Given the health and safety concerns during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the APS, APRL, the National Postal Museum and the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society have decided to move forward with the 2020 Postal History Symposium as a virtual symposium. The biennial event, jointly hosted by the American Philatelic Research Library and the National Postal Museum, was initially scheduled for October 30-31, 2020, at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, PA.
Now the new virtual Postal History Symposium will take place the week of October 26-30. Throughout the week-long event there will be a number of speakers each day presenting their postal history research under the Symposium’s theme, “Postal Innovation of the Classic Era: Evolution Leading to Modernization.” The Symposium will also include Keynote Speaker Scott R. Trepel, President of Robert A. Siegel Auctions.
Another extraordinary part of the 2020 virtual Symposium will be provided by the event’s co-sponsor, the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society. During the week the USPCS will provide access to a special collection of U.S. postal history philatelic exhibits from members of the Classics Society. This special collection of exhibits will be hosted by the USPCS, with some exhibits especially chosen for viewing during this year’s Postal History Symposium.
For a list of confirmed speakers and for future updates regarding registration, and other added symposium highlights, be sure to check the postal history symposium page (https://stamps.org/postal-history-symposium) of the APS website. Save the date, October 26-30,2020, and we welcome and look forward to “seeing” you all there at the 2020 Virtual Postal History Symposium.