Another pleasant and interesting meeting with 11 members partaking: David P, Priscilla M, Simon H, Godfrey T, Julian B, Neil H, Michael A, Colin D, Dave C, and Mike K.
On the theme of the letter P:
Julian led off with some pre-paid GB QV postal stationery with the penny and the penny farthing values. We saw several interesting items from the Channel Islands and the Levant (look on our website “Slideshows” page).
Then David P entertained/educated us with a display of 3 sheets of stamps from current, unfamiliar, or dead stamp issuing territories – all letter ‘P‘ and ranging from Pahang to Puerto Rico — a total of 22 different places.
Neil then showed stamps from Paraguay, Palau, and Poland, which had subjects of his topical interests, namely bridges and warships.
With time running out, Priscilla then showed a fine Portuguese miniature sheet from 1998 celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Vasco da Gama’s discovery of the sea route to India (see “Recent Acquisitions” page on this website).
A short follow-on session was chaired by Julian in which Alan C showed some of his Japanese National Parks collection with attention to Planes and other Postmarks on the stamps & covers.
Next meetings: The meeting closed by agreeing that we take up Maidenhead PS / Tony Stanford’s offer of a ZOOM presentation on “The Morocco Agencies overprints of GB stamps” on 1st March; meanwhile Alan would prepare a display of Japanese Airmail material for 15 February.
Since writing our report (above), Alan has received by email the latest copy of the ABPS Newsletter, dated Spring 2001. It contains the articles on the future of organised philately and on using Power Point:
” A Personal View ” (By Dave Cleaver, Torquay and Teignbridge Stamp Club, on the future of philatelic societies) pages 17-21
” Simple Rules for Effective digital Presentation ” by Richard Smith, Leeds Philatelic Society, pages 23-27
” Power Point Experience ” by Alan Spencer p 27/29
It should shortly be available for downloading from the ABPS Website, which you can access quickly by selecting and clicking on the appropriate link on this website page (usually left hand column).