Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"These I also collect"


There was not a stamp in sight!  That was the true fact at the meeting of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society on Friday, 26th November. 


This meeting was entitled ‘These I also collect’ and what a wonderful array of items was displayed!


Sheila Sinclair had interesting models, fridge magnets, a brooch - of lighthouses;

Elsie Miller displayed miniature books  of well known novels – printed in 1.5 point – and still fully readable;

Julia MacLeod took members round the world with her lovely collection of miniature houses;

Alex Magowan filled his table with rugby memorabilia – balls, beer mats, magazines, photographs;

Bob Harvey displayed beautiful maps painted by himself – both with symbols representing historic interest;

Jean Martin brought along a great array of tea towels – depicting Christmas, Sir Walter Scott, Ships etc;

Emslie McPherson showed very shapely cruet sets!  Santas, elephants, lighthouses, etc;

Frank Jardine showed signed photographs of past famous Scottish footballers – Ian St John, John Greig etc &

Margaret Allan had an interesting box of thimbles – Santa, Peter Rabbit etc - & also some lovely teaspoons.


After a tea break the evening continued;


Ian McPherson had a great array of Coins and Scottish Bank Notes – Including British Linen, National Bank, Commercial Bank (amongst others);

Paul McGowan displayed great photos, fanzines, programmes of Hamilton Accies F.C.;

Ed Archer took members abroad with his display of Bank Notes from Germany and Japan;

Chris Moffat helped members look at East Kilbride "Then and Now" with newspaper cuttings and postcards;

Ian Gray brought along a box of interesting medals from various Touring Cyclist Groups;

David Brown displayed an album full of Bank Notes issued by British Banks through the years;

Maureen Mathieson showed a delightful array of plaques, models, paintings, books about butterflies;

Robin Wishart showed great photographs of railway stations in Scotland – some lost in the Beeching cuts! &

Ken Norris who has travelled on many cruise ships – and has bought a teaspoon on each one!


Ed Archer led members in giving the Vote of Thanks for such a wonderful variety of displays!


Our next meeting in St Andrews Parish Church Hall, Avon Street, Hamilton,  is on Friday, 17th  December, 2010 at 7:30pm when members will display on the subject of  ‘Christmas Night.’ 


Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc – and other collectable items - is very welcome to attend.