part of our site is primarily for the benefit of members
and may one day become
a password-protected area. We considered making the Directory of Members available online,
so that it would be up to date, but many members do not have access to the internet.
A Members Handbook updated to
January 2016 was issued to members with our Autumn 2015 journal.
Our next members auction, number 83, takes place on Saturday, 2 December 2017.
The auction list will appear here online and
in a Supplement to our newsletter.
The results for the previous auction held on 2 September plus details of unsold items are here
Auction 82 Results (PDF). and that auction list is given here -
Auction 82 Listing (PDF). Below are links to images of all the lots.
Our previous auction took place on 8 April 2017.The results are available at Auction 81 Results (PDF document).
New auction rules were given at the start of the listing for that auction, which remains available at
Auction 81 (PDF document).
Images of the lots in Auction 81 remain available to be viewed by clicking on the links below.
Our Auctions Secretary is Peter McGowan, to whom all auction correspondence should please be sent (address on Contacts page).
We have opened a webpage giving a list of Wants by members.
To get to this, go to the URL box at the top of this page and type Desiderata.htm in place of membersarea.htm
THE JOHN SIMPSON COLLECTION
A former member who died tragically in 2004, John Simpson
was an assiduous collector not only of books on fishing but also of
early bookplates, especially typographic labels, Early Armorials and Jacobean style bookplates. Results of the
auction at Bonhams, New Bond Street on 17 May 2005 are at www.bonhams.com and were included in the Society's
June newsletter. Some 23,000 bookplates sold for £63,000. An offprint of the catalogue was circulated to members, and further copies are available for purchase
by non-members Click here. John Simpson produced these two bookplates for himself, and they are discussed in our Autumn 2012
journal. The Society has possibly a few prints still available, at £6 each (post free to UK).