Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
"A Happy New Year"
"The Committee Entertain"
"A wonderful exhibition of material!" With these words Rev. Bill Izett proposed the Vote of Thanks to all the members of the Committee of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Club who had displayed on this evening.
Mike Pomeroy began by explaining the mailing arrangements of two island communities which produce their own stamps – on the Summer Isles and on Lundy Island - and displayed some of their stamp issues; Margaret Lyth showed postcards of the lovely bird and animal creations of the Island Pottery of Arran;
Paul McGowan, with stamps, covers and other ephemera, displayed the bridges, ships, railways and Paddington Station built by Brunel;
Robin Wishart showed stamps of Tanzania - and also other issues of the same stamps - but in which there were printing errors;
Elsie Miller displayed stamps and postmarks showing different religious symbols; and the first round was completed by the President, Ellen Currie, displaying beautiful stamps showing ‘Art Masterpieces in Miniature’ – copies of many of the Old Masters.
The second round was led by Alan Wishart displaying stamps and items which indicated some of the Postal History of Russia;
Raymond Baldock displayed stamps of Danzig, 1919 to 1939 after which the country disappeared off the map;
Ann Holmes showed postcards, covers and stamps of the ‘Mary Rose’ Tudor ship;
Ian McPherson showed covers and stamps issued by Malaysia;
Ken Norris, in keeping with the New Year, displayed covers and postcards relating to Wines; he also aroused memories in his display of postcards and covers of Clyde Steamers;
David Haig displayed stamps and covers used by a private mail company in Germany – Nord Brief (North Letter) – and explained how the company operated the system; he also gave a display of Stamps issued through Deutschland (Germany) in 2007.
With humour, Bill Izatt asked members to share with him in showing their appreciation for the wonderful and varied displays presented by the committee members.
Our next meeting in St Andrews Parish Church Hall, Avon Street, Hamilton, is on Friday, 18th January, 2008 at 7:30pm when Gordon Shepherd will present his display, ‘The American Civil War.’
Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc will be very welcome to attend.