Document 1044

Minutes of Caledonian Philatelic Society meeting 2129

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The Caledonian Philatelic Society

Minutes of meeting 2129 on Thursday 19 October 2000. Room 327, John Anderson Building, University of Strathclyde.

President [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] opened the meeting by welcoming those present. A special welcome was extended to Mr [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] now resident in Southsea.

Apologies were received on behalf of [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] – at Aberdeen P.S., [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] and [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname]

Minutes: were on the table, as was an Application for Membership from Mr [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] (2nd reading)

President’s Intimations: Competition entries should be handed in by 27th January.

Secretary: Various auction catalogues, Portsmouth Stamp Shop, Bridger & Kay (£10 voucher if more than £50 spent), Cavendish would be in Scotland at Glasgow 200 (or phone), Form for Glasgow 2000 souvenirs plus Bulletin 3 to read, volunteer for Barrier 2nd November required and if interested in Mauritius phone cards .see [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname].

Treasurer: nothing to report.

Packet secretary: not present.

Librarian: nothing to report.

Delegate to Congress: There having been a recent Delegates’ meeting [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] gave a very full report. There was information from Glasgow 2000 including a timetable of events and a timetable for helpers; the list of speakers from the Caledonian (members were asked to check the details); a sub-committee had been formed to look at how future Congresses might be run/improved; information re The National Exhibition was to hand as was preliminary details for ‘The Dundee Week-end 2001. ASPS badges and ties were now available. The 2001 Congress would be hosted by Kirkcudbright P.S. who planned a souvenir postcard for the event. Finally the ASPS were looking for someone to fill the post of Youth Officer.

Vera Trinder order: [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] reported that this had now been sent off.

President, [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], then introduced [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] – inviting him to give his display of Tristan da Cunha.

Mr [CENSORED: surname] began by explaining where the island lay – halfway between Cape Town and South America. It had been discovered by the Portuguese in 1500 and, to this day, could only be reached by boat. Its main industry was crawfish. These were exported to America and Japan – very profitably.

The first round showed the development of the island through its postage stamps which portrayed earthquakes, shipwrecks, volcanic eruptions and loss of life at sea etc. The first stamps were produced in 1952 with no varieties except on Postage Dues! Of interest was a Waterlow ‘Delacryl’ printing of two stamps perforated SPECIMEN. The round finished with a selection of picture postcards.

The second round. Prior to 1952 there had been no post office, and mail had to be delivered/uplifted, irregularly, by passing ships – whalers etc. Prior to 1908, with no postal markings, only the contents of the letter gave a clue to its origin. We saw an excellent and full display of island cachets – at the time of these, genuine, mail had no stamps (mainly). From the late 60s early 70s we saw many visiting ships’ cachets. The display finished with cachets from ‘regular’ visiting ships.

Vote of thanks: Mr [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] thanked and complimented Mr [CENSORED: surname] on a splendid display – from early development to latest ships calling. It had been a fascinating evening by an obviously very keen expert. This was heartily endorsed by the Society.

Next meeting: Thursday 26 October, Mr [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] – ‘Century of the Cinema’.

Tea Rota: [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname]

Barrier: [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname]

The President closed the meeting by wishing everyone a safe journey home.

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Minutes of Caledonian Philatelic Society meeting 2129


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Year of composition 2000
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Decade of birth 1930
Educational attainment College
Age left school 15
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Computer assistant
Place of birth Glasgow
Region of birth Glasgow
Birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Bearsden
Region of residence Dunbarton
Residence CSD dialect area Dnbt
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Insulating Engineer
Father's place of birth Glasgow
Father's region of birth Glasgow
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Tailoress
Mother's place of birth Cambuslang
Mother's region of birth Lanark
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Lnk
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