Awards presented at Stamp Club AGM

The stamp club awards were presented in St Andrews Church hall on Tuesday. Pictured are, from left - Brian Cargill, Chad Neighbor president and Tom Valentine.

The stamp club awards were presented in St Andrews Church hall on Tuesday. Pictured are, from left - Brian Cargill, Chad Neighbor president and Tom Valentine.

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AT THE annual general meeting of Arbroath Stamp and Postcard Club held in St Andrew’s Church hall the results of the club’s competitions were announced.

The winner of the J.S Gordon Trophy for the best single country display was Brian Cargill with his entry on Australia. Runner-up was Geoff Hammond with Trinidad.

In the thematic section, a new name went on the trophy when Tom Valentine was declared winner with his display of ‘Angus Postal History’.

Highly commended were the entries by Ann Findlay with ‘American Presidents’, Chad Neighbor with ‘Compound Interest’ and David Torrie with ‘Captain Cook’.

The judge was Colin Campbell from Dundee who is a member of the Scottish Philatelic Society’s national executive.

Officer bearers elected for 2012/13 were president , Tom Valentine; vice president Jim Stott; secretary, David Torrie; treasurer, Brian Cargill; packet secretary, Bill Cargill.

Committee members are Ann Findlay, Chad Neighbor, George Parker and Anthony Shellard.

Outwith the formal agenda, Brian Cargill exhibited the latest additions to his impressive collection of ‘Lighthouses on Stamps’ from all around the world.

And David Torrie showed a selection of first day covers which had been autographed by well-known sportsmen and celebrities.

Pictured following the presentation are, from left - Brian Cargill, Chad Neighbor, president; and Tom Valentine.