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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 90 members as of June 5, 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 2019

Grapevine TX

NOV 8-9   

MCSC MEETINGS

ARLINGTON - AUG 7

The next Arlington meeting for 2019 will be held on August 7. The program for this meeting will be a presentation by MCSC member Rick Howell, on Texas Confederate Stamps. Also, at this meeting, Janet Moyer will be passing around the EXPO volunteer sheet, so be thinking about how you might contribute 2-3 hours one or both days to help. Volunteers get a chance to win a $25 club gift certificate. 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 Angelo's Steak and Spaghetti, 2590 West Pioneer Parkway, Pantego, TX, 817-303-7242. http://www.angelosspaghetti.
com/
. The group will gather between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, and finish around 6:45 PM.

EULESS - JUL 17

The next Euless meeting for 2019 will be held on July 17. The program will be an extended Show and Tell session. 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 Cheddars, 1937 Airport Freeway, Bedford TX, (817-540-0778). The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

GRANBURY - JUL 23

The next Granbury meeting for 2019 will be held on July 23. The program is to be presented by Paul Witthoeft who will talk about his experiences in promoting the Boy Scout Merit Badge. Paul is a lifelong Boy Scout leader and regularly counsels scout philatelists in the East Dallas area. Stan Christmas advises that he has some 1950 Boy Scout plate blocks that he will bring for give away. Please bring any philatelic literature you may be willing to share with other members.

Denny Ludlow is preparing for the Sept 24 club auction. Members may submit up to 20 lots, but Denny must receive them by the July meeting and you must indicate your lowest starting minimum bid.

MEET'N'EAT will be at Willie & Dicks Grill, 424 Fall Creek Hwy, about 1/4 mile off Highway 377, at 5pm. To reach the eating location: from FW turn left at the 1st traffic light coming toward Granbury onto RT. 167 toward Acton, then go about 1/4 mile, restaurant on the right; Coming from Granbury go to last traffic light leaving Granbury past the car dealerships, turn right at RT. 167 toward Acton, then go about 1/4 mile, restaurant on the right.

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 - AUG 7

Angelos Steak and Spaghetti
2590 W Pioneer Parkway (Hwy 303)
Pantego, TX 76013
817-303-7242
www.angelosspaghetti.com

EULESS - JUL 17

Cheddars
1937 Airport Freeway
Bedford, TX
PH 817-540-0778

2019 - More details.

RAY CARTIER RECEIVES APS VOLUNTEER AWARD

The Nicholas G. Carter Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes outstanding efforts of APS volunteers at the national, regional and local level ... This year Ray is one of five recipients of the award at the "National Service" level. Congratulations to Ray. More information can be found in the July, 2019 American Philatelist, p. 642.

NOTICE FROM WEBMASTER

The home of your webmaster has been undergoing "restoration and renovation" following a "water event" that occurred in March. A large number of boxes now contain the contents from several rooms that were affected. This has also hindered our ability to keep up with the website. But, the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel" is now shining through and we expect the project to soon reach completion. Still, it may be some time before things get back to "normal," given the unpacking and rearrangement that will follow. Thank you for your consideration.
Update: renovation finished Sat Jun 30. Now for loads of unpacking and rearranging. Expect many updates to website over next 10 days or so. Good to be "back home" again.

QUICK INFO LINKS

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

BOD & EXPO MTGS

BOD 01-13-2018
              notice
EXPO 05-04-2019
              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 - Aug 23-24
Richardson Civic Center
>>>Same Location as 2018

Houston - Nov 1-2
Crowne Plaza Hotel
>>>Same Location as 2018

San Antonio - Oct 11-12
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 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.

Bob Friedmann

Long time TSDA stamp dealer Robert J. Friedmann passed away on July 12. Many MCSC members might recall Friedmann's Cover Corner at area shows, before he retired from active dealing about 7-10+ years ago. Bob is survived by wife Kathleen and 2 children' Christa and Michael.

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