The Manly Warringah Stamp Club

Meets at Manly-Warringah Rugby League Club Federal Parade, Brookvale

Minutes of the Meeting of 14 November 2017

    Graeme Morriss, Peter Olorenshaw, Garry Enfield, Geoff Stone, Paul Storm and Simone Cornell.

    Minutes of the October meeting were accepted, WITHOUT any corrections, on a motion from Laurent Villoing and Peter Lehmann.

    Several fliers for our Summer’s Day with Stamps and other Stamp Fairs were tabled for members to take.

Treasurer’s Report
    $40 was received from the October 2017 Northside Stamp Fair.
    We had $561 in the Commonwealth Bank & $2,427 in St. George Bank.
    The Treasurer’s Report was accepted on a Motion by John Au and Rod Sell.

General Business
    Ed Wolf mentioned that four members had attended the Community Centre promotion in Wentworth Street on Sunday 5th November. The event had few visits by the general public as it was very poorly advertised.
    Ed also advised that the latest PHILAS Auction raised just under $200,000
    Geoff Robertshaw advised of an international competition conducted by his Cheshire Club with a Club in South Africa. The internet was used to show the images of the album pages. It was suggested that we consider a similar competition. We will ask our Secretary to follow up in 2018.
    Darren Jones advised he was looking for Post Marks of the Megalong Valley post office.
    John Higgs had the Certificates for Graeme Morriss and Des Beechey for their entries in the PHILAS Open Day Competition. Ed Wolf had received his certificate.

Items of Interest
    John Pearson displayed four American Philatelist magazines for members to take.
    Rod Sell showed: Hong Kong covers with recent issues: Painting of Professor JAO Tsing-i; HK Shopping Streets, and ‘Qipao’ or ladies’ long dress fashion from 1920s to 1970s.
    A PNC, No. 163 of 5,000 by the Birmingham Mint with 13th August 1979 cancel on The Year of the Child cover with a Save the Children Fund silver medal.
    Two Ford PNCs from the ANDA October 2017 Sydney Money Expo; two Year of the Rooster PNCs, a normal in red with a 10 January 2017 cancel and an ANDA Perth Money Expo in green with 11 February 2017 cancel.
    Gloria Bradley showed the 2017 minisheet issued by Switzerland for the 150th Anniversary of the Bicycle; a miniature sheet of US stamps for the 2017 Solar Eclipse; a recent eBay purchase damaged by the Australia Post machines - the cover with contents including backing cardboard was ripped in half. The only notification of damage was printed on the plastic envelope that the contents were delivered in. A cover with 1947 Swiss Pro Patria stamps; a set of 2017 Swiss pre stamped envelopes and two albums for the Northside Auction with stamps stuck in using sticky tape, to be discarded as the stamps were too badly damaged.
    Philip Miller of the Smithfield club advised that he had waited until just after midnight on the 5th November to order lots from the 2017 Impressions booklet online. He showed the Dragonflies miniature sheet collection, of which only 150 were produced and the Caves minisheet set, of which only 250 were produced.
    Terry Bluett showed a FACIT catalogue for Swedish Post Marks, in Swedish and English.
    Laurent Villoing showed some recently acquired Europa items: 1956 Europa sheets of 15F and 30F with Paris cancels; a 15 Franc Proof in light pink; a sheet with censor markings; a Belgium cover with T tax marking; Europa covers for Manchester United and Everton Football clubs and a cover of SS Liberty given to France at the end of WW II and renamed SS Europa. Laurent is now also collecting his name and showed covers from Saint Laurent and Yves Saint Laurent

Inter Club Competition
    6 Members from each club, each submitted 6 pages:

1. Autographed Australian Covers
2. Centenary of Settlement of Canterbury, NZ
3. Crash Mail with Australian connection.
4. James Cook Voyages I & II
5. Australian Postcards of the Valentine Company.
6. Italian Definitives.
7. Cape of Good Hope Triangles on cover.
8. Hong Kong Definitives 1862 to1883
9. Italian Regions & Ruling Families
10. Australian First & Last Day Covers 1933-1954
11. Rhodesian Post Marks
12. Most Rewarding series of items.

    The Club competition was a tie with both clubs receiving 27 points.
1st No. 7 Peter Lehmann     
12 votes, won a 32 page stock book
2nd No. 9 Ben Peresan          9 votes, won a 16 page stock book
3rd No. 11 Robert Layzell      8 votes, won 10 hagner pages.
The meeting was closed and members were invited to partake of refreshments.

John Higgs
9 January 2018