Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
"Men's Evening, M~Z"
"Men, M-Z" was the title of the display for the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society last Friday (20th January) and the male members with surnames M to Z did not disappoint! It was another evening of wonderful variety.
Philip Morgan-Klein set the evening off with his display of postcards of the poster art and quirky architecture of Friedrich Hundertwasser;
Chris Moffat showed stamps and covers from Nyasaland before, and after, Independence from Rhodesia;
Robert Millar moved north east to the Yemen Arab Republic showing all stamp issues from 1963-1981;
Walter Tytherleigh was earlier with issues from Bohemia and Moravia and also the Allied Occupation there;
Albert Tong took us to Japan with his interesting display of New Year stamp issues – Year of the Dragon etc;
Ken Norris moved across the world to Alaska with postmarks of small post offices there (including "Eek"!) and
Alex Magowan displayed covers, stamps and postcards of the USA showing many environmental issues.
After tea Derek Wiltshire was in Wales with fascinating postcards of Cardiff through the years;
Sam Sankus had colourful USA covers celebrating the liberation of German and Japanese over-run countries;
Alan Rushworth was sailing with the West Highland Steamers (McCallum, Orme and Co. Ltd) 1853-1947;
Duncan McIntyre displayed stamps of the USA State of Kansas and also Bureau Pre-cancels;
Bill Wilkie was still thinking of Christmas with colourful Charity Seals from Denmark;
Terry Woods was in Lanarkshire with Registered mail covers, dating from 1801, sent through the years and
Paul McGowan displayed the development of Airmails in the Netherlands – Per Luchtpost/Par Avion.
Ellen Currie gave warm thanks for such a fantastic and variable display!
Our next meeting in St Andrews Parish Church Hall, Avon Street, Hamilton is on Friday, 4th February, 2012 at 7:30pm when Society member, Elsie Miller, will display "Children’s Literature".
Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to attend.