RSPL Announces Virtual Sessions

As part of its ongoing series of virtual sessions, the Royal Philatelic Society London would like to announce some upcoming events that all are free to attend. Past RSPL events have been excellent and these are sure to be the same. All events will take place via Zoom and are open to non-RPSL members

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National Postal Museum to Host 17th Maynard Sundman Lecture

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is proud to announce the 17th Maynard Sundman Lecture Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. ET online, via Zoom. Admission to the lecture is free, but registration is required. Register here. The museum will welcome Yamil Kouri Jr. to discuss the topic of his most recent book “Under Three Flags, the Postal History of the Spanish-Cuban / American War,” the winner of the American Philatelic Society’s philatelic literature Grand Award in 2019.

Cubans had long sought liberation from Spanish rule during the mid-to-late 19th century, culminating in the Cuban War of Independence in 1895. After more than three years of fighting, neither side had a clear advantage. The United States’ declaration of war against Spain in April 1898 had a decisive impact on the conflict, leading to Spain’s surrender within a few months. Although brief, these coinciding military conflicts and the multi-country occupation of Cuba produced a rich and varied postal history legacy. The presentation will explore some of the fascinating aspects of this legacy that resulted in major global consequences.

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New Resources at the APRL, October 2020

Andreasen, James R., Jr. Brazil Philatelic Bibliography: Articles from The Bull’s Eye and from Bull’s Eyes. (Brazil Philatelic Association, 1995).  [G5400 .A11 A557b 1995]

Bowers, Q. David; Martin, Mary L. A guide book of collectible postcards (Pelham, AL: Whitman Publishing, 2020). [G3701 .P839 B786g 2020]

Buck, Charles H. Foreign entries in United States official stamps: An annotated listing of foreign Entries in: 12c Agriculture (O6), 2c Executive (O11), 6c State (O60), 24c State (O65) (Westport, CT:  Charles H. Buck, 2020).  [G3701 .O32 B922f 2020]

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New Resources at the APRL, September 2020

American Topical Association. Topical Adventures: A guide to Topical and Thematic Stamp Collecting edited by Jack R. Congrove, Dawn R. Hamman & Martin Kent Miller (American Topical Association, 2020). [HE6183 .A1 A512a no.168]

Bansal, S.P. Postal service envelopes and picture postcards of India Post (Firozabad, India: S.P. Bansal, 2020). [G7651 .C873 B219p 2020]

Chinese Taipei Philatelic Society. Chinese Taipei Philatelic Magazine  (Chinese Taipei Philatelic Society, [2014]). [JOURNAL Chinese Taipei Philatelic Magazine]

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Register Now of the 2020 Virtual Postal History Symposium

It’s Time to Register for the 2020 Postal History Symposium! 

Back in July in order to overcome the health and safety concerns of the ongoing pandemic, it was decided that the 2020 Postal History Symposium would be held virtually. The biennial event, jointly hosted by the American Philatelic Society, the American Philatelic Research Library, the National Postal Museum and this year by the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, was re-imagined virtually and rescheduled for October 26-30, 2020.

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New Resources at the APRL, August 2020

Adams, Fran. The Leticia Incident: The League of Nations and the Columbian-Peruvian border conflict 1932-1934 (San Diego: Fran Adams, 2019). [G5291 .M644 A211t 2019]

Cockburn, Peter F. The British Military Administration of Malaya B.M.A.: A display for the Collectors Club New York  (Balcombe, U.K.: , February 2020). [G8031 .O15 C665b 2020]

Corinphila Auktionen. Austrian Mail in the Levant, The Werner Schindler Collection: September 9, 2020 (Zurich, Switzerland: Corinphila Auktionen,  2020). [NS Schindler, Werner]

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New Resources at the APRL, July 2020

Augustinovic, Horst.  Censorship and Bermuda’s Role in Winning World War II (Hamilton, Bermuda: Print Link, 2019). [G9121 .C396 A923c 2019]

Gough, James Peter. The Postal History of the Universal Postal Union: The Postal Card Worldwide, 1869-1974.  (London: Royal Philatelic Society London, 2019). [HE6261 .G692p 2019]

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New Resources at the APRL, June 2020

Bansal, S.P. Picture Post Cards Issued by Indian Postal Circles (Firozabad [India]:  S.P. Bansal, 2020). [G7651 .P839 B219p 2020]

Dickinson, Gary. Collecting First Day Covers of Canada (Waterdown [Ont.]:  British North America Philatelic Society, 2020). [G3401 .F527 D55cf 2020]

Dickinson, Gary. Catalogue of Privately Produced First Day Covers of Canada, 1927-1977 (Waterdown [Ont.]: British North America Philatelic Society, 2020).  [G3401 .F527 D55cp 2020]

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2020 Postal History Symposium Goes Virtual

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.

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New Resources at the APRL, May 2020

Akan, Mehmet; Kuran, Timur. Turkiye’de Postanin Mikrotarihi = Microhistory of the Turkish Posts 1920-2015: CILT = VOLUME I: 1920-1950 (Istanbul: Turkiye iş Bankasi Kultur Yayinlari, 2019). [G7431 .P860 A313t 2019]

Carraro, Gianni. Sassone catalogo delle specializzazioni, varieta e storia postale della Repubblica Italiana e Trieste / (Roma: “Sassone Editrice” S.r.l.,, [1994]). [G6710 .A1 S252sp [date]

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