Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Children's Literature"


Miss E. Miller


Members of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society enjoyed an evening of "Down Memory Lane" last Friday evening – 3rd February. 

The subject was "Children’s Literature" by Elsie Miller (our Press Officer) of Baillieston, who displayed covers, stamps, postmarks on the theme from the nursery to teenage. She began with the Nursery – Fairy Tales, picture books – with material showing stories from Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, Beatrix Potter – as well as more modern books such as Hairy Maclary!

Moving on, many familiar titles of childhood were viewed – Ivor the Engine, Winnie the Pooh, Noddy, Thomas the Tank Engine, Peter Pan and many more. 

As the children grew older, books such as the Famous Five, Roald Dahl’s books, Just So Stories & Little Women. Then on to R.L.Stevenson, Aesop’s Fables, Robinson Crusoe, and, of course, Harry Potter. Also displayed were stamps reflecting Picture Strips – Rupert, Lassie, Tintin & Peanuts. 


After the break the display continued with stamps of Lord of the Rings, Jules Verne, Moby Dick, Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, John Buchan and a postcard showing Wee Macgreegor! Poetry was not forgotten – Nursery Rhymes, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Edward Lear, T.S.Eliot, Pied Piper of Hamelin, Keats, Byron McGonagall & Shakespeare. Also shown were some covers from Sweden and the Netherlands – and two stamps from Canada – one depicting Nelvana of the Northern Lights – who was a forerunner of Wonder Woman – and Captain Canuck, a contemporary of Superman. 

The display ended with a postcard showing Hawthornden Castle, Midlothian where writers have a chance to retreat from the world to write their books in peace! 


Philip Morgan-Klein gave warm thanks for such an interesting display! 

Our next meeting in St Andrews Parish Church Hall, Avon Street, Hamilton is on Friday, 17th February, 2012 at 7:30pm when Society member, Raymond Baldock, will display "Estonia". 

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