Lanarkshire Philatelic Society

 

The Committee "Entertains"

 

 

"A whistle-stop tour of Jamaica" this was the title of one of the Displays presented to the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society on Friday evening. This was the occasion when the Committee "Entertained" the members and there were various "whistle-stop tours" given.

 

With postmarks, registered labels and postcards of Post Offices, the "whistle-stop" tour of Jamaica was presented by Terry Woods;  Sheila Sinclair, with postcards and stamps took members round Alaska the 49th USA State purchased from Russia on 7th July 1958;  then over to the Faroe Islands with David Haig with maps and interesting postcard views; and finally, more locally, over to the Isle of Arran where, with postcards each with composite views Margaret Lyth led members on a tour around the island.

 

Andy Napier was flying away from Fiji The First Trans-Pacific Flight - from the USA to Australia on 9th June 1928, made a stopover in Fiji - the first airplane to land there and a selection of covers posted on Fiji and carried on the next leg of the flight - from Suva, Fiji to Australia, was displayed.

 

Duncan McIntyre, with the help of covers issued by BOAC was flying away to various destinations stamps and postmarks identified the destinations.  Ken Norris was in Gibraltar he presented lovely commemorative covers of various Philatelic Events there.

 

War also featured. Postcards and mail sent from the Somme during WW1 also German "Feldpost" mail and a series of postcards of "Kaiser Bill" both respectful and humorous were displayed by Raymond Baldock; WW2 displayed by Brian Dow in April 1940,  Germany invaded Norway and this necessitated the overprinting of German stamps with the letter "V" (victory by Germany). The Norwegian Government-in-Exile issued stamps printed in London and posted at sea on Norwegian ships; Gary Cheyne displayed the beginning of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. The war began in Andalucia and stamps, charity stamps and Fund raising stamps, propaganda and paper money issued there were displayed along with covers and mail sent out at this time.

 

A surprising miscellaneous postcard display   humorous, vulgar, naughty, advertising was presented by Ken Liddell; and finally, as this is 2020, a Leap Year, Beata Sim gave a display of mail covers posted on the 29th February 1972 the last day to use pre-decimalisation stamps.

 

Dr Ken Liddell led members is giving warm thanks to all who had presented such an interesting selection of displays and also thanked Ken Norris for sponsoring the evening.

 

Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 17th  January, 2020, at 7:30pm when Dr Brian Dow, will present his display of "Farming"

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