Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
Caledonian Philatelic Society
Lanarkshire Philatelic Society was pleased to welcome four members of the
Caledonian Philatelic Society to their meeting last Friday (6th
They presented a wonderfully varied
series of displays.
Hunter presented stamps issued during the reign of
He began from 1840 with the issue of
and the "Tuppenny
Then on to the "Penny
and this was shown in various shades of printing.
Embossed issues, Halfpenny and Pennyhalfpenny and other later values were
also displayed as were many postmarks, especially that of the "Maltese
Further issues overprinted with the words; Army Official;
IR Official (Inland Revenue);
Official (Royal Household);
Board of Education Admiralty Official
& Government Parcels Revenue
Robinson’s display had stamps, covers and postcards illustrating the course of
the American Civil War.
She began from President James Monroe
(1758-1831) through to President
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and also displayed various personalities involved
with the War. The subject of the slaves and their treatment by their masters,
and their bid for freedom,
was also shown. Some
Battles of the War were detailed and the display ended with stamps illustrating
the Final Surrender,
by Cherokee Brigadier Stand Watie,
at Fort Towson on June 23rd, 1865.
Cumming expressed his interest in unusual instances in history.
After the First World War, Hungary sought to express themselves as an
independent country, and through their stamp issues were able to show the world
something of their Culture; History and Social values.
Through the years they issued stamps depicting Literary figures;
Scientists; Heroes; Ladies; Churches &Airmails as well as stamps to mark the
900th Anniversary of the Death of St Stephen – the patron saint of
Gavin gave a display of the stamps issued through the years -1960-1984 - by the
Scandinavian countries for CEPT (Conférence
européenne des administrations des postes et des télécommunications).
The theme is given for each year and a design created to illustrate this.
The stamps carry the words CEPT and EUROPA and are issued by Iceland,
Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the Faroes – although not all take part
each year. The
themes were illustrated including "Golden Key", "Flaming
Sun", "Communications", "Sculptures" among others.
Cleary led members in giving thanks to the guests for giving such a wonderfully
interesting variety of displays.
Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 20th November, 2015, at 7:30pm when members look forward to welcoming Mike Farrant FRPSL who will display "German East Africa".
with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to