The British Compact Collectors Society

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The COVID-19 crisis is continuing to affect us all, and the coming months are still filled with uncertainty, in the UK and around the world. Lockdown may be starting to ease across the country, however social distancing will continue for the foreseeable future; mass gatherings will not be possible or practical; and the elderly and those with health conditions will need to continue to shield.

As a result, the BCCS Committee has taken the difficult decision to cancel the annual Convention, which was scheduled for 10th October at the Hilton Doubletree Reading.
Any members who had already booked tickets will have their fees refunded.

  The Committee has come up with a package of exceptional measures as a gesture to compensate for the cancellation of this year’s main event:


Members who have renewed / joined will be contacted by email to ask whether they would like to be included in a BCCS Membership Directory. This will be produced as a booklet in electronic format and emailed only to those who have opted in. It will help all of us, particularly at this challenging time, to network and reach out to fellow members with similar collecting interests.


Even though the Convention and exhibition will not be physically taking place this year, in honour of the BCCS's 25th anniversary, there will still be a full-colour catalogue, and its theme will be 'Celebrations'. It will be produced in electronic format and emailed (for those not on email, a hard copy will be posted). Extra hard copies will also be available for members to purchase.


There will be a special 25th Anniversary issue of the Face Facts newsletter produced,
separate to the Winter issue.


Those who have attended past Conventions will know that there is always an AGM included - which can distract from buying, selling and chatting! The current circumstances have led to a decision to move this year's meeting to March 2021. Members will be notified in advance of the date and method/venue if they wish to join. At that meeting, there will be an option to vote for the AGM to be held separately from the Convention in future.


The Hilton Doubletree Reading has agreed to postpone the event booking for the Convention to Saturday 9th October 2021 (Save The Date!), and the planned speakers have also agreed to reschedule. Further details / booking information will be provided closer to the time.

We hope that you, your family and friends stay safe and well, and that the current restrictions are allowing you some extra time with your compact collections!


To renew online, click the link below:

Online Members Renewal

(Renewal forms were also in the March issue of the Face Facts newsletter)


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