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(Updated 22/02/24)

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Membership of The Shelley Group brings many benefits:-

Colour Magazine

You will receive a quarterly colour magazine full of interesting articles. The magazine is published in March, June, September and December and members are encouraged to contribute to it whether it is only a few lines or a longer article. Digital copies of the magazine are placed on the website shortly after publication and you will have access to the complete archive which is fully searchable.

Invitations to Social Gatherings

You will be invited to attend regional gatherings organized by your regional representative. Many are held in members’ homes where you will be able to see their collection, whilst other events have included picnics, beach parties, lunches and visits. Other gatherings are held as coffee-breaks at popular collectors fairs. Members meet in the cafe for a much-needed rest and show their purchases. Look out for details on the "News" and "Diary" sections.
The Shelley Group Annual Weekend combines our Annual General Meeting with social events, talks and workshops, an exhibition, 'bring and buy' sale and a silent auction. This event also gives members a chance to meet other members with similar collecting interests.

Monthly Zoom Presentations

In addition to receiving the quarterly magazine and holding regional meetings, we hold Internet meetings jointly with our sister clubs using Zoom. These are open to all members, no charge and no commitment. Generally these comprise of a PowerPoint presentation on a Shelley or Wileman subject followed by a “show and tell” with members joining in to show related items,  ask questions etc. If you are not familiar with Zoom, it is simple to use and to join meetings. There is no need to speak unless you wish – just join in and watch. Invitations together with joining instructions are issued to all members prior to the meeting. The presentations are recorded and made available on the website Playlist.

Information Service
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Our research officer is able to research patterns, shapes and designs, in fact any Shelley or Wileman questions you may have. If you have any questions we will attempt to find the answer. Please see the link to "Information Service" which you can find under the "Contact Us" button at the top of each web page.

Free entry in the Magazine Classified Section

The Magazine will offer you a classified section in which you can advertise to try and find items you may want to purchase, or indeed items that you may want to sell. .

Shelley shop

You will receive discounts on selected books through the Shelley Shop. You will also be able to purchase various Shelley publications on special areas of interest. Have a look at the "Shelley Shop" page to see what is available.

Membership Fees

Membership fees for the current year (up to April 2024) are listed below. If you are joining after April you will be sent all the magazines that have been issued in that year. However, if you are joining after January you can choose to join for a 15 month period, but you will not receive any previously issued magazines for that year.



The Shelley Group is a Registered Charity - Registration No. 1097547. One of the benefits of our registration is that we can apply for tax to be refunded to us under the Gift Aid Scheme. If you are a UK tax payer please make sure you let us know so that the Group can benefit from the gift aid.

To join please click on the link below

If you have any queries, please email: