Spellman Museum to host postal history symposium

The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History will host a postal history symposium co-sponsored by the United States Philatelic Classics Society, and with support from the American Philatelic Society, on Thursday, May 1, a day before the opening of the Philatelic Show in nearby Boxboro.

The theme of the symposium is “Transition Periods in American Postal History.” The presenters include Alfredo Frohlich (“Panama: The Path between the Seas”), Gordon E. Eubanks, Jr. (“Creating the Postal Age and the Introduction of the Issue of 1851”), Douglas N. Clark (“The Transition of the Whaling Industry from Nantucket to Martha’s Vineyard”), and Ron Cipolla (“William F. Harnden’s Express: The Dramatic Catalyst that Changed America’s Postal System”).

Admission to the symposium is free but the Museum asks that attendees register.