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WINTER 2023 MEETING SCHEDULE

 

MEETINGS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE BY ZOOM

It is requested that anyone who is NOT fully vaccinated
for COVID-19 should wear a mask

Our Doors Open @ 7:00PM. Refreshments are provided as always!

                                                                                          

   GUESTS ARE INVITED – NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME !!!

 

       

January 31, 2023

 5TH TUESDAY – Informal gathering for bourse books, assembly of club

 bourse books, use of WSC equipment for stamp I.D.

                                 

February 7, 2023

"My Story in 1800 years”- A family history told

through stamps"  -  presented by WSC member, David Ball

                                               

February 21, 2023

"The Stamps of Post-WWII Germany" 

A fascinating look at how the Soviets responded to the breakup of Germany including

a detailed look at the brief history of Russian hand-overprinted stamps in East Germany. 

Presented by Dr. Chris Kolker, of the German Philatelic Society

 March 7, 2023

CLUB AUCTION – stamps, covers, supplies, catalogs and lots more

Club Members Sell & Public Invited to Bid – No Buyer’s Fee

 

March 21, 2023

Guest Speaker - US "Win the War'' definitive, a common stamp with

some very uncommon postal history by Jeff Shapiro, WSC member

and award winning exhibitor

 

April 4, 2023

“Chinese Auction” night – (details to follow)

 

April 15, 2023

SPECIAL SATURDAY AM BRUNCH PROGRAM: “Gems from the Vault”

presented by Spellman Museum Curator and WSC member Nancy Meyer

                               

 May 2, 2023

 ANNUAL MEETING/DINNER –  Election of Officers

 (Details will follow/ RSVP needed)

 

 May 16, 2023

Guest Speaker – “Poster Stamps” – the fascinating stories behind these

stamps – by WSC member, Robert Brew

 

 May 30, 2023

 5TH TUESDAY – Informal gathering for bourse books, assembly of club

 bourse books, use of WSC equipment for stamp I.D.

                             

 June 6, 2023

       Guest Speaker – “Local & Private Mail stamps"

by WSC member  Stephen Tauber

 

 June 20, 2023

 CLUB AUCTION – Last auction before the Fall – lots of bargains

 

July 18, 2023

SUMMER GET TOGETHER: BOURSE BOOKS 

 

August 15, 2023

SUMMER GET TOGETHER: BOURSE BOOKS -  AND OUR

 ANNUAL SUMMER PHILATELIC PHLEA MARKET

 

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Meetings are normally held at
SPELLMAN MUSEUM OF STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY
(use rear parking lot entrance)
241 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA (on the campus of Regis College)
Doors Open @ 7:00pm


Refreshments, Bourse Books & Philatelic "Phun" at All Meetings !

 

For More Information contact:
Norm Shufrin @ 508-877-3296 or normshu@verizon.net
website:www.walthamstampclub.org

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Our Recent Past Meetings

January 4, 2022
    CLUB AUCTION – Start the new year off with a philatelic “bang”

Club Members May Sell & The Public Invited to Bid – No Buyer’s Fee

                                                                               

January 18, 2022

“SHOW AND TELL NIGHT”

February 1, 2022  

 WORKSHOP: ”Internet Sales Trends” – facilitated by WSC member George Cooley. 

George will begin with an explanation of the online marketplace and the variety of new sales opportunities.

He will then lead a discussion on each selling platform and solicit input from members regarding online sales.

February 15, 2022
THE WORLD OF RE-ENTRIES”

     presented by WSC member, Peter Lenk

 

March 1, 2022
“THE FAMOUS INVERTED JENNY”
presented by WSC member, Ed Sterling

The Scott C3A “Inverted Jenny” is arguably America’s best known stamp among collectors.
A single sheet of 100 red and blue stamps was printed with an inverted airplane.
How could this happen? Where are those 100 stamps today and who was the lucky man
who purchased that single sheet? Who was Jenny? Ed will reveal the fascinating story of the error.

March 15, 2022
CLUB WINTER AUCTION – stamps, covers, supplies, catalogs and lots more

Club Members Sell & Public Invited to Bid – No Buyer’s Fee

 

March 29, 2022
5TH TUESDAY – Informal gathering for bourse books, assembly of club

                                                 bourse books, use of WSC equipment for stamp I.D.

