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
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
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
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
This wrapper is addressed to a Lieut
Moedebeck, probably the German aviation pioneer Hermann Wilhelm Ludwig