Crewe Heritage Centre railway stamps exhibition opens

Some of the exhibits

Some of the exhibits

As part of London 2010: Festival of Stamps, an exhibition of railway stamps and postcards has been mounted at Crewe Heritage Centre. The exhibition was organised jointly by North West Society of Philatelic Societies and Crewe Heritage Centre

The opening of the exhibition took place on Saturday 12th June 2010 at the Centre before a small crowd of local people, including some of the exhibitors. Paul Gaywood, past chairman of the Federation introduced the speakers. The first was the Mayor of Cheshire East Council Councillor Gordon Baxendale who welcomed everyone to Crewe. He had also brought with him the Mayoress Felicity Baxendale.

Speakers at the opening

Speakers at the opening

The official opening was then carried out by Professor Brian Goodey who is the Chairman of Trustees at The British Postal Museum & Archive.

Also present was Keith Johnson as representative of Sandafayre, one of the worlds largest mail stamp auctioneers who are based in Knutsford. They have sponsored the exhibition.

Others included Adrian Jones Secretary of the Federation, Mike Lenz of Crewe Heritage Centre and Philip Longbottom, Crewe Philatelic Society’s President.

The exhibitors are:

London & North West Railway
Pamlin cards
Wuppertal Overhead Railway
Loco Publishing Co
Cape Railways
– Tony Goodbody

Welsh Railways
– Paul Gaywood

The West Coast Route to Edinburgh
The East Coast Route to Edinburgh
Other Routes to Edinburgh and Edinburgh Railway companies
King Edward 8th – the 1921/2 and 1925 Royal Tour Trains
– Stephen Parkin 

Flying Scotsman
– Alan Rigby 

American Railways
– Alan Randall Jones 

North British Railway
– John Parkin

Giraffes
– Peter Kirk

Tennyson
– Keith Johnson

Space
– Godfrey Mellor

Olympics
– John Crowther

Cricket
– Peter Kirk

Pirates
– David Hope

Current railway material for sale
– Sandafayre 

The exhibition will be open until October, and open days can be found on the Crewe Heritage Centre website or by phoning 01270 212130.

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