Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Members' Night"


"8 sheets or 50p"



There were wonderful displays to view at the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society meeting on Friday (6th April). This was "8 sheets or 50p" night and most members chose to display rather than pay the fine!


The evening was set off by Alex Magowan – Historic postcards of Hamilton – and of various ‘Hamiltons’ in the USA

& followed by

David Brown – remembering 1936 – with postcards, stamps of 3 Kings; George V, Edward VIII, George VI;

Robin Wishart – Variety of errors on stamps – colours/ perforations/ misplacement;

Alan Rushworth – Clyde Steamers; - Caledonian Steam Packet, Glasgow and Sou’western, MacBraynes;

Alan Wishart – Covers depicting miscellaneous events of World War 2;

Raymond Baldock – "Peace Race" – 1948 Warsaw to Prague – and  displays through the years to 1957;

Elsie Miller – stamp issues of 1970 commemorating the Centenary of the Death of Charles Dickens;

Albert Tong – a show of GB stamp issues considered to be the "worst issues"!;

Terry Woods – A display of Registered Mail from post offices in Lanarkshire;

Sheila Sinclair – Postcards illustrating the history of The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas;

Alex Grimson – a display of signed postcards showing actors in ‘Corrie’ through the years


Bob Bradford – Provisional Postage Due stamps of the Hardčany period, Czechoslovakia.


Following tea, the evening continued with George Jamieson – Netherlands - Children’s Welfare stamp issues from 1924 – 1986

followed by

Duncan McIntyre was in the Wild West – with postcards and posters of John Wayne;

Bill Wilkie – thinking of Christmas with his display of Christmas Seals from Denmark;

Chris Moffat – remembering difficulties of posting items from Malawi during the Postal Strike of 1971;

Ken Liddell – a history of Barony Castle in Eddlestone – originally Darnhall House – now Barony Hotel;

Mike Cleary – Stamps and miniature sheets showing the Ebola Virus and Zika Virus – very colourful!;

Graham U’ren – miniature sheets of Flightless Birds – and stamps of the Kagu bird of New Caledonia;

Ellen Currie – historic postcards of Iona – including one signed by Lord George MacLeod;

Margaret Lyth – colourful stamps and miniature sheets showing Song Birds of the garden;

Derek Wiltshire – Stamp issues for Sarawak – a state of Malaysia – through the years;

Walter Tytherleigh – Early German postcards – particularly agriculture

and finally

Andy Napier – Fiji – Military Covers sent – with difficulty – during World War 2.


The Sponsor, David Haig, thanked members for giving such a diverse range of displays.


This meeting concludes the Session of 2017-2018. 

We shall resume on Friday, 7th September, 2018 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.