Nov 13th: BELGIAN CONGO – Derek Wiltshire

Derek Wiltshire, from the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society, who chose “The Belgian Congo” postal history and stamps as the subject of his display. Initially, he spoke of the dreadful trading in slaves taken from that country which commenced in the 14th century and lasted until 1807. His display showed some of the very old issues together with some postal history (old envelopes/letters from way back) up to recent times. These later stamps depicted the change of routes and delivery times over the years.

The President called on Alan Watson, who gave a very comprehensive vote of thanks to Derek, and the Members responded with a round of applause.

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