The United States Stamp Society (USSS) is a “non-profit” volunteer-run association of collectors devoted to the study of postage and revenue stamped paper produced for use in the United States and U.S. administered areas. Once concerned exclusively with the production of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the USSS has expanded its coverage to all United States issues regardless of printer.
Kenneth Zierer Wins Literature Grand Award
Ken Zierer has won the first WSP sanctioned Article Literature Award at the Sarasota National Stamp Show. Ken’s article “The Dubious Origins of the Scott Listed Variety #424e” received one of the seven Large Gold medals awarded to the 32 submitted articles. The article, published in 2018 in three parts, in the May, June and July issues of The United States Specialist can be found by browsing the digitial Specialist. The competition, the first ever for philatelic articles at a World Series of Philately (WSP) show was judged by Peter McCann, Chief Judge, Patricia Walker and Patrick Walters. It would appear from the favorable reaction by the collectors at the Sarasota event, that this new form of article competition, might become a semiannual event at WSP shows.
USSS Annual Meeting at Westpex
Save the date: April 26 – 28
USSS Will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting at Westpex San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010. Visit the show website at Westpex.com. Each year the Society holds an annual meeting at a different World Series of Philately show. In addition to presentations by members, we also hold our traditional Fellowship Dinner and those members who exhibit at the show are eligible for the Hugh M. Southgate Award for the best multi-frame exhibit and the W. Wallace Cleland Award for the best single frame exhibit. These awards are only available at our annual meeting.