Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Ladies Night"


Friday, 9th October was "Ladies’ Night" at the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society and each of all 14 lady members present gave a display.

Margaret Lyth showed postcards of Arran, each featuring "ladies"! These were all pre-war so there was an interesting view of fashions!

Ann Holmes had some Australian covers each with a "medical" theme. These showed the Red Cross, Nursing Services, Community Health, St John Ambulance, Organ Donation etc.

Julia MacLeod, with the aid of postcards, covers, labels and postmarks told the interesting history of the paddle steamer, the Waverley.

Jean Martin gave a fascinating display of advertising envelopes from different French firms. An English translation was given for those not familiar with the language!

Jean Osborne showed beautiful stamps and postcards featuring "Impressionist Paintings" – by Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Toulouse Lautrec, Renoir, Boudin, Seurat and Cassatt.

Maureen Mathieson, using stamps, covers, postcards and catalogues showed, not only the original Bayeux Tapestry, but also a copy sewed by Maude Geare and displayed in an Exhibition in Olympia – and beyond!

Helen Bruce, to finish the first round, took everyone off to New Zealand when she displayed various lovely First Day covers and stamps.

To open the second round Sheila Sinclair displayed a wonderful array of postcards, stamps, postmarks and covers of New York and environs.

Margaret Allan, with Miniature Sheets from Christmas Island, showed various subjects – including some commemorating the Chinese New Year. There was also a beautiful stamp booklet for the Year of the Pig.

Jessie Henderson who had recently visited the Cabinet War Rooms in London, showed postcards of what had happened there, including Churchill’s rooms – along with various postcards of World War II slogans.

Emslie MacPherson had a great collection of stamps, covers, postcards showing Elephants – African and Asian – also elephants performing in the Circus, elephants in the zoo, and elephants working.

Elsie Miller showed postcards of "Churches with a Difference" – including one church which at one time had a "Galerie des Fumeurs" for those wishing to smoke during the sermon! Also a church in a tree!

Ellen Currie was, with the help of many postcards, encouraging everyone to visit the island of Staffa – to climb to the top of the island – and to go into Fingal’s Cave and listen to the "Hebridean Overture" !

Margaret Allan also had a wonderful series of postcards showing the beautiful tapestries sewn to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Jersey.

Ian MacPherson, giving the Vote of Thanks, remarked on the great variety of subjects shown and of the enjoyment everyone had had in viewing them all.

Our next meeting in St Andrews Parish Church Hall is on Friday, 30th October, 2009 at 7:30pm when we look forward to a visit from members of the Dundee Philatelic Society. 

Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to attend.