Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Members' Night"


"Christmas Mail"



There was a real "Christmassy" feel at the Lanarkshire Philatelic Meeting on Friday evening (21st Dec.) when the theme was "Christmas Mail"! – and this was interpreted by stamps, postcards, meter marks - in various ways!....and also took members round the world!


Andy Napier –Christmas stamp issues of the country of Fiji -  2006 – 2016

Sheila Sinclair – the United States – Christmas stamp issues – 1962 (the first stamp issued) – 2015

Albert Tong stayed at home – Stamp issues of GB – 1966 – 2007 – also covers

Bob Bradford – New Zealand Christmas Stamp issues – 1992 – 1999 – also Miniature sheets

David Haig – Christmas Aerogrammes issued through the years by Great Britain

Chris Moffat – Malawi (Africa) – Christmas stamps and covers issued

Chris Moffat –GB Christmas stamps, covers, meter marks issued through the years from 1966

Brian Dow – Carluke Local Christmas  Mail – delivered by 3rd Carluke (Kirkton) Scout Group – 1997- 2016

Brian Dow – also delivered by 4th Carluke Boys Brigade – 2000 – 2018 –  25p per mailing

Ken Norris – Santa Mail – France – special ‘Santa’ covers – sent with postmark "Pere Noel"

Ken Norris – also from Canada – letters and covers from ‘Santa Claus’ at the postmark "North Pole"

Ellen Currie – GB Christmas stamp issues – and cancellations from Post Offices in Lanarkshire


Also, - a few displays showed a slight deviation from the theme:

Raymond Baldock – Postcards of Paintings by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Raymond Baldock – the Annual Peace Race – ‘Warsaw – Berlin – Prague; Stamps, postmarks and covers

Paul McGowan – Environmental Protection – stamps concerning "Green" themes – National Parks

Terry Woods – Postal History - Lanarkshire local Name stamps – used from 1840 - 1860


The sponsor, Elsie Miller, led members in giving warm thanks to all who had presented such a wonderful variety of displays.


Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 4th January, 2019, at 7:30pm when members of the committee will endeavour to "Entertain" members with their displays. 

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