Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Happy New Year"


The Committee "Entertain"


On Friday, 6th January, the Committee members of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society very suitably entertained all with displays on a great variety of subjects.

Paul McGowan opened proceedings with a series of ‘Netherlands Stamps and Covers; also Express Letters’

Duncan McIntyre with covers and postmarks showed how mail was delivered by the American Zeppelin

Anne Holmes displayed Australian First Day Covers – including - Royal Visit 1954; Olympic Games 1955 etc

Alan Wishart remembered his time at Glasgow University with postcards of both the interior and exterior

Ken Norris was at the north of Scotland with postcards and postmarks (including 1901) of John O’Groats

Elsie Miller showed stamps, postmarks and miniature sheets of Agatha Christie – including the ‘Mousetrap’

Sheila Sinclair, with postcards gave an interesting history of the Mormon Church in Utah and Salt Lake City

Terry Woods gave a detailed postal history with postmarks from Stonehouse – beginning from 1835

David Haig had a most interesting display of Stamp booklets issued by South Africa

Brian Dow displayed all the stamps issued by Norway in 2016 – also First day Covers

Raymond Baldock had a collection of postcards and postmarks of the German Mail ‘Feldpost’ - World War 1

Gary Cheyne – also WW1 – Stamps, slogans, propaganda postcards encouraging the purchase of War Bonds

Margaret Lyth presented a great miscellany of humorous postcards

Ken Liddell illustrated Simon and Garfunkel’s song ‘America’ – with ‘tongue-in-cheek’ postcards!

President Raymond Baldock led members in giving warm thanks to all committee members for giving such interesting displays on a great variety of subjects.

Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 20th January, 2017, at 7:30pm when LPS member Gordon Shepherd will present ‘World War 1 in German East Africa’. 

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