Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
The Lanarkshire Philatelic Society enjoyed a wonderfully varied evening last Friday (3rd February) when the theme was ‘Winter/Spring’. This was interpreted as variously as our current weather!
Using stamps, covers, postmarks and postcards Winter was shown in snow scenes from British Antarctica Territories; from the Scottish High Tops – Ben Nevis, Glenshee, Cairngorms; from various areas of the USA. These were in displays presented by Brian Dow, Ken Liddell and Sheila Sinclair.
A different view was given by Bob Forrest who displayed beautiful stamps of Christmas – a Festival that is celebrated during Winter.
Then came the awakening of Spring - Wonderful views – on stamps, miniature sheets, covers, postcards from around the world – of butterflies, flowers, birds, nests, plants, animals – nature in all its new growth. Another view of Winter/Spring was given in a display of stamps showing different Sports activities fitting to the season – snow sports, football et al. These displays were presented by Maureen Mathieson, Alex Magowan, Sheila Sinclair and Mike Cleary.
Not quite so strictly related to the theme were the displays of historic postcards of the Belgian Congo; stamps and covers showing the life of President Charles de Gaulle; a Postal History of Lesmahagow shown in postmarks through the years from 1829 onwards; Stamp sheets from Fiji depicting the new value – in overprints that "had gone wrong"! upside down. wrong position etc.; and also a postcard display of comic antics of cats.
These were presented by Derek Wiltshire, Ken Norris, Terry Woods, Andy Napier and Anne Holmes.
Alex Magowan gave warm thanks to all who had displayed and presented such a variable evening.
Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 17th February, 2023, at 1:30pm when members look forward to welcoming visitors from the Caledonian Philatelic Society.
Anyone with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to attend.
More details of the Society’s programme - and much more information – can be obtained from our web site – www.lanarkshireps.co.uk