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I've signed it [Apr. 12th, 2010|06:07 pm]
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The Wellington Declaration.
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-04-12 08:46 am (UTC)
It went.

Four full frames plus a half frame of oddities (booklets, etc.) and got a bit of a discussion going (although people had trouble getting their heads around how they were basically just regular old NZ Post stamps in drag). Comments ranged from "You must be more than half mad" (1) to "Needs some on cover" (2).

(1) From an accountant who spends up large on old King George, British Empire stuff. I may be half mad but I'm not half broke.
(2) From a Serious Bloke Who Enters Exhibitions And Stuff. Which isn't what I'm planning on doing with them anyway.
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-04-16 10:38 am (UTC)

Re: A screwy, non-conservative idea, but

I did that late last year... Borrowed a laptop and set it up before the meeting began. At the start of each meeting is a call for "Items of interest". I just stood up, pointed at the laptop and said it would be left running for the entire night and anyone who was interested could go and have a play with it while people were walking around looking at stuff. There was a bit of interest. (I had a copy of the site set up on the machine - XAMPP and all - and made it the browser home page so it didn't need any internet and couldn't accidentally be lost).

The society also has a tame data projector owner they can borrow one from. I haven't used it myself but there have been at least two data presentations in the last couple of years: once they had someone demonstrating how Office software could be used to catalogue a stamp collection (and, quite amusingly, he was a collector of regional stuff and was using my catalogue numbers!) and once someone showed a famous 1930s documentary about the British Post Office (which was interesting, although when it comes to 1930s British Post Office advertising material I think A Colour Box is a bit more innovative than Night Mail).
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