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.