Dear C.I.S.S. Member,

It was with great disappointment to be recently advised by the Milford Hall Hotel that our 2024 Member’s Weekend Meeting at Salisbury had to be cancelled at short notice due to substantial over – running of building work. I do hope you will appreciate that these circumstances were beyond our control.

The Executive Committee fully understands the disappointment that some members will feel by this cancellation and considerable efforts have been made to find another suitable location that could accommodate the needs of our society for a three-day Member’s Weekend Meeting. Sadly, I regret to say that in the short time available to us, this has not been possible, mainly due to substantially higher accommodation costs being quoted which we felt would not be acceptable to our members.

However, it has been agreed by the Executive Committee to hold a Member’s Meeting at the Royal Philatelic Society London (the Royal) on Saturday, 20th April 2024, at which Nick Stuart, C.I.S.S. Auctioneer, has kindly agreed to run the next general auction, which would have been held at Salisbury if that meeting had gone ahead, as a postal and room auction at which there will be at least 600 lots, so I encourage you to attend in person. Of course, for those of you who cannot make it to the Royal, you will still be able to submit your bids by post. Full details on the auction will be sent out by the Auctioneer in due course. I can confirm that I have already booked a room at the Royal to accommodate us and I hope to see as many of you there as possible.

I hope to provide you with a full programme for the day, including start and finish times closer to the date of the meeting via the C.I.S.S. website at www.ciss.uk or via a Mailchimp message so please keep a close look out for further updates.


Richard Flemming


Channel Islands Specialist’s Society