Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Happy New Year"


The Committee "Entertain"


With a wonderful variety of displays the committee of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society ‘entertained’ its members on Friday evening (5th January).

The evening was set off by

Raymond Baldock with fascinating historical covers from German states – including Saxony, Prussia, Bavaria and Hamburg

followed by

Paul McGowan displayed postcards outlining the early development of KLM Airlines from its foundation in October 1919 – through to 1937; from carrying 1 passenger to 22 passengers;

Duncan McIntyre created much interest with his display of historical postcards showing the changing face of Busby through the years;

David Haig showed the many stamps issued by Germany throughout the year of 2015 along with a display of Communist propaganda stamps and material of the 1960s;

Margaret Lyth, with interesting historical postcards, showed different ships which had visited Arran – and also various landing places around the island;

Sheila Sinclair reminded all of the ‘Wild West’ and of ‘Cowboys and Indians’ – with postcards and stamps she showed heroes of both sides and also battles fought and massacres suffered;

Anne Holmes displayed some wonderful covers issued for the Bi-Centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar – and also covers commemorating the death of Lord Nelson;

Gary Cheyne interested many with his covers and stamps issued when, by the will of the people, the Saar was returned to Germany (from France) in 1957;

Alan Wishart visited Monacophil 2017 – held from 30th Nov. – 2nd December 2017. He showed the covers and commemorative stamps of Grace Kelly (Princess Grace);

Ken Norris enjoyed the ‘Royal National Mod’ – and exhibited a  wonderful collection of covers and postmarks issued for this event held in various towns in Scotland – including Motherwell;

Brian Dow was in cold climes – a beautiful collection of stamp sets and miniature sheets commemorating Argentina’s presence in Antarctica;

Elsie Miller showed postcards of Memorials of Battles and Wars pre World War 1. Familiar battles – Largs, Bannockburn, Culloden, Trafalgar  – also Memorials  to the Fallen of the Boer Wars


Andy Napier gave a fascinating view of various Post Offices in the Pacific Islands of Fiji – and displayed postmarks of each one.


The President, Terry Woods, led members in giving warm thanks to all members of the Committee who had brought along such wonderful material to display.

Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 19th January, 2018, at 7:30pm when Frank Baran will give his display of Poland. 

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