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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 42nd year, is one of the largest and most active local stamp clubs in Texas. MCSC counted 106 members as of July 6, 2016. The club hosts two meetings a month (one in Arlington, one in Irving) 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 2016

Grapevine TX

NOV 11-12   More.

MCSC MEETINGS

ARLINGTON - AUG 3

The August 3 meeting program will be a presentation by club member Ray Cartier and MCSC Secretary Ben Termini on Everything You Wanted to Know about the Fantastic NY-2016 Stamp Show. The September program will be a club auction. Please bring your auction items to the August 3 meeting. Also, if you have any philatelic material that you wish to donate for use at the New Collectors area at EXPO 2016, you can leave it with Brian Smith at the Arlington August meeting. 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 starts at 7:30 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.

IRVING MEETING - JUL 20

See Aug 17 meeting info in next column.

The next Irving meeting for 2016 will be held on Jul 20. The program will be our Semi-Annual Auction. APS sales books will be available.

This meeting will be held at The Irving Garden and Arts Building at 906 Senter Street, three blocks north of Shady Grove Road. The building is set well back from the road. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. The room will be available from around 7 pm.

MEET N' EAT is at Spring Creek BBQ, 3514 West Airport Freeway, 972-313-0987. The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

See Aug 17 meeting info in next column.

GRANBURY MEETING - JUL 26

The next Granbury meeting for 2016 will be held on July 26. The program will be The program will be Online Stamp Collecting Resources presented by club member Gary McNamee. Bring something for Show & Tell, as well as any Philatelic Literature you want to share with other members. 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 .

VISITORS WELCOME

NEWSLETTER AWARD

The Mid-Cities Stamp Club newsletter, Stamping Around has garnered a Gold Award from the American Philatelic Society Chapter Activities Newsletter competition (APS CAC). Congratulations to our newsletter editor Peter Elias.


 

 

 

MEET'N'EAT

ARLINGTON - AUG 3

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

IRVING - JUL 20

Spring Creek BBQ
3514 West Airport Freeway
(south of Hwy. 183)
Irving, TX
972-313-0987

2016 - More details.

BOARD / EXPO MEETING AUG 20

There will be a Board of Directors Meeting at Pizza Garden Inn, Bedford, on Saturday, August 20. This meeting will be combined with an EXPO Chairpersons Meeting . Please get budget estimates for next year to Judy Christmas before the meeting. Further details when they become available.

NEXT (AUG 17) IRVING MEETING

The next Irving meeting for 2016 will be held on Aug 17. The program will be presented by MCSC President Mike Smith, on The Common Design Stamps of the French Colonies. Part of this meeting will be a discussion of the future of the Irving chapter. Room availability and cost are a factor to consider, along with meeting attendance. APS sales books will be available.

This meeting will be held at The Irving Garden and Arts Building at 906 Senter Street, three blocks north of Shady Grove Road. The building is set well back from the road. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm. The room will be available from around 7 pm.

MEET N' EAT is at Pappy’s Seafood, 831 N. Beltline (south of 183), Irving (972) 790-7650. The group will gather between 5-530pm, and finish by 645pm.

TOPPER SURGERY

TSDA dealer Jonathan Topper (Topper Stamps) underwent knee surgery in late July. He is now recovering and going through rehab. Jonathan is active at TSDA shows in Richardson, as well as at TEXPEX and the Mid-Cities EXPO. He plans to be at the August 26-27 TSDA show in Richardson.

QUICK INFO LINKS

Meet'N'Eat
            dates and locations
Newsletter
            full-graphics vers.
Stamp Show
            EXPO 2016 Info
MCSC Auctions
            Auction Sheets

BOD & EXPO MTGS

BOD 08-20-2016
              notice
EXPO 08-20-2016
              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 26-27
Richardson Civic Center

Houston - Nov 4-5
Crowne Plaza Hotel >>>Same Location as 2015

San Antonio - Oct 15-16
Norris Conference Center
accross San Pedro from NorthStar Mall

For more show information (addresses, hours, maps, etc.).

NEW TSDA Website

OTHER SHOWS

Greater Houston Stamp Show
Sep 16: 10a-6p
Sep 17: 10a-6p
Sep 18: 10a-4p
Humble City Civic Center
8233 Will Clayton Pkwy.
Humble, TX 77338

Mid-Cities EXPO 2016
Nov. 11: 10a-5p
Nov. 12: 10a-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 Apr. 5, 2016). 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 .

World Stamp Show-NY2016 - Comments

The New York 2016 World Stamp Show has concluded. Show President Wade Saadi sends the following "open letter" to the philatelic community. A final attendance tally and up-to-date financial accounting will be presented to the APS Board at the Portland Stampshow in August.

SCiFI Stamp3
Science Fiction - EXPO 2016 Theme

EXPO 2016
QUICK INFO LINKS

Items Currently Available:

Advance Flyer    
EXPO 2016 Prospectus    
MCSC 2016 Officers     


GRANBURY TEXPEX / 2017 EXHIBIT

The MCSC Granbury club is sponsoring a 1-frame exhibit open to all intetrested club members. The Guidelines for this exhibit are available as a PDF file. Interersted parties may also email Dave Stockbridge .

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.

2015-16 MID-CITIES STAMP CLUB
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Mike Smith - pres
Skip Ely - 1vp
Richard Hildebrandt - 2vp
Benedict Termini - sec
Judy Christmas - trea
Susan Baker - ipp
Alliene Franklin - v/dir
Ralph Poore - v/dir
Ken Wills - v/dir
Stanley Christmas - nv/dir
Peter Elias - nv/dir
Jeff Jessup - nv/dir
Brian Smith - nv/dir