the Meeting of 9 January 2018
Tony Hoare, Garry Enfield, John Pearson, Paul Kay,
Barry Reeve, Peter
Olorenshaw, Jeff Stone.
Minutes of the November 2017 meeting were accepted,
with the correction
of ‘hanger’ to ‘Hagner’, on a motion from Ed Wolf and Gloria Bradley.
The December 2017 NSW Postcard Collector's Society
$40 was received from the December 2017 Northside
The engraving of club trophies had cost $51.20, which was refunded to
the Secretary. We had $587.49 in the Commonwealth Bank and $2,427.88 in
St. George Bank.
Rod Sell suggested closing the St George account and
money in the club’s Term Deposit, due for renewal in July 2018.
Secretary, Graeme Morriss. pointed out that this was difficult and
time-consuming because multiple signatures were required. The last
change of signatories had taken over an hour at the bank branch.
Peter Lehmann’s certificate from his participation
in the October
PHILAS Open Day was presented to him. Darren Jones was presented with
the Ray Simpson Cup and the Pittwater Shield for his winning entries in
the 2017 club competition.
Ed Wolf drew attention to news media reports that
house Mossgreen had been placed in voluntary liquidation.
Members were reminded that Saturday 13 January would
be the club’s
annual Summer Day of Stamps.
There would be seven dealers and an auction at 2.00 pm. Setting-up
would begin at 6.30 pm on the Friday night.
Gloria Bradley showed the catalogue of an exhibition
of Statues on
Stamps held in Geneva in 2011.
Judith Jarolimek showed a stamp from the
Soviet Union picturing a statue entitled Motherhood Beckons.
showed some recently-aquired On Tour postcards – a 1900 Japanese
hand-illustrated card and a German postcard with a feather tucked under
Laurent Villoing showed a 1959 Europa cover with
both French and Swiss
stamps; a French cover signed by the stamp designer and a cover from
Orleans in France which he had
sent to obtain the Return to sender marking.
Peter Lehmann showed a very large collection on
Camels. There were
several species of camel. The South American camel is, when
domesticated, called the llama. The only
genuinely wild camel is the Bactrian, found in Mongolia and western
China. The 700,000 wild camels in Australia are actually feral –
domesticated camels gone wild.
13 February 2018