Saturday, September 30, 2006
A cover service is available for members and supplies to subscribers on an annual basis, where possible, all known Methodist related covers and stamps. This part of the Society is funded by members themselves who subscribe, initally paying a deposit in advance. A sum of £15 (US$25) will usually cover a normal year. This enables the Society to buy, commission or organise the printing of covers and inserts to commemorate significant Methodist events or to purchase stamps.
The illustration is of a cover which will be sent to 2006 subscribers and which commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Wesley Methodist Church, Winchester, UK.
For more information contact the Cover Service Secretary
Methodist philately can include special stamp issues, historic Methodist covers and postal history, postcards and modern covers.
To the left are a set of stamps issued by the West Indian island of Antigua, marking the establishment of an autonomous Methodist Church.
The example on the right shows both sides of a postcard sent in the 1930s by Methodist missionaries in China asking for funds.