TO SEE MICHAEL R THOMPSON IN ACTION AS AN AUCTIONEER
PART OF THE GOODMAYES PHILATELIC AUCTION,
HELD ON THE SATURDAY 16th MAY 2009.
About the Speaker
Michael R Thompson
Kent. DA11 9LN.
Telephone: (01474) 325507
ABOUT THE SPEAKER.
Michael R Thompson has lived in Rosherville (between Gravesend
and Northfleet in the Gravesham Borough) since the late 1970's
and is very interested in Kent local history with special interest
in Rosherville Gardens, Northfleet, Gravesend, Fawkham,
Frittenden, Rolvenden and Rolvenden Layne, all in Kent.
He is also interested in Lundy Island, in the
Bristol Channel; The Kent & East Sussex
Railway at Tenterden, Kent; The Channel
Islands including Sark, Herm, Jethou
and Lihou; and The Great Little
Trains of Wales (Steam Railways).
A member of
Northfleet History Group
Also a member of the National Philatelic Society (Hon. President
& Hon. Auctioneer), Gravesend & District Stamp Club
(Hon. President), Malling Stamp Club,
North West Kent Postcard Club and
the Lundy Collectors Club, etc.
After completing his education at Queen Mary
College, London and working in the engineering
industry for twenty years, he decided to change
his employment direction completely in 1989,
by taking a position at Harmers of London
Stamp Auctioneers in New Bond Street.
They relocated to Chiswick, West
London in early 2000.
He then accepted the position of Philatelic Book Department Manager
at Vera Trinder Ltd. in Covent Garden, London in March 2000.
After six years he moved to the Stamp Department at Bonhams (1793) Ltd. Auctioneers of Knightsbridge, London
and took early retirement in
A) Local History Group.
Norfleet History Group. northfleethistorygroup.weebly.com
B) Philatelic Societies etc.
National Philatelic Society: www.ukphilately.org.uk/nps
The Association of British
Philatelic Societies. www.ukphilately.org.uk/abps
Kent Federation of Philatelic Societies. www.kentphilately.weebly.com