February 2018

February was a Members’ Day which again brought a variety of material from our members. We had a different twist on things this time round as members’ had to display material that began with the letter “S”. We were not disappointed.
In the first half, we had errors/varieties of the KGVI Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika 1c stamp from David Carr. Steve Paice brought along some “Sods and Odds” from Australia. Malcolm Cole gave us a lively display of “German Submarines” in WWI. Denis Littlewort who specialises in Large Key Plates of KG, showed us a variety of errors and specimens. And bringing the first half to a close was our Secretary with a PowerPoint display, who took us on a “Vacation Guide to the Sun,” part of a bigger display of the Solar System.

In the second half, Michael Lockton displayed some wonderful Postal History material from Stratton in Cornwall. Christine Earle gave us “State Emblems of Australia.” Patrick Reid showed us “Short Paid Mail of Queensland,” and bringing the day to a close was the inimitable Graham Mytton with a PowerPoint presentation on Sierra Leone.

A marvellous and entertaining afternoon as usual.
Picture on left, shows from left to right: Steve Paice, Barry Feltham, David Carr and Denis Littlewort. Picture on the right: Graham Mytton, Michael Lockton, Christine Earle and Patrick Reid.