Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
The theme of Friday’s meeting of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society (20th December) was "Celebrations" – and there was a wonderfully varied response.
As Christmas was near there was a display - of stamps and covers issued by various BB companies; of Australian Army Christmas Cards of WW2; Embroidered New Year Cards of WW1; Christmas stamp issues of Gibraltar 1967-1995; Christmas Stamp Booklets of West Germany; stamps illustrating Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" and Winter – looking at Christmas and forward to the future.
Also Stamp issues of Celebrations - presented through the year in the USA; of the animals of the Chinese New Year; also further miscellaneous Celebrations – stamps, covers, meter marks of Rugby Union Wins; postcards and meter marks of William Wallace’s victories - leading to his cruel execution; of the aftermath of the victory of WW1; of the Russian Revolution; and postcards of personalities of the Third Reich.
Celebrations of the beauty of Nature also –Covers of the Nature wonders of the USA; Postcards of the beauty of New Zealand; postcards of the wonderful construction of Bridges and of bygone ships of the Clyde.
Not forgetting Wee Maggie’s longing to celebrate a lovely Christmas meal.
All these displays were presented by members –
Chris Moffat, Alan Rushworth, Ellen Currie, Sheila Sinclair, Alex Magowan, Raymond Baldock, Elsie Miller, Ken Norris, Gordon Shepherd, David Haig, Ken Liddell, Albert Tong, Derek Wiltshire, Gary Cheyne, Bob Forrest, Walter Tytherleigh and Margaret Lyth.
The President, Andy Napier, gave thanks to all who had presented a display and gave such an interesting a varied evening.
Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 3rd January, 2020, at 7:30pm when 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.