Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Happy New Year!"


The Committee "Entertains"



"The Committee Entertains" – this was the order of the day at the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society last Friday (4th January) and "entertain" they did with a wonderful variety of displays!


The evening was set off by;

Paul McGowan displaying Covers which commemorated the use  and development of the Postcode & also the use of ‘Matrix’ messages.

followed by

Ken Liddell had an interesting show of postcards depicting ‘Post Boxes’ on the Western Isles and on Shetland – many views photographed by Colin Baxter;

Anne Holmes – who loves cats – presented postcards with "Cats in Hats" – the style of the hats denoting countries such as Egypt, China, India, USA – and others;

Terry Woods had a wonderful display of "Scottish Registration Labels" – for sending mail by Registered Post. He displayed both the original large labels and the later smaller size;

Duncan McIntyre – a fascinating display of ‘American Pre-cancels’.  - Stamp pre-cancelled with town’s name before being used on letter – towns with Scottish names shown;

Raymond Baldock – remembering WW1 – with some beautifully embroidered greeting cards sent from the Front – and also "Patriotic" and "Fund Raising" Postcards;

David Haig – confused members with the German text used to describe the beautiful stamp issues of Germany for the years 2016 and 2017;

Andy Napier – displayed stamps and large colourful postcards of "Railways in Fiji". Narrow gauge railways which carry sugar cane to the factory – and later a tourist journey was also created;

Brian Dow - A bit cold! Stamps, covers and postcards illustrating the British Antarctic Territory – Graham Land and also British Historic Huts built there and now preserved;

Sheila Sinclair – warmed all again with her display of stamps and postcards bearing the word "Hello" – in English and in corresponding foreign languages – also one card with "Cheerio"!;

Ken Norris – showed the grandeur of the Canadian Parliament Building as depicted on stamps and miniature sheets. The exterior and also interior architectural features shown

&, finally,

Gary Cheyne – A presentation of stamps, postcards, labels, cancellations – telling "The Story of the Leipzig Fair" –  tracing it from its beginning c AD 1165. 


Andy Napier 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, 18th January, 2019, at 7:30pm when LPS member Ray Baldock will present his display of "Lithuania". 


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