 

April 9, 2022
SPECIAL SATURDAY AM BRUNCH AND PROGRAM
“Historical Background of the 8 Chinese Model Opera Stamps”
presented by WSC member, Gail Mays
 

April 19, 2022
TOPICAL COLLECTING FORUM (details forthcoming)

May 3, 2022
ANNUAL MEETING –  Election of Officers

Tuesday evening features a special agenda: 
* Review of the past year...acknowledging and honoring the many WSC members 
who have contributed to our success

* Election of officers for the coming year

* Preview of what lies ahead for our club...exciting new programs

* Special competitive activities with prizes for the winning team…...as in past years

 

May 17, 2022
"NEO-CLASSICAL WASHINGTON/FRANKLIN CANCELS"
presented by WSC member Clark Frazier

 

May 31, 2022
5TH TUESDAY – Informal gathering for bourse books,
assembly of club bourse books, use of WSC equipment for stamp I.D.

June 7, 2022

"FANCY CANCELS"

WSC member, Ken Lebow is our evening's speaker. Ken's presentation on "Fancy Cancels"
will provide us with a look at a number of unusual and, in some cases, rare cancels.

 

For those who plan to submit scavenger hunt entries please remember to bring them
with you and present them to our "eminent" Scavenger Hunt leader, Stephen Tauber. 

Results will be announced during the business meeting and awards presented to the winning entries.

June 21, 2022


CLUB AUCTION – Last auction before the Fall – lots of bargains

 

July 19. 2022
SUMMER GET TOGETHER: BOURSE BOOKS 

 

August 16, 2022
SUMMER GET TOGETHER: BOURSE BOOKS
AND OUR ANNUAL SUMMER PHILATELIC PHLEA MARKET

September 6, 2022

CLUB AUCTION – Start the new year off with a philatelic “bang”

Club Members Sell & Public Invited to Bid – No Buyer’s Fee

                                                                               

September 20, 2022

“GUEST SPEAKER” – TOPIC: “Overprints of the Indonesian

     Revolution - presented by WSC member Robert Brew

               

October 4, 2022

      MINI Talk – Spellman Museum Library and affiliated philatelic

                  Library update by Spellman Librarian, Jeff Brigham

                       Also WALPEX “peel & stick” night

                                                                                               

October 18, 2022

   CLUB AUCTION – stamps, covers, supplies, catalogs and lots more

                       Club Members Sell & Public Invited to Bid – No Buyer’s Fee

 

October 29–30,2022

WALPEX 2022– The club’s annual stamp exhibit & bourse

November 1, 2022

“GUEST SPEAKER” – TOPIC: “Fancy cancels” by WSC member, Nick

Kardasis – encore presentation of his World Class 1869 collection

November 19, 2022

 SPECIAL SATURDAY AM BRUNCH PROGRAM
“Gems from the Vault"
A presentation by Spellman Museum curators,
Nancy Meyer and John Everett

 

November 29, 2022 

5th TUESDAY MEETING – Informal gathering for bourse books,

assembly of club bourse books, use of club equipment
or stamp I.D. + swap night

                                               

December 6, 2022    

“GUEST Speaker” – TOPIC: “Postal History of WWI” by postal historian

  and author, Kevin Lowther (details to follow)

December 20, 2022   

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY – Secret Santa gift swap and holiday refreshments

This will be our annual holiday meeting/party.  The Club will provide an assortment of
party snacks but if you'd like to bring a culinary treat you're welcome to do so.
Please contact Norm if you are bringing food.  In addition, we will hold our
annual Yankee Swap, an event many of us look forward to each year.

The "swap" item should cost or have a real value of $15-$20.
Philatelic items are preferred but not essential.
The gift should also be wrapped to disguise the true identity of the item.
You may wish to purchase something in the museum gift shop. 
Participation in the Yankee Swap is optional.
Don't stay home because you would prefer not to participate!

January 3, 2023        

CLUB AUCTION – Start the year off with a Philatelic “bang”

 Club Members Sell & Public Invited to Bid – No Buyer’s Fee

                                                                               

January 17, 2023

“SHOW AND TELL NIGHT”

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