ZOOM MEETING SCHEDULE  

SPRING 2021

GUESTS INVITED – NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME

Our Zoom "Doors" Open @ 7:00PM. Refreshments are your choice!
Bourse Books are available by contacting James Hencke for an appointment

 

 

April 6, 2021

A WORKSHOP ON THE CLUB'S NEW WATERMARK DETECTOR -  by Jessica Leuschner

   Jessica Leuschner will be discussing and demonstrating the use of our new

Signoscope watermark detector. This workshop will be a combination

of demonstrations, lecture and video.

April 20, 2021

GERMAN COLONIAL STAMPS - by Christopher Kolker MD

   Dr. Kolker will provide an overview of Germany's colonial history,
  and show how the colonial postal systems for it far-flung empire
systematically developed.  This allows for the present-day collector to
easily understand and collect German colonial stamps with confidence.

May 4, 2021

WALTHAM STAMP CLUB 2021 ANNUAL MEETING

The Waltham Stamp Club will be holding our annual meeting.

This is the one meeting during the year when ONLY WSC MEMBERS are invited.

 

The meeting will include the following: 

Review the past year, the new programs we've implemented and what changes have occurred.

Recognize the contributions of many of our members in spite of the pandemic.

Celebrate the membership anniversary years of a number of our members.

Preview the coming year's activities and events (May 2021 - April 2022)

  • Return to Spellman Museum and the continued use of ZOOM meetings

  • Plans for WALPEX 2021

  • New planned programs

  • Purchases benefitting our membership

And finally, the election of officers and other members of our Executive Board.

 

As an added treat we will introduce an activity to replace the

Annual Trivia Contest traditionally held at our banquet.

Of course the usual prizes of bottles of wine will be provided.

Details will be provided during the meeting.   

May 18, 2021

INTRODUCTION TO US POSTAL HISTORY - by Jeff Shapiro, APS Vice President

Jeff is a national exhibit judge and an award winning exhibitor.

This evening, Jeff will discuss the history of US Postal System.

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Our ZOOM meeting schedule will continue to be posted on our website and updated on a regular basis.

When meetings resume at the Spellman Museum we will additionally provide meeting schedules as follows:

 

Schedules will be mailed & e-mailed to members in August and December


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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AN ARCHIVE OF OUR WINTER 2021 MEETINGS:

January 5, 2021

BIRTH AND RISE OF OUR NATION: PART 1  - by Stephen Neuman

     Stephen will present a philatelic history from colonial times to the forming
     of our national Government. The presentation features stamps and
first day covers from the American Bicentennial 200th anniversary
and other commemorative stamp issues.

January 19, 2021

HOW TO EXPERTISE PERFORATIONS - by Clark Frazier

Clark will explain how to detect perforation forgeries that are attempted
to turn common stamps into valuable stamp issues

February 2, 2021 

SHOW ‘N TELL NIGHT – bring in your recently acquired philatelic items

to share with your fellow club members. Contact Norm to get your item
on his master screen he will be sharing.

February 16, 2021

BIRTH AND RISE OF OUR NATION: PART 2  - by Stephen Neuman

     In part one, presented Jan 5, we discussed the stamps issued as part of the

American Bicentennial celebration and the revolt by the colonists against

King George III.  With the Revolutionary War ended at Yorktown and the

Treaty of Paris signed in 1783, the thirteen states had all just ratified the

Articles of Confederation and were preparing the most important and

meaningful document of our new Government – the US Constitution. 

The story is told through the stamps and covers presented in the second

part of Birth and Rise of Our Nation Part 2.

March 2, 2021

TECHNOLOGY IN THE ENVELOPE: WWII MAIL  - by George Norton

"Technology in the Envelope: Use of microfilm and voice recordings in the mail during WWII."

A postal history presentation of a topic which affected the lives of almost all

American  and British families during WWII.

This is an update of a 2015 presentation at the Spellman Museum Symposium.

 

March 16, 2021

THE UNITED NATIONS RESPONSE TO THE POST WWII REFUGEE CRISIS - by Jeff Shapiro

As you know Jeff, in addition to his membership in the WSC,  is also an

APS Vice President,  a national exhibit judge and an award winning exhibitor.

Jeff's talks are are always engaging and interesting.
View the presentation here