|Posted by Randy B. on May 6, 2017 at 8:45 PM||comments (0)|
Our NEW meeting dates and times are as follows;
Formal business meeting - First Saturday of each month at 10AM at The Coffee House
Informal meeting - Third Saturday of each month at 10AM at The Coffee House
The address of The Coffee House is as follows;
6722 S. Greenville Rd.(M91), Greenville MI 48838
Welcome One And All!!
|Posted by Bruce D. on June 21, 2016 at 9:10 AM||comments (1)|
As of July our meetings will switch! The first Saturday of the month is now our Regular Business Meeting at the Coffee House (10 AM). The third Tuesday of the month we will have our Informal Meeitng at the Greenville Library (6:30 PM).
|Posted by Bruce D. on May 17, 2016 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
I arrived on time for our regular membership meeting to find Lou in the parking lot. He informed me the Library was closed for "In Service". Well, Randy had sent us all an e-mail to inform everyone and to reschedule for next Tuesday, May 24. Lou didn't get the phone message Randy left for him and I haven't read my e-mail in a week to two. Oops. I have updated our calendar to reflect the change.See you all next Tuesday.
|Posted by Bruce D. on April 19, 2016 at 10:55 AM||comments (1)|
After a successful winter in Florida I have returned to the "sunny" northland of Michigan. Glad to be home and anxious to dive into the club activities. Randy and I had breakast this past Saturday, so I could get caught up with club news. Looks like 2016 & 2017 will be an interesting time for our club. See you at the meeting tonight!
|Posted by Randy B. on December 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
Local club member Bruce Carson took it upon himself to persue putting together a stamp-related display to be shown in the Lakeview Library Display Showcase.
He pitched the idea to the Library personnel and they gave him permission to do so!
Being as he is our only member who lives in the Lakeview area, he put the display together himself using items from his own personal collection. And a fine job it is! Go to the Photo Gallery page and check out the pictures of the display!
It seems to have already drawn some interest from a few people and maybe it will also attract some interest for our club as well!
Excellent work, Bruce! I can't think of a better way to promote the hobby! Thank you on behalf of our Greenville Stamp Club members!
(Next time you see Mr. Carson, tell him 'GOOD JOB!')
'Til next time - Happy Stampin'!
|Posted by Randy B. on November 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM||comments (1)|
Well, last Saturday - the 7th - was the annual Kent Philatelic
Society's fall stamp show, otherwise know as Kentpex 2015.
Not as many dealers at this year's show, but still worth going -
at least it was for me!:)
And it did have quite a few buyers during the time I was there.
Also, 2 of the dealers whom I buy regularly from stated that
they had brisk sales that day.
Being a 2-day event (Sat. & Sun.), I hope they did well on the
second day too! I was there just for Saturday.
As far as I know, only 2 of our club's members attended;
myself and Lou Hedger. Lou is not listed as a member here
on our site because Lou doesn't do anything with computers
or the internet. But he is still a very active collector and club
The show was a success for me, as I acquired 22 more US
revenues for my collection, as well as a few Match & Medicine
and also found a cover collection of Israel covers for a friend
that I have since been told was a good buy.
So it was an overall success!
There was, however, a bit of a sad note;
longtime dealer Chuck Drouillard was noticeably absent at
the show. Chuck passed away immediately after the APS
show in Grand Rapids, MI last August.
He had been battling health issues for many months prior
and finally lost the fight. He was an honest dealer and a nice
man. He will be missed by many.:(
I spent about 4 hours at the show, looking through dealers'
'wares' and chatting with familiar faces.
Many of the dealers have become friends to me and know me
on site and by name. I always seem to get good deals from
those I purchase from regularly and it is always a pleasure to
sit and chat with them , whether the subject is stamps or
something totally unrelated. I guess it pays to be a regular
visitor to the show!:)
That's all for now; we have a club meeting coming up on
Tuesday the 17th, so I'll be posting the minutes from that
meeting sometime next week.
Until then -
|Posted by Randy B. on October 31, 2015 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
We have 2 new category additions to the documents page as of today!:D
I have begun to post our club's monthly formal meeting's Agenda Minutes and also the newsletter from our sister club in Florida (with permission kindly given by them).
You will find both of these new categories listed on the 'Documents" page. Take a look!:)
So, if you aren't able to make it to a meeting for whatever reason, you can come here and read thru the minutes for the one you missed and keep yourself up-to-date on the goings-on of the club!
