Mails via Lake Champlain

Our May presenter was Dan Ryterband, who delivered a wonderful talk on “Mails via Lake Champlain.”  His exhibit demonstrated the various ways mails transmitted by water evolved prior to 1870 on this important lake, which was the major communication link between Montreal, Canada and the eastern U.S. Dan’s exhibit was divided into three sections: the Prologue (1759 to 1817); the Steamboat era (18...
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Civil War Patriotic Labels

Chip Gliedman was our presenter on April 10, on the topic “Civil War Patriotic Labels.”  Chip brought his very extensive collection of Civil War period covers, each of which had a colorful patriotic label attached.  He noted that these covers were relatively hard to find, with a scarcity of about 100:1 compared to regular patriotic covers. These labels featured many different types of designs, ...
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19th Century Cameo Advertising Covers

Wade Saadi was our speaker on February 13 on “19th Century Cameo Advertising Covers.”  He brought an impressive accumulation of over 100 very attractive illustrated cameo covers, whose condition reflected Wade’s fastidious taste. Wade showed covers grouped according to the following subjects: merchants and manufacturers; ships, trains and stables; professional services; cigars, wine and liquor;...
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Members’ One-Frame Exhibit

Our January 9 meeting of the NY Chapter was, as usual, dedicated to our members’ “one frame” display. We were graced with five wonderful exhibits. Chip Gliedman got the evening off to a start describing his progress towards his “51” collection. Rather than being a showing of 1851 issues, it was his start at collecting an iconic cover from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. He s...
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Domestic Postal Rates: 1800 – 1850

Michael Heller was our speaker for December, on the topic “U.S. Domestic Postal Rates, 1800-1850.”  His talk encompassed a wide variety of stampless covers from many different states, focusing primarily on the various postal rate schedules in effect during the first half of the 19th century. Michael first discussed the growth in post offices during the early 19th century and how changes in tran...
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Early fur trade mail in US and Canada (1822-1871)

Our November presenter was Chip Gliedman, on the topic: “Early fur trade mail in the US and Canada (1822-1871).”  His fascinating talk was based on his exhibit of special mail routes of Rupert’s Land and the Red River Valley, which focused on the mail routes organized by the Hudson’s Bay Company. Chip provided us with a great deal of information on the history of this vast and remote area in th...
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Postal Billboards – Some Interesting Dutchess County Advertising Covers

Drew Nicholson was our September speaker on the topic “Postal Billboards – Some Interesting Dutchess County Advertising Covers.”  Drew brought a fascinating group of advertising covers, reflecting many towns in New York’s Dutchess County and ranging from the 1850s to the early 20th century.  He shared his deep knowledge of the history of this area, which made the presentation very interesting and ...
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Fakes & Forgeries from the PF Reference Collection

At our October 16 meeting, Bob Rose shared with us the history of cover faker John A. Fox, tracing his rise as a New York dealer in the 1940s and his downfall after his fakery came to light in the 1960s.  As the Philatelic Foundation played an essential role in outing Fox’s cover creations, this presentation from Bob Rose, currently chairman of the Foundation, was most appropriate. Bob supported h...
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First through Third Issue Revenues

Dan Ryterband was our speaker for June, presenting his outstanding collection of “First through Third Issue Revenues.” While Dan’s revenue stamp collection was mostly complete, he noted that his main focus was quality, not completion.  This focus on quality was very evident throughout his collection. Dan walked us through his collection in chronological order, starting with the imperforate stam...
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Postal History of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789

Our May speaker, Ed Siskin, delivered a fascinating PowerPoint presentation on the “Postal History of the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1789.” Ed’s talk started with the status of the Parliamentary Post in 1774 and the negative impact of the Boston Tea Party and Benjamin Franklin’s firing.  He then discussed Goddard’s limited attempt to start an American post office, but that only a number ...
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Postal History, Parcel Post Postage Due Stamps – Part II

Wade Saadi was our April speaker, where he presented Part II of his talk on “Parcel Post Postage Due Postal History.”  Much of Wade’s presentation focused on the scarce higher values of this stamp series, most of which were neatly tied to each cover. The first few covers focused on PPPD stamps used on special delivery mail.  Wade then showed several examples of these stamps paying actual parcel...
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Stuck on Covers

Chip Gliedman, our speaker for February on the topic “Stuck on Covers”, brought a large variety of fascinating labels used on 19th century covers for many different purposes. These included postage due, soldier’s mail, circular paid, Good Samaritan, express and other types of labels. Chip started out with a significant holding of Leominster, Massachusetts postage due labels, including one cent,...
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One-Frame Members Exhibits

Our January meeting featured the ever-popular Member’s One-Frame Exhibit. We had six exhibitors, as follows: Wade Saadi brought a selection of illustrated cameo advertising covers in a variety of shapes and colors.  The covers ranged from the 1850s to the 1870s and included: hotels, life insurance (Charter Oak tree), merchant (ship), musical instruments (melodeon in green), wines (barrel) and o...
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