Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
"8 sheets or 50p"
There was a very small pile of 50p pieces on the table at the Meeting of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society last Friday (31st March) as members preferred to give an 8 page display rather than pay the fine!
There was a wonderful variety of displays:-
McGowan showed Poster stamps of the Netherlands – including - Health and
Shepherd travelled along the Fort William to Mallaig Railway
and gave historic postcard views;
Sim was remembering 1973 with her display of British stamps issued that year;
Jardine presented Covers and Stamps of the island of Montserrat in the British
Tong reminded all of the different Chinese New Year stamps – issued from 1997
Currie was Mapping the Planet – and displayed stamps and covers showing maps
of various countries;
Baldock remembering the Allied Military Post in Germany during the Allied
Holmes reminded all of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 with the aid of Stamps
Miller told the story of Henri Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross, with stamps and
Jardine excited many with his display of the World Cup through the years – on
stamps and covers;
Ellen McLuckie displayed stamps from around the world showing the active lives of children.
Sinclair interested viewers with her display of Covers and Stamps from Ascension
Bradford showed the development of the First Airmail stamp issue of
Czechoslovakia – design to print;
Brown displayed historic views of the Island of Iona;
Moffat showed GB commemorative stamps from
1924 (Empire Exhibition) to 1948 (Olympic Games);
Fulton interested many with USA stamps issued during the Invasion of Greece in
Henderson gave a miscellaneous display of postcards showing various places she
Forrest humorously described how he learnt to collect and display stamps
Wiltshire showed Stamp issues of St Christopher Nevis and Anguilla, West Indies;
Magowan fascinated all by displaying Freemen of Hamilton – including Harry
Lyth showed beautiful views of the island of Arran;
Woods displayed covers with the slogan postmark of Motherwell showing the Towers
Mathieson had lovely postcards of Butterflies On the Wing – with perforated
wings to push out;
Ross looked at Waterfalls around the World – lovely illustrations on stamps;
Walter Tytherleigh – interesting display of stamps issued by Germany in 1945 – before final defeat.
Aitken interested many with his display of historic postcards of Calder Park in
Wishart picked up on a variety of errors on stamps showing Steam Railway Engines;
Dow displayed a number of items addressed wrongly to himself – but delivered
by Royal Mail!;
Norris gave a fascinating display of stamps and postmarks illustrating a
Frank Jardine reminded all of the Titanic - stamps, covers, and cuttings – one showing the youngest survivor
Haig displayed all the stamp issues of Germany 2016 – Definitives –
Our President, Ray Baldock, thanked members for giving such a wonderfully diverse display.
This meeting concludes the Session of 2016-2017.
We shall resume on Friday, 1st September, 2017 in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton at 7:30pm.
will welcome anyone who has an interest in stamps, postal history or postcards.