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Mid-Cities Stamp Club

of ARLINGTON and IRVING, TEXAS

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Welcome to the Mid-Cities Stamp Club Website, where our goal is to provide an interesting site, make available useful information for club members, and promote the hobby of stamp collecting. Thank you for taking the time to visit with us.

The The Mid-Cities Stamp Club, now in its 43rd year, is one of the largest and most active local stamp clubs in Texas. MCSC counted 98 members as of September 5, 2018. The club hosts two meetings a month (one in Arlington, one in Euless) in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We also have an affiliate club in Granbury, TX., which meets once a month. More.

MCSC EXPO 2018

Grapevine TX

NOV 9-10    More.

MCSC MEETINGS

ARLINGTON - OCT 3

The next Arlington meeting for 2018 will be held on October 3. This meeting will feature our annual Mid-Cities Picnic. Attendees will start gathering around 5pm, and begin eating around 5:30pm. Bring a covered dish of some kind, such as a salad, bean dish, mac and cheese, chips and dip, vegetable tray, dessert, etc. The club will provide hot dogs, buns, condiments, plates, eating utensils and non-alcoholic drinks. If you have any questions please contact Judy Christmas. If you did not sign up but will be coming please let Judy know so that we have enough hot dogs for everyone. Following the picnic, we will have our annual EXPO envelope stuffing, with lots of door prizes. Also, it will be time to vote for new officers. The nominating committee has selected a slate of officers for your consideration. A ballot was printed in the most recent newsletter, and blank ballots will be available at the October meeting. Results will be announced at the November meeting. APS sales books will be available.

This meeting will be held at the Bob Duncan Community Center in Arlington. The street address is 2800 South Center Street, in Vandergriff Park (MAPSCO 97A).

NOTE: there will be no MEET"N"EAT, due to the annual club picnic.

EULESS MEETING - SEP 19

See October 17 meeting info in next column.

The next Euless (formerly Irving) meeting for 2018 will be held on September 19. The program is to be determined, but members should bring items for a Show and Tell session, as that may be the actual program. APS sales books will be available at this meeting.

This meeting will be held at Central Station Marketing, 12750 S. Pipeline Road, Suite #1C, Euless, TX 76040. The meeting room is under a striped awning toward the back of the Dalworth Rug Cleaning building. Look for Dalworth Cleaning sign along the road. The entrance is off South Pipeline Rd. This section of Pipeline is between Highway 157 (Industrial Blvd) and Euless South Main Street. Be aware that street addresses are "irregular" in this area of South Pipeline Rd. Nearby addresses are in the 400 and 600 ranges. Make sure you are not on West Pipeline Rd. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. The room will be available from around 7 pm.

MEET N' EAT is at Pizza Garden, 217 Harwood Road, Bedford. Phone (817) 281-7627. The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

See October 17 meeting info in next column.

GRANBURY MEETING - SEP 25

The next Granbury meeting for 2018 will be held on September 25. The program is to be presented by MCSC member KenAldridge, on Lewis & Clark. Ken will be bringing a guest, Professor Mike Gallagher, who will assist in adding a historical perspective to Ken's presentation. Also, a Bentwater resident, who is selling her fathers collection, will bring several lots for sale. Doors will open at 6 PM. Bring something for SHOW & TELL. Also, bring any philatelic literature you may be willing to share with other members. Additionally, a reminder from Alliene to bring worthwhile items for the 2018 EXPO Mystery Box. Denny Ludlow is looking for auction lot #69 (US Face $58) from the June auction. If you find it, please return to Denny. MEET'N'EAT will be at Palio's Pizza, 3710 E. Highway 377 (across Meander Rd. from HEB), Granbury, 76049, at 5 PM. This meeting will be held at the Bentwater Activities Center, 1800 W Emerald Ct, Granbury TX, adjacent to the Bentwater Marina northeast of Granbury. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.

Directions to Bentwater Activities Center .

View the Remaining Granbury 2018 Program Schedule as a WORD document, or as a PDF file.

VISITORS WELCOME

MCSC MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

MCSC Secretary Ben Termini advises that the latest club membership directory is now available. A copy has been emailed to each member. We are not making the directory available online, but you can email Ben with any updates you may have.

 

 

MEET'N'EAT

ARLINGTON - OCT 3

NO MEET'N'EAT, due to club Annual Mid-Cities Picnic.

EULESS - SEP 19

Pizza Garden
217 Harwood Road
Bedford, TX
817-281-7627

2018 - More details.

NEXT (OCT 17) EULESS MEETING

The next Euless (formerly Irving) meeting for 2018 will be held on October 17. The program is to be determined, but members should bring items for a Show and Tell session, as that may be the actual program. APS sales books will be available at this meeting.

