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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 Feb 5 meeting info in next column.

ARLINGTON - JAN 8

The first Arlington meeting for 2020 will be held on January 8. The program for this meeting will be presented by club member Rob Hathaway, on Is it Possible to Collect the Entire World? My Philatelic Memoirs in 20 Minutes. APS sales books will be available. Club sales books will be available. A new feature, country accumulations in shoe boxes, has been added for this year. 2020 dues can be paid to MCSC Secretary Skip Ely.

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 pm; however, the meeting room will be available around 6 pm.

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.

See Feb 5 meeting info in next column.

EULESS - JAN 15

The first Euless meeting for 2020 will be held on January 15. The program will be an expanded Show and Tell session. Also, don't forget 2020 Dues (see article below).

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 On the Border, 2500 Airport Frwy., Bedford, TX 76022-6025, 817-438-4560. The group will gather between 5-5:15pm, and finish by 6:45pm.

GRANBURY - DEC 24

See Feb 25 meeting info in next column.

There will be no December meeting in Granbury. See next column for first 2020 meeting, in January.

See Feb 25 meeting info in next column.

VISITORS WELCOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET'N'EAT

ARLINGTON - JAN 8

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

EULESS - JAN 15

On the Border
2500 Airport Freeway
Bedford TX, 76022-6025
PH 817-438-4560

2020 - More details.

NEXT (FEB 5) ARLINGTON MEETING

The next Arlington meeting for 2020 will be held on February 5.

NOTE: Check your email Wednesday afternoon to be sure the meeting is still scheduled. Winter weather is forecast for Wednesday, and travel may be hazardous Wednesday evening. Website will also be updated if information is received in time.

The program for this meeting will be presented by club Director Stanley Christmas, on Pre-cancels. APS sales books will be available. 2020 dues (last call) can be paid to MCSC Secretary Skip Ely.

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 Spring Creek Barbeque, 3608 South Cooper, Arlington, TX (817) 465-0553.

NEXT (FEB 25) GRANBURY MEETING

The next Granbury meeting for 2020 will be held on February 25. The program will be an extended Show and Tell where each attendee may take up to 5 minutes to talk about some aspect of their collection. Members may bring philatelic items to sell and/or trade. Please bring any philatelic literature you may be willing to share with other members. Also, a reminder to bring items for the 2020 EXPO Mystery Box. Jim Case will be coordinating this effort. Additionally, members may bring items for the April 28 Club Auction. Denny Ludlow will be conducting the auction.

Meet'N'Eat will be at Grumps, 3503 E. Highway 377, Granbury, 76049, at 5pm.

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. The Center should be open from around 6:00pm to allow for member trading and socializing.

Directions to Bentwater Activities Center .

MCSC DUES FOR 2020

Club dues for 2020 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, Skip Ely, 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 , 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.

QUICK INFO LINKS

Meet'N'Eat 2019
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 - Mar 13-14
Richardson Civic Center
>>>Same Location as 2019

Houston - Mar 20-21
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