Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Members' Night"


"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:-

Paul McGowan showed Poster stamps of the Netherlands including - Health and Safety & Exhibitions;

Gordon Shepherd travelled along the Fort William to Mallaig Railway  and gave historic postcard views;

Beate Sim was remembering 1973 with her display of British stamps issued that year;

Bill Jardine presented Covers and Stamps of the island of Montserrat in the British West Indies;

Albert Tong reminded all of the different Chinese New Year stamps issued from 1997 to 2008;

Ellen Currie was Mapping the Planet and displayed stamps and covers showing maps of various countries;

Raymond Baldock remembering the Allied Military Post in Germany during the Allied Occupation;

Anne Holmes reminded all of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 with the aid of Stamps and Covers;

Elsie Miller told the story of Henri Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross, with stamps and covers;

Frank 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.

Sheila Sinclair interested viewers with her display of Covers and Stamps from Ascension Island, South Atlantic;

Bob Bradford showed the development of the First Airmail stamp issue of Czechoslovakia design to print;

David Brown displayed historic views of the Island of Iona;

Chris Moffat showed GB commemorative stamps from  1924 (Empire Exhibition) to 1948 (Olympic Games);

Jim Fulton interested many with USA stamps issued during the Invasion of Greece in 1941;

Jessie Henderson gave a miscellaneous display of postcards showing various places she had visited ;

Bob Forrest humorously described how he learnt to collect and display stamps correctly;

Derek Wiltshire showed Stamp issues of St Christopher Nevis and Anguilla, West Indies;

Alex Magowan fascinated all by displaying Freemen of Hamilton including Harry Lauder & W.E.Gladstone;

Margaret Lyth showed beautiful views of the island of Arran;

Terry Woods displayed covers with the slogan postmark of Motherwell showing the Towers of Ravenscraig;

Maureen Mathieson had lovely postcards of Butterflies On the Wing with perforated wings to push out;

Eric 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.

John Aitken interested many with his display of historic postcards of Calder Park in Motherwell;

Robin Wishart picked up on a variety of errors on stamps showing Steam Railway Engines;

Brian Dow displayed a number of items addressed wrongly to himself but delivered by Royal Mail!;

Ken Norris gave a fascinating display of stamps and postmarks illustrating a magnifying glass;

Frank Jardine reminded all of the Titanic - stamps, covers, and cuttings one showing the youngest survivor

& finally

David Haig displayed all the stamp issues of Germany 2016 Definitives Commemoratives etc

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. 

We will welcome anyone who has an interest in stamps, postal history or postcards.