Document 1048

Minutes of Caledonian Philatelic Society meeting 2135

Author(s): 907

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The Caledonian Philatelic Society

Minutes of meeting 2135 held on Thursday 7th December 2000, Room 327, John Anderson Building, University of Strathclyde.

The President, [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], opened the meeting by welcoming those present.

Apologies were received on behalf of [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname]

Minutes: were on the table.

President’s Intimations: The President was extremely pleased to announce that Mr [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] had been elected a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of London. A distinction that was well merited. Those present greeted the announcement with hearty applause.

Secretary: Fair by [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], Wednesday 3rd January 2001 (free entry with ‘double’ advert.); Merseyside Fair – Liverpool, Friday 9th, Saturday 10th February 2001; the Vera Trinder order had not yet arrived.

Treasurer: Not present

Packet Secretary: The packets were circulating well, there being 5 on the circuit. More booklets would be welcomed.

Librarian: The book on Durham Postal History had now been recorded and was in the Library.

Delegate to Congress: Not present

Display: The President Invited Mr [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] to give his display of ‘Russian Miscellany’.

Mr [CENSORED: surname] gave a very full and detailed account of the early 20th Century stamp types of the Russian states, and their overprints and cancellations. Attention was drawn to the inconsistent inks, variety of papers (maps, banknotes, notepaper, security paper etc.), poor perforating equipment and the variety of handstamps – from pen-cancels to those made from rubber, metal and wood. Mr [CENSORED: surname] had made a detailed study of the Trident Overprints and others. These were well represented.

Vote of Thanks: In giving the vote of thanks [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] thanked Mr [CENSORED: surname] for travelling up from the South and for giving us such a splendid display. He congratulated him on his patience and fortitude in sorting the Trident overprints. This was heartily endorsed by those present. A further round of applause was given when the president disclosed that this had been Mr Hornby’s first display.

Next Meeting: Thursday 14th December, Christmas Meeting sponsored by [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname]. Spouses and partners would be most welcome. Since the President would miss this meeting, as he would be away on business, he wished all members A Happy Christmas and a splendid New Year.

Tea Rota: General assistance required

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

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Minutes of Caledonian Philatelic Society meeting 2135


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Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 2000
Word count 351

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Author id 907
Gender Male
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
Mother's country of birth Scotland


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