The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
Cinema venue for students’ exhibition
CHANNEL ISLAND stamps are to be issued in Scotland for the first time at a conference in Perth.
Stamp collectors will meet in the Fair City for the annual congress of the Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies.
Fans of stamps, postcards and other items of postal history will be able to visit more than 30 dealers to try and find items missing from their collections.
This year, for the first time, Jersey Philatelic Bureau will be present to give collectors an opportunity to purchase its materials.
In addition, a Post and Go machine will issue Jersey stamps for the first time north of the border.
Displays by the host society, the Scottish Postal History Society, as well as national, open and junior competition entries, can be seen at the conference.
Entry is free and there is free parking.
The event will be held in the Dewars Centre on April 11 and 12 from 10am to 5pm on Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday.
Further information, including details of the special commemorative cover and card, can be seen by visiting www.scottishphilately.co.uk. A VIRTUAL exhibition of work by Perth College students and secondary pupils has been held in Perth Playhouse cinema.
Regally Bound featured a photographic showcase and stop-frame animations. All the work was created in one day in a collaborative group project.
Ellis Macdonald, of Perth Academy, said: “We started as a group of individuals from different schools but this project allowed us to become an effective group working together.”