendly.


Following yesterday’s Full Committee, held using Zoom conferencing, it was decided to cancel the September 26, 2020 members’ meeting that was due to be held at the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL). This decision was taken due to the current Covid-19 pandemic situation and the uncertainty as to when the RPSL will be fully open for society meetings.

Please watch this page for information regarding the December 2020 meeting.

Stamp Collector magazine “Summer of Stamps Festival” 9th July – 18th August 2020

The Stamp Collector magazine is holding a month-long virtual “Summer of Stamps Festival” on its website from 9th July until 18th August. I am pleased to inform members that the Channel Islands Specialists’ Society is one of the featured societies represented in this Festival. To view the society’s listing please log-in to www.allaboutstamps.co.uk/stamp-festival. Click on “Featured Societies” and scroll down through the pages to find The Channel Islands Specialists’ Society entry for the Festival. Enjoy.
Keep safe. Keep healthy.

Guernsey Joint RPSL/CISS Meeting Programme 2020 (Amended)

The dates for the Guernsey members of the RPSL/CISS group are as follows: July 31st, August 28th, September 25th, October 30th and November 27th. All meetings are Friday evenings between 7pm and 9pm. The July meeting will be held in the St Sampson Suite, Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The meetings for the rest of 2020 will be held in the Andrew Mitchell Library at Les Cotils, St Peter Port. If you are on Guernsey why not go along. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE FOR AUGUST 2020 AND BEYOND.

Forces Postal History Society Free Journal Download

The Forces Postal History Society (FPHS) has provided me with the following statement.

“During these difficult times we have made the decision to make our current journal available to the widest philatelic audience possible, free of charge. We hope that your membership can make use of this facility which is available as a download from the FPHS website front page at http://www.forcespostalhistorysociety.org.uk

Richard Flemming, Secretary

Auction Lots and Prices Realized – a new link to the CISS.uk website

With the help of Nick Stuart (CISS Auctioneer) and Ed Martin (CISS Webmaster) a new link to the Auction section has been added that allows members to view previous CISS Auctions and the prices realized for each lot sold in that auction.

So if you were not the lucky winner of that special lot you can now see how much the lot actually was sold for, which may help you with bidding for similar lots in future CISS auctions.

All you have to do is log in to the CISS.uk website, click on “Auctions” in the menu options and then click on “Auctions Archive” where you will see images of lots from the last four auctions (NS9 – NS12) together with the hammer price.

Liberation of Biberach

If you’ve clicked on the “News” section of this website you will see a sub-heading titled “Liberation of Biberach”. If you open this section you will see a recent Guernsey Press newspaper article dated 23rd April 2020 about the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Biberach internment camp. If you have any similar material/article(s) about the Biberach internment camp and you would like it/them to be included in this section then please email me a scan of article/item to secretary@ciss.uk