This meeting will be held at Central Station Marketing, 12750 S. Pipeline Road, Suite #1C, Euless, TX 76040. The meeting room is under a striped awning toward the back of the Dalworth Rug Cleaning building. Look for Dalworth Cleaning sign along the road. The entrance is off South Pipeline Rd. This section of Pipeline is between Highway 157 (Industrial Blvd) and Euless South Main Street. Be aware that street addresses are "irregular" in this area of South Pipeline Rd. Nearby addresses are in the 400 and 600 ranges. Make sure you are not on West Pipeline Rd. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. The room will be available from around 7 pm.

MEET N' EAT is at On the Border, 2500 Airport Frwy., Bedford, TX 76022-6025, 817-438-4560.

BID ON 2017 US SPECIALIZED CATALOG

MCSC Sectretary Ben Termini advises that the club's 2017 Scott Specialized Catalog is now available for club member's bids. Use the bid form, which also details the rules and other information for bidding.

QUICK INFO LINKS

Meet'N'Eat 2018
            dates and locations
Newsletter
            full-graphics vers.
Stamp Show
            EXPO 2018 Info

BOD & EXPO MTGS

BOD 01-13-2018
              notice
EXPO 05-20-2017
              notice

MINUTES OF MTGS

None available.

TSDA STAMP SHOWS

The Texas Stamp Dealers Association (TSDA) sponsors a series of stamp shows in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

NEXT SHOW

Dallas - Dec 7-8
Richardson Civic Center

Houston - Nov 2-3
Crowne Plaza Hotel >>>Same Location as 2017

San Antonio - Oct 13-14
Norris Conference Center
across San Pedro from NorthStar Mall

For more show information (addresses, hours, maps, etc.).

NEW TSDA Website

TSDA Schedule of 2017-2018 Stamp Shows

OTHER SHOWS

Mid-Cities EXPO 2018
Nov. 9: 10a-5p
Nov. 10: 9a-4p
Grapevine Convention Center
Grapevine, TX
Sponsored by Mid-Cities Stamp Club

CHRISTMAS FEATURED IN NEW TPA PUBLICATION

MCSC Director Stanley Christmas contributed a headline article for the Feb 2018 edition of the new TPA publication Journal of Texas Philately and Postal History. Christmas's article Building a Single-Stamp Exhibit with the 1938 4 1/2c Prexy Issue chronicles his 8 year oddyssey, from early collecting and exhibiting experiences through his recent gold medal award at an APS World Series of Philately show.

US STAMPS - SPECIALIST LIST

John Hotchner has made available lists of US Stamps and corresponding specialists in that particular stamp. The lists are divided between Definitives and Commemoratives. Hotchner advises that the lists are updated monthly. We will attempt to post the latest available information (the lists below are current as of May 8, 2018). MCSC Newsletter Editor Peter Elias is listed as a contact for Computer Printed Postal Labels. Also, club Director Stanley Christmas is listed as a contact for the 4 1/2c Prexy issue.
View the Definitive list as a PDF .
View the Commemorative list as a PDF .

JOIN MID-CITIES STAMP CLUB

Would you like to join the Mid-Cities Stamp Club ? Download our Membership Form as a PDF file, fill out, and send to the address indicated on the form. Print using Landscape orientation.

NEWSLETTER GOLD

TheAmerican Philatelic Society released the names of winning newsletters for the 2017 Chapter Newsletter competition. The May 11, 2018 announcement includes the Mid-Cities Stamp Club newsletter, Stamping Around, among the 13 Gold Medal awardees in the Class II - Multipage Publications category. MCSC Director Peter Elias is editor of the Stamping Around newsletter. View the latest MCSC Newsletter (11-2018)

SCiFI Stamp3
Science Fiction - EXPO 2016 Theme

EXPO 2018 DEALERS

The EXPO 2018 Dealer List is now available.

Book: Roundout, by H. K. Petschel

A new book, by H.K.Petschel, on The Rondout Train Robbery, is available as an Amazon e-book ($7.00). Rondout was the largest robbery in US history and might be of interest to those studying in postal history, the inspection service, or the railway mail service. Mr. Petschel is a former US Postal Inspector, and has written books about counterfeit stamps.

2017-18 MID-CITIES STAMP CLUB
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Ray Cartier - pres
Ray Moyer - 1vp
Richard Hildebrandt - 2vp
Benedict Termini - sec
Judy Christmas - trea
Mike Smith - ipp
Alliene Franklin - v/dir
Ralph Poore - v/dir
Ken Wills - v/dir
Stanley Christmas - nv/dir
Peter Elias - nv/dir
Jeff Jessup - nv/dir
Bob Weidman - nv/dir