Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
It was very much the "Members Choice" at the meeting of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society on Friday, 21st December and a wonderful variety of Displays were viewed.
The evening was set off by Margaret Lyth with "Wee Maggies Alter Ego" followed by
Brian Dow colourful Christmas Anti-TB Seals issued by Norway;
Sheila Sinclair the interesting story of Father Flanagan and Boystown, Nebraska, USA;
Ed Archer the develpment of British Post Boxes from 1763 to 2000;
David Brown fascinating postcards showing old Cambuslang;
Walter Tytherleigh the story of the Graf Zeppelin Airship which operated commercially between 1928 1937;
Albert Tong colourful embroidered and sequinned postcards of Spanish Dancers;
Sam Sankus "Cinderella" stamps showing Hollywood stars and legends;
Gary Cheyne most interesting Post Office Instruction Posters from World War 1.
Bob Eadie showed colourful postcards gathered on his Cruise to Iceland;
Ken Norris Local Stamps issued for East Kilbride Scouts Christmas Post delivery;
Paul McGowan Stamps issued in the Netherlands - Paintings by Dutch Artists Van Gogh, Rembrandt;
Eric Ross Stamps and postcards showing Mountains in East Africa;
Margaret Allan interesting Christmas seals and stamps, (In 1966 - £1 bought 80 GB stamps; in 2012 you get 2!);
Sam Sankus display of Award winning Beer Mats!;
Jim Fulton propaganda postcards of Hungary showing the absurd boundary divisions of Treaty of Trianon;
David Haig GB Christmas Air Letters through the years.
The President, Mike Cleary, gave thanks to all for giving such a fascinating variety of displays.
Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 11th January, 2013 at 7:30pm when members of the Committee will, hopefully, "entertain".
Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to attend.