Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
It was an evening of interesting variety at the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society meeting on Friday, 20th February, when members residing in postcode ML3 gave displays!
Mike Pomeroy displayed Stamp Booklet Covers from the years when these had interesting pictures on them! – Transport; Flowers; Places of Interest; Fashion etc.
David Brown, remembering this year is the 250th Anniversary of his birth, displayed a random collection of Burns’ covers and of stamps issued through the years. Also postcards of scenes from Burns’ poem ‘The Cottar’s Saturday Night.’
Jim Grandison took us off to New Zealand with Scenic Issues showing many lovely views of the country.
Charles Kane showed beautiful GB Numismatic covers – including the QEII, Burns and also Charles Darwin.
Alex Magowan - a keen rugby fan – showed covers and stamps of the Rugby World Cup matches of 2003 and 2007.
John Potter had postcards of Scottish Castles – some still in existence, others now long demolished – in the letters A & B.
Andrew Strannigan had postcards of Shell Gas and Oil Ships and told the very interesting history of them.
Walter Tytherleigh’s display was of stamps issued during German Occupations in various countries during the War.
After the break Bob Eadie displayed issues from Malta during the years 1937 to 1968.
Terry Woods had an interesting display of some Postal Rates from Lanarkshire – including - in 1711; a letter from Hamilton to London cost 2d – but this went up to 8d in 1784! In that same year a letter from Hamilton to Edinburgh cost 3d.
Paul McGowan showed a fascinating display of French covers of the 1998 Football World Cup.
Ken Norris took us off to various Exhibitions that had been held in Britain – shown on postcards, stamps and covers - including the Imperial International Stamp Exhibition of 1909; Franco-British Exhibition of 1908 – and many others.
In giving the Vote of Thanks, David Matthews remarked on the expertise of all those giving the displays and gave appreciation to the great variety of material exhibited.
Our next meeting in St Andrews Parish Church Hall is on Friday, 6th March, 2009 at 7:30pm when Bill Russell of Glasgow will entertain.
Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc are very welcome to attend.