Document 1054

Minutes of Caledonian Philatelic Society meeting 2146

Author(s): 907

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The Caledonian Philatelic Society

Minutes of meeting 2146 held on Thursday 15th March 2001, Room327, John Anderson Building, University of Strathclyde.

The president opened the meeting by welcoming those present. There was a special welcome for [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] from Largs

Apologies [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname].

Minutes: were on the table.

President’s Intimations: Membership application, [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], on table for second reading; [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] was in the Southern General awaiting an operation on Tuesday – there was a card for members to sign.

Secretary: The auction had raised £1555. 48.3% (181 lots) had gone. 41.7% (71 lots) were postal with 11 Caley and 27 non Caley bidders. 4 unsold lots, which had been entered for Caley funds, were at the front and a ‘silent auction’ would be held during the meeting. The Watermark detector was available at 50p per week – see [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname].

Treasurer: Absent

Packet Secretary: Things were still going well.

Librarian: Nothing to report

Delegate to Congress: Absent

Display: The President invited Mr [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname], Perth, to present his display of Indian Campaign Mail. Mr [CENSORED: surname] showed material from the early campaigns, of which there were many, up to the early 1900s. There were many rare, and very rare, covers – most with accompanying letters which gave the history as it had happened. Extremely interesting material from Tibet, The North West Frontier and the Chinese Expeditionary Force again with extremely rare Field Post Office markings and franks.

The second round continued in the same vein, with no lessening of standards or rarity. Chinese Expeditionary Force Chinese and Indian stamp ‘combination’ covers. Indian Mutiny material from The Col. K. Young correspondence ( Young was the Judge Advocate General of the Indian and the Bengal Armies) and material from the Philby (father of the spy) correspondence.

Vote of Thanks: In giving the vote of thanks, [CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] said that we had benefited from the great amount of research that Mr [CENSORED: surname] had done and thanked him for the way he had explained things. Apart from the Philatelic interest there had been great historical interest and it had been a privilege to have seen so much interesting and rare material. This was wholeheartedly endorsed by the Society.

Next Meeting:’France and Germany’ by Mr & Mrs [CENSORED: surname].

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

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

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

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Minutes of Caledonian Philatelic Society meeting 2146


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Year of composition 2001
Word count 370

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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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