Turning to Club News, membership now stands at 131. E-addresses for new members have already been broadcast in the Web News section. The latest welcome additions, including no.1 from Japan are :-

Martin Christen Chlierietstrasse 7 OBERGLATT CH-8154 Switzerland . Airlines/Airports 1920/80

Brian Corless Kobe Kitano Residence 342 2-1-12 Kitano-Cho KOBE Japan

Alan Johnson 9  Llanforda Mead OSWESTRY   SY11 1TS    WW1/WW2

Peter Johnson 55 Yerbury Rd Upper Holloway LONDON N19 4RJ

Frank Litaudon 12 Rue Andre Theuriet BOURG LA REINE 92340 FRANCE : Airports with aircraft post 1945, 1950s prop airliners, early jets

Ian Nightingale 149 Pankhurst Cresc STEVENAGE SG2 0QN Civil aviation

Chris Seymour 411 Redford Close FELTHAM TW13 4TN  : Heathrow

Eugene Siklos, 46 Dawlish Ave TORONTO M4N 1H1 Canada. Airliners – airline issue + quality period chromes espec E Europe, Canada.

There is a new address for

Barbara Priddy 37 Dora Rd WIMBLEDON PARK SW19 7EZ

Ray Billings has an article on  in-flight refuelling in the June issue of UK postcard magazine Picture Postcard Monthly.

Comments last time on the age profile of the membership appear to have been all too relevant as we have to report with regret the passing of John Edmunds. Fred Cobb published a small set of Bournemouth Airport cards in the 1990s.

On the subject of catalogues, Heathrow, as predicted sold less well outside the UK than the type based issues. It is probably now too late to commit to publish anything in 2003 although the research could be done, pending resolution of the “cost of publication” issue. A Concorde obituary is now back on the cards but the cost of colour print would be a problem. All alternatives assume that members have access to PC’s to print off from either CD or the internet. This is not a valid assumption and would further reduce the take-up – even the most successful issues have only hit 60 copies worldwide. Handley Page is still a possibility for a print edition but there has been no response from collectors after floating this in March. So lets hear from you…. 

Doug Bastin                                                                   June 2003

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