The Mid-Cities Stamp Club, founded in 1973 by Ray and Karen Cartier, is one of the largest and most active local stamp clubs in Texas. We counted 94 members as of February 5, 2017. The club hosts two meetings a month (one in Arlington, one in Euless) in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In addition, we have an affiliate club in Granbury, TX., which meets once a month. Annually, we sponsor the Mid-Cities EXPO, a very successful stamp show and exhibition.
Our Arlington meetings are held the first Wednesday (the second Wednesday in April and when the first Wednesday falls on a national holiday) of each month at the Bob Duncan Community Center , located at 2800 South Center Street in Vandergriff Park. Meetings start at 7:30 but many members arrive early for trading and socializing. Following a brief business session, there is usually an auction or philatelic program.
Euless meetings are held the third Wednesday (no meeting in December) of each month
The Irving Garden and Arts Building,
906 Senter Street, three blocks north of Shady Grove Road. The former "Irving" club is
now the "Euless" club. Beginning with the Jan., 2017 meeting, the new location is Central
Station Marketing, 12750 S. Pipeline Road, Suite #1C, Euless, TX 76040. Enter from the
west side of the Dalworth Clean building. Meetings begin at 7:30pm. The agenda is similar
to the Arlington meetings.
Granbury meetings occur on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm, at the
Bentwater Activities Center, located adjacent to the Bentwater marina Northeast
Directions to Bentwater Activities Center.
The library of the Mid-Cities Stamp Club is located at the club's meeting room at the Bob Duncan Community Center, in Arlington, Texas. To borrow a volume, you must be a member of the club and sign the book out. The book must be returned by the next meeting, or a fine will be levied against the borrower. The library's holdings include a complete set of the current Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, which is available for checkout.
Members have the opportunity to dispose of their duplicate stamps by mounting stamps in booklets which are circulated at club meetings and on approval. Sales circuit books from the American Philatelic Society are also available at meetings.
Two (2) auctions per calendar year will be held at both the Arlington and the Euless locations. Arlington auctions are held in May and September. Euless auctions are held in (tentatively) March and July. These auctions provide members an opportunity to dispose of their duplicate or excess philatelic material. Members should turn auction lots in during the month prior to the month of the auction.
Occasionally, the club organizes a field trip to an area postal facility, a stamp show, a first day ceremony, or other events of philatelic interest.
DUES AND FEES
Annual dues for continuing members are $12.00 for individual adults, $6.00 for additional adult members in the same household as an individual adult member, and $4.00 for youths. Dues for new members who join after the July/September quarter will be prorated on a quarterly basis.
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