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Contents of Volume 71, 2000

 
January 2000, Vol. 71, No. 1  [Feb]

3

Show Report: New York Mega Show
by Nicholas Lombardi

3

Plastics Report for Stamp Use

4

From the Executive Secretary

4

Reprint #4 Now Available

5

Three Score and Ten Years for the BIA - A Remembrance
by Barbara R. Mueller

9

Brinkerhoff Vending Machine Coils Used on Cover
by Steven R. Belasco

17

Presidential Issue Usages - 4 ½¢
by John Grabowski

26

Paris Escapade
by Tim Lindemuth

27

Paris Revisited
by Leonard Piszkiewicz

29

Does 1¢ Postage Due Plate Number 5541 Exist Perforated 12?
by Wallace Cleland

31

The Cost of War
by Paul Bourke

42

Late Prexies
by Ken Lawrence

44

Plate Number Report
by John Larson and Kim Johnson

45

Executive Secretary's Report

46

Classified Advertising
   

[Jan]   February 2000, Vol. 71, No. 2  [Mar]

51

Name Change Voting Results

51

From the Executive Secretary

51

Wanted: Modern Stamp Collectors

51

BIA Meeting At NAPEX 2000

52

BEP Floor Tour for NAPEX

52

Web Site Update

53

Three Score and Ten Years for the BIA - A Remembrance (II)
by Barbara R. Mueller

59

Y1.9K- Y2K
by Leonard Piszkiewicz

61

Schermack Control Perfin Users: A Postscript
by Atholl S. Glass

64

1870 3¢ Banknote, Grilled All Over?
by Ronald A. Burns

67

Perforation Hole Size Variations
by Gene Paquette

75

Presidential Issue Usages - 5¢
by Robert Schlesinger

83

Plate Number Report
by John Larson and Kim Johnson

84

Executive Secretary's Report

85

Classified Advertising

88

Indices to Volume 70 of The U.S. Specialist
by Richard T. Hall
   

[Feb]   March 2000, Vol. 71, No. 3  [Apr]

99

Message from the Chairman

100

BIA/NAPEX 70th Anniversary Activities

100

BIA/NAPEX Covers

101

Spring Postage Stamp Mega Event

101

Your Contribution Can Go Farther

102

Letters to the Editor

102

Ribbed Paper Request

102

Here's a Good Deal!

103

Three Score and Ten Years for the BIA - A Remembrance (III)
by Barbara R. Mueller

113

The One-Cent Wartime Rate for Postcards
by George P. Wagner

122

Our Chinese Consular Connections
by William H. Waggoner

131

Presidential Issue Usages - 6¢
by Leonard Piszkiewicz

139

Plate Number Report
by John Larson and Kim Johnson

140

Executive Secretary's Report

142

Classified Advertising
   

[Mar]   April 2000, Vol. 71, No. 4  [May]

147

Notice to Members Concerning BIA/USSS Publications

147

NAPEX Activities

148

BIA/NAPEX Souvenir Cards

149

From the Executive Secretary

149

BIA/NAPEX Schedule

150

The BIA Research Corner

151

Three Score and Ten Years for the BIA - A Remembrance (IV)
by Barbara R. Mueller

155

2¢ Washington Shield "Gash" Variety
by Roger S. Brody

170

Scott #544: A Census of On-Cover Pieces
by Alan Berkun

173

Presidential Issue Usages - 7¢
by Jeffrey Shapiro

179

The Liberty Series: Collecting Wet and Dry Printings on Cover
by Anthony S. Wawrukiewicz

185

Plate Number Report
by John Larson and Kim Johnson

187

Executive Secretary's Report

190

Classified Advertising
   

[Apr]   May 2000, Vol. 71, No. 5  [Jun]

195

United States Stamp Society

196

NAPEX 2000 Update: Last Call

196

BIA/NAPEX 2000 Covers

197

From the Executive Secretary

197

Paris Revisited-Again

198

Show Report: New York Mega Show
by Nicholas Lombardi

199

Letter to the Editor

201

Three Score and Ten Years for the BIA - A Remembrance (V)
by Barbara R. Mueller

206

A History of Service

208

The Liberty Series: Collecting Tagged Printings on Cover
by Anthony S. Wawrukiewicz

218

Some Very Unusual Offset and Setoff Stamps
by Ronald A. Burns

221

Presidential Issue Usages - 8¢
by Stephen L. Suffet

230

Luminescents: Addendum
by Gene Paquette

236

Plate Number Report
by John Larson and Kim Johnson

237

Executive Secretary's Report

238

Classified Advertising
   

[May]   June 2000, Vol. 71, No. 6  [Jul]

243

New Durland Standard Plate Number Catalog to be Released at NAPEX

244

Roger S. Brody Receives Walter W. Hopkinson Memorial Award

244

Letter to the Editor

245

The Walter W. Hopkinson Memorial Award

248

Revenue Uses of the 3¢ Banknote
by Ronald A. Burns

251

Private Overprints of the 10¢ Tractor Trailer Stamp
by Leonard Piszkiewicz

258

Vending and Affixing Machine Perforations on Cover - An Update
by Steven R. Belasco

267

Presidential Issue Usages - 9¢
by Leonard Piszkiewicz

274

New $5.00 Jack London Dummy Booklet Confirmed
by Terry R. Scott

279

You Went to Your Doctor for Liquor
by William H. Waggoner

284

Philatelic Bookshelf

286

Plate Number Report
by John Larson and Kim Johnson

287

Executive Secretary's Report

288

Classified Advertising
   

[Jun]   July 2000, Vol. 71, No. 7  [Aug]

