The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History will host a postal history symposium with the theme, “The Challenging 20th Century: Men, Machines and Modernization.” It will take place on the campus of Regis College (Upper Union Student Hall) in Weston, Massachusetts, where the museum is located, on Thursday, April 30, 2015, starting at 9 a.m., a day before the opening of the Philatelic Show in nearby Boxboro.
Symposium presentations will include:
- Rodney Juell, “The Men Who Made the Stamps of the 1920s”
- Edward Grabowski, “Philately and International Mail Order Fraud”
- George S. Norton, “Technology in the Envelope: Use of Microfilm and Voice Recordings in the Mail during World War II”
- Roger S. Brody, “The Bureau Leaves the Field”
Admission to the symposium is free but the Museum asks that attendees register in advance. The symposium is co-sponsored by the United States Stamp Society with support from the American Philatelic Society.