Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Members' Night"


"Unfinished Business"



On Friday 16th December the theme for the meeting of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society was "Unfinished Business", when members were asked to look out the shoeboxes and file folders they had filled with stamps, covers etc on an idea they hoped to complete "some day".

A great variety of ideas was displayed:-

Ken Liddell – Various sources to World War 1; - Letters sent from the battlefield; postmarks

Paul McGowan – Netherlands; - Express letters to GB 1948-65;  Foreign rate for postcards

Chris Moffat – Nyasaland; - Postmarks 1891-1936; Fiscal or Revenue stamps 1891-1936

Alan Rushworth – Postcards of places concerning his early personal life

Ken Norris – Stamps, covers, postmarks relating to General de Gaulle

Ellen Currie – Embroidery/Tapestry; - postcards of Embroideries in Churches;  Exhibition tapestries

Walter Tytherleigh – Covers, stamps, postmarks of East Prussia; Konigsberg

Margaret Lyth – the continuing tale of the yet unmarried ‘Wee Maggie’ – unfinished business!

Bob Bradford – Czechoslovakia; - a collection of many Covers

Gordon Shepherd – Scotland; - Air Letters illustrating different aspects of the country

Albert Tong – Hologram images on stamps – from various countries

Derek Wiltshire – Leeward Islands; - Stamps issued 1890-1956

Alan Rushworth – Postcards of Scottish Steamers and Ferries

Alex Grimson – Early letters bearing Glasgow Postmarks

David Brown – Numerical birthday postcards; postcards of Loch an Eilean and of Monaco

Raymond Baldock – World War 1; - Advertising postcards

Sheila Sinclair – Stamps, postmarks, postcards; - USA Coastguard and Life boats

Eric Ross – Mountain Features; - Glaciation – Stamps and postcards of Glaciers

Rev. Bruce McDowall led members in giving warm thanks to members for giving such a great variety of subjects – and expressed the hope that these would be completed in the New Year.

Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday 6th January 2017 at 7:30pm, when Committee members will attempt to "Entertain" members with their displays.

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