Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
"Happy New Year"
The Committee "Entertain"
a wonderful variety of displays the committee of the Lanarkshire Philatelic
Society ‘entertained’ its members on Friday evening (5th
evening was set off by
Raymond Baldock with fascinating historical covers from German states – including Saxony, Prussia, Bavaria and Hamburg
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;
McIntyre created much interest with his display of historical postcards showing
the changing face of Busby through the years;
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;
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;
Holmes displayed some wonderful covers issued for the Bi-Centenary of the Battle
of Trafalgar – and also covers commemorating the death of Lord Nelson;
Cheyne interested many with his covers and stamps issued when, by the will of
the Saar was returned to Germany (from France) in 1957;
Wishart visited Monacophil 2017 – held from 30th Nov. – 2nd
He showed the
covers and commemorative stamps of Grace Kelly (Princess Grace);
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;
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
Napier gave a fascinating view of various Post Offices in the Pacific Islands of
Fiji – and displayed
postmarks of each one.
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.
with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to