Stamp club enjoy entertaining evening of displays and talks
‘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.
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