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Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News - Ian Bunt­ing

Mem­bers of La­nark­shire philatelic so­ci­ety were on top form as they adopted a “su­perla­tives” theme for their lat­est meet­ing.

Stamps, me­ter marks, minia­ture sheets and post­cards were on dis­play for cat­e­gories in­clud­ing “first”, fo­cus­ing on mile­stones in­clud­ing Pres­i­dent, man on the moon and Transat­lantic cross­ing.

At­ten­dees saw items cov­er­ing the high­est moun­tains, deep­est lake, old­est light­houses, small­est dis­tillery and north­ern­most and south­ern­most post of­fices.

“Ear­li­est” ex­am­ined postal cen­sor mark and the Rugby World Cup, while there was the “last” day of stamp is­sue and “long­est” set of 134 de­fin­i­tive stamps from Cili­cia pre­sen­ta­tions.

Mar­garet Lyth led the vote of thanks, with ap­pre­ci­a­tion be­ing shown to or­gan­iser Dr Ken Lid­dell.

The so­ci­ety’s next meet­ing takes place at Hamil­ton’s Cale­do­nian Bowl­ing Club this Fri­day at 7.30pm. Cross­ford stamp group mem­bers will give dis­plays on his­toric Cly­des­dale, and all are wel­come to at­tend.

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