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.
Newsletter 2017 Nov
Page 3 left out
Images of the NORPEX 2015 datestamps used over the two days of the Norpex 2015 exhibition, green ink used for one day and red the other day. The Newcastle Memorial Walkway depicts the mural attached to the side of the overhead walkway. The other depicts the Carillon Tower of Christ Church Cathedral, a prominent city landmark. Some souvenir envelopes still available