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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 2018

Grapevine TX

NOV 9-10    More.

MCSC MEETINGS

ARLINGTON - JAN 2

THE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JAN 2 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

The first Arlington meeting for 2019 will be held on January 2. 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. There is a renewal form in the most recent newsletter and Skip Ely will bring some forms to the meeting. There will be no APS sales books this month. Club 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.

THE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JAN 2 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

(NO) EULESS - DEC 19

See January 16 meeting info in next column.

There will be no Euless meeting on December 19. Members are encouraged to attend the Annual Christmas Party at Arlington on December 5. The next Euless meeting will be on January 16, 2019. There will be NO MEET'N'EAT this month, due to no meeting for December.

See January 16 meeting info in next column.

(NO) GRANBURY - DEC25

There will be no Granbury meeting on December 25. Members are encouraged to attend the Annual Christmas Party at Arlington on December 5. The next Granbury meeting will be on January 22, 2019.

View the 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 - JAN 2

           CANCELLED
Campo Verde
2918 W Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013
817-275-7003
www.campoverde.us

(NO) EULESS - DEC 19

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

2018 - More details.
2019 - More details.

NEXT (JAN 16) EULESS MEETING

The first Euless meeting for 2019 will be held on January 16. The program is to be determined, but members should be prepared to discuss what they did philatelically between Thanksgiving and now. APS sales books will not be available at this meeting. MEET N' EAT will be at Cheddars, 1937 Airport Freeway, Bedford TX (ph. 817-540-0778). The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

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 (01-2019)

QUICK INFO LINKS

Meet'N'Eat 2018
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 10-06-2018
              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

TSDA Schedule of 2017-2018 Stamp Shows

OTHER SHOWS

Mid-Cities EXPO 2018
Nov. 9: 10a-5p
Nov. 10: 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 May 8, 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.

DANIEL KENNEDY

Granbury MCSC member Daniel Kennedy passed away on Friday, November 23. Cards may be sent to 4321 Hunters Glen Ct, Granbury TX 76048-6220, care of Daniel's daughter Dee.

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