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87th Scottish Congress Exhibition

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87th Scottish Annual Congress

15th - 16th April 2016 at the Dewars Centre, Perth

Hosts: Caledonian Philatelic Society

The 87th Congress was held by the Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies in Perth during the 15th and 16th April where Caledonian Philatelic Society were the host society for the two days, and Paul McGowan presided as President.

As hosts for the event Caledonian Philatelic Society have produced a Cover and a Postcard to mark the event.

Click on any of the following images to enlarge them on a seperate tab or page.


The group decided that the cover would commemmorate the 450th Anniversary of the birth of James VI (and I of Great Britain) of the House of Stewart


The postcard would celebrate The King James Authorised Bible depicting a selection of common phrases from the bible in use today.


41 dealers of postage stamps, postal history and accessories attended the exhibition from all over the UK.

There were 121 frames of exhibits on display, both competitive and non-competitive:
19 Competitive frames for both the ASPS Competitions.
60 Frames from the Host Society
26 Frames of exhibits from other societies
10 Frames for the Tom Rielly Display and
6 frames for the Open competition

In addition there was 1 frame of competitve entries for the Junior Competition ALBA Salver and 1 entry for the Junior One-page Competition. The winner for both competitions was Neil Foster.

Post & Go:

Royal Mail yet again supplied two of their Post & Go machines, kiosks A011 and A012, for the event and a Congress overprint was available from both machines.
'87th Scottish
Congress 2016'

Jersey Philatelic Bureau once again attended the event and supplied one of their Post & Go machines, JE01, for the event.
Jersey also produced the overprint on both their Jersey Flag and Jersey Crest Collectors Strips.

Invited Collections:

The National Museums of Scotland were invited to display high quality photocopies of selected sheets from both the Hotson Collection and the Dunbar-Dunbar Collection.

Tom Rielly Display:

On Friday night the Tom Rielly display was given by Ray Welland from the Caledonian P.S.
Details of the display can be found in the Tom Rielly section of the website or by clicking here.

Civic Reception & Congress Dinner:

Following the Tom Rielly display a civic reception was provided by the Lady Provost of Perth & Kinross Council (Liz Grant) which was then followed by the Congress Dinner. A thoroughly entertaining after dinner speech was given by our Guest of Honour, Professor Edward Cowan, Professor of Scottish History and Literature, Glasgow University, and the evening was rounded off when the Scottish Congress competition winners were awarded their trophies, which was followed by the awards of Association honours for services to philately.
The trophy winners can be viewed on the palmares pages of the website or by clicking here.

Association Awards:

Book of Scottish Philately:

Dr. A D Kindley was invited to sign the Book of Scottish Philatelists in recognition of many years of service to the postal history of Scandinavia, Scotland and Afghanistan, published in the form of displays at exhibitions and more permanently as a large number of articles in a range of journals over a period of some forty years.

Award of Merit:

There were two recipients of an ASPS Award of Merit this year.
Raymond Baldock from Lanarkshire P.S. and Finlay Mitchell from Largs & District Stamp Club.

Election of New President:

At the AGM held on Saturday 16h April delegates elected Alan Wishart from Lanarkshire P.S. to be President of ASPS and Richard Cuthbertson from Scottish P.S. as the new Vice President.
Below is a picture of outgoing President Paul McGowan handing over the chain of office to Alan Wishart.

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