Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
"The Scottish Philatelic Society"
Our "Friends from the East"
L to R;
Lanarkshire Philatelic Society gave a warm welcome on Friday evening (29th
Sept) to "Friends
from the East" – members of the Scottish Philatelic Society
(Edinburgh) who presented some surprising displays.
Cuthbertson displayed stamps of Macau (SE China) issued after the Revolution in
1910 - when Portugal became a Republic. This created a turbulent situation when
stamps had to be overprinted – and many of these were displayed; when supplies
of stamps ran short, available stamps were bisected and an amazing variety of
these were viewed.
Many Postage Due stamps were also shown.
Law took members to South Africa and gave a wonderful display of Definitives
issued during the years 1926 – 1954.
The different variety of colours and changing illustrations were shown.
During these years many stamps issued ‘se-tenant’ with the English
SOUTH AFRICA on one and either
the Afrikaans SUIDAFRIKA or SUID-AFRIKA
on the other - it is not known why the hyphen was variously used.
Mason travelled north east to Ceylon – and gave much amusement to members with
a great display of Errors; misprints; forgeries and misplaced colours, values
and illustrations on stamps issued by this country.
Humphries displayed stamps and covers issued during the Allied Occupation of
Germany – with interesting issues from different Zones – French; Russian;
and American British.
This was followed by a colourful display of stamps of East Germany (DDR)
issued during the year 1989.
Wishart led members in thanking the guests "from the East"
such an interesting and surprising set of displays – and giving
fascinating information of the history of the countries presented.
Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to attend.