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.
Fourth Bureau Issues Committee to Publish New Book
Rod Juell presented a “sneek-peek” of a new book to be published next year by the United States Stamp Society, celebrating the Fourth Bureau Issue during its centennial year. This book, currently in the final stages of layout, is expected to be the definitive work on these stamps for a generation to come.
2021 Barbara R. Mueller Award
J. S. Sawyer’s article “Prisoner Mail System in KL Lublin/ Majdanek” published in the April 2020 issue of The American Philatelist has been selected as the 2021 Barbara R. Mueller Award winner.Read more
Randy Neil – 2021 RDP
Randy Neil (#11142) has been invited to Sign Roll of Distinguished Philatelists. This year’s signing ceremony, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first signatories to the roll, is scheduled to take place Sept. 24 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Harrogate during the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain.Read more
Eighteenth Annual Maynard Sundman Lecture
On Tuesday December 7 at 4 pm EST on ZOOM, The Smithsonian National Postal Museum will present
“The Origins, Birth and International Reach of the Postage Stamp through 1847”
by James L. Grimwood-Taylor, M.A., R. D. P. Read more
The 2022 Annual Meeting of the USSS is scheduled for PIPEX in Portland next April. Read more
2020 Durland Standard Plate Number Catalog
The 2020 edition of the Durland Standard Plate Number Catalog can be ordered from the website Store. The Catalog provides the most comprehensive research source for plate number information on United States postage and revenue stamps, including tax-paid revenue stamps, with listings for overprinted Possessions postage, Allied Military government stamps and other back-of-the-book stamps, dummy and test stamps, MDI “Blue Cover” booklets and partial Plate numbers on booklet and coil Stamps. 442 pages, 8.5 x 11. Available Spiral Bound or Perfect Bound. $26 Members, $30 Non-Members.