The Manly Warringah Stamp Club

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

Minutes of the Meeting of 8th May 2018. 

    The President welcomed 15 members to the meeting.
    Apologies were received from Ed Wolf, Graeme Morriss and Laurent Villoing.

    The April 2018 MInutes were amended for the correct spelling of Frank Pauer & Brian Leckey.
The corrected minutes were passed on a motion by John Pearson, seconded by Paul Storm.

    The Post Card Society Bulletin, was received with a few sample post cards.

    The Treasurer reported receipt of $40.00 from the Northside Stamp Fair.
    Commonwealth Bank
     $ 606.99
    St. George Bank           $ 2,428.26
    Bendigo Bank              $17,365.67 (Term Deposit)

General Business:
    There was no general business.

Items of Interest:
    Paul Kay showed MWPS Reports of March 1991 and January 1997. He also showed a large
cover from the Sun Herald in 1977 with stamps cancelled two weeks before their official issue date and six Stamp News Australasia magazines for members to take.
    Gloria Bradley showed Switzerland 1934 (NABA); Zurich National Stamp Exhibition mini sheets; pre-stamped covers with private firms’ markings and a 1936 Pro Patria pane with four mini sheets of three stamps for re-armament.
    Jeff Stone showed Argentina & Chile private issue stamps and several free Woolworths postcards.
    Paul Storm showed West German covers with Mona Lisa 5pf stamps, one with a private firm’s marking for the Mona Lisa Cigar Maker. He also showed a cover to USA with 90pf of Mona Lisa stamps and a souvenir cover and letter dated 16 July 1964, from the Civil Aviation Board with a 2/3d stamp. It was given to all passengers flying on that day to celebrate 50 Golden Years of Airmail.
    Peter Lehmann showed Hungary 1952 and 1953 triangle Maxi Cards with Budapest FD cancel; Qatar cover with Scouts triangle stamp; a Dominican Republic cover with 1956 triangle Olympic stamp and a Sudan 1993 Camel stamp with a similar design to the original camel stamps.

    Paul Kay was invited to show and tell his display of Davis Station covers. He showed us 20 covers. His first cover was a philatelic cancel for a collector.
Davis Station commenced on the 13th January 1957 for Scientific Research. The first covers were issued on the 14th January 1957 with stamps for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Other covers shown included one dated 6 FEB 58 with a DAVIS AUST Registration Label and one dated 20JA62 with a Mawson stamp.
    John Pearson gave the vote of thanks and promised Paul his Certificate of Appreciation before his next talk.
The meeting closed at 9.15 with members partaking of refreshments.
John Higgs, 12 June 2018