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 81, will take place on 1 April 2017. Please read the new auction rules, given at the start of this
listing Auction 81 (PDF document). The printed list,
in our New Year newsletter, will be mailed to members early in March 2017.
Images of the lots in Auction 81 are available to be viewed by clicking on the links below.
You can still view the list for Auction 80 (PDF document) which took place on 10 December 2016.
together with the Results for Auction 80.
Images of the lots in Auction 80 can, for the time being, be seen 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).
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).