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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 43rd year, is one of the largest and most active local stamp clubs in Texas. MCSC counted 98 members as of September 5, 2018. 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 2019

Grapevine TX

NOV 8-9   

MCSC MEETINGS

ARLINGTON - FEB 6

The first Arlington meeting for 2019 will be held on February 6. New MCSC officers will be installed. The program for this meeting will be a presentation by MCSC member Ray Cartier, on True Astrophilatelic Stories (Part II). Dues for 2019 are due. Last chance to renew. 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 the room may be accessible earlier.

NOTE: MEET'N'EAT is at China Harbor Super Buffet, 3512 South Cooper Street, Arlington, 76015, (817-466-3888), (1 block north of Spring Creek BBQ on west side of Cooper St.). The group will gather between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, and finish around 6:45 PM.

EULESS - FEB 20

The next Euless meeting for 2019 will be held on February 20. The program is to be determined, but members should be prepared to discuss their current collecting interests, as that might be the program for the evening. APS sales books will be available at this meeting.

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 will be at Jason’s Deli, 2200 Airport Freeway, Bedford (817-354-1511). The group will gather between 5-5:30pm, and finish by 6:45pm.

GRANBURY - JAN 22

The first Granbury meeting for 2019 will be held on January 22. The program is a round of Clean Out Your Closet, a chance to buy, sell, trade or give away your philatelic treasures. To print some COYT tags (PDF), click here. Also, Alliene will give a brief demonstration on How to Remove Self Adhesive Stamps. Reminder: 2019 Dues are due. See Dave or Alliene for membership form if needed. Bring any philatelic literature you may be willing to share with other members. Also, a reminder from Alliene to bring items for the 2019 EXPO Mystery Box. MEET'N'EAT will be at Palio's Pizza, 3710 E. Highway 377 (across Meander Rd. from HEB), Granbury, 76049, at 5 PM. 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 2019 Program Schedule as a WORD document, or as a PDF file.

VISITORS WELCOME

MCSC MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

MCSC Secretary Ben Termini advises that the latest club membership directory is now available. A copy has been emailed to each member. We are not making the directory available online, but you can email Ben with any updates you may have.

 

 

MEET'N'EAT

ARLINGTON - FEB 6

China Harbor Super Buffett
3512 South Cooper Street
Arlington, 76015
1 blk n. of Spring Creek BBQ
on w. side of Cooper St.
817-466-3888

EULESS - FEB 20

Jason’s Deli
2200 Airport Freeway
Bedford TX br /> PH 817-354-1511

2019 - More details.

EXPO PLANNING MEETING MAR 2

There will be an EXPO Planning Meeting at David's BBQ in Pantego at 11:00am on March 2.

MCSC DUES FOR 2019

Club dues for 2019 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 (2017 Form) can be downloaded as a PDF file. If not paid by the February Arlington meeting (Feb. 6), your membership will be discontinued. Also, your email address will be removed from the Mid-Cities Stamp Club Yahoo Group site, since it is intended for paid club members.

NEWSLETTER GOLD

TheAmerican Philatelic Society released the names of winning newsletters for the 2017 Chapter Newsletter competition. The May 11, 2018 announcement includes the Mid-Cities Stamp Club newsletter, Stamping Around, among the 13 Gold Medal awardees in the Class II - Multipage Publications category. MCSC Director Peter Elias is editor of the Stamping Around newsletter. View the latest MCSC Newsletter (02-2019)

QUICK INFO LINKS

Meet'N'Eat 2019
            dates and locations
Newsletter
            full-graphics vers.
Stamp Show
            EXPO 2018 Info

BOD & EXPO MTGS

BOD 01-13-2018
              notice
EXPO 03-02-2019
              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 - Mar 15-16
Richardson Civic Center
>>>Same Location as 2018

Houston - Mar 22-23
Crowne Plaza Hotel
>>>Same Location as 2018

San Antonio - May 17-18
Norris Conference Center
across San Pedro from NorthStar Mall
>>>Same Location as 2018

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

NEW TSDA Website

OTHER SHOWS

Mid-Cities EXPO 2019
Nov. 8: 10a-5p
Nov. 9: 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 October 4, 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.

BRIAN SMITH

Long-time MCSC member Brian Smith passed away on Sunday, December 23, after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. For several years Brian managed the club Beginner Collectors Area at EXPO. Brian is survived by wife Donna and 2 daughters. A Memorial Service for Brian will be held at the Granbury First United Methodist Church at 11 AM, Wednesday, January 16. The Church is located at 301 Loop 567 @ HWY 51 (Weatherford Hwy.), Granbury TX 76048. The church is about 2 miles north of the Granbury square.

SCiFI Stamp3
Science Fiction - EXPO 2016 Theme

EXPO 2018 DEALERS

The EXPO 2018 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