|NZSCC Stamp News On Line - MARCH 2002
March Daytime Meeting
To be held on Wednesday, 6 March from 1pm to 3.30pm in the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, Riccarton. Please ring your friends to remind them about it.
Buy, sell or swapBring your spare stamps or money. Don Walker is bringing the Exchange books.
RafflesDon will have some items to raffle.
News from here and there
Up to forty people attended the February evening meeting, which was an informative one. We had an alternative seating arrangement to complement Graeme Muirs talk on Alternative Postal Systems. He is finding that there are setbacks as well as rewards in collecting material produced by philatelic amateurs.Shirley Bone was unable to attend the meeting but sent some of her Royalty postcards and the raffle prizes along. It was sad to think of the late Princess Margarets decline in health while looking at the display of picture postcards that showed her as a vivacious child or as a beautiful young woman. I looked after the raffles table and enjoyed talking to people as they bought tickets. John Wilson told me that Sir Valdamir Skellerup did not found Skellerup Industries as we had stated in a news item his father did! Valdamir was five years old at the time. Steven McLachlan had quite a time going through all the items of interest, which included the Dutch fishing licence stamps shown in last months STAMPING AROUND. Ron Bax spoke about these items and said that they werent postally used but were stuck on card and stamped. The low value stamp was for juvenile licences and the high value one for adult licences. Among the non-philatelic items were photos of Freda Clark with snakes around her neck. She enjoyed being called a snake charmer!
Thank you to a couple of our club members who have assisted committee members recently - Ross Stanton and Barry Olsen. Ross is now collecting the newsletter envelopes from Shirley and taking them into the Stamps Centre to be hand stamped. Barry is one of the people who help Don to check the circuit books.
There is a stamp issue of native fungi due out on Wednesday 6 March. For electronic images of them, visit www.stamps.co.nz. Three pictorial date stamps will be issued for the 25th anniversary of the North Shore Philatelic Society on 5, 6 and 7 April. If you want them: post stamped addressed envelopes in an outer envelope to Northpex Exhibition, Stamps Centre, NZ Post Ltd, Private Bag 3001, Wanganui for receipt no later than 13 March 2002.
The Saturday Fairs held in the Church Hall on the corner of Papanui Rd and Rugby St are doing well. Most of the traders at the fairs are local folk but some travel from places out of town such as Ashburton or Amberley. In a rash moment, I bought a box of NZ postcards - multiples of unused ones. Let me know if you want some of them.
We hear that Joe Noon is off to England for a long holiday. His son lives there so Joe will be catching up with him.
Fred Saunders latest auction catalogue lists items from the Boar War! Isnt it politically incorrect to talk about the Boer Wars these days? One should avoid trouble by saying the South African Wars or the Anglo-Boer Wars.
Harry Freese is saving the 1892 Second Side Face advert stamps. He wants to complete the second settings - both the top and bottom settings. What he desperately needs are 9 Cadburys advert stamps. Can you help him? If so, please phone him at 343 5574 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Allan Berry email@example.com asks me to draw your attention to two publications.
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