Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
Edinburgh Philatelic Society
The Lanarkshire Philatelic Society was treated to an evening of variety on Friday, 20th September. Guests from the Edinburgh Philatelic Society were warmly welcomed.
"The first fifteen years of Independent Postal Administration of Jersey" was the first Display. This was presented – in absentia – by Bill Torrance. Stamps issued 1969 to 1985 were viewed – beautiful colours and illustrating Definitives, Historical Events, Commemorations, Tourism and Nature – all pertaining to Jersey.
Mike Humphries presented a theme intriguingly entitled "Stars and Strips" – this proved to be displays of "Stars" of the Sea; of Fame, as presented on Russian stamps (including Robert Burns); Signs of the Zodiac; The Sun; Astronomy; Guiding the Wise Men to Bethlehem. "Strips" – stamps presented in Coil form from machine – these included "Tourist Sights"; "Accident Prevention"; "Historic Forts of Canada" & "West Berlin".
Sid Morgan had a wonderful display of "Birds of the World". He presented countries in Alphabetical Order – from Alderney to Yugoslavia - and displayed interesting and lovely stamps of Birds native to each country.
The final display was given by Bill Black who spoke of an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean – Norfolk Island. He began with its finding by Captain Cook in 1774 and continued with the history of its becoming a British Penal Colony – no one could escape from there! His display of stamps issued from 1947 – 2016 included those telling of the Bounty Mutiny. The mutineers, having found Pitcairn Island too small, made their home on Norfolk Island. There were stamps of Butterflies; Centenary of the Death of Captain Cook; Aeroplanes; Tourist Views and of historic buildings associated with the Penal Colony.
Maureen Mathieson led members in giving warm thanks to all four guests for presenting such diverse and very informative and interesting displays.
Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 4th October, 2019, at 7:30pm when David Haig, will present his display on "A Marine Theme".
Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to attend.