Apr 23rd: COMMITTEE ENTERTAINS

Falkirk and District Philatelic Society (FDPS) were invited to Host the annual meeting of the Scottish Stamp Congress at Perth on 17th and 18th April, as a recognition of the Society’s 50th year anniversary. Approximately 20 Members of FDPS displayed parts of their collections, which were appreciated and well commented upon, particularly for the variations and presentation of the displays. A rota of Members attended the Hosts table and our presence was recognised. A “cover”, which is a stamped envelope showing an artistic drawing of Callendar House, with a special Commemorative Post Mark, was on view and for sale, the profits from which, amounting to £250, will go to Stathcarron Hospice. The 50th Anniversary Dinner, of the Founding of the Society, will be held on the 30th April, to round off our celebration.

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After some discussion about the Scottish Stamp Congress held in Perth the previous weekend, which was hosted by our Society, and which turned out to be very successful, the evening was in the form of a “Members’ Display Night”, where Members were able to put on show parts of their collections. Firstly, was a very unusual showing of Cape of Good Hope “Triangular Forgeries”, followed by stamps from St Helena commemorating various Anniversaries, well displayed. Thirdly, we had a splendid viewing of Q.E. 2 miniature sheets, and lastly, a wide range of stamps from Grenada, from 1934 to 1970.

Vice President Frank Soutar proposed the vote of thanks to those who displayed, and reminded Members of the 50th Anniversary Dinner to be held in the Cladhan Hotel on the evening of the 30th of April at 7 for 7.30pm.

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