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.
2020 Annual Meeting at NOJEX/ASDA Expo Cancelled
Due to the cancellation of the NOJEX/ASDA show in October, the Society will plan to reschedule our 2021 Annual Meeting again at the Meadowlands Hilton in East Rutherford, NJ. The Board of Governors will discuss a online 2020 Annual Meeting via one of the social networking internet services. In the mean time, I certainly hope that all of you, your families and loved ones are all safe and healthy. Please do all you can to help stop the spread of this virus.
Kenneth Zierer Wins Literature Grand Award
Ken Zierer 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.
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