New in the APS Archives: 1893 ballot

Although we have begun publishing inventories to the APS Archives in the Philatelic Literature Review, this collection continues to grow. While I was at WESTPEX last month, David Grossblat donated an 1893 American Philatelic Association ballot cover. (The American Philatelic Society was called the American Philatelic Association until 1908.)

1873 APA ballot cover

The ballot itself is not included, but based on the Globe, Ariz. postmark I suspect it is from Morris Klein, the only member listed in the 1893 directory from Arizona.

Prior to this addition, the oldest election-related item in the APS Archives was a ballot from 1897. (Click to view full size.)

1897 ballot


  1. Roger Brody wrote:

    May 30, 2013 @ 11:44 pm

    That’s quite a cover and a praiseworthy gesture by David Grossblat.

  2. Barbara Chisholm wrote:

    June 4, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    David: A high 5 to you. Great find for APS

  3. New in the APS Archives: 1929 convention labels wrote:

    June 5, 2013 @ 8:13 am

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