Stamp club en­joy en­ter­tain­ing evening of dis­plays and talks

East Kilbride News - - NEWS -

‘The Com­mit­tee En­ter­tains’was the or­der of the day at the La­nark­shire Philatelic So­ci­ety on Fri­day – and en­ter­tain they did with a won­der­ful va­ri­ety of dis­plays.

The evening was set off by Paul McGowan dis­play­ing cov­ers which com­mem­o­rated the use and de­vel­op­ment of the post­code and the use of ma­trix mes­sages.

Ken Lid­dell had an in­ter­est­ing show of post­cards de­pict­ing post boxes on the Western Isles and on Shet­land.

Cat lover Anne Holmes pre­sented post­cards with cats in hats de­not­ing coun­tries such as Egypt, China, In­dia and the USA. And Terry Woods had a won­der­ful dis­play of Scot­tish reg­is­tra­tion la­bels for send­ing mail by reg­is­tered post.

Re­mem­ber­ing WWI, Ray­mond Bal­dock pre­sented some beau­ti­fully em­broi­dered greet­ing cards sent from the Front as well as pa­tri­otic and fundrais­ing post­cards.

Mean­while, Sheila Sin­clair de­lighted mem­bers with her dis­play of stamps and post­cards bear­ing the word‘hello’– in English and in cor­re­spond­ing for­eign lan­guages – also one card with‘chee­rio’.

Andy Napier led mem­bers in giv­ing thanks to all who had pre­sented such a won­der­ful va­ri­ety of dis­plays.

The next meet­ing takes place in the Cale­do­nian Bowl­ing Club, Mother­well Road, Hamil­ton, on Fri­day, Jan­uary 18 at 7.30pm, when mem­ber Ray Bal­dock will present his dis­play of Lithua­nia.

Any­one with an in­ter­est in stamps, postal his­tory and post­cards is wel­come to at­tend.

More de­tails of the so­ci­ety’s pro­gramme and much more in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained from their web­site www. la­nark­shireps.co.uk.

A fine mess A dig­ger on site gets on with the work

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