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Philatelic Society of Lancaster County

The James Buchanan Chapter #173 of the American Philatelic Society  
Chapter 118 of the American Topical Association  


Welcome – Enjoy your Visit!

The Philatelic Society of Lancaster County (PSLC) is an award-winning, non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting stamp collecting as a hobby for education and fun, from the teenager to adult, from the beginner to postal historian, serving members from Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, York, Harrisburg, Hershey and beyond. For Membership Benefits and/or to Join Us, click HERE.


NOTICE TO MEMBERS – Annual Membership Dues are Due!

It is that time of the year to send in your annual membership dues to renew – and what a bargain at only $10.00/year. Please contact Barb Buchanan, Membership Chair or see her at the next meeting. You may also mail your membership dues to her at P.O. Box 116, Conestoga, PA 17516-0116. Make checks payable to “Philatelic Society of Lancaster County.”


2019 SOCIETY PROGRAMS

CHANGE OF VENUE in 2019: The Society has a new meeting place starting in January for our Lectures, Auctions, and Bourse. They will be held at Landis Homes, in the Crossings Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA. For information, please scroll down.

  • January 23: PSLC Board & LANCOPEX Committee Meeting, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Woodcrest Villa, Viva Welcome Center, Admin Conference Rm, Level T. Open to all Members. Please sign guest book and obtain visitors pass.
  • February 13: An Overview of Bosnian Philately: 1879-1918, Robert Witkosky
  • March 13: The N.Y. Postmaster Provisional Stamp of 1845, Mark Schwartz
  • April 10: The Joys of Philately, Bill Schultz
  • April 26-27: LANCOPEX, 34th Annual Stamp Show, Farm & Home Center of Lancaster County, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. For more details, visit LANCOPEX 2019
  • May 8: The History of Printing on Stamps, Joseph Sullivan
  • June 12: Spring Club Auction
  • July 10: Making Philatelic Donations, Richard Nakles
  • August 14: Summer Picnic, Memorial Park, Millersville, PA
  • September 11: Fall Club Auction
  • September 17: SPECIAL Presentation by Dr. Charles J. DiComo at the Greater Philadelphia Stamp & Collectors Club (GPS&CC), on Banking in Pawling, New York: In the Village & Surrounding Townships, 1849–1929. For more info, contact Phil Russell at russell516@comcast.net
  • October 9: The Development of Perforations on United States Postage Stamps, 1855-1857, Dr. Charles J. DiComo; Deb Ehleiter, Host
  • November 13: Annual Meeting, Open House & Exhibition, Len Kasper & Dr. Paul Petersen
  • December 11: December Holiday Dinner, Deb Ehleiter & Co., Hosts

2019 REGIONAL SHOWS

  • January 25-26: York County Stamp Show, World Renowned International Stamp Exhibition at the York Fairgrounds & Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17404. Features Commercial Vendors, Designated Parking, Handicapped Access. 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. More info at Phone +1 (717) 235-1528 or +1 (814) 237-3803
  • February 10: Some Sunday Stamp Show, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, Kevin Kellman, Host
  • April 13: Delpex, Nur Shine Center, New Castle, DE. For more details, visit Delpex 2019.
  • April 26-27: LANCOPEX, 34th Annual Stamp Show, Farm & Home Center of Lancaster County, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. For more details, visit LANCOPEX 2019
  • June 7-9: NAPEX, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA 22012. For more details, visit NAPEX 2019.
  • June 23-28: APS Summer Session, American Philatelic Center (APC), Bellefonte, PA (More to come on this, as Drs. Petersen and DiComo shall be presenting on June 24)
  • June 30: Some Sunday Stamp Show, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, Kevin Kellman, Host
  • August 1-4: APS/ATA StampShow/NTSS, CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N 10th St, Omaha, NE. For more details, visit StampShow 2019
  • August 11: Some Sunday Stamp Show, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, Kevin Kellman, Host
  • October 24-26: The Civil War, A Postal System Divided, American Philatelic Center, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte PA 16823. Sponsored by CSA & APS. For more details, visit Postal Exhibition & Symposium 2019
  • October 27: Some Sunday Stamp Show, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, Kevin Kellman, Host
  • December 15: Some Sunday Stamp Show, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, Kevin Kellman, Host

2020 SOCIETY PROGRAMS

It is never too late to start planning ahead for 2020, speakers are requested. Please contact Dr. Paul Petersen at pcpetersen@comcast.net

  • January 8: Winter Club Auction
  • February 12: Charles J. DiComo, PhD, Title To Be Announced
  • March 11: TBD
  • April 8: TBD
  • May 13: Canada’s Roll in Union & Confederate Postal Cross-Border Mail during the U.S. Civil War, Ron Majors
  • June 10: Spring Club Auction
  • July 8: TBD
  • August TBD: Summer Picnic, Memorial Park, Millersville, PA
  • September 9: Fall Club Auction
  • October 14: TBD
  • November 11: Annual Meeting, Open House & Exhibition, Len Kasper & Paul Petersen
  • December 16: December Holiday Dinner

MEETING LOCATION

The Crossings Meeting Room at Landis Homes on 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA (Directions below).

