The President welcomed 15 members to the meeting.
Apologies were received from Ed Wolf, Graeme Morriss
The April 2018 MInutes were amended for the correct
spelling of Frank
Pauer & Brian Leckey.
The corrected minutes were passed on a motion by John Pearson, seconded
by Paul Storm.
The Post Card Society Bulletin, was received with a
few sample post
The Treasurer reported receipt of $40.00 from the
Northside Stamp Fair.
St. George Bank
$17,365.67 (Term Deposit)
There was no general business.
Paul Kay showed MWPS Reports of March 1991 and
January 1997. He also
showed a large
cover from the Sun Herald in 1977 with stamps cancelled two weeks
before their official issue date and six Stamp News Australasia
magazines for members to take.
Gloria Bradley showed Switzerland 1934 (NABA);
Zurich National Stamp
Exhibition mini sheets; pre-stamped covers with private firms’ markings
and a 1936 Pro Patria pane with four mini sheets of three stamps for
Jeff Stone showed Argentina & Chile private
issue stamps and
several free Woolworths postcards.
Paul Storm showed West German covers with Mona Lisa
5pf stamps, one
with a private firm’s marking for the Mona Lisa Cigar Maker. He also
showed a cover to USA with 90pf of Mona Lisa stamps and a souvenir
cover and letter dated 16 July 1964, from the Civil Aviation Board with
a 2/3d stamp. It was given to all passengers flying on that day to
celebrate 50 Golden Years of Airmail.
Peter Lehmann showed Hungary 1952 and 1953 triangle
Maxi Cards with
Budapest FD cancel; Qatar cover with Scouts triangle stamp; a Dominican
Republic cover with 1956 triangle Olympic stamp and a Sudan 1993 Camel
stamp with a similar design to the original camel stamps.
Paul Kay was invited to show and tell his display of
covers. He showed us 20 covers. His first cover was a philatelic cancel
for a collector.
Davis Station commenced on the 13th January 1957 for Scientific
Research. The first covers were issued on the 14th January 1957 with
stamps for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Other covers shown included one
dated 6 FEB 58 with a DAVIS AUST Registration Label and one dated
20JA62 with a Mawson stamp.
John Pearson gave the vote of thanks and promised
Paul his Certificate
of Appreciation before his next talk.
The meeting closed at 9.15 with
members partaking of refreshments.
John Higgs, 12 June 2018