Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
"5 Sheets or 50p"
"Display 5 sheets or pay 50p!" that was the order of the evening at the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society on Friday evening.
Many members chose to display and there was a wonderful variety of themes.
Margaret Lyth was sailing on ‘Puffers of the Clyde’ – with postcards from Arran
Margaret Allan was on ‘Christmas Island’ – with stamps of Fish, Birds, Crabs, Explorers, Ships
Ken Norris told of the life of ‘Queen Astrid of Sweden’ with stamps and postcards
Ian McPherson displayed stamps and covers issued to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the ‘Bard’
Sheila Sinclair showed ‘postmarks from USA’ – Tombstone; Truth or Consequences; Cut-n-Shoot; Loveland
Emslie McPherson was interested in ‘Elephants ‘– both Indian and African; working and entertaining
Chris Moffat was in ‘East Kilbride Village’ – with old postcards of days gone by in the village
Duncan McIntyre displayed ‘French Red Cross’ stamps issued in booklet form
Gordon Shepherd took us to ‘Southern Rhodesia’ with stamps issued between 1937 and 1964
Bill Jardine crossed the sea to ‘Ireland’ and showed various Definitive and Commemorative stamp issues
Jessie Henderson was looking at ‘Notable Houses’ and showed postcards of Dumfries House and Mt Stuart
Eric Ross asked us to admire a series of stamps depicting ‘Waterfalls’
Bernard Berrie told of the creation of stamps issued in 1940 - Centenary of the First Adhesive Postage stamp
Frank Jardine showed ‘A Postal History of Castle Douglas - 1789 -1808’
Bob Eadie was in the greenhouse – with beautiful stamps of ‘Orchids’
After the tea break, Sam Sankus amused all with his collection of bus tickets – ‘On the Buses’ – no Bus Pass!
Brian Dow took us to the Norwegian Fjords – on ships of the Norwegian shipping line – ‘HURTIGRUTEN’
David Haig told of postal rivalry between ‘NORDBRIEF’ and the German Post Office
Gary Cheyne was at war - with postcards of the ‘Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905’
Jim Fulton was at the end of war – with postcards of the ‘Treaty of Trianon – Hungary’s Lost Territories’
Albert Tong was in the money! He showed ‘British Money’ – First Day Issues of Bank Notes
Robin Wishart took us back to the days of steam! Stamps and postcards of ‘Famous Trains’ – Royal Scot etc
Walter Tytherleigh displayed postcards of ‘German Military Officers’ of World War II
Terry Woods visited his favourite island! ‘A postal history of Kingston, Jamaica’
Ellen Currie admired the ‘Stained glass windows’ shown on GB 2009 Christmas stamps and miniature sheets
Derek Wiltshire showed ‘WWI’ postcards of Scottish soldiers returning home from the trenches of France
Elsie Miller gave a brief history of and showed, recent GB issues of the 7 monarchs of ‘The House of Stewart’
Paul McGowan displayed ‘Express Letters of the Netherlands’
Ian Gray travelled further into Europe with his display of postcards of ‘Belgrade’
The President, Bill Wilkie, in his Vote of Thanks, praised everyone who had displayed and remarked how much he had enjoyed seeing such an interesting variety of displays. He also gave warm thanks to Ian Gray for his very capable organisation of the evening.
This meeting concludes the Session of 2009-2010.
The Society will resume on Friday, 3rd September, 2010 in St Andrews Church Hall, Hamilton at 7:30pm.
We will welcome anyone who has an interest in stamps, postal history or postcards.