Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"G73 to G75 Display"


There was much variety at the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society on Friday, 9th April, 2010, when members of the Club residing in postcode areas G73 – G75 gave their displays!

Peter Hambleton set off the evening with his postcards of places he had visited and enjoyed – in both Scotland and England (particularly with interesting cards of Shakespearian England).

Bernard Berrie displayed a Postal History of the Third Reich from 1939-1945. Postcards of Hitler’s birthplace; covers for Hitler’s Culture Fund; a postal cancellation of 1937 for the ‘Pact of Steel’ – the agreement between Hitler and Mussolini; miniature sheets etc.

Jim Grassom, having first shown postcards and stamps of Stephenson’s ‘Rocket’ then displayed interesting postcards, covers and stamps of the Australian Railway.

Chris Moffat, beginning with the cover and cancellation marking the change from Nyasaland to Malawi, displayed postal items issued during the first two years of Independence. The first Christmas issue, various issues marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1915 uprising were amongst the items displayed.

Jim Kerr had an interesting display of stamps issued by some of the islands of Britain; - the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Alderney); also the Summer Islands, Sanda, Staffa, Pabay - Islands of Scotland.

After ‘Tea Time’ we began with ‘Tee Time’ - a display of postcards, stamps, covers, cancellations on the game that drives off from the ‘tee’! from Frank Jardine; also signatures of famous golfers through the years.

George Graham had a delightful show of postcards of the Terracotta Army found in 1974 in China in the tomb of Quin Shi Huang.

Ken Mathieson sailed off ‘Into the Unknown’ – or rather, it was Captain Bligh who did so. With the aid of postcards, maps, miniature sheets and stamps, Ken told the story of Captain Bligh’s voyages before and after he was set adrift in a mutiny.

Maureen Mathieson told the story of the European Organization for Nuclear Research and with covers, stamps, cancellations, postcards told about the work of the organisation and of the Haidron Collider throughout the years.

Jack Wood with ‘Around the World Covers’ featured a variety of covers from many different countries which had been sent to him – or which had a personal connection with himself.

Bernard Berrie rounded off the evening with his display of some of the abundance of postal material issued for the Olympics held in Munich, Germany in 1936 – the first time the Olympic Torch was lit and carried.

Ian Gray gave a very suitable vote of thanks to all who so ably displayed material.

Our next meeting in St Andrews Parish Church Hall, Avon Street, Hamilton, is on Friday, 30th April, 2010 at 7:30pm when members are asked to ‘Display 5 Sheets or pay 50p’. 

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