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.Continue reading “RSPL Announces Virtual Sessions”
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.Continue reading “National Postal Museum to Host 17th Maynard Sundman Lecture”
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.Continue reading “Register Now of the 2020 Virtual Postal History Symposium”
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.Continue reading “2020 Postal History Symposium Goes Virtual”
THE ELEVENTH POSTAL HISTORY SYMPOSIUM
CALL FOR PAPERS
October 29-31, 2020
American Philatelic Center, American Philatelic Society
Bellefonte, PAContinue reading “2020 Postal History Symposium: Call for Papers”
We would like to formally announce the Eleventh Postal History Symposium to be held October 29-31, 2020 at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The Postal History Symposium is a biennial event jointly sponsored by the American Philatelic Research Library, the American Philatelic Society, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum which has been alternatively hosted at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum or the American Philatelic Center since 2006. This year’s symposium is also co-sponsored by the United States Philatelic Classics Society.Continue reading “2020 Postal History Symposium Announcement”
This past Thursday (May 3) the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History on the campus of Regis College in Weston Massachusetts celebrated the 100th anniversary of US air mail with its annual postal history symposium titled “A Century of US Air Mail”. Four speakers were invited to talk on various aspects of air mail and postal history. Yamil H. Kouri, Jr. Chair of the Spellman began the symposium and introduced each of the day’s speakers in a room at College Hall on the campus of the prestigious and picturesque Regis College.