- 2019 Apr. 26-28, Annual meeting, WESTPEX, San Francisco, CA
- 2020 Annual Meeting NOJEX, Meadowlands, NJ Dates to be announced, NOJEX, Meadowlands, NJ
USSS Will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting at Westpex San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010. The Exhibit Prospectus and Application are posted on the show website at Westpex.com and I’d suggest submitting it as soon as possible. Inasmuch as this is our annual show meeting, exhibiting members will be able to compete for our two Society exhibiting awards – The Southgate for the best multi-frame exhibit and The Cleland, for the best single frame exhibit. We’d really like to show a wide range of material so if you have an exhibit, please enter it as soon as possible.
USSS Booklets and Booklet Panes Committee Chairman Michael 0 Perry and USSS Dummy Stamps Study Group Chairman Terry R. Scott have each been awarded the USSS George W. Brett Century of Service Award. The Award was presented at the General Membership Meeting held at Milcopex, September 15, 2018.
The citations accompanying the Awards are published in the November, 2018 issue of The United States Specialist.
The United States Stamp Society has agreed to provide $3,550 to fund the digitization of the complete run (1957 to present) of the Postal History Journal (PHJ) of the Postal History Society (PHS). The Board of Governors believes that funding the PHJ digitization would be an important contribution towards philatelic research. The total number of pages to be digitized is estimated at 11,680. Scanning will be performed by American Philatelic Research Library staff using the library’s book scanning equipment. Pages will be scanned in color, even if the issue is entirely black and white, for the best image quality. The scans will be delivered in PDF format with optical character recognition so they are fully searchable.
The APRL will retain the right to make available to American Philatelic Society (APS) members the scanned issues, presented as whole issues, except for the most recent five years. USSS members, via the USSS website, will also have similar access. The complete digitized journal will be available to PHS members, and in return for the USSS funding, the PHS will acknowledge USSS support on their website, create a link on their site to the United States Stamp Society, and publish, fee-free, a USSS membership advertisement in all three of their journal issues each year for a period of two years, and thereafter at the discretion of the PHJ editor.