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 Present at The Collectors Club “Society Series”
[Rod Juell] will present “United States Fourth Bureau Era” at The Collectors’ Club webinar meeting on July 14. The two part program will begin with a high level over-view of all of the stamps issued during the years 1922 through 1932. This will set the context for the second part of the program – a “sneek-peak” at 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.
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]
New U. S. Possessions Book
United States Possessions: Postage Due Stamps and Covers is now available in the Store section of the USSS website. The book presents the story of Postage Due stamps used in the major Possessions or territories of the United States. Written from a stamp collector’s perspective, the authors address the challenge of identifying the myriad of Possession Postage Due stamps by concentrating on stamp identification while also covering the Postage Due issues of Cuba, the Danish West Indies, Puerto Rico, the Panama Canal Zone, the Philippines and more.
In addition to the text, the monograph contains over 300 illustrations and five appendices help provide information to supplement and further explain key points. In many cases, the information presented is new or, if previously reported, organized in a new manor to help the reader understand the complexity of the Possession Postage Dues.
Hard cover, 352 pages, 6-in x 9-in.
Member Price: $34 U.S. postpaid Non-Member Price: $39 U.S. postpaid
USSS at the Great America Stamp Show 2021
The United States Stamp Society will be represented at the APS Great American Stamp Show, August 12-15, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Stop by and join us at our Society table.
2021 Annual Meeting at NOJEX/ASDA Expo
The USSS will hold our 2021 Annual Meeting at NOJEX/ASDA Expo 2021 at the Meadowlands Hilton in East Rutherford, NJ October 15th -17th, 2021. The ability to stage the show will be dependent on the easing of the current Covid restrictions. The NOJEX website includes a show prospectus and exhibit application. [Read more]
Nick Lombardi, President
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.