Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
"5 Sheets or 50 pence"
Thirty six society members displayed a wide variety of material at this our final display meeting of the season.
First round displays and themes were:-
Margaret Allan ~ Children on Stamps;
Sheila Sinclair ~ Jigsaw Stamps;
Chris Moffat ~ First Automatic Sorting Machine, Southampton, 1957;
Sam Sankus ~ Embroidered Christmas Cards and German Military Seals from World War 1;
Gordon Shepherd ~ Rhodesian UDI issues;
John Potter ~ Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1957/8;
Ken Mathieson ~ Vulcanism;
Maureen Mathieson ~ Modern Swiss stamps, including a Braille & a wooden issue;
Andy Napier ~ Fiji Definitive issue FDCs, 1938 to 1995;
Ken Norris ~ Prince Ranier of Monaco;
Andy Robertson ~ Italian Aero History, 1909/11;
Ellen Currie ~ Travel in Miniature;
Brian Dow ~ William Wallace;
Walter Tytherleigh ~ Japanese occupation of the Philippines;
Alex Grimason ~ Glasgow Postmarks, 1791 to 1907;
Brian Trainer ~ German Tourism Issues
Helen Bruce ~ recent New Zealand Issues.
After a quick pause, for breath, and a cup of tea the second "half" displays were:-
Margaret Lyth ~ Postcards of Arran;
Jim Fulton ~ Greece;
Boyd Brown ~ Artwork by the designer Tony Theobald
Jim Grassom ~ South African Railways;
Alan Rushworth ~ Early GB stamps & covers;
Bob Eadie ~ Postcards of Rome;
David K. Brown ~ Classic Cars;
Tom Bright ~ British Antarctic Territory definitive stamps, 1963 & 2003;
David Matthews ~ Early Bechuanaland (GB overprints),
Eric Ross ~ Austrian Buildings (circa 1953);
Alex Magowan ~ Australian Miniature Sheets;
David Haig ~ Stamps for ANKH MORPORK from Terry Pratchett's book "Going Postal";
Ian MacPherson ~ Malaysian Covers;
Emslie MacPherson ~ Borneo-Wildlife;
Jessie Henderson ~ Achnacarry Castle and the commando training centre at Spean Bridge;
Bill Izett ~ CB Radio;
Paul McGowan ~ Maps
Terry Woods ~ Lanarkshire Postal History.
Vice President, and organiser, Derek Wiltshire, in his Vote of Thanks, acknowledged the wealth of "talent" on show this evening.