June 2016

Another Members’ day with another diverse set of displays. We started with Phil Kenton’s incredible set of GB insurance covers from its inception in 1840.John Jordan displayed stamps issued by some of the countries that declared independence from the Empire.
Next up was David Carr displaying the stamps of the many countries that celebrated the centenary of the first stamp, the Penny Black.
Flowers of Montserrat was Julia Todd’s display and Michael Cope brought an end to the first half with his wonderful PowerPoint display of the Indonesia Revolution from the Dutch.
The second half began with Ian Newton’s (pictured above right) Kuwait display of stamps, original art work and proof trials of Kuwait’s first stamps.
Derek Weston (pictured middle) gave us another intriguing display about Coleman’s Mustard with various covers (in yellow of course) and postcards from 1870.
Graham Mytton (pictured left) finished the afternoon with one of his superb PowerPoint displays. This time on the Ascension Island, where he went to visit with the BBC in 1993. We learnt all about the history of the island and the beautiful landmarks depicted by their stamps and covers.
Another wonderful afternoon where we continue to learn so much about various countries and subjects, it never ceases to amaze people.