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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 88 members as of March 6, 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 - MAR 6

See Apr 3 meeting info in next column.

The first Arlington meeting for 2019 will be held on March 6. The program for this meeting will be a presentation by MCSC Director Stanley Christmas, on First Day Errors. 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 Jay Jay Café, 1001 S Bowen, Arlington, TX 76013, 817-861-1060. http://www.yelp.com/biz/jay-jay-cafe-nbr-2-arlington . The group will gather between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, and finish around 6:45 PM.

See Apr 3 meeting info in next column.

EULESS - MAR 20

See April 17 meeting info in next column.

The next Euless meeting for 2019 will be held on March 20. 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 is at On the Border, 2500 Airport Frwy., Bedford, TX 76022-6025, 817-438-4560. The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

See April 17 meeting info in next column.

GRANBURY - FEB 26

See March 26 meeting info in next column.

The next Granbury meeting for 2019 will be held on February 26. The program is a "Round Table" discussion centering on a collection, or part of a collection, that you wish to present for up to 5 minutes. 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 at Grumps, 5 pm, located at 3710 E Hwy 377 across from HEB. 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.

See March 26 meeting info in next column.

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 - MAR 6

Jay Jay Café
1001 S Bowen
Arlington, 76013
817-861-1060
http://www.yelp.com/biz/jay-jay-cafe-nbr-2-arlington .

EULESS - MAR 20

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

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.

NEXT (APR 3) ARLINGTON MEETING

The next Arlington meeting for 2019 will be held on April 3. The program for this meeting will be a presentation by MCSC member Ken Aldridge, on Stamp Varieties. Ken will also share some information on an FBI investigation of the murder of a US Marshal and his Deputy. Club Secretary Skip Ely will have the revised 2019-2020 Member Handbook available for distribution. The handbook will be mailed to those not at the meeting. Also, members may bring items for the May Auction. 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, Arlington, 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.

NEXT (APR 17) EULESS MEETING

NOTE: This meeting may be cancelled at the last minute if forecasted severe weather should materialize; Notification will come from Skip (who has the key to the meeting room) and will be posted to this website when received. NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS.

The next Euless meeting for 2019 will be held on April 17. The program will be an extended Show and Tell session. Also, Skip Ely has been working on the Canadian QEII Centennial Definitives and will share some findings with the group. 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 (ph. 817-540-0778). The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

NEXT (MAR 26) GRANBURY MEETING

The next Granbury meeting for 2019 will be held on March 26. The program is to be presented by MCSC Secretary Skip Ely, on Music in the Mail, and How I got Started in Stamp Collecting. Please bring any philatelic literature you may be willing to share with other members. MEET'N'EAT will be at Willie & Dicks Grill @ 424 Fall Creek Hwy 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. Club Sales Books will be available. Also, APS sales books will be available. 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.

GRANBURY AUCTION APR 23

The MCSC Granbury branch will feature an auction APR 23, of items from the collection of the late Brian Smith. The list of scheduled Auction Items can be downloaded as a PDF file. The auction location is: Bentwater Activity Center, 1800 W. Emerald Ct., Granbury TX 76049. The door will open at 6 PM for viewing, and the auction will begin at 7 PM. All stamp collectors are invited.

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 - Jun 21-22
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