The American Philatelic Society and the American Stamp Dealers Association will host an invited group of leaders from the philatelic community this Friday, October 28, for a “Summit on the Future of Philately.”
The summit will happen at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania and the public session will be broadcast via the APS Facebook page. For people who have comments or questions that they want to share with the group can send them via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of the meeting is to discuss and develop actions for strengthening the hobby for years to come.
Below is the agenda for the Summit on the Future of Philately. The call-in phone number is 888-537-7715 with a Passcode: 13291358#
Public Session – 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Expected Schedule 12:30 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Greeting and Overview
12:40 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Growing the Hobby
1:20 p.m. – 2 p.m. The Future of Stamp Shows and Dealers
2 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Philatelic Partnerships
2:40 p.m. – 3 p.m. Action Items and Report Back
3 p.m. Adjourn
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The United States stamps of 1950 never looked so fabulous! More than 65 years after they debuted, that year’s commemorative stamps are back in the philatelic spotlight thanks to a new book published by the American Philatelic Society.
The stamps presented are American Bankers Association, Samuel Gompers, National Capitol Sesquicentennial (four stamps), Railroad Engineers of America, Centenary of Kansas City, Boy Scouts of America, Indiana Territory Sesquicentennial, and California Statehood Sesquicentennial.
The 103-page, hardbound book examines in retrospective detail the history of these stamps, from their origins to their designs and printings to the oft-elaborate first-day ceremonies, which sometimes include parades, pageants, and plenty of pomp. You’ll read about the politics, controversies, and tugs-of-war involving concepts, stamp designs, and first-day sites all which finally led to the public’s use of the stamps.
You know what month it is, so this is the perfect time to celebrate stamps, our ambassadors of art, culture, and people.
Phil A. Telic, the American Philatelic Society’s wisest and most senior member (APS member No. 1886) offers some great advice to embrace philately.
“No matter what you collect — your hometown’s postal history, holidays on stamps, classic U.S. issues, or freaks and oddities — it’s personal,” Phil A. Telic says. “But that makes it all the more fun and worthwhile to share with others.”
And, there are so many ways and places you can share the hobby during National Stamp Collecting Month, which the U.S. Postal Service first proclaimed in 1981.