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News Items for Session 2011 - 2012
More Robert Falcon Scott Covers Available

25th June 2012

Dundee & District Philatelic Society have available for sale another two different Scott covers both of which have been signed by Commander Tabeart of HMS Scott. Details of the covers can be found on the covers section of the website.

Annual General Meeting

26th April 2012

The final meeting of the year was the AGM at which members voted in a new Committee for the next year. Details of the appointments can be found in the Officers page on the website. The changes to the committee were:

Alan Roy replaces Charles Lloyd as President.

Francis Podger replaces Alan Roy as Vice-President.

Charles Lloyd replaces Peter Dix as Hon. Secretary.

Norman Kelso and Peter Dix become committee members replacing Francis Podger and Sandy Sloss.

Dr. Ron Harkess - 'All things Argentina'

12th April 2012

Our latest Presenter In the last display of the year members were treated to a display of all things Argentina from Dr Ron Harkess of Perth Philatelic Society, who describes himself as "not a philatelist but a hoarder of philatelic items".

His subject of Argentina saw a display that started in the pre-stamp era and ended with modern issues.

Dr.Harkess is pictured opposite during his presentation.


Launch of Robert Falcon Scott Covers

29th March 2012

Our Winner Dundee Philatelic Society today launched the issue of a set of covers to mark the Anniversary of the Death of Robert Falcon Scott during his expedition to the South Pole in 1912.

Pictured opposite are Lord Provost John Letford, Cover designer Wendy Maltman and DDPS President Charles Lloyd at the City Chambers during the launch.

Dr. Jim Grant - 'Postal History of Perthshire'

26th March 2012

Our latest Presenter Members were teated to a display of part of his collection of the postal history of Perthshire from Dr Jim Grant of Stirling Philatelic Society.

Dr Grant's collection has been built over a period of 30 years, showing the development of the postal system from a letter dated 1660 to modern times.

Dr. Grant is pictured opposite during his display.




Special Issue of Stamp & Coin Mart

12th March 2012

Stamp & Coin Mart magazine are running a special diamond jubilee issue and will have a major feature detailing 60 QE2 classics. They are looking for members, collectors, readers to share their favourite stamp issued during the Queen's reign, be it from GB or a commonwealth country.

Stamp and Coin Mart would like you to give them details of
• the year and value of the stamp
• around 50-150 words on why you like the particular stamp, and
• if possible, an image of the stamp.

Contributions need to be e-mailed to matthewh@warnersgroup.co.uk by no later than 26th March.

Visit by Tayside Postcard Club

8th March 2012

Members were treated to displays showing the 'non-stamp' side of postcards by four members of the Tayside Postcard Club. Ian Lindsay displayed postcards of small villages in North Fife. His collection included one of the earliest postally used cards from Cupar dated 1899.

A display of the eight Light Rail Systems in the British Isles was given by Stewart Smith. This included the Edinburgh Trams! Also the shortest line of 0.8 miles in Stourbridge.

Jim Hill, who had been the Philatelic Society's secretary in 1970 had an interesting display of postcards and cigarette cards all with a tobacco theme. This was supplemented with tobacco tins - a 1914 unopened tin of tobacco and some from Fairweater tobacco in Dundee. He is looking for more information on this company.

Finally David Torrie showed postcards relating to events that had their centenary this year. These included the sinking of the Titanic, the death of Scott in Antarctica and the foundation of the Royal Flying Corps based at Montrose Airfield.

Francis Podger - 'Stamps Issued and Used in Singapore for Revenue Purposes 1826 - KGV'

23rd February 2012

Our Winner Members were treated to a display of the gold medal winning collection of Stamps issued and used in Singapore for Revenue purposes 1826 - KGV, exhibited by local member Francis Podger.

Francis won a gold medal for his display at the international exhibition PhilaNippon 2011.

Francis is pictured opposite during his display.

Bob Catto - 'American War of Independence'

9th February 2012

Our latest Presenter Members were treated to a philatelic look at the American War of Independence by Bob Catto from the Edinburgh Philatelic Society. His display was a social and historical pathway through the years of 1775 to 1781.

Bob's stamps, miniature sheets, commemorative covers and postcards gave an insight to the battles and the people involved - who included a number of Scots. The background knowledge of this display brought to light some interesting facts such as the Liberty Bell had been made by a London firm!

The nature of the display laid bare the myth that stamp collecting is merely sticking stamps into an album.

Annual Dinner

2nd February 2012

The society held its Annual Dinner at the Taychreggan Hotel in Broughty Ferry. Our Winner Pictured opposite are the members and spouses who attended the event.





Visit by Arbroath Philatelic Society

26th January 2012

Two members from Arbroath Philatelic Society entertained fellow philatelists. Brian Cargill's display consisted of a variety of mini collections ranging from a look at the history of the Arbroath society with reference to James Chalmers to pop music, exhibition miniature sheets, Chinese New Year stamps and stamps of Australia and USA.

David Torrie's displays were on Tristan Da Cunha and of First Day Covers of a wide variety of topics that had been signed by appropriate persons eg a cricket cover signed by Don Bradman and a Boys' Brigade cover signed by Alan Wells and numerous covers celebrating the award of the VC.

Annual Competition

12th January 2012

The Annual Competition was held with the winners being: Our Winner

Doug Howkins for his display of the Russian Space Programme whhich won the Thematic shield

Peter Dix for his display of the first six definitive sets of the Republic of South Africa which won the National & General shield.

One-Sheet Competition and Recent Acquisitions

24th December 2011

The final meeting of 2011 was an opportunity for members to enter the one page competition and also to show their recent acquisitions.

Our Winner The winner of the one page competition was Francis Podger with his entry of a motor vehicle tax disk from Singapore issues in 1942 just before the fall of Singapore to the Japanese army. See Competition Winners for pictures.

The displays of recent acquisitions showed the wide and varied interests of the members and ranged from Belgium and Egypt to Australia and Uganda with examples of the 4d post and hotel stationery from Interlaken


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