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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 - NOV 7

The next Arlington meeting for 2018 will be held on November 7. The program for this meeting will be a presentation by MCSC member Skip Ely, on Music in the Mail. In addition Skip will discuss how he got started in stamp collecting. Also, the results of the October election for club officers will be announced. 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: 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 .

EULESS - NOV 21

The next Euless (formerly Irving) meeting for 2018 will be held on November 21. The program will be a review of the annual MCSC EXPO stamp show. There will also be a brief Show and Tell session (1 item per person). Club sales books will be available.

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 Jason's Deli, 2200 Airport Freeway (183), Bedford. The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

GRANBURY - OCT 23

See Nov 27 meeting info in next column.

The next Granbury meeting for 2018 will be held on October 23. The program is to be presented by MCSC member Jim Myers, on Philatelic Potpourri, and a Few Classics. This meeting will also feature the annual Club Picnic: Set up at 5 PM, start serving about 5:30PM. Bring a dish or items to share such as deviled eggs, salad, dessert, or other picnic type items. Hotdogs, drinks, and condiments provided. For the meeting: Please bring your "Club Exhibit Pages" for the EXPO 1-frame Club Exhibit; Bring something for SHOW & TELL; Bring any philatelic literature you may be willing to share with other members. Also, a reminder from Alliene to bring worthwhile items for the 2018 EXPO Mystery Box. There will be no Meet'N'Eat, due to club picnic. 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.

See Nov 27 meeting info in next column.

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 - NOV 7

Jay Jay Café
1001 South Bowen Road
Arlington, TX
817 861-1060
http://www.yelp.com/biz/jay-jay-cafe-nbr-2-arlington .

EULESS - NOV 21

Jason's Deli
2200 Airport Freeway (183)
Bedford, TX

2018 - More details.

NEXT (NOV 27) GRANBURY MEETING

The next Granbury meeting for 2018 will be held on November 27. The program is an auction of items from the Jess Jessup collection (see details below). 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.

GRANBURY AUCTION NOV 27

The MCSC Granbury branch will feature an auction Nov 27, of items from the Jess Jessup collection. The list of scheduled Auction Items can be downloaded as a PDF file. The auction location is: Bentwater Activity Center, 1800 W. Emerald Ct., Granbury TX 76049. The door will open at 6 PM for viewing, and the auction will begin at 7 PM. All stamp collectors are invited.

MCSC DUES FOR 2019

Club dues for 2019 are due as follows: $12 for adults, $6 for additional members in the same household, and $4 for youths (under age 18). A sponsor membership is just $25. Includes an online, or email attachment, newsletter. Note that a postally mailed newsletter requires an additional $10. Any additional donation is welcome. Payments can be made to the Club Secretary, Benedict A. Termini, 8520 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76120, or in person at the Arlington Meetings. Our Membership Dues Renewal Form (2017 Form) can be downloaded as a PDF file. If not paid by the February Arlington meeting (Feb. 6), your membership will be discontinued. Also, your email address will be removed from the Mid-Cities Stamp Club Yahoo Group site, since it is intended for paid club members.

IT'S EXPO 2018 TIME

Go to EXPO_2018 Page

EXPO_2018 Poster

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)

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 10-06-2018
              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

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.

ED PEREZ

We have received word that long-time MCSC member Ed Perez passed away on Monday, October 29. Ed was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy who also was a long-time club member. Arrangements are being handled by Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, 2951 S. Beltline, Grand Prarie, TX. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:00am. Flower donations may be sent directly to the church, 2010 S Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75051.

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