Scott #2968 32¢ State of Texas Sesquicentennial

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 - DEC 7

See Jan 4 meeting info in next column.

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.

See Jan 4 meeting info in next column.

(NO) IRVING MEETING - DEC 21

See Jan 18 meeting info in next column.

There will be NO Irving meeting in December. Members are encouraged to attend the Annual Christmas Party at the December 7 meeting in Arlington (information elsewhere on this page).

See Jan 18 meeting info in next column.

GRANBURY MEETING - NOV 22

The next Granbury meeting for 2016 will be held on November 22. This meeting will feature a program by Stanley Christmas on How to Make Stamp Mounts. MEET"N"EAT will be at Grumps at 5 PM. Please think about programs or activities you would like in 2017, and plan to volunteer to present a program. Programs offer you the chance to "show and tell" about a collecting interest, activity, or finding. And it's not too early to bring something for the next Granbury Mystery Box. Bring something for SHOW & TELL. Also, we need Philatelic Literature for other collectors to read. 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 .

View the Remaining Granbury 2017 Program Schedule as a WORD document, or as a PDF file.

VISITORS WELCOME

 

 

 

MEET'N'EAT

ARLINGTON - DEC 7

No Meet'N'Eat, due to the club Annual Christmas Party.

IRVING - DEC 21

NO MEET'N'EAT for December, due to no meeting.

2016 - More details.
2017 - More details.

NEXT (JAN 4) ARLINGTON MEETING

The first Arlington meeting for 2017 will be held on Jan 4. This meeting will feature an EXPO Awards Ceremony Video and Photos. Additionally, the slate of officers for the next two years will be sworn in. Next month's meeting will consist of a mixture pick and a short presentation by Ben Termini on the Porte de Mar stamps of Mexico. These stamps were issued to pay the maritime postage from Mexico to Europe between 1875 and 1879. APS sales books will be available. NOTE: MEET'N'EAT is at Campo Verde, 2918 W Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX 76013, (817) 275-7003. The group will gather between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, and finish around 6:45 PM.

NEW IRVING (EULESS) MEETING LOCATION

The former Irving meeting location has been replaced with a Euless meeting location. The new meeting place will be at Central Station Marketing, 12750 S. Pipeline Road, Suite #1C, Euless, TX 76040. This will be effective with the first 2017 meeting in January. MEET'N'EATs are not currently planned for the Euless meetings.
Google map link, new location

NEXT (JAN 18) EULESS MEETING

The next Euless (formerly Irving) meeting for 2017 will be held on Jan 18. The program will be a round table discussion of what we've been doing philatellically over the holidays, and a discussion of possible programs for the coming year.

This meeting will be held at Central Station Marketing, 12750 S. Pipeline Road, Suite #1C, Euless, TX 76040. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. The room will be available from around 7 pm. There will be NO MEET'N'EAT this month.

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. Also, your email address will be removed from the Mid-Cities Stamp Club YahooGroup site, since it is intended for paid club members.

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 - Apr 7-8
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

Stamping Around Articles

A list of every “philatelic” (not club-related) article published in Stamping Around since September 1986 has been uploaded to the webs.com site. This amounts to over 1,000 articles in the past 30 years. A similar list of 2016 articles only, arranged in alphabetical sequence by title is also available.

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.

World Stamp Show-NY2016 - Attendance

The New York 2016 World Stamp Show has concluded. Show President Wade Saadi has released the official attendance figures to the philatelic community.

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      
Dealer Welcome Letter     
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