291

United States Stamp Society

291

USSS 70th Anniversary Meeting

293

From the Executive Secretary

293

Nominating Committee, Candidates Sought for USSS Board, Officers

294

George W. Brett Inducted into the USSS Hall of Fame

296

USSS-BIA Hall of Fame

298

William O. Schuman Recipient of The Century of Service Award

300

Nicholas Lombardi Wins Walter W. Hopkinson Trophy for 2000

301

The Walter W. Hopkinson Trophy

304

Hugh M. Southgate Memorial Trophy Awarded to Irv Heimburger

306

New Durland Standard Plate Number Catalog Released at NAPEX 2000

308

Exhibition Photocopy Committee

309

Scott #594: A Census of On-Cover Pieces
by Alan Berkun

314

Scott #544: Census Update
by Alan Berkun

315

Presidential Issue Usages - 10¢
by Jeffrey Shapiro

326

Plate Numbers on U.S. Taxpaid Revenue Stamps
by Wallace Cleland

329

Springer's Handbook Update

330

Philatelic Bookshelf

333

Plate Number Report
by John Larson and Kim Johnson

334

Executive Secretary's Report

335

Classified Advertising
   

[Jul]   August 2000, Vol. 71, No. 8  [Sep]

339

USSS 70th Annual Meeting

341

Plate Number Checklist

341

USSS Financial Statement

341

Here's A Good Deal!

342

David G. Lee 1941-2000

343

Your Contribution Can Go Farther

344

Committee Reports from 2000 Annual Meeting

349

The USSS Winner's Circle

350

Report on Unlisted U.S. 3¢ Banknotes From the Falk Finkelburg Collection
by Ronald A. Burns

362

Tagging Error on Jack London Book Pane
by Wallace Cleland

363

Series of 1922: The Compound Perforations Rotaries
by Gary Griffith

369

Presidential Issue Usages - 11¢
by John Grabowski

377

New Plate Numbers Seen at NAPEX
by Wallace Cleland

379

Corrections to 2000 Durland
by Wallace Cleland

381

Plate Number Report
by John Larson and Kim Johnson

383

Executive Secretary's Report

384

Classified Advertising
   

[Aug]   September 2000, Vol. 71, No. 9  [Oct]

387

Jay B. Stotts Resumes Position of President

388

Annual Meeting Update - ARIPEX in 2001

389

Nominating Committee Selected

389

Wanted: Modern Stamp Collectors

389

Plate Number Checklist

390

Recent Developments in On-Line Philately

391

The USSS Research Corner

391

Letter to the Editor

392

Moving Soon?

393

Scenes from the 70th Anniversary Meeting - June 2-4, 2000

396

Membership Census
by Roger S. Brody

397

The "Special" Paper Printings of 1928
by Wallace Cleland

402

Wartime Christmas Rate Revisited
by Paul Bourke

411

Presidential Issue Usages - 12¢
by Jeffrey Shapiro

420

Transportation Series Essays and Proofs on the Market
by Barbara R. Mueller

423

Consular Service Fee Stamps Initial Usage
by William H. Waggoner

429

Plate Number Report
by John Larson and Kim Johnson

430

Executive Secretary's Report

431

Classified Advertising
   

[Sep]   October 2000, Vol. 71, No. 10  [Nov]

435

Election of Officers and Governors - Nominees Selected

437

Here's a Good Deal!

438

Your Contribution Can Go Farther

438

Exhibit Photocopy Service

439

Detecting Watermarks
by Larry S. Weiss

452

The Durland Analyses
by David P. Stiff

458

25¢ London Tagging Error
by Gene Paquette

459

Series of 1922: The Electric Eye Perforator
by Gary Griffith

465

Presidential Issue Usages - 13¢
by Stephen L. Suffet

473

Screened Tagging
by Gene Paquette

477

Plate Number Report
by John Larson and Kim Johnson

478

Executive Secretary's Report

479

Classified Advertising
   

[Oct]   November 2000, Vol. 71, No. 11  [Dec]

483

Introducing Our New Executive Secretary

483

Prexie Era Collectors To Meet At Chicagopex

484

USSS Annual Meeting at Tucson

485

Dues Mailing and Election Ballot

485

Your Contribution Can Go Farther

485

Here's a Good Deal!

486

Letter to the Editor

487

Detecting Watermarks - Part II
by Larry S. Weiss

498

Speedy Plate Making
by Wallace Cleland

507

Presidential Issue Usages - 14¢
by Leonard Piszkiewicz

514

$5 Hamilton Cover Certified As Fake
by Leonard Piszkiewicz

516

Postal Inspectors Stamp Out Counterfeits
by Patricia Peters

521

Philatelic Bookshelf

523

Plate Number Report
by John Larson and Kim Johnson

526

Executive Secretary's Report

527

Classified Advertising
   

[Nov]   December 2000, Vol. 71, No. 12  

531

Gene Paquette to Chair Luminescent Study Group

532

From the Executive Secretary

532

Here's a Good Deal!

532

Letters to the Editor

534

Philately and the Internet
by James R. D. Yeaw

539

Trends in Online Philately

555

Philatelic Foundation Certifies U.S. 1870 10¢ Stamp with "I" Grill
by Ronald A. Burns

557

Presidential Issue Usages - 15¢
by Robert Schlesinger

565

Identifying Side Half-Imprint Blocks on U.S. Newspaper Stamps
by Wallace Cleland

570

Philatelic Bookshelf

571

Plate Number Report
by John Larson and Kim Johnson

573

Executive Secretary's Report

574

Classified Advertising



 
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