Stamp­group’snew year

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformers View -

On Fri­day, Jan­uary 6, the com­mit­tee mem­bers of the La­nark­shire Philatelic So­ci­ety very suit­ably en­ter­tained all with dis­plays on a great va­ri­ety of sub­jects.

Paul McGowan opened pro­ceed­ings with a se­ries of ‘Nether­land’s Stamps and Cov­ers; also Ex­press let­ters’.

Dun­can McIn­tyre, with cov­ers and post­marks, showed how mail was de­liv­ered by the Amer­i­can Zep­pelin

Ann Holmes dis­played Aus­tralian first day cov­ers – in­clud­ing the Royal Visit 1954 and Olympic Games 1955.

Alan Wishart re­mem­bered his time at Glas­gow Univer­sity with post­cards of both the in­te­rior and ex­te­rior.

Ken Nor­ris was at the north of Scot­land with post­cards and post­marks (in­clud­ing 1901) of John o’Groats.

Elsie Miller showed stamps, post­marks and minia­ture sheets of Agatha Christie – in­clud­ing the ‘Mouse­trap’.

Sheila Sin­clair, with post­cards, gave an in­ter­est­ing his­tory of the Mor­mon Church in Utah and Salt Lake City.

Terry Woods gave a de­tailed postal his­tory with post­marks from Stone­house be­gin­ning from 1835.

David Haig had a most in­ter­est­ing dis­play of stamp book­lets is­sued by South Africa.

Brian Dow dis­played all the stamps is­sued by Norway in 2016 – also first day cov­ers.

Ray­mond Bal­dock had a col­lec­tion of post­cards and post­marks of the Ger­man Mail ‘Feld­post’ - World War I.

Gary Cheyne – also WWI – stamps, slo­gans, pro­pa­ganda post­cards en­cour­ag­ing the pur­chase of War Bonds.

Mar­garet Lyth pre­sented a great mis­cel­lany of hu­mor­ous post­cards.

Ken Lid­dell il­lus­trated Si­mon and Gar­funkel’s song ‘Amer­ica’ – with ‘tongue-in-cheek’ post­cards.

The pres­i­dent, Ray­mond Bal­dock, led mem­bers in giv­ing warm thanks to all com­mit­tee mem­bers for giv­ing such in­ter­est­ing dis­plays on a great va­ri­ety of sub­jects.

Our next meet­ing in the Cale­do­nian Bowl­ing Club, Motherwell Road, Hamil­ton, is on Fri­day, Jan­uary 20, 2017, at 7.30pm when mem­ber Gor­don Shep­herd will present his dis­play, ‘World War I in Ger­man East Africa’. 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 web­site – www.la­nark­shireps.co.uk.

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