Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"France in the 1950's" & "Indochina"


Mr. J. Moffat


On Friday 13 December, the visiting speaker, Mr. Jim Moffat, presented a most interesting and attractive display in two related parts.

His "France in the 1950's" included the first pictorial cancellations on First Day Covers;  stamps issued showing French sports at which a gold medal had been won at the 1952 Olympics; and the first of the "Europa" stamps.

There followed "Indochina" which had been a French colony since 1863. The history of its currency, air routes and the occupation by Japan in WW2 was portrayed by stamps and covers up to 1954 when the French left the colony which became independent.

Jean Martin proposed a sincere thanks for an excellent evening.

Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton is on Friday, 20th December, 2013 at 7:30pm when members will display "Stars".

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