The Stamp Club met quite regularly during the Christmas term and its members engaged in the usual Activities of stamp-collecting mania: cataloguing and arranging their collections, exchanging duplicates, examining and buying from "approvals." There were, in addition, however, three special meetings each attended by at least fifty members; at the first, Dr. L. B. Cane brought selections of stamps from his own very extensive collection and gave a most interesting talk on his own stamp-collecting experiences, particularly in the Far East; at the second, Mr. G. W, Dalton, Secretary of the Ipswich Philatelic Society, and a member of the Council of the British Philatelic Society, talked of the early British mail, illustrating his remarks with some rare and interesting covers; at the third, entries in the Club's own competition were judged by Mr. Dalton, the prizewinners being:-
1. O'Loughlin, for a display of Falkland Islands and Dependencies;
2. Vizard, for a display of Canada;3. Byrde, for a display of Queen Elizabeth II stamps.Simon Harris was given a consolation prize by My. Dalton himself for an interesting display which made up in philatelic interest and knowledge what it lost in blots, smudges and illegible writing!
O'Loughlin and Vizard later entered their displays in the Ipswich Society's preliminary competition for the Melville Cup and each won the prize in his age group.