Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
Displays by our members who reside in "G Postcode" areas
On Friday evening, 11th October, the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society welcomed a great variety of displays presented by its members who live in the ‘G’ postcode!
Alan Rushworth led the displays with "A tour round Loch Eck" illustrated by postcards, timetables and maps. The "Lord of the Isles" and "Fairy Queen" steamers, piers and charabancs etc were viewed;
Jim Grassom presented a miscellany of "Stampless Mail of GB". Envelopes with the words "Royal Mail" pre-printed instead of stamps – parcels sent with labels instead of stamps;
Julia MacLeod took members to the Isle of Skye – postcards of various Ferries, of the Skye Bridge, of Dunvegan Castle, of Dunvegan Post Office and the long serving Postmistress;
Duncan McIntyre displayed interesting historical postcards and maps of Old Busby (1914) and surrounding area – including a newspaper cutting showing himself at Busby Primary School;
Margaret Lyth – a great miscellany of historic postcards, postmarks, polling cards & maps showing Uddingston through the years;
Dorothy Anderson – "Jewels – a Royal Collection" – illustrated by many stamps showing wonderful jewellery gifted and worn from Queen Victoria, Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, and our present Queen;
Chris Moffat displayed lovely sets of stamps and also covers showing the "Flora and Fauna" of Britain. Also included many stamps of birds;
Albert Tong presented many beautiful stamps and Miniature sheets illustrating many different types of "Orchids";
Raymond Baldock had discovered the village of "Baldock" in Hertfordshire and showed old postcards and historic postmarks;
Elsie Miller presented covers and postmarks relating to many Houses and Sites owned by the National Trust for Scotland;
Frank Jardine had a fine display of labels, covers, stamps illustrating different aspects of the national bard, Robert Burns
Maureen Mathieson presented "Hierarchy of Butterflies and Moths" – beautiful Stamps showing Monarch, Emperor, Queen, Admiral Butterflies.
Maureen Mathieson, who sponsored the evening, gave warm thanks to all who had presented Displays.
Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 1st November, 2019, at 7:30pm when LPS member, Chris Moffat, will present his display – "Development of British Definitives, 1840 to 2005".
Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to attend.