Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
Dumfries Philatelic Society
Lanarkshire Philatelic Society was delighted to welcome John McGonigle and Keith
Walker – both members of the Dumfries Philatelic Society – to the meeting on
Friday evening, 7th October.
Walker displayed "New Zealand Airmails" and gave a fascinating insight
into the movement of mail by air from New Zealand to countries around the world.
He showed many airmail covers – starting from 1932 – from New Zealand
Many covers tracked the details of the journey taken by the mail to get
to its destination.
A cover showed mail to England which began with a QANTAS flight – then
transferred to BOAC.
Many other covers mailed to other countries showed similar flight
exchanges by different airlines. Also – a little different – was the cover
showing that to deliver mail from New Zealand to the Pitcairn Islands
necessitated a "Mail drop"!
most interesting view of the delivery of mail by air in the early days of
also displayed beautiful stamps of Finland – all designed by Signe
Definitives; Commemorations; Anniversaries and many stamps issued with an
extra "Charity" charge – for the Red Cross and also
McGonigle was "next door" - Sweden – with his
display of Swedish first-day covers – and corresponding most
interesting booklets of stamps – and also some stamps issued in coils.
These showed a great variety of subjects – including Famous People;
FIFA World Cup 1958; Notable buildings; Ice Hockey Championships;
the changeover from right hand to left hand driving;
the Tercentenary – on 20th February, 1936 - of the Swedish
Post Office &
also many sports.
was amazing to view stamp booklets covering such a range of subjects.
First Day Covers included many Swedish Events – 50th Anniversary of
Swedish Flag Day; 50 years since Dissolution from Norway – 1905 to 1955.
Brian Dow, led members in giving warm thanks to the guests for giving such
varied and enjoyable displays.
Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 4th November, 2016, at 7:30pm when members look forward to welcoming, Mrs. Lynn Robinson, with her display of "USA".
with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to