Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
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.