Lanarkshire Philatelic Society


"Members' Night"


8 sheets or 50p



An amazing variety of subjects were viewed at the meeting of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society last Friday evening – 29th March. This was the occasion when members were asked to "Display 8 pages or pay 50p"!


The Displays were set off by;


Andy Napier – with ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos - showing the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone (Hurricane) Winston on Fiji (2016);

Elsie Miller showed stamps and postmarks issued every ten years for the Passion Play at Oberammergau;

Margaret Lyth displayed postcards showing the Michaelangelo Exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery;

Sheila Sinclair ‘would like to meet Abraham Lincoln’ – his life displayed in stamps, covers and postcards;

Maureen Mathieson showed privately issued covers commemorating various British events;

Chris Moffat’s display was of the early history of the Boys Brigade – when boys carried model rifles!

Ellen McLuckie displayed the early history of the Boy Scouts – leading to the start of the Girl Guides;

Paul McGowan showed how the Netherlands encouraged people to buy stamps;

Ken Norris showed the cruise liner ‘Royal Princess’ and also covers issued after Princess Diana died


Walter Tytherleigh –  overprints on German stamps for areas of Czechoslovakia during World War 2


The evening continued with –


Jessie Henderson – tartans belonging to eminent people –  including Sir Walter Scott; Robert Burns;

Graham U’ren – a display of ‘Ostrich’ stamps of Ethiopia – with many overprints applied through years;

Ed Archer displayed stamps and covers issued by East Germany through the years 1940 - 1990;

Bob Bradford – colourful stamps issued by Turkey through 2009;

Brian Dow travelled through Peeblesshire collecting postmarks of the Post Offices – also photos of same;

David Haig displayed stamps and covers of East Germany issued  1990 – to December 1991 – after wall;

Terry Woods presented the Postal History of Carnwath by giving a display of covers through the years;

Albert Tong had various ‘Smiler’ sheets and miniature sheets displaying British issued stamps;

Gordon Shepherd showed interesting modern covers issued for David Livingstone and Blantyre;

Alex Magowan took members around the Empire Exhibition of 1938 in a series of postcards


Andy Napier displayed posed and stage photos – which were used for some Fiji stamp designs.


The Sponsor, Andy Napier, thanked members for giving such a diverse range of displays.


This meeting concludes the Session of 2018-2019. 

We shall resume on Friday, 6th September, 2019 in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton at 7:30pm. 

We will welcome anyone who has an interest in stamps, postal history or postcards.