Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Seven days to go"


LPS Members


The theme of the evening last Friday (18th December) at the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society was – ‘Seven Days to Go’ and many members gave displays – but the link with the theme was rather obscure in some instances! Using stamps, postmarks, covers, postcards etc the following displays were given:

Margaret Lyth led off the evening with a display of the trials and tribulations of Wee Maggie in those 7 days
Derek Wiltshire was thinking of food and showed some Christmas Menus
Sheila Sinclair went international with Christmas Greetings from around the World
Gary Cheyne displayed Christmas greetings sent by the Red Cross in World War One
Bill Izett was having a ‘clear oot’ of his philately boxes – Seven Days to Put the Rubbish Out’
Albert Wong showed stamps depicting the Hong Kong Festival
Jim Fulton brought along some Christmas Charity Stamps and postcards
Ken Norris brought the first round to an end with some letters from Santa and their cover envelopes – and also some postmarks from ‘Santa Claus Land’!

After mince pies the second round was led by:-
Mike Pomeroy with British stamps depicting Santa, Robins, Pantomimes, Carols and the birth of Christ
Chris Moffat took us off to Malawi with their issue of Christmas stamps and covers
Margaret Allan intrigued with ‘Christmas Trivia’ – different events that happened on 25th December
Sam Sankus showed special lovely Christmas cards from Malawi
Eric Ross displayed envelopes posted on the ‘first day of issue of new stamps’ – in June, September etc - and reminded us to ‘post early for Christmas’!
Brian Dow used charity stamps issued by the Carluke Boys Brigade and Scouts to deliver his cards
Alan Wishart had interesting postcards of the Imperial family of Russia – Czar Nicholas II
Elsie Miller thought of the Seven Days to Christmas from an excited child’s point of view
Alex Magowan displayed USA Miniature sheets; - Speedboats, Super heroes, Journalists etc
Bob Eadie showed postcards of his wonderful cruise that crossed the Arctic Circle
Gordon Shepherd was having some Year End Thoughts – TV repeats; Circus visit; Snow; Gifts
Julia MacLeod was listening to an assortment of ‘Bells’ – Cow bell; UN Peace Bell; Liberty Bell etc
Terry Woods delivered his Christmas cards using Hamilton Scouts and Boys Brigade special charity stamps
David Haig illustrated Deutschland 2008 with stamps and postcards issued through the year
Gary Cheyne brought the evening to an end with a display of World War One Christmas postcards

Brian Dow gave the Vote of Thanks to all who had displayed,