Lanarkshire Philatelic Society




Mrs. Sheila Den


"A rolling stone gathers no moss" – a well known proverb and this was one of the many proverbs on display at the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society’s meeting on Friday, 8th April.  

Our guest, Mrs Sheila Den, Secretary of the Aberdeen Philatelic Society, with the aid of postcards, stamps, postmarks, phone cards, covers & cinderellas – gave a most imaginative display entitled "Proverbs". The proverb, "a rolling stone gathers no moss," was illustrated by another postcard bearing the legend; "a hard metallic mineral rotating on its axis does not attract an accretion of cryptogamous vegetation!"  

Many familiar proverbs were recognised – e.g. "Many hands make light work"; "a laugh a day keeps misfortune away" - and members were most interested in the manner in which they were illustrated. There were many unfamiliar proverbs from other countries – "He was a bold man who first ate an oyster" – well illustrated with other stamps depicting oysters – postcards of oysters being cooked etc.

This proved to be a most imaginative, humorous and enlightening display!  


Ellen Currie led the Vote of Thanks for the admirable presentation.  

Our next meeting in St Andrews Parish Church Hall, Avon Street, Hamilton, is on Friday, 6th May, 2011 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.