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WINTER 2024 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 !!!

       

March 19, 2024

VERY SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON THE
BOSTON 2026 WORLD EXPO

Join us for a preview by Yamil Kouri, Boston 2026 President & Commissioner General

and Mark Butterline, Boston 2026 Executive Director, at 7:30pm, on ZOOM: 


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85386816644?pwd=M095YnJabHRkcjNyR2VlOUhjRXZVdz09
 

Meeting ID: 853 8681 6644   ---  Passcode: 909459

April 2, 2024

      PRESENTATION – “Semi-official Airmail Issues” by WSC member,

Stephen Tauber

 

April 13, 2024

* * * * *  2024 SPECIAL SATURDAY AM BRUNCH  * * * * *
PRESENTATION: “What a Difference A Day Makes, 30 November to 1 December 1, 1923”
presented by Jeff Shapiro, WSC member award winning exhibitor

                               

             May 7, 2024

       ANNUAL MEETING/BARBECUE –  Election of Officers

                    (Details will follow/ RSVP needed)

 

              May 21, 2024

    PRESENTATION – “Interim Israeli Postal Services” –

                by WSC member, Jack Miller

                                             

 June 4, 2024

      PRESENTATION – “Crazy Stuff – Weird Mail”    

by WSC member, Juris Raudseps

                               

               June 18, 2024

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

 

                July 16. 2024

    SUMMER GET TOGETHER: BOURSE BOOKS 

 

                August 20, 2024

  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 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”

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

Guest Speaker - "The Rodgers Aerial Post and the flight of the Vin Fiz" 

The Rodgers Aerial Post was an outcome from a 1911 attempt to complete
  a transcontinental flight attempted by Cal Rodgers while competing for
the Hearst Prize. The prize was a $50,000 award to the first person to complete
the flight, but there were stipulations.  This presentation will explore the
attempt by Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz Flyer to complete the transcontinental flight,
and the creation of an early air mail service and its associated philatelic history. 
The presentation will be given by Charlie Giorgetti.

 

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

 A BBQ Cookout was held at the Spellman Museum.

      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

July 18, 2023

SUMMER GET TOGETHER: BOURSE BOOKS 

August 15, 2023

SUMMER GET TOGETHER: BOURSE BOOKS -  AND OUR

 ANNUAL SUMMER PHILATELIC PHLEA MARKET

 September 5, 2023

 CLUB AUCTION – To open the Fall season !! 
Club Members Sell & Public Invited to Bid – No Buyer’s Fee

               

         September 19, 2023
          “Show & Tell” Night

               

         October 3, 2023
       MINI Talks – “Philatelic Volunteer Activities”

        Also WALPEX “peel & stick” night

                                                                                               

         October 17, 2023
   Speaker Presentation – “History of Self-adhesive stamps”
         by WSC member Frank Slack

November 7, 2023
   “GUEST SPEAKER” – TOPIC: “Railway Mail Service”
by Frank Scheer, Railway Mail Service Library Curator

 

        November 18, 2023
  SPECIAL SATURDAY AM BRUNCH
Program will be "Gems from the Vault”
A presentation by Spellman Museum curators,
Nancy Meyer and John Everett

                               

        December 5, 2023
  Workshop – TOPIC: “Online buying/selling – latest trends
facilitated by WSC members Missy Buck & Ed Sterling

December 19, 2023

HOLIDAY PARTY – Postponed due to power outage !!!

 

January 2, 2024
        CLUB AUCTION – Start the year off with a Philatelic “bang”

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

January 16, 2024

 PRESENTATION – “Airmail and Oceans: A Reflection of Aviation Progress”

                                Presented by David Ball, noted Astrophilately author and specialist

 

January 30, 2024

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

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

                                 

February 6, 2024

 “SHOW AND TELL” NIGHT  

February 20, 2024

PRESENTATION – “What’s so Special about Special Delivery”
The presentation will be given by Charlie Giorgetti

Boston 2026 Expo
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