Mid-Cities Stamp Club
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Philatelic News

This is a compilation of philatelic news, both locally and nationally.

Mid-Cities Stamp Club / New Branch Feb 19

The Mid-Cities Stamp Club branch that has been meeting in Euless will now begin meeting in Flower Mound. The change was necessitated by the loss of our Euless meeting location. Club member Sai Madhavapeddi has offered his office in Flower Mound, TX as a new meeting place. Thanks to Evan for letting us use his office over the last few years, and thanks to Sai for offering the use of his office. The initial meeting in Flower Mound will take place Wednesday, Feb 21. The address is 3020 Corporate Ct Ste 400, Flower Mound, TX 75028.

Granbury Club Annual Auction Sept 26

The MCSC Granbury Club is sponsoring an auction Sept 26 at the Granbury meeting place (Bentwater Activity Center, 1800 W. Emerald Ct, Granbury, TX, 76049.), beginning at 7pm. Currently there are 93 lots. The complete list (a/o 09-24) of auction lots can be viewed at GRANBURY AUCTION ITEMS. At the bottom of the list there are instructions for bidding for those who cannot make the meeting.

Greater Houston Stamp Show (GHSS) Sept 15-17

Jay Stotts sends notice that the Greater Houston Stamp Show, scheduled for Sept 15-17 at the Humble Civic Center in Humble, TX will feature 29 dealers with a wide range of material including all sorts of material such as worldwide sets and singles, postal history, country collections and about anything in U.S. that you could desire. Double J from Chicago will be here with a wide range of philatelic supplies and literature. There will be ten multi-frame exhibits competing for the Grand Award this year featuring a hand full of national Gold and Large Gold medal exhibitors. Exhibits will include Vince King's APS Champion of Champions winning exhibit for 2022, In the Beginning ..... Timbromanie." Vince tells us that the next time this exhibit will appear is at the Boston International show in 2026. PINK is the color for this year's Special Single Frame Exhibit Color Competition.

Jay adds that the main effort at GHSS continues to be the education and the spirit of enjoyment during the weekend at GHSS. The seminars, exhibits and free literature available provide the educational opportunity and our great dealers and show volunteers provide the friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to pick up great finds for your collection. Show hours 10a-5p Fri/Sat, 10a-4p Sun.

Golden Oak's Auction, Richardson, TX, Aug 23-26

Golden Oak Auctions will be holding an in-person, live bidding, auction at the same location as TSDA shows in Richardson, TX on August 23-26, 2023. Lot viewing begins on Wednesday, August 23. Some lots will close on Friday evening and some on Saturday evening. Google: GOLDEN OAK AUCTIONS for full information on their website. Golden Oak is a separate business run by TSDA member Tracy Carey and is not affiliated with TSDA.

NOTE: location is DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, 1981 North Central Expressway (Exit 26, Campbell Road, in either direction), Richardson, TX 75080. A TSDA Stamp Bourse will be conducted Aug 25-26 at the same location).

MCSC Founder and many-times Officer Ray Cartier has announced that he and wife Karen will be relocating to Jefferson, TX in the coming months. The move will allow the Cartiers to live near their daughter and son-in-law. Ray has been an invaluable resource for the club, and his presence will be deeply missed. Most immediately the club will need for someone to volunteer to take responsibility for the role of overseeing the exhibition area and coordinating the exhibitors and exhibiting requirements. Already, MCSC EXPO exhibitor, judge, and banquet speaker, John Hotchner, has suggested that he could recruit nationally for exhibitors if a broad enough theme were to be chosen for the 2023 EXPO.

Update: Ray and Karen have now relocated to Jefferson. Ray points out that Karen's health condition is fragile.


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Texas Philatelic Association
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