Glasgow Meeting, Members Displays, 21 May 2014
pictures by Susan McEwen
Meeting Sat 31st May 2014
Report by Susan McEwen
gathered at Iain Dyce’s home for an excellent Malaysian - Scottish
lunch of Malaysian Chicken Curry and Haggis pie, followed by a massive
Pavlova and Lemon Tart. Then the Philately started.
Norris had brought his Perlis, as written up in the Newsletter for the
Kedah and Perlis meeting earlier this year, and well worth another airing.
Euan Scrimgour, (of Australia currently visiting his original homeland)
displayed Perak and Negri (in scan form) with tales of his successes and
lucky escapes on eBay buying these items.
Terry Pickering showed his Thai – Burma Railway, as displayed at
the Bangkok Exhibition where it won a Large Vermeil Medal. It includes
mail to Japanese Soldiers; to PoW – British Dutch and American;
mail to and from Civilian Workers. The PoW mail included an item from
the Mount Brandon Crash.
Jim Maitland showed Straits Settlements stamps, QV – KGV fine used,
not easy to find in fine used condition. Unsurprisingly Jim still has
a few difficult gaps.
Michael Waugh continued the Straits theme - a study of overprints on QV
and Straits on Labuan and 1922 MBE. The first section being the One Cents
Jack Brown showed North Borneo 1907 – QEII, including colour trials
of the 1888 issue. Then some Sarawak and finally a full sheet of the Singapore
issue for the First President - which Jack has had framed as the best
way of showing the entire sheet and its marginal inscriptions.
Frank Reminch showed North Borneo, and some Kedah + Trengganu MBE. He
was able to claim ‘there are no mistakes in the write up’
This is true. We tease Joe Robertson about ‘Robertson stage 1 being
unmounted’ well Frank’s display is stage 2, mounted but only
the year of issue as write up !
Francis Podger, (winner of the Tapling Medal 2014, as noted in TMP, a
very well deserved award!) Postal stationery going into Singapore from
Dutch East Indies, 1887 – 1932.
David Mekie – KPM Ships Marks. KPM were rivals to the Straits Steamship
Co., of which David has a major collection, and this is a complementary
display in a similar format with ships marks on covers, or sometimes pieces,
matched to pictures of the ships.
Iain Dyce showed 2 unconnected displays. i) GB to Straits in the 19th
C, including Singapore to Hong Kong Marine Sorter. ii) Malaya 1939 - 1942
changes to the mail service caused by the war, including Telegrams, Service
Suspended and FPO as late as 25/1/42.
Susan McEwen showed ‘Singapore in Malaysia’ previously shown
on Malaysia day Sept 2013, it features covers posted in Singapore using
Malaysian stamps between 16th Sept 1963 and 9th August 1965.
am very pleased to report that all attendees displayed something. Our
sincere thanks to Iain for his hospitality, it was another excellent meeting.
Good Philately, friendship and food. The MSG’s thanks have been
sent to the Caledonian P.S. for the use of their display frames.
McEwen June 2014