Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"5 sheets or 50 pence"


An amazing variety of subjects were displayed at the meeting last Friday of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society.

This was the "5 Sheets or 50p" evening and the threat of the fine certainly galvanised members into action!  

The displays - of Stamps, postcards, covers, meter marks - were: 

George Jamieson - Belgian Railway Parcel Post stamps; 

Duncan McIntyre - a Miscellany of covers; 

Sheila Sinclair - Historic, and grim, Prisons; 

Chris Moffat - David Livingstone and Blantyre; 

Gordon Shepherd - Postal Rate of sending Postcards; 

Jim Grissom - Scottish built Engines for the Railways of South Africa; 

Sam Sankus - World War 2 Humour of Grimes, Cartoonist; 

Jean Martin - Disney stamps from Paris; 

Bernard Berrie - Birth of the mighty Zeppelin; 

Robin Wishart - Many Tramcars; 

Eric Ross - Waterfalls of Norway; 

Ken Liddell - Colonsay and "Kultyer" - Book Festival; 

Helen Bruce - Ross Dependency and New Zealand - and VC Winners; 

Ellen Currie - Views of New York City; 

Mike Cleary - Centenary of First Adhesive Postage Stamp; 

Ann Holmes - World War 1 Songs and Poetry


Bill Wilkie - Christmas Seals of Denmark. 


After the break the theme continued with: 

Raymond Baldock - Covers posted from Germany Third Reich; 

David Brown - The Year of the Three Kings; 

Gordon Shepherd - continuing the Postal Rate of Postcards; 

Ken Norris - "SKIBLADNER", the oldest Paddle Steamer still in use in Norway; 

Alex Grimson - variable Glasgow Postmarks; 

Terry Woods - Postal History of Blantyre; 

David Haig - new issues of stamps and covers for NordBrief, Germany; 

Brian Dow - Story of Fridtjof Nansen, Polar explorer; 

Derek Wiltshire - the Bombardment of Hartlepool, Scarborough and Whitby; 

Elsie Miller - Deafness on Stamps; 

Paul McGowan - new stamp issues for the Netherlands; 

Margaret Lyth - Views of Arran; 

Alan Wishart - Cricket Match between Scotland and Australia, 1909; 

Alex Magowan - Celtic FC at the 1938 Empire Exhibition, Glasgow; 

Walter Tytherleigh - German World War 1 Red Cross Postcards


Jessie Henderson - Views of Scottish Castles. 


The President, Mike Cleary, in his Vote of Thanks, praised everyone who had displayed and remarked that he always enjoyed these evenings because of the wonderful variety of the displays. He also gave warm thanks to Brian Dow for his very capable organisation of the evening. 

This meeting concludes the Session of 2012-2013. 

We shall resume on Friday, 6th September, 2013 in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton at 7:30pm when, as usual, we will welcome anyone who has an interest in stamps, postal history or postcards.