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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 105 members as of September 5, 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 - NOV 2

See Dec 7 meeting info in next column.

The November 2 meeting program is to be determined. Prior to the meeting we will hold the annual MCSC picnic on the patio at the Bob Duncan Community Center. The picnic will begin at 5 pm. The Club will continue to provide hot dogs, drinks and utensils. For those who will be attending, please RSVP to Judy Christmas at 817-656-2925 or judy66@swbell.net and give the number in your party, including yourself. We encourage all who attend to bring an item such as salads, beans, chips, dips, casserole dishes, veggies and deserts. Please let her know what you are bringing when you RSVP. We will order hot dogs based on the number who RSVP and will serve those individuals first. Any hot dogs left over will be served to those who do not RSVP, but attend, on a first come, first serve basis.

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: there will be no MEET"N"EAT, due to the annual club picnic.

See Dec 7 meeting info in next column.

IRVING MEETING - OCT 19

See Nov 16 meeting info in next column.

The next Irving meeting for 2016 will be held on Oct 19. The program will be presented by club 1st VP Skip Ely, and will be a demonstration on removing modern U.S. self adhesive stamps from paper. 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 Mama’s Daughter’s Diner, 2412 West Shady Grove (at Story Rd), Irving (972-790-2778). The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

See Nov 16 meeting info in next column.

GRANBURY MEETING - OCT 25

The next Granbury meeting for 2016 will be held on October 25. The program will be a Philatelic Quiz (a Lilly Qviz) with philatelic prizes, presented by club member Jim Myers, so rev up the memory bank and win a prize. A club picnic will precede the meeting. We will meet at 5PM and eat at the club at 5:30pm. Please bring something to share such as salad, beans, deviled eggs, chips, condiments, appetizer, or desert. Also, for the meeting, you can bring something for the Granbury Mystery Box, should you have something to donate. And don't forget to bring something for Show and Tell. Finally, you might bring some philatelic literature to share with other collectors. 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 .

VISITORS WELCOME

 

 

 

MEET'N'EAT

ARLINGTON - NOV 2

No Meet'N'Eat, due to club picnic.

IRVING - NOV 16

Cancelled due to low attendance.

2016 - More details.

NEXT (DEC 7) ARLINGTON MEETING

The next Arlington meeting for 2016 will be held on December 7. The program for this meeting is the Annual Christmas Party. 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). We will gather around 6:15 pm and the serving line will open at 7:00. Food, drink, and utensils will be provided by the club. Bring a dessert if you like. The dinner will be followed by a round of Shanghai Bingo. Each person (including any guests) attending the Bingo should bring at least three “philatelic” presents (anything stamp-related) with a value of about $5. Bring a dessert if you wish, but this is not required. Please RSVP your attendance to Judy Christmas via e-mail judy66@swbell.net, or phone 817-656-2925.

NOTE: There will be no MEET'N'EAT, due to the Annual Christmas Party.

NEXT (NOV 16) IRVING MEETING

The next Irving meeting for 2016 will be held on Nov 16. The program will be an EXPO review and critique conducted by EXPO Chairperson Ralph Poore if he is able to attend. Otherwise, we will have a round table discussion of the same item, plus some discussion of next year's meeting location(s). 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 has been cancelled due to low attendance.

MCSC DUES FOR 2017

Club dues for 2017 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 can be downloaded as a PDF file. If not paid by the February Arlington meeting (Feb. 1), your membership will be discontinued.

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 - Feb 10-11
Crowne Plaza Hotel >>>Same Location as 2016

San Antonio - Feb 4-5
Norris Conference Center
across San Pedro from NorthStar Mall

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

NEW TSDA Website

OTHER SHOWS

TEXPEX
Feb 24: 10a-6p
Feb 25: 10a-5p
Feb 26: 10a-4p
Hilton DFW Lakes
Executive Conference Center
1800 Hwy. 26 East
Grapevine, TX

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 Spt. 12, 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 .

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.

DOROTHY PEREZ

Dorothy Perez, a long-time member of the Mid-Cities Stamp Club, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 27. A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 12th, 10am, at the Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home at 2951 South Beltline Road, in Grand Prairie (972) 975-5000. Please note that this funeral home has two locations in Grand Prairie, and the memorial is at their South Beltline Road location. Dorothy was the wife of Ed Perez, also a long time member of the Mid-Cities Stamp Club.

SCiFI Stamp3
Science Fiction - EXPO 2016 Theme

EXPO 2016 DEALERS

Stanley Christmas has released the current EXPO 2016 Dealer List ( WORD    PDF ).

EXPO 2016
QUICK INFO LINKS

Items Currently Available:

Advance Flyer    
Official EXPO 2016 Hotel    
EXPO 2016 Prospectus    
Dealer List   
Giant Mixture Pick      
Beginning Collectors Center
Chance Board      
Silent Auction News      
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