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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 89 members as of September 16, 2020. 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

ARLINGTON - JAN 6

The first Arlington meeting for 2021 will be held on January 6.

NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED ...

BUT: THERE WILL BE A ZOOM MEETING at 7:00pm ON JANUARY 6 (click link for details).

NOTE: The city of Arlington has decided to close the Bob Duncan Center until April 30th. We will continue to have Zoom meetings during this time.

The program for this meeting will be an extended Show N Tell session. We will also conduct the installation of the new Board of Directors. And committee reports will be given. >>>Reminder: dues are due! So far, about 46 members have renewed. If not renewing, please let Skip know so that he can go ahead and remove you from the updated member handbook. We do have some APS circuit books available. Interested parties will need to make arrangements with Skip.

EULESS - JAN 20

The first Euless meeting for 2021 will be held on January 20.

NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED ...

BUT: THERE WILL BE A ZOOM MEETING at 6:00pm ON JANUARY 20 (details forthcoming ).

GRANBURY - JAN 26

The first Granbury meeting for 2021 will be held on January 26.

NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED ...

BUT: THERE WILL BE A ZOOM MEETING at 7:00pm ON JANUARY 26 (click link for details [not yet available]).

VISITORS WELCOME AT ALL CLUB MEETINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET'N'EAT

ARLINGTON - JAN 6

NO MEET'N'EAT, due to meeting being cancelled.

EULESS - JAN 20

NO MEET'N'EAT, due to meeting being cancelled.

GRANBURY - JAN 26

2021 - More details.

TSDA LANDS NEW RICHARDSON SITE

The Texas Stamp Dealers Association (TSDA) has a new show site for the 2021 season. TSDA shows were previously held at the Richardson Civic Center. Effective 2021 the City of Richardson has closed the Civic Center facility to the public. It is anticipated that the Center will eventually be converted into office space for City employees.

TSDA Richardson Bourse Manager Tom Cunningham informs us that all 2021 shows will be held at the Double Tree Hotel (Bluebonnet Room), 1981 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080. This location is at the southwest corner of US 75 and Campbell Road; take Exit 26 from either direction. Show hours are the same as last year (Friday 10-5, Saturday 9-4).

Official 2021 show dates are as follows: April 9-10, June 25-26, August 27-28, December 10-11.

ARTICLE BY BEN TERMINI

Club member Ben Termini has a featured article in the February 2020 edition of the Journal of Texas Philately & Postal History. Ben recounts the poignant saga of a young soldier and his wife during the years of WWII, and how they missed out on "the American Dream," that others may to this day have that experience. Little known, but they too were part of "the Greatest Generation." For Ben, it all began with a visit to "a stamp shop in Arlington, TX, [where he] spotted a large brown paper sack full of letters." Little did he know ... A must read.

QUICK INFO LINKS

Meet'N'Eat 2021
            dates and locations
Newsletter
            full-graphics vers.
Stamp Show
            EXPO 2020 Info

BOD & EXPO MTGS

BOD 01-13-2018
              notice
EXPO 08-27-2020
              notice

MINUTES OF MTGS

Minutes from 09-17-2020 EXPO Planning meeting.

TSDA STAMP SHOWS

The Texas Stamp Dealers Association (TSDA) sponsors a series of stamp shows in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

NEXT SHOW

Dallas - Apr 9-10
Double Tree Hotel
>>>New Location for 2021 SW corner of US 75 and Campbell Road
Exit 26 from either direction
Richardson TX 75080
Apr 9: 10a-5p
Apr 10: 9a-4p

Houston - Jan 15-16
Crowne Plaza Hotel
>>>Same Location as 2020

San Antonio - Oct 16-17
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 March 8, 2020). 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.

SCiFI Stamp3
Science Fiction - EXPO 2016 Theme

EXPO 2020 DEALERS

The EXPO 2020
Dealer List     Dealer Map
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