Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
5 sheets or 50p
A pile of 50p pieces gathered on the table at the meeting of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society last Friday - it was the ‘5 sheets or 50p’ evening!
The evening was set off by (those with 5 sheets to display!)
Sheila Sinclair who displayed "American Women with Artistic Skills" - included were stamps and postcards of Mary Cassatt, Grandma Moses, Georgia O’Keeffe, Louise Nevelson, Charles and Ray Eames;
Ken Norris showed stamps and postcards from the D-Day Museum at Arromanches, Normandy. These commemorated the 50th Anniversary of D-Day ~ 1944 - 1994;
Margaret Allan, after reminding members that there were 237 days to Christmas (!) displayed Christmas stamp issues from Samoa, Sri Lanka, Niue, Netherlands, Colombia and El Salvador for years 1995-2007;
Clayton Scott gave an illustrated history of the island of LIndisfarne (Holy Isle) - stamps and postcards showed St. Cuthbert, the Priory, the Castle and the Causeway;
Walter Tytherleigh displayed postcards illustrating German Luftwaffe Bomber Pilots of World War 2 - and also gave a potted history of their flying service;
George Graham (in absentia) wanted peace after the War - and he displayed stamps, covers and postcards ranging from illustrating the Massacre of Jews at Kiev, to Anne Frank and Konrad Adenauer;
David Brown took members away from War with his display of stamps from various countries depicting "Classic Cars" and showing models throughout the years from 1885-2007;
Derek Wiltshire preferred sailing to motoring. He displayed various Scottish ships which had carried mail. He gave a brief history of the building of the ships and of their service;
Ellen Currie, of Motherwell, gave a display which much interested members from Motherwell. Old postcards of the town were pored over as many tried to remember and recognise the scenes;
Ed Archer with miniature sheets, stamps and covers gave a potted history of Germany.
After the break, Margaret Lyth gave a very interesting postcard display showing old views of Arran;
Eric Ross took members to the Tyrol - to look at snow covered mountains - on postcards!
Murray Touche had fascinating miniature sheets of stamps featuring Elvis Presley;
Albert Tong - displayed stamps of Hong Kong issued since 1997 when Hong Kong was given back to China;
Jean Martin showed lovely miniature sheet issued by France between 2004 and 2012;
Terry Woods remembered the Post Office at Peacock Cross, Hamilton with a show of Registered Mail and postmarks. This PO opened in 1880 and finally closed in 1996;
Helen Bruce (in abstentia) displayed a lovely series of stamps from New Zealand - for internal use only;
Alan Rushworth displayed a variation of Steamers and Mail Boats;
Brian Dow displayed postcards of the ‘Maud Expedition’ 1918-1924 when Roald Amundsen struggled through the North East Passage in the Arctic.
Duncan MacIntyre displayed interesting American Air Mail Covers;
Elsie Miller - with stamps - took members back to the Declaration of WW1 and to the training etc of troops;
Alex Magowan displayed all the stamps issued of the Olympic Gold Medal Winners;
Paul McGowan created amusement with his display of British gold parcel stamps & also slogan labels.
This meeting concludes the Session of 2013-2014.
We shall resume on Friday, 5th September, 2014 in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton at 7:30pm.
We welcome anyone who has an interest in stamps, postal history or postcards.