The London 50th Anniversary Meeting
June 20th 2009
A note & pictures from Nick Hackney
It started with a special MSG preview of the lots in the Spink Singapore July 4th Auction.
This was very kindly arranged by Nick Startup for Spink in Bloomsbury. Members were able to feast their eyes on the lots, without the slightly long journey to Singapore.
The cover of the catalogue is illustrated below.
The afternoon was filled with a stunning series of Members Displays. There will be a full account of these in the Newsletter.
The entire afternoon was a unbroken series of highlights. The event was organised by Andrew Norris, who arranged the displays, the venue, and gave a display as well.
The main displays, with some photographs were:
Ted Proud, Interstate use of Malayan Stamps, & the provisional Stationery issues 1940-42
Iain Dyce, entires & cover from 1812 onwards from Penang
Malcolm Wade, BMA recalling his 2000 International display
Gaden Robinson - Favourites, Bangkok to chops such as Rainbow Malacca & SS Bentong
Susan McEwen 1948 - 60 Malayan Emergency & Clubbed Packets
Brian Richardson, Wearnes Air Service Envelopes etc
Andrew Norris organised the display running order
seen here with Peter Cockburn
Peter Cockburn FMS Tigers - Revenue Tigers of course
Andrew's display covered topics which he says will not be in the display at the Royal. These included a Raffles letter, French, German & Dutch Maritime Mail, items from the Cocos & Christmas Islands, NL Agents , his Siamese collection, Meter stamps and Cinderellas and others.
Tony Winner, Perak Postmarks
Joe Robertson, Postage dues
Dominic Morris, Survey Departments and many others
Gordon Peters," a few of the items I like" , and the rest of us gazed at in awe
Rob Holley, Selangor SG1 - 29
Terry Pickering, superb BMA complete pages, specimen set, and blocks
Len Stanway Singapore 50th Anniversary Issue,
50th Jubilee of the Sultan of Kedah,
150th anniversary of Kuala Lumpur,
airletters & Singapore Aerogrammes 1948
Jon Higgins, North Borneo & Labuan
The displays were followed by an excellent Reception provided most kindly by Spink. A few pictures are shown below.
Bernard Chung visiting from Singapore
Bernard & Peter Cockburn
Peter Cockburn says a few words
Some of the members & guests
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