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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 95 members as of November 13, 2019. 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

See Apr 1 meeting info in next column.

ARLINGTON - MAR 4

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

The program for this meeting will be presented by club Immediate Past President Ray Cartier, on TheUSS Hornets. APS sales books will be available.

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, may be accessible earlier.

NOTE: MEET'N'EAT is at Jay Jay Café, 1001 S Bowen Rd, Arlington, TX 76013, 817-861-1060. http://www.yelp.com/biz/jay-jay-cafe-nbr-2-arlington . The group will gather between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, and finish around 6:45 PM.

See Apr 1 meeting info in next column.

EULESS - MAR 18

NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The next Euless meeting for 2020 will be held on March 18. The program will be an expanded Show and Tell session.

This meeting will be held at Central Station Marketing, 12750 S. Pipeline Road, Suite #1C, Euless, TX 76040. The meeting room is under a striped awning toward the back of the Dalworth Rug Cleaning building. Look for Dalworth Cleaning sign along the road. The entrance is off South Pipeline Rd. This section of Pipeline is between Highway 157 (Industrial Blvd) and Euless South Main Street. Be aware that street addresses are "irregular" in this area of South Pipeline Rd. Nearby addresses are in the 400 and 600 ranges. Make sure you are not on West Pipeline Rd. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. The room will be available from around 7 pm.

MEET N' EAT is at Jason's Deli, 2200 Airport Freeway, Bedford, (817-354-1511). The group will gather between 5-5:15pm, and finish by 6:45pm.

NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

GRANBURY - MAR 24

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

NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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

VISITORS WELCOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET'N'EAT

ARLINGTON - MAR 4

Jay Jay Café
1001 S Bowen
Arlington, 76013
817-861-1060
http://www.yelp.com/biz/jay-jay-cafe-nbr-2-arlington

EULESS - MAR 18

NOTE: MEET'N'EAT CANCELLED

Jason's Deli
2200 Airport Freeway
Bedford, TX
PH 817-354-1511

GRANBURY - MAR 24

NOTE: MEET'N'EAT CANCELLED

2020 - More details.

NEXT (APR 1) ARLINGTON MEETING

The next Arlington meeting for 2020 will be held on April 1.

NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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 2019 Info

BOD & EXPO MTGS

BOD 01-13-2018
              notice
EXPO 01-18-2020
              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 - Jun19-20
Richardson Civic Center
>>>Same Location as 2019

Houston - May 29-20
Crowne Plaza Hotel
>>>Same Location as 2019

San Antonio - May 15-16
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 November 6, 2018). 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.

HERMAN DALLOP

Long-time MCSC member Helman Dallop passed away on January 11. A funeral service was held on January 18. We will provide more information when it becomes available.

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 2019 DEALERS

The EXPO 2019 Dealer List 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