Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
NEW ZEALAND, FRANCE & POSTCARDS
Two lady members provided the displays at our latest meeting.
Helen Bruce showed modern New Zealand stamps. Helen started collecting stamps after visiting a Society display at our former home in Motherwell Library some years ago. Her fascination for New Zealand had grown especially after twice visiting the country. Helen began her display with a pre decimal set from 1960 and then selected various issues she particularly liked. This included architecture, fruit, paintings, lakes, tourism, royalty, birds, Maoris, walking trails, National Parks, bridges, cattle, horses and "wacky" letter boxes. Subjects such as bungee jumping, heli-skiing and jet boating were included in the 1994 Tourism issue. Helen completed her display with two boards solely on Christmas issues that began with a solitary stamp in 1960 and now 6 stamps were issued.
Jean Martin split her display in two. The first half she presented her alternative to Post Office PHQ cards. Jean had gathered postcards from many sources to obtain an item that matched the many, and various, Post Office issues. Jean's best cards were probably those for St. Kilda, railways and Youth Organisations. Jean then went on to show her collection of of French Philatelic Exhibitions that had taken place in Paris. her earliest item came from the 1925 Exhibition, whilst the 1937 Exhibition commemorated the centenary of the first French postage stamp. By 1964 the exhibition was linked to a theme such as rockets, Centenary of the Eiffel Tower, or Louvre museum exhibits.
Bill Doran provided the Vote of Thanks.
Our next meeting, on Friday 6th February, will see a display by visiting members of Kirkintilloch Philatelic Society, to which all are very welcome.