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
NOV 11-12 More.
The October 5 meeting program will be an EXPO Envelope Stuffing . Participants will have the chance to acquire an extra gift certificate. The previously scheduled club picnic has been rescheduled for November.
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: MEET'N'EAT is at Spring Creek Barbeque, 3608 South Cooper, Arlington, TX (817) 465-0553. The group will gather between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, and finish around 6:45 PM.
See Oct 19 meeting info in next column.
The next Irving meeting for 2016 will be held on Sep 21. The program will be a Giant Mix Pick of foreign stamps. APS sales books will be available. 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 Angelo’s Pasta, 1330 West Pioneer Pkwy, Irving. The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.
See Oct 19 meeting info in next column.
See Oct 25 meeting info in next column.
The next Granbury meeting for 2016 will be held on September 27. The program will be a Club Auction, conducted by Denny Lublow. >>> View the list of auction items as a PDF. This auction is open to all club members. 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 .
See Oct 25 meeting info in next column.
The Mid-Cities Stamp Club newsletter, Stamping Around has garnered a Gold Award from the American Philatelic Society Chapter Activities Newsletter competition (APS CAC). Congratulations to our newsletter editor Peter Elias.
Spring Creek Barbeque
3608 South Cooper,
Mama’s Daughter’s Diner
2412 West Shady Grove (at Story Rd)
(south of Hwy. 183)
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.
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 .
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.
The Texas Stamp Dealers Association (TSDA) sponsors a series of stamp shows in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
Dallas - Dec 9-10
Richardson Civic Center
Houston - Nov 4-5
Crowne Plaza Hotel >>>Same Location as 2015
San Antonio - Feb 4-5
Norris Conference Center
accross San Pedro from NorthStar Mall
For more show information (addresses, hours, maps, etc.).
NEW TSDA Website
Mid-Cities EXPO 2016
Nov. 11: 10a-5p
Nov. 12: 10a-4p
Grapevine Convention Center
Sponsored by Mid-Cities Stamp Club
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 Apr. 5, 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 .
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.
Ken Kerruish, a long-time member of the Mid-Cities Stamp Club, passed away on Tuesday, Sep 6, while receiving a dialysis treatment. Ken was also a long-time member of the Texas Stamp Dealers Association, and an active supporter of the MCSC EXPO until his retirement. At one time he maintained one of the few philatelic store fronts (AR-TEX STAMPS, for 23 years) in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. He will be greatly missed by the philatelic community. Fellow TSDA member Bob Hazelwood posts "the philatelic community lost a great American, a solid citizen, and a knowledgeable and upright dealer...". Service and burial at Dallas/Ft Worth National Cemetery will commence at 10am on Friday, September 23, 2016. The cemetery is located at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211, 214-467-3374. When you enter the facility, the public info area is on the right. The procession is tentatively scheduled to line up in lane C. See the website for driving directions and/or a PDF map of the cemetery.
The New York 2016 World Stamp Show has concluded. Show President Wade Saadi sends the following "open letter" to the philatelic community. A final attendance tally and up-to-date financial accounting will be presented to the APS Board at the Portland Stampshow in August.
Science Fiction - EXPO 2016 Theme
Items Currently Available:
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.
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