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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 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 2019

Grapevine TX

NOV 8-9   

MCSC MEETINGS

ARLINGTON - OCT 2

See Nov 6 meeting info in next column.

The next Arlington meeting for 2019 will be held on October 2. This meeting will feature our annual Mid-Cities Picnic. Attendees will start gathering around 5pm, and begin eating around 5:30pm. Bring a covered dish of some kind, such as a salad, bean dish, mac and cheese, chips and dip, vegetable tray, dessert, etc. The club will provide hot dogs, buns, condiments, plates, eating utensils and non-alcoholic drinks. If you have any questions please contact Judy Christmas. If you did not sign up but will be coming please let Judy know so that we have enough hot dogs for everyone. Following the picnic, we will have our annual EXPO envelope stuffing, with lots of door prizes. Tthere will be a drawing for an extra 10 $5 Gift Certificates for those who stay and participate.

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 will be open at 6:00 pm.

NOTE: there will be no MEET"N"EAT, due to the annual club picnic.

See Nov 6 meeting info in next column.

EULESS - OCT 16

See Nov 20 meeting info in next column.

The next Euless meeting for 2019 will be held on October 16. The program will be an extended Show and Tell session. APS sales books will not 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 Jason's Deli, 2200 Airport Freeway, Bedford, (817-354-1511). The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

See Nov 20 meeting info in next column.

GRANBURY - OCT 22

See Nov 26 meeting info in next column.

The next Granbury meeting for 2019 will be held on October 22. The program will be presented by club member Jim Myers, on WWII "Kicking Mule" Patriotic Covers. Please 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.

This meeting will also feature the annual Club Picnic: Set up at 5 PM, start serving about 5:30PM. Bring a dish or items to share such as baked beans, chips, dessert, or other picnic type items. Chef, hotdogs, drinks, and condiments provided.

There will be no Meet'N'Eat, due to club picnic.

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 Nov 26 meeting info in next column.

VISITORS WELCOME

 

 

MEET'N'EAT

ARLINGTON - OCT 2

NO MEET'N'EAT, due to club Annual Mid-Cities Picnic.

EULESS - OCT 16

Jason's Deli
2200 Airport Freeway
Bedford, TX
PH 817-354-1511

PH 817-545-0012

2019 - More details.

NEXT (NOV 6) ARLINGTON MEETING

The next Arlington meeting for 2019 will be held on November 6. The program for this meeting will be the pre-Expo Giant Mixture Pick. There will be no APS sales books this month. This will be the last chance to tell Skip what countries or categories you want scheduled for next 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 7:00 pm; however the room will be available at 6:00 pm.

NOTE: MEET'N'EAT is at Jay Jay Café, 1001 S Bowen Rd, 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.

NEXT (NOV 20) EULESS MEETING

The next Euless meeting for 2019 will be held on November 20. The program will be an abbreviated Expo review, followed by an extended Show and Tell session. APS sales books will not 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 Jason's Deli, 2200 Airport Freeway, Bedford, (817-354-1511). The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

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.

NEXT (NOV 26) GRANBURY MEETING

The next Granbury meeting for 2019 will be held on November 26. The program will be presented by club member Dave Stockbridge, on Christkindl Postal Markings of Austria. Please bring any philatelic literature you may be willing to share with other members. 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 6:15pm.

Directions to Bentwater Activities Center .

View the Remaining Granbury 2019 Program Schedule as a WORD document, or as a PDF file.

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.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER DEC 4

The club will be hosting its' Annual Christmas Dinner as part of the December 4th Arlington meeting at Bob Duncan Community Center in Arlington. Doors will open around 6pm and the buffet line will start around 7pm.

Food, drink, and utensils will be provided by the club but you can bring a dessert if you like.

QUICK INFO LINKS

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

BOD & EXPO MTGS

BOD 01-13-2018
              notice
EXPO 08-31-2019
              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 - Dec 6-7
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.

JOE JETER

Former Granbury MCSC member Joe Jeter passed away on Sunday, August 11. Joe was active in the club until his Alzheimer's made it impossible to get to meetings and participate. He speialized in Fractional Revenue Stamps. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, August 24th, at 2 PM, at the First Christian Church of Granbury (2109 W Hwy 377) .

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