Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Members' Night"




"LPS" – the initials of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society – these were the theme of the meeting on Friday evening (20th) – and members gave a wonderful and thoughtful variety of displays.



Eric Ross showed Peaks in the Himalayas – over 8,000 metres.....a display of beautiful stamps and postcards;


Bob Bradford displayed postage stamp issues of Levant (Turkish Empire) between the years 1874-1909;


David Brown showed covers illustrating veteran cars - and bearing Motor Show Postmarks;


Alan Rushworth was visiting Paddy’s Market with postcards – and also past history of the Parkhead Forge;


David Haig displayed postage stamp issues from Swaziland, Lesotho and Basutoland;


Brian Dow was in Perthshire – and showed labels, postmarks and stamps of the county


Walter Tytherleigh gave an interesting display of Ships of the Reich in WW1 – with a potted history of each.


After the break;        


Raymond Baldock showed stamps and postcards of Paintings by Monet;


Margaret Lyth was interested in ornithology – defined as a Scientific Study of Birds – lovely stamps of garden birds shown;


Ken Liddell told about the arson attack on Lanark Post Office, of its refurbishment and reopening;


Derek Wiltshire showed many Postage Due stamps from Peru, Slovakia and Sudan;


Sheila Sinclair, with postcards and stamps, visited the home of William Penn who founded Pennsylvania;


Alex Magowan showed a miscellany of unusual Postage Stamps from the USA;


David Haig gave a display of definitives from the South African Homelands – Natal, Transvaal, Orange Free State.


Mike Cleary led members in giving thanks to all for giving such an interesting variety of displays. Thanks were expressed also to Gary Cheyne and David Haig for organising the evening.


Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton is on Friday, 6th March 2015 at 7:30pm when members look forward to welcoming visitors from the Largs and District Philatelic Society.   


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