Stampex18 to take place Oct. 27
The 23rd annual stamp show and exhibition, Stampex18, will be held at the Michelin Social Club in Bridgewater on Saturday,
The show is hosted by the South Shore Stamp Club and will get underway at 10 a.m.
This year’s show will feature a presentation at noon entitled “World War I — Messages Home In Silk” by Doreen Fitzgerald.
Silk postcards were first introduced by a German company in 1898 and exhibited at the Paris Exposition of 1900.
They became very popular with British troops during the First World War who often sent them home. They were embroidered by French and Belgian women in their homes. This type of postcard is fascinating in that they are little works of art.
The workmanship and beauty of these little bits of history is intriguing to most people who view them. The presentation will go into detail about the history and types and will hopefully give an insight into the story of the embroidered silk postcard.
Another presentation at 11 a.m. by Brainard Fitzgerald, will look at the philatelic material generated by the 1939 Royal Visit.
Three stamps would be issued by Canada in honour of the Royal Visit, which created an interest greater than the philatelic material for the 1937 coronation. The visit was an effort to gain support for what might become a conflict and war with Germany.
Several months after the royals return to England, U.K., war did break out. This presentation will show some of the material generated by the visit.
Stampex18 will also feature a number of philatelic displays of stamps and postal history by club members.
A number of stamp dealers will be present, and a large auction of stamps and philatelic materiel is scheduled for
Admission to Stampex18 is free.
Three stamps would be issued by Canada in honour of the Royal Visit in 1939.
Silk postcards, like this festive Christmas postcard, were first introduced by a German company in 1898 and exhibited at the Paris Exposition of 1900.