- March 23-25, 2017 Annual meeting, Garfield-Perry March Party, Cleveland, OH
- Sept. 21-23, 2018 Annual meeting, MILCOPEX, Milwaukee, WI
With much of the country in a deep freeze right now, many of us are thinking about springtime and warmer weather. This year springtime will also bring our 2017 Annual Meeting to be held at the !27th March Party sponsored by the Garfield-Perry Stamp Club, one of the premier national level shows. The show will take place from Thursday March 23rd through Saturday, March 25th. The combination of warmer weather and philatelic camaraderie will be a welcome change.
The show will be held at the LaVilla Banquet and Party Center, 11500 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, Ohio. The show hotel will be the Cleveland Airport Marriott at 4277 W. l 50th Street, also in Cleveland. The hotel is offering a special rate of only $112 per night which will be available from March 22nd through March 25th. To make reservations and receive this reduced rate, call the hotel at 216-252-5333 before March 2nd. The hotel will provide complimentary parking and, for those flying in, they have a complimentary airport shuttle upon request.
A number of show activities will take place at the hotel. These include a show hospitality room, a Thursday evening wine and cheese reception and a complimentary Exhibitors & Judges Luncheon on Friday. On Friday evening, the awards banquet will be held at the 100th Bomb Group Restaurant located at 20920 Brookpark Road. Banquet tickets are $55 per person in advance or $60 if purchased at the show.
The Exhibit Prospectus and Application are available on the show website at www.garfieldperry.org or from the Exhibits Chairman, our own Greg Shoults, at email@example.com. Inasmuch as this is our annual meeting show, exhibiting members will be able to compete for our three Society exhibiting awards – The Southgate, The Hopkinson and The Cleland.
As is our tradition, we will be holding our Dutch Treat Fellowship Dinner on Thursday evening, the first night of the show, at a site to be determined.
The Society booth, staffed throughout the show, will provided members with a place to gather and visit. If you would like to give a presentation at the show and/or would be willing to volunteer some time to help staff the Society booth , please let me know.
Nick Lombardi President
The United States Stamp Society has donated a valuable prize to World Stamp Show – NY2016. The award is a complete error pane of 20 of the $2.00 Bobcat definitive plate number 1111(1) with the engraved black missing. As a result, the $2 denomination and initials USA are missing from all 20 stamps. The multicolor lithographed & engraved stamp, designed by Chuck Ripper, was issued June 1, 1990.
Listed as #2482a, each of the 20 stamps are valued at $200 in the 2016 edition of the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps & Covers.
The United States Stamp Society had an active presence at the big show.
Two new books were released on opening day, Saturday, May 28 at 1PM… The Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting, Second Edition and The Durland Standard Plate Number Catalog 2016 Edition. Guest speaker was Jay Bigalke, editor of the American Philatelist. The Encyclopedia was available during the show at the USSS booth and can be purchased from the website store.
USSS Events at World Stamp Show – NY 2016
Saturday May 28, Opening Day
1:00pm Book Release:
Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting – Read More
Durland Standard Plate Number Catalog, 2016 Edition
2:00pm Jeff Shapiro – presentation on “Prexies and World War II”
Sunday, May 29
1:00pm Annual Membership Meeting of the Society
Monday, May 30
1:00pm Rod Juell will speak on “The Men who made the Stamps of the 1920s”
7:00pm USSS fellowship dinner – location to be announced
Tuesday, May 31
1:00pm Rod Juell – presentation “Collecting United States World’s Fairs”
Wednesday, June 1
1:00pm Bob Rufe – presentation “The Beginning of Priority Mail – U.S. Special
Thursday, June 2
1:00pm Jay Stotts – presentation “The 25-cent Niagara Falls Stamp of the Fourth
Friday, June 3
1:00pm John Hotcher – will speak on “Collecting Errors, Freaks, and Oddities”
Saturday, June 4
11:00am Roger Brody- presentation “The Jamestown 1907 Commemorative Issue”
The Society booth, staffed throughout the show, provided members with a place to gather and visit.