Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
"The Committee Entertain; well that's the theory!"
"Let us entertain you!" was the call at the meeting of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society on Friday evening (6th Jan) & with a wonderful variety of subjects the Committee did indeed entertain.
Brian Dow, with historic postcards, stamps, covers and postmarks displayed all aspects of Railways in Norway through the years. The Trondheim track built in WW2 by Nazis using Russian POWs as labour.
Gary Cheyne had a great display of stamp issues during World War 1 in Belarus – and continuing to 1997. Also new Bank Notes issued from 1992 – citing Rubles currency.
Sheila Sinclair had interesting postcards showing life within the Amish People of Pennsylvania – even in modern days – plain dress worn by women – no modern vehicles; horse drawn plough and buggy; etc.
Terry Woods presented a wonderful display of postmarks and covers from many areas in Jamaica. Postcards illustrated some of the issuing Post Offices. Also Registered Mail.
Maureen Mathieson presented a colourful display of postcards depicting ‘Violent Volcanoes’. Italy -Etna; Vesuvius; USA – Mount St Helens; New Zealand – Mount Ruapehu; Ascension Island.
Robert Forrest began the second round with a very different display – one of Matchbox covers. These were from many countries – and showed numerous different subjects – from Russian Nobility to English pubs
Ken Liddell presented historic postcards of the Winston Barracks at Lanark- occupied by the 26 Primary Training Centre – also postmarks and covers of St Mary’s Hospital; of the Air Show at the Racecourse.
Maureen Mathieson gave members an illustrated Tour of Perth. Historic postcards showed different aspects and places of interest in the city – and various covers depicted various timeous Events.
Elsie Miller showed a lovely set of stamps issued in 2020 by Jersey for the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Beethoven – presenting part of the music score and the main instrument of each composition shown.
The President, Mrs Maureen Mathieson, gave warm thanks to all who presented such interesting displays.
Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday, 20th January, 2023, at 1:30pm Derek Wiltshire will display "Zanzibar".
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