  • The Society meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday (except August).
  • Doors Open at 6:30 PM. Visitors Welcome!
  • Come Early to Share, Buy, Sell, and/or Trade.
  • Contact Paul Petersen at (717) 299-5640 or pcpetersen@comcast.net for more info

DIRECTIONS TO MEETING LOCATION

Landis Homes is located on 1001 East Oregon Road, also known as Route 722. Route 722 runs in a somewhat East-West direction between the Lititz Pike (Route 501) and the Oregon Pike (Route 772). You can easily reach this facility from either direction.

(1) From the North or the South via Lititz Pike: Take Lititz Pike (Rt. 501) toward Neffsville. Just 0.3 – 0.4 miles north of Neffsville is a traffic light at East Oregon Road (Rt. 722). Turn east, and it is two miles to Landis Homes, which is on the south side.
(2) From the North or South via Rt. 222: Take exit for Oregon Pike (Rt. 272). On Oregon Pike, turn north for 0.3 miles. Turn left on Creek Road for 0.3 miles, and then right on East Oregon Road. Landis Homes is about 0.8 miles on the south side.
(3) Entering the Facility: Off Oregon Road there are three entrances to Landis Homes: an (1) East, (2) a West entrance, and (3) a middle or Main entrance. Enter here at the Main Entrance, the large building right in front of you is the Calvin and Janet High Learning and Wellness Center (this is the purple building on the map with #5 attached). Park here. The Crossings Meeting Room is on the second deck of this building, and is there is an elevator which you can take up one floor.

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Below are the driving directions from the Landis Homes website www.landishomes.org.

From Lancaster: Take Route 501 North (Lititz Pike) through Neffsville. At traffic light, turn right onto East Oregon Road (Route 722 East). Continue 2 miles to Landis Homes entrances on the right.
From Lititz: Go south on Route 501. About one mile past the Lancaster Airport turn left at traffic light onto Route 722 East (also known as East Oregon Road) and continue 2 miles to Landis Homes entrances on the right.
From Harrisburg: Take Route 283 East, approximately 30 miles, which leads directly onto US Route 30 East. Follow Route 30 East to the Lititz Pike Exit (Route 501 North). At the stop light, turn left onto Route 501 North. Follow 501 North through Neffsville. At traffic light for East Oregon Road (Route 722 East) turn right. Continue 2 miles to Landis Homes entrances on the right.
From Philadelphia: Take Reading exit (Old exit # 21, at mile post 286) off the PA turnpike at US 222 South towards Lancaster. Continue south on US 222 to the Brownstown Exit. Go right (Route 772 West) a short distance to Rt. 272, which is at a traffic light. Turn left onto Rt. 272 South for 1.8 miles and turn right onto Rt. 722, East Oregon Road. (Speedway gas station is at the intersection.) Continue 1 mile to Landis Homes entrances on the left.



Reading Stamp Collectors’ Club (RSCC)

We are pleased to promote the Reading Stamp Collectors’ Club and their Program, StampShow, Auctions and other events. The Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Berkshire Commons, 5485 Perkiomen Avenue (Route 422), Reading PA. For more information, please contact Mike Bach.
See you at the Club!

2019 Reading Stamp Collectors’ Club

The schedule of speakers and events is being finalized and shall be posted shortly.

  • January 8: No Meeting
  • February 5: “ART on Stamps” – APS DVD, presented by Mike Bach. Members feel free to bring examples from your collection
  • March 5: Spring Auction
  • April 2: “The Engraving work of Czeslaw Slania”, by David Hunt
  • May 7: From the U.S. to Farther India & Back Again: A Five Month Journey in 1856-1857 – The Challenge: Determining the Rates & Routes, by Dr. Charles J. DiComo, PSLC President
  • June 4: “Stamps of Israel”, Professor Carlson Chamblis
  • July 2: “Jubilee of the Penny Postage, 1890”, by Michael Bach
  • August 6: TBD
  • September 3: Fall Auction
  • October 1: “Great Britain Postal Stationary – Royal Covers”, by David Hunt
  • November 5: The Development of Perforations on United States Postage Stamps: 1855 – 1857, by Dr. Charles J. DiComo, PSLC President
  • December 7 or 14 (TBD): Christmas Luncheon

City of Lancaster, c1864
City of Lancaster, circa 1864. David Rumsey Map Collection.