Newcastle Philatelic Society Newsletter
SHORT HISTORY of SOCIETY NEWSLETTER
In May 1975, a Newcastle Philatelic society member offered to edit a News Sheet on a Bi-monthly basis, but nothing eventuated. However, it was not till March 3, 1977, that a note in the Society Minutes, recorded; “Thanks to the producers of News Sheet No.1 for a mighty effort.” Since 1977, there have been several newsletter editors. During 1984, it was suggested that the newsletter be given a new title, eg “Newcastle Views” with the inclusion of the “Nobby’s” Pictorial postmarker as a logo. The name Views from Nobbys became the masthead, which incorporated the Society logo and the Newcastle pictorial postmark. Over the years production methods advanced through various processes namely spirit printing, photocopying and now digital. Currently the newsletter is formatted using digital programs and printed in hard and soft copy; to cater for those members who don’t have computer access and those who do.
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Images of Newcastle 2018 Stamp and Coin Expo Souvenirs used over the two days of the Expo, are shown in the Souvenir page. The Newcastle Memorial Walkway was depicted in one souvenir. Some souvenir items are still available.