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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 100 members as of February 16, 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 - MAY 4

See Jun 1 meeting info in next column.

The next Arlington meeting for 2016 will be held on May 4. The program for this meeting is the Semi-Annual Club Auction. 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 5:15 and 5:30 PM, and finish around 6:45 PM.

View the Arlington 2016 Program Schedule as a PDF file.

See Jun 1 meeting info in next column.

IRVING MEETING - MAY 18

See Jun 15 meeting info in next column.

The next Irving meeting for 2016 will be held on May 18. The program will be presented by club member Jack Urish, on a topic of his choosing (as of yet unannounced).

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 Mama’s Daughter’s Diner, 2412 West Shady Grove (at Story Rd), 972-790-2778. The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

See Jun 15 meeting info in next column.

GRANBURY MEETING - MAY 24

The next Granbury meeting for 2016 will be held on May 24. The program will be an auction, conducted by club member Denny Ludlow. This meeting will be held at the Bentwater Activities Center located adjacent to the Bentwater Marina northeast of Granbury. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.

Directions to Bentwater Activities Center .

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 - MAY 4

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

IRVING - MAY 18

Mama’s Daughter’s Diner
2412 West Shady Grove (at Story Rd)
(south of Hwy. 183)
Irving, TX
972-790-2778

2016 - More details.

BOARD / EXPO MEETING MAR 19

There will be a Board of Directors Meeting at Pizza Garden Inn, Bedford, on Saturday, March 19. This meeting will be combined with an EXPO Chairpersons Meeting .

NEXT (JUN 1) ARLINGTON MEETING

The next Arlington meeting for 2016 will be held on June 1. The program for this meeting will be presented by club member Geoffrey Owens on History, Mystery, & Controversy: The French Marianne Definitives. 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 Jay Jay Café, 1001 S Bowen, Arlington, TX 76013, 817-861-1060. http://www.yelp.com/biz/jay-jay-cafe-nbr-2-arlington . The group will gather between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, and finish around 6:45 PM.

NEXT (JUN 15) IRVING MEETING

The next Irving meeting for 2016 will be held on Jun 15. The program will be presented by club Director Ken Wills, on India’s Stamps: a Historical Survey.

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 PJ’s Restaurant, 2301 N. O’Connor Rd, North of 183, 972-255-8400. The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

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 03-19-2016
              notice
EXPO 03-19-2016
              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 - Jun 24-25
Richardson Civic Center

Houston - Jly 22-23
Crowne Plaza Hotel >>>Same Location as 2015

San Antonio - Jly 9-10
Norris Conference Center
accross San Pedro from NorthStar Mall

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

NEW TSDA Website

OTHER SHOWS

World Stamp Show NY-2016
May 28 - Jun 4
Javits Center
New York City, NY
Press Release 08-20-2014.

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 .

JUDY CHRISTMAS SURGERY

Club Treasurer Judy Christmas underwent lengthy back surgery this past Friday (May 6) at North Hills Hospital. As of Monday (May 9) husband Stan says she is progressing nicely, though not without a certain amount of pain. Judy is scheduled to be transferred to Health South (2304 Hwy 121, Bedford) for 3 to 10 days of rehab. On Tuesday, May 24 Judy was able to return home. She thanks everyone for their "... prayers, calls, cards and visits.".

World Stamp Show-NY2016

Keep up with the latest developments regarding the New York 2016 World Stamp Show. The latest quarterly newsletter is now available. This is the final quarterly newsletter. World Stamp Show-NY2016 information can always be found online at http://www.ny2016.org. The show will take place May 28 through June 4, 2016, at the Javits center in New York City. The show also has Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages.

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