Federation Honours for club members and the next meetings

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Didn’t they scrub up well! And we are very proud of them. Here is Don Walker receiving his ‘New Zealand Philatelic Federation Deserving Philatelist’ award from Federation President, Jeff Long. Below is Geoff Tyson with the ‘Philatelic Youth Council Youth Inter-club Trophy’ and the Youth collections, which won the award for the Christchurch Junior Stamp Club. This is the first time this junior inter-club trophy has come to the South Island. Steven McLachlan took the photographs and he will give a report on the Federation weekend at our next club meeting. Don will give a ‘worm’s eye view’ of his experience. He is threatening to show us all up by wearing his new jersey along with the collar and tie again.

The main event of the November meeting will be the auction but lets not forget the ‘Federation talks’ from Steven and Don plus the silent display on countries of Southern Africa. There is an incentive to enter the one-page-competition - Show Day as the winner will receive a bottle of Canterbury Cream.

The daytime meeting is on the first Wednesday of December. Our Christmas party will be held on the second Wednesday of the month. We all bring along a small gift (worth approximately $5.00) to exchange and Hank Smits acts as Santa Claus to organise this. If your gift is more suited to either male or female please mark it as such or tell Hank as you hand it to him. The quiz organised by committee members should be entertaining.

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December’s one-page competition is Your Choice -  the winner of this gets a bottle of sherry. Supper is an important part of the evening and you are asked to bring food for this. If anyone would like to bake and ice a Christmas cake for us, please contact Steven McLachlan ASAP.   The Christmas Hamper and Special Raffle will be drawn.

In January we are to have two club meetings. A daytime one will be held on the first Wednesday of the month and an evening one on the fourth Wednesday of the month. At the second meeting, the one-page competition is Cinderellas and the prize is a bottle of wine. Both meetings will be informal and complimentary drinks and nibbles will be available at the evening one. Profits from our raffles are used to pay for our suppers and for the January get-together. Bring lots of cash or philatelic lots to the meeting, as we are to have an informal auction! Lots are to be made up of non-reserved items, which will be given lot numbers and left on show for others to inspect.

In February our customary daytime club meeting will be held on the first Wednesday of the month - you and any of your stamp friends are welcome to attend this ‘buy, sell, swap-and-chat’ meeting!

News from here and there

The committee welcomes two new members, John Varker and Barry Gilbertson to the club.

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This Scenic Reflections stamp is the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Stamp of 2000’. It was in a competition featuring stamps from 47 countries that was run by the French philatelic publication Timbres Magazine.

Congratulations to ex NZSCC Librarian, Sandra List who was elected to the position of Treasurer of the New Zealand Philatelic Federation at the recent AGM.

Help! June Daue mislaid her magnifying glass at the last meeting. She is really keen to get it back. Isn’t it hard to get used to new stamp equipment? Interestingly, in the Linn’s Stamp News of 19 November 2001, there is a warning to all stamp collectors: ‘The tools of your hobby - especially needle-nose stamp tongs - could be considered as weapons. And they could be subject to confiscation in the eyes of security personnel at airports.’ A hand-held magnifier recently was mistaken for a knife by an airport baggage security screener

Christmas Raffles

Buy tickets for the Hamper at a dollar each or donate an item worth more than a dollar for a ticket. Tickets for the ‘Scratch & Win’ raffle are fifty cents each.

NZSCC subscriptions are due now

Have you forgotten whether you have paid or not? Check the line below the address on your Bulletin envelope

Stamp Fairs

Church Hall, Corner Papanui Rd & Rugby St, Merivale from 9:30am to 1:00pm on Saturdays 1 and 15 December.


NZSCC evening meeting will be on Wednesday, 28 November at 7:30pm in the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, Riccarton.

Items of interest Do bring these to the meeting.

Short Talks Steven McLachlan will talk about the Federation weekend. Don Walker will show us his ‘New Zealand Philatelic Federation Deserving Philatelist’ pin.

Silent Display There will be stamps from various Southern African countries on display.

One-page competition ‘Show Day’ - the winner takes home a bottle of Canterbury Cream.

Auction Lots will be out on display from 7pm. Postal bidding - you can send a fax to Fred Saunders at 385 7950 or e-mail him at

NZSCC afternoon meeting will be held on Wednesday, 5 December from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at the Philatelic Centre.

Raffle See Don Walker if you would like to buy a ticket.

Buy, sell or exchange Bring cash or stamps!

The Christmas meeting is to be held on Wednesday, 12 December at 7:30pm.

Items of interest Bring these along to the meeting.

Silent Displays Postcards of kiwi postmarks, the Tower of London, clocks and ships will be on display. Xmas Quiz Committee members have worked out some philatelic questions for you to solve.

One-page competition December’s topic is ‘Your Choice’. The main prize is a bottle of sherry.

Raffles All the Christmas raffles will be drawn.

Party Receive your gift from Father Christmas, eat lots of food and enjoy the occasion!

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