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.
Time to Renew your Membership
Annual membership dues of $25 remain unchanged and timely payment ensures uninterrupted receipt of your journal. Please consider renewing your membership at the sustaining, contributing, or patron membership level as these advanced levels enables the Society to continue providing services that could not be otherwise sustained; you will be recognized (with your authorization) in the Specialist.
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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