Stam­pex18 to take place Oct. 27

South Shore Breaker - - Local - CON­TRIB­UTED ed­i­tor@southshore­breaker.ca

The 23rd an­nual stamp show and ex­hi­bi­tion, Stam­pex18, will be held at the Miche­lin So­cial Club in Bridge­wa­ter on Satur­day,

Oct. 27.

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

12:20 p.m.

Ad­mis­sion to Stam­pex18 is free.

Con­trib­uted

Three stamps would be is­sued by Canada in hon­our of the Royal Visit in 1939.

Con­trib­uted

Silk post­cards, like this fes­tive Christ­mas post­card, were first in­tro­duced by a Ger­man com­pany in 1898 and ex­hib­ited at the Paris Ex­po­si­tion of 1900.

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