October — National Stamp Collecting Month

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)
Phil A. Telic, the American Philatelic Society’s wisest and most senior member (APS member No. 1886).

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.

Phil A. Telic suggests these easy activities:

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October 2016 American Philatelist Available Online

October 2016 The American Philatelist
October 2016 The American Philatelist.

The October issue of The American Philatelist is now online for members to view.

Here are some of the highlights:

The Culture of Stamps by Thomas Broadhead. Our beloved bits of tiny paper say much about our connections to nature, the cosmos, spirituality, and each other.

The Power of One in Stamp Collecting by Thomas Horn. With some time and effort, an older collector spawns the interest and imagination of a young collector through a series of special letters.

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Indypex Stamp Show Oct. 7–9

Indypex Stamp Show, sponsored by the Indiana Stamp Club, will be held October 7–9, 2016 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds and Exhibition Center, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville, Indiana (an Indianapolis suburb). Show hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

The show features:
• 37 dealers
• several dozen frames of exhibits
• show cachets featuring Indiana’s bicentennial celebration
• U.S. Postal Service museum
• an Indiana Bicentennial Postal Exhibit
• U.S. Postal Service will be selling current postal items

Indypex will be hosting the Indiana Postal History Society.

Further information and directions are available on the Indiana Stamp Club website.

Sescal Stamp Show Sept. 23-25 in Los Angeles

Block of four Star Trek forever stamps.
Block of four Star Trek forever stamps.

The Sescal Stamp Show, sponsored by the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California, will be held September 23 to 25 at the Hilton LAX Hotel, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, California.  Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and there is a reduced self-parking rate of $9 with validation.

The American Philatelic Society’s World Series of Philately show features:
• 200 frames of exhibits
• 35 dealers
U.S. Postal Service selling current issues
• Youth activities
• Society meetings

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Stamp Show: Milwaukee Milcopex Sept. 16–18

Milcopex 2016 will be held September 16-18, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 6401 South 13th Street (take College Ave. exit from I-94). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free and admission to the show is $2 on Friday and Saturday. Free admission on Sunday.

Milcopex is the largest postage stamp show held annually in Wisconsin. It is part of the American Philatelic Society’s World Series of Philately. The exhibitor winning the grand award will be invited to participate in the Champion of Champions competition at APS Stamp Show 2016. Continue reading “Stamp Show: Milwaukee Milcopex Sept. 16–18”