James Lee Recipient of Inaugural
APS Dealer of the Year Award

James E. Lee, of Oak Brook, Illinois, is the recipient of the first American Philatelic Society’s Dealer of the Year Award.

Jim Lee has been a stamp dealer since 1972, working full-time since 1990. He served on the Board of the American Stamp Dealers Association for eight years, four years as president. Lee stated on his website that 2016 was his 45th “year of my involvement with collecting, studying, writing about and dealing in United States essays and proofs.”

Lee advertises his expert areas as U.S. Essays and Proofs, U.S. 19th Century and Civil War Postal History. His website, includes much more than the rarities and other material he has for sale. Prime among these are his most recent newsletter, which he started in 1997, and copies of some of his “As I See It” columns from the newsletter.

His most recent newsletter (March 2017) includes many bold, colorful images, much of them from the areas of proofs, essays, and postal history that he has for sale. Even if you are not interested in buying such items, the supersized high resolution images and descriptions offer an education.

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Washington D.C. Area Show, June 9–11

Napex 2017 will be June 9–11, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia. Bourse hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Philatelic exhibits hours are Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
The show will feature:
• more than 200 frames of exhibits
• 80 dealers
• Alan Blair Auction presented by Emerald Ventures will hold an auction Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

The U.S. Postal Service, U.N. Postal Administration, and Israel Philatelic Agency of North American will be present.

Scott English, APS Executive Director, will host a Town Hall meeting Friday at 11 a.m. and Tom Horn, APS Director of Special Projects will host an APS Chapter Ambassadors Meeting Friday at 3 p.m.

Additional details, schedule and directions can be found on the show website.