Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Members' Night"




It was an interesting meeting at the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society on Friday evening (13th). 

Members were asked to present a display on the theme of "Golden" – and, with stamps, postcards, miniature sheets and meter marks, this was interpreted in a wonderful variety of ways! 

Paul McGowan showed the ‘Golden Routes’ of KLM "Flying Dutchman";

Raymond Baldock showed Gold Medal Winners of Estonia and also some of Australia;

Walter Tytherleigh  - China, illustrated by various Gold rimmed cards and miniature sheets;

Sheila Sinclair guided members round cities of California – the Golden State;

Jessie Henderson interested many with her display of the Golden Boys of WW2 – soldiers and RAF;

Ken Liddell was enjoying the quiet beautiful Golden beaches of Colonsay;

Eric Ross remembered the Golden Jubilee of the 1st Ascent of Everest and also of Kanchenjunga;

Frank Jardine thought of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 1997; also of Gold Medal winners at Barcelona;

Maureen Mathieson displayed the Golden Jubilee of UPU and of various events, including CERN;

Chris Moffat gave a display of covers marking the Golden Jubilee of East Kilbride Boys Brigade in 1983;

Albert Tong remembered the Gold Medal Winners of the 2012 Olympic Games in London;

Margaret Lyth had a great miscellany of stamps with Gold coloured flowers; birds etc;

Derek Wiltshire showed a collection of material relating to the Gold Star of the Belgian Congo;

Ken Norris had the Golden Anniversaries of Aberdeen, Sumburgh & Prestwick Airports;

Brian Dow remembered the Golden Anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s Flight over the North Pole


Terry Woods was thinking of the Golden Anniversary in 2015 of the opening of Lesmahagow Post Office

Maureen Mathieson, led members in giving warm thanks for such interestingly varied  displays on the "Golden" theme!


Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 3rd November, 2017, at 7:30pm when Gary Cheyne will present his display "Scottish Soldier".


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