Welcome                                                    site updated 7 Nov 2012

As this site grows I hope to show the development of the post within the county of Lanarkshire from the earliest times up to the end of the 20th century. This will take time but I hope it will be a source of reference for other collectors and will show the different material which can be included in an inland county postal history collection. All items illustrated will be from my collection or from the proof books unless otherwise noted. The illustrations on this page are from the handout from my display "The Postal History of Lanarkshire from 1840


About me


A Bruce Auckland presenting me (on the right) with the A Bruce Auckland Centennial Quaich at the Scottish Congress in 1995       

I'm Terry Woods from Hamilton, Scotland, and a founder member of the Scottish Postal History Society, I have also been the Secretary and auctioneer for the society.  I am currently the webmaster for the Scottish Postal History Society. Some of you will know me already as a collector of Scottish Postal History  specializing in the county of Lanarkshire (excluding the city of Glasgow) and former editor of "The Scottish Post" the journal of the Scottish Postal History Society. I'm also a member of the following stamp clubs the Caledonian Philatelic Society, I am a past-President and I'm currently the Exchange Packet Secretary and Webmaster. The Lanarkshire Philatelic Society of which I have been President, Treasurer and Librarian. The Alba Stamp Group. In the past I have been a member of the following The British Airmail Society, The London & Provincial Stamp Club, The Spanish Main and the International Chilean Philatelic Society. I was also the Publicity Officer for the Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies for a number of years and recently was the webmaster for the the National Philatelic Exhibition in Perth Scotland www.perth2012.com .

I have been collecting stamps for over 50 years and postal history for over 30 years during that time I have had many collecting interests, my main interests are currently Lanarkshire Postal History, Machine Cancellations of Scotland and Jamaican Postmarks.

I can present 2 different displays of 160 to 200 sheets, depending on your display boards, to clubs in Scotland. 

The Development of the Lanarkshire Post - showing material from the earliest times up to the beginning of the 20th Century.

The Postal History of Lanarkshire from 1840 - showing material from the postal reforms of 1839/40 through to modern times.


I have a wants list and some stamps and postal history items for sale or exchange if you would like to have a look, click here.