The Agenda Minutes will be posted in the week following each regularly scheduled formal meeting.
(NOTE** There is no agenda posting for our informal Sat. meetings at the Coffee House)
The Highlands Stampede is the quarterly newsletter of the Highlands Stamp Club from the Avon Park/Sebring/Lake Placid area of Florida. Our local club's President is a member there in the winter months and is also the editor/publisher of the newsletter.
We as a club are sponsors of the Highlands club's newsletter, so we recieve each issue - sent to our own club's secretary (me!) for our members to peruse at each meeting.
Since only single copies are sent out, it may be difficult at times for everyone to get a chance to read it completely. Therefore, we decided to post it here so all can read it at their leisure.
And please feel free to leave comments about these issues and articles - most of them are written by our own club president Bruce D., so I'm sure he would appreciate the feedback.
One final note:
If any of you would like to write an article - or have already written one - related to stamp collecting, consider offering it to president Bruce D. for insertion in the Stampede newsletter. He is always looking for items to place in upcoming issues and I know for a fact he would appreciate your help!
That's all for now!
|Posted by Bruce D. on October 30, 2015 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
Just a note to inform members who did not make the trip;
Randy, Lou and I (Bruce D.) left Greenville at 7 am on October 24 headed toward Chicago. We arrived at the Stamp King store before 10 am (Chicago time) store opening. Thanks to a call from Randy, Charles (the owner) was there to greet us upon arrival. Charles is a distinguished looking gentleman with white hair and a well trimmed mustache, plus a warm friendly personality.
His store is something to behold! One wall was floor to ceiling bookshelves filled with hundreds of binders and albums. The top shelf was empty binders, but the remaining shelves were binders full of worldwide and US stamps.
The center isle was stacked with boxes of philatelic material marked for sale. On top of those was a set of many drawers of inexpensive covers arranged by topic. Further back in his store was a "no-man's area"- off limits to customers because Charles had not yet inventoried the many boxes piled up there.
On the right side of his store was a table and several chairs for customers. Behind them was Charles' chair and a high bookcase filled with the typical binders found in most stamp stores, containing his stock of individual stamps and covers priced for sale.
We each sat down. Charles asked each of us what we were looking for and he did his best to satisfy our wants. In my case he handed me several glassine envelopes of cancels on the US#65 civil war stamp. As I began my search, Charles went on to help Lou and Randy find what they wanted.
I purchased a dozen or so stamps. Lou made the largest purchase, with Randy bringing up a close second. At one point I thought Lou might even buy the set of 14 international albums lined up on the floor, each containing many stamps. The offer Charles made to Lou was $400. The albums alone were worth twice that. I saw Lou take a long, long pause before turning down the offer.
All-in-all, we had a great time. Each of us highly recommend you consider a trip to visit the Stamp King in Chicago. You will be amazed!
|Posted by Randy B. on October 3, 2015 at 8:35 AM||comments (1)|
I have 2 new ideas / announcements for future postings;
First - I'm going to start posting the minutes from each meeting here - that way, if a member missed a meeting for some reason they can stay caught up with us by reading about the goings-on from the club meeting they missed. And for those of you that may be online followers only, you can see what we do at those meetings! Hopefully it will be interesting for you to see how a stamp club functions if you've never been a member of - or visitor to - a local stamp club.:)
Secondly - with Bruce D.'s permission - I would like to start posting the Quarterly Newsletter of our sister club in Florida; The Highlands Stampede is the newsletter from The Highlands Stamp Club in Sebring, Fla. Our esteemed President, Bruce D. - who winters there each year - is a member of their club and also is the editor, printer AND distributor of the Stampede. Your Greenville Stamp Club is a supporting sponsor of the club as well! (bet you didn't know that!;))
So, if he gives permission I will soon begin to post each newsletter here. As mentioned, it is published 4 times yearly, so if allowed look to see a new Newsletter every few months.
You will find some interesting articles and stories in there, I'm sure; I always do!!
VP/Sec - GSC
|Posted by Randy B. on September 20, 2015 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
Just a heads-up for everyone;
I've posted a new link to another article of interest under the "Documents" heading about an obscure and often forgotten time in the history of stamp collecting - the story of the life and times of the IPSA; check it out!