STAMPING AROUND

"The Bulletin of the New Zealand Stamp Collectors’ Club Inc."

Recent news from here and there - 27 October, 2001

Hank Smits has been missing from our last club meetings. He was hurt in a road accident when his car was crashed into. His car was a write off but Hank thought he was fine and didn't realise he had an injury until the following day when his foot swelled up.

Peter Bargas is back from his trip to England, complaining that his baggage was checked fourteen times on the journey there and back. (Seven times each way!)

Congratulations to Lawrence Eagle who has just recently been elected as an Associate of the New Zealand Education Institute - a great honour.

Our October evening meeting was a friendly occasion and several members contributed to its success.

  • During the Items of Interest session, Geoff Tyson advertised the late Charles Rudd’s booklet, Of Course You Can Do It as he had found it to be a very useful source of information. (Ian Andrews has since ordered a copy for the library).

  • Frans van der Plas gave delightful talk and led an interactive discussion about the European Union with members. Don Walker and Roy Scott kindly provided displays of European Union stamps.

  • Freda Clark showed some stamps of the Ryukus islands and a map of the area, which lies between Taiwan and Japan. Steven spoke about the Grenadines and quoted some amazing statistics about the massive stamp issues of that area.


***** Forthcoming Meetings  *****

NZSCC informal evening meeting will be held on Wednesday, 31 October from 7:00pm at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, Riccarton.Steven McLachlan promises to bring along a box full of envelopes for sale and says that it will be as interesting as the one he brought to the last informal meeting. Don Walker will have exchange books out on the tables. Alan Tunnicliffe will have the sales tables in operation. The library will be open – note: the junk boxes have been cleared away and you can get right up to the shelves now!  There will be a stamp display and in case you get thirsty - orange juice will be available.

NZSCC afternoon meeting will be held on Wednesday, 7 November from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at the Philatelic Centre.


November auction

Check with Fred Saunders - you may still be able to give lots to him. Remember: no reserves or very low value lots.

Christmas Raffles

See Shirley Bone - buy tickets for the hamper at $1 each or give her an item in exchange for a ticket. An item should be worth more than a dollar. Tickets for the ‘Scratchies’ raffle are $1 each.

NZSCC subscriptions are due now

From David Fortune - if paid by 31 December 2001,

a single subscription $20 is reducible to $15.

a family subscription $25 is reducible to $20.

 

Last Stamp Fairs of 2001

Will be held at the Church Hall, Corner Papanui Rd & Rugby St, Merivale from 9:30am to 1:00pm on Saturdays:

3 and 17 November; 1 and 15 December

Robert Samuel’s Funeral

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In case you have not heard the sad news – Robert Samuel (Shown at top right) passed away last Thursday night.

From Robert Duns: Robert’s funeral service will be held on Monday 29 October, at the Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road Burnside at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, and can be left at the service. Messages can be sent to PO Box 394, Christchurch.

If sending any messages: Robert's family listed in the notice are Cheri Williams, his daughters Elizabeth, Victoria and Renato, and Kate [his former wife].

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Stamp Collectors club members passing by Robert's coffin at the funeral.


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