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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 Mid-Cities Stamp Club, now in its 44th year, is one of the largest and most active local stamp clubs in Texas. MCSC counted 89 members as of September 16, 2020. 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 2020

Grapevine TX

NOV 13-14   

MCSC MEETINGS

ARLINGTON - NOV 4

The next Arlington meeting for 2020 will be held on Novenber 4.

There is no formal program. for this meeting. Attendees are invited to present something for . There will be no APS sales books this month. Please let Skip know what countries or categories you would like to see in next year's selection.

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 begins at 7:00 pm, however, the room will be available at 6:00 pm. NOTE: Our Annual Meeting, in accordance with Article V of the MCSC Constitution, will be conducted immediately before the beginning of this regular meeting. We need nine members to attend in order to conduct any business (that’s ten percent of our 90 members. Results of the election of officers will be announced. Additional details can be found in our Constitution and Bylaws.

There will be no Annual Club Picnic this year. Stanley and Judy intend to eat at Jay Jays (1001 South Bowen Rd, Arlington, TX 76013, ph 817-861-1060) before the meeting, and invite anyone so inclined to join them.

EULESS - OCT 21

NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The next Euless meeting for 2020 will be held on October 21.

NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

GRANBURY - OCT 27

See Nov 24 meeting info in next column.

The next Granbury meeting for 2020 will be held on October 27.

NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED ...

BUT: THERE WILL BE A ZOOM MEETING at 7:00pm ON October 27 (click link for details).

The agenda includes the following: Show & Tell: Round table with members showing and telling about philatelic items; Club member John Withers will present a program on ???.

The September 22 meeting is available on youtube, courtesy of club member Rick Howell.

View the Remaining Granbury 2020 Program Schedule as a WORD document, or as a PDF file.

See Nov 24 meeting info in next column.

VISITORS WELCOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET'N'EAT

ARLINGTON - NOV 4

NOTE: MEET'N'EAT CANCELLED

EULESS - OCT 21

NO MEET'N'EAT, due to meeting being cancelled.

GRANBURY - OCT 27

NO MEET'N'EAT, due to meeting being cancelled.

2020 - More details.
The program will be an EXPO review. Find out how we did! Peter Elias tells me he will finish up the newsletter after he receives the minutes of this meeting. So if you have anything that needs to go in this one, send it to him PDQ. Skip Ely

NEXT (NOV 24) GRANBURY MEETING

The next Granbury meeting for 2020 will be held on November 24.

NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED ...

BUT: THERE WILL BE A ZOOM MEETING at 7:00pm ON NOVEMBER 24 (click link for details).

The agenda includes the following: a review of MCSC EXPO-2020.

View the Remaining Granbury 2020 Program Schedule as a WORD document, or as a PDF file.

MCSC EXPO 2020 VOLUNTEER SURVEY

As we get closer to EXPO 2020, with the COVID-19 backdrop lingering still, we need to know which club members are willing to volunteer their time to support EXPO 2020. A thorough summary of safety requirements illustrates the steps being taken for everyone's benefit. If you want to volunteer, contact Judy Christmas ASAP.

ARTICLE BY BEN TERMINI

Club member Ben Termini has a featured article in the February 2020 edition of the Journal of Texas Philately & Postal History. Ben recounts the poignant saga of a young soldier and his wife during the years of WWII, and how they missed out on "the American Dream," that others may to this day have that experience. Little known, but they too were part of "the Greatest Generation." For Ben, it all began with a visit to "a stamp shop in Arlington, TX, [where he] spotted a large brown paper sack full of letters." Little did he know ... A must read.

QUICK INFO LINKS

Meet'N'Eat 2020
            dates and locations
Newsletter
            full-graphics vers.
Stamp Show
            EXPO 2020 Info

BOD & EXPO MTGS

BOD 01-13-2018
              notice
EXPO 08-27-2020
              notice

MINUTES OF MTGS

Minutes from 09-17-2020 EXPO Planning meeting.

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 4-5
NOTE: SHOW CANCELLED
Richardson Civic Center
>>>Same Location as 2019

Houston - Nov 6-7
Crowne Plaza Hotel
>>>Same Location as 2019

San Antonio - Oct 16-17
Norris Conference Center
across San Pedro from NorthStar Mall
>>>Same Location as 2019

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

NEW TSDA Website

OTHER SHOWS

Mid-Cities EXPO 2020
Nov. 13: 10a-5p
Nov. 14: 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 March 8, 2020). 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.

SCiFI Stamp3
Science Fiction - EXPO 2016 Theme

EXPO 2019 EXHIBIT PROSPECTUS

The EXPO 2019 Prospectus and Mini-Prospectus are now available (also on the STAMP SHOW page).

EXPO 2020 DEALERS

The EXPO 2020
Dealer List     Dealer Map
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.

2019-20 MID-CITIES STAMP CLUB
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Richard Hildebrandt - pres
Ray Moyer - 1vp
Gene Pfretzschner - 2vp
Skip Ely - sec
Judy Christmas - treas
Ray Cartier - ipp
Peter Elias - v/dir
Alliene Franklin - v/dir
Ken Wills - v/dir
Stanley Christmas - nv/dir
Jeff Jessup - nv/dir
Bob Weidman - nv/dir