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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 42nd year, is one of the largest and most active local stamp clubs in Texas. MCSC counted 106 members as of July 6, 2016. The club hosts two meetings a month (one in Arlington, one in Irving) 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 2016

Grapevine TX

NOV 11-12   More.

MCSC MEETINGS

ARLINGTON - SEP 7

The September 7 meeting program will be a Club Auction, conducted by Rich Hildebrandt. >>> View the list of auction items as a PDF. 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). The regular meeting starts at 7:30 PM; however the room may be accessible earlier.

NOTE: MEET'N'EAT is at Campo Verde, 2918 W Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX 76013, (817) 275-7003. The group will gather between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, and finish around 6:45 PM.

IRVING MEETING - AUG 17

See Sep 21 meeting info in next column.

The next Irving meeting for 2016 will be held on Aug 17. The program will be presented by MCSC President Mike Smith, on The Common Design Stamps of the French Colonies. Part of this meeting will be a discussion of the future of the Irving chapter. Room availability and cost are a factor to consider, along with meeting attendance. APS sales books will be available.

This meeting will be held at The Irving Garden and Arts Building at 906 Senter Street, three blocks north of Shady Grove Road. The building is set well back from the road. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. The room will be available from around 7 pm.

MEET N' EAT is at Pappy’s Seafood, 831 N. Beltline (south of 183), Irving (972) 790-7650. The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

See Sep 21 meeting info in next column.

GRANBURY MEETING - AUG 23

See Sep 27 meeting info in next column.

The next Granbury meeting for 2016 will be held on August 23. The program will be a presentation by club member Ray Cartier, on the Apollo Moon Landing. Bring something for Show andTell. Also, bring philatelic literature for others to read. 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 .

See Sep 27 meeting info in next column.

VISITORS WELCOME

NEWSLETTER AWARD

The Mid-Cities Stamp Club newsletter, Stamping Around has garnered a Gold Award from the American Philatelic Society Chapter Activities Newsletter competition (APS CAC). Congratulations to our newsletter editor Peter Elias.


 

 

 

MEET'N'EAT

ARLINGTON - SEP 7

Campo Verde
2918 W Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013
817-275-7003
www.campoverde.us

IRVING - SEP 21

Angelo’s Pasta
1330 West Pioneer Pkwy
(south of Hwy. 183)
Irving, TX

2016 - More details.

NEXT (SEP 21) IRVING MEETING

The next Irving meeting for 2016 will be held on Sep 21. The program will be a Giant Mix Pick of foreign stamps. APS sales books will be available. The Irving Garden and Arts Building at 906 Senter Street, three blocks north of Shady Grove Road. The building is set well back from the road. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. The room will be available from around 7 pm.

MEET N' EAT is at Angelo’s Pasta, 1330 West Pioneer Pkwy, Irving. The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

NEXT (SEP 27) GRANBURY MEETING

The next Granbury meeting for 2016 will be held on September 27. The program will be a Club Auction, conducted by Denny Lublow. >>> View the list of auction items as a PDF. This auction is open to all club members. 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 .

QUICK INFO LINKS

Meet'N'Eat
            dates and locations
Newsletter
            full-graphics vers.
Stamp Show
            EXPO 2016 Info
MCSC Auctions
            Auction Sheets

BOD & EXPO MTGS

BOD 08-20-2016
              notice
EXPO 08-20-2016
              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 9-10
Richardson Civic Center

Houston - Nov 4-5
Crowne Plaza Hotel >>>Same Location as 2015

San Antonio - Oct 15-16
Norris Conference Center
accross San Pedro from NorthStar Mall

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

NEW TSDA Website

OTHER SHOWS

Lawton Stamp Show
Sep. 30: 10a-5p
Oct. 1: 10a-4p
Dr. Owens Multicenter
1403 S. 11th St.
Lawton, OK

Mid-Cities EXPO 2016
Nov. 11: 10a-5p
Nov. 12: 10a-4p
Grapevine Convention Center
Grapevine, TX
Sponsored by Mid-Cities Stamp Club

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 Apr. 5, 2016). 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 .

KEN KERRUISH

Ken Kerruish, a long-time member of the Mid-Cities Stamp Club, passed away on Tuesday, Sep 6, while receiving a dialysis treatment. Ken was also a long-time member of the Texas Stamp Dealers Association, and an active supporter of the MCSC EXPO until his retirement. At one time he maintained one of the few philatelic store fronts (AR-TEX STAMPS, for 23 years) in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. He will be greatly missed by the philatelic community. Fellow TSDA member Bob Hazelwood posts "the philatelic community lost a great American, a solid citizen, and a knowledgeable and upright dealer...". Service and burial at Dallas/Ft Worth National Cemetery will commence at 10am on Friday, September 23, 2016. The cemetery is located at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211, 214-467-3374. When you enter the facility, the public info area is on the right. The procession is tentatively scheduled to line up in lane C. See the website for driving directions and/or a PDF map of the cemetery.

World Stamp Show-NY2016 - Comments

The New York 2016 World Stamp Show has concluded. Show President Wade Saadi sends the following "open letter" to the philatelic community. A final attendance tally and up-to-date financial accounting will be presented to the APS Board at the Portland Stampshow in August.

SCiFI Stamp3
Science Fiction - EXPO 2016 Theme

EXPO 2016
QUICK INFO LINKS

Items Currently Available:

Advance Flyer    
EXPO 2016 Prospectus    
MCSC 2016 Officers     


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.

2015-16 MID-CITIES STAMP CLUB
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Mike Smith - pres
Skip Ely - 1vp
Richard Hildebrandt - 2vp
Benedict Termini - sec
Judy Christmas - trea
Susan Baker - 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
Brian Smith - nv/dir