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This is a 16 page competition to be held on the day of the Society’s AGM in London and is open to all Society members. Entries may be on any postal stationery subject. Overseas members who may have difficulty in sending original material may submit colour photocopies of their entries without penalty. A silver salver will be awarded to the winner for him/her to keep for one year.

i)    The competition is to be known as the Tony Chilton Competition and is to be held annually immediately following the Society’s annual general meeting.

ii)    Each entry must be of 16 pages (maximum size approximately 300mm high by 250mm wide). Member may only submit one entry per competition. Entries will be displayed 4 sheets wide, 4 rows deep. Members not attending the competition should indicate by numbering the backs of their sheets how they wish their entry to be set out.

iii)    The first sheet of an entry should be used as a title page, defining the scope of the entry. An entry will not be penalised if the first sheet does not contain any philatelic item.

iv)    All competition sheets must be enclosed in protective sleeves.

v)    Entries must be the sole property of the member. Entries may not be re-entered in subsequent years without having been substantially altered or rewritten.

vi)    Entries may be submitted in person on the morning of the competition, or by lodging the entry with a member of the committee or other party who will be in attendance on the day. Members must make their own arrangements for insuring their entries. Although every care will be taken, the Society and its officers accept no responsibility for loss or damage to an entry while it is in the possession of the Society.

vii)    Entries will be returned to members by the same means that they were delivered, with the cost of Royal Mail special delivery, or its equivalent, being met by the Society.

viii)    The competition will be judged by two judges accredited at Federation level or higher, to be selected by the Chairman and Vice Chairman. The judges may be members of the Postal Stationery Society, but may not be competition entrants in that year.

ix)    The winners will be presented with certificates, and the overall winner will be allowed to retain the Tony Chilton Cup/Salver for a year, but this will remain the property of the Society and must be returned to the Society at the following AGM. Due to customs difficulties it will not be possible to send the cup/salver abroad, and therefore an alternative trophy will be made available for overseas winners.


GB newspaper wrapper Aeronautical Society
A ½d GB wrapper, H&B WP15, with private overprint by the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain.
Postmarked 13 April 1886, addressed to Berlin, uprated with a ½d SG 164.
Aeronautical Society of Great Britain was established in January 1866.
This wrapper is addressed to a Lieut Moedebeck, probably the German aviation pioneer Hermann Wilhelm Ludwig Moedebeck.

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