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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  


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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 become a member, click JOIN US.


2019 SOCIETY PROGRAMS

VENUE: We hold our Meetings, Lectures, Auctions, Bourse and Annual Open House at Landis Homes, in the Crossings Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA. For information and directions, scroll down.

  • November 13: Annual Meeting, Open House & One-Page Exhibition. Co-Chairs: Len Kasper & Dr. Paul Petersen. Hostess: Diane Meek. Admission, Parking and Wi-Fi are free. The public is invited to this great program, which has been amazingly successful since its inception. The PSLC has been active in the greater Lancaster area for the past 80+ years. We hold a very short business meeting, vote on our slate of Officers for 2020, and hold two short 10 minute philatelic presentations. This year Richard Colberg will be speaking on “Philately Across the Pond” and Mike Bach will be speaking on “More than just a Victorian Mourning Cover.” After a short break with special drinks and snacks comes the One-Page Exhibits. Members will have 3-4 minutes total for presentation of their items as members and guests walk around the room viewing and listening to each. Additionally, members will be able to share their exhibits digitally on the two large monitors mounted in the meeting room.

    PDF Mini-Icon Press Release: 2019-11 Annual Meeting, Open House & One-Page Exhibition
  • December 18 (Note this is the 3rd Wednesday of month): Holiday Dinner, Hosts: Deb Ehleiter & Company, To be held at Woodcrest Villa – more details to follow on cost per person, menu, scheduled events and activities.

2019 REGIONAL SHOWS, EXHIBITIONS & GATHERINGS

  • October 19: The Philatelic Gathering, Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA., 10:00 AM. Detailed agenda and speakers can be found HERE
  • October 24-26: The Civil War, A Postal System Divided, American Philatelic Center, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte PA 16823. Sponsored by CSA & APS. Details at Postal Exhibition & Symposium 2019
  • October 26: Eastern PA Stamp Show (EPASS), 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Jordan United Church of Christ, 1837 Church Road, Allentown, PA 18104. For more info, visit EPASS.
  • October 27: Some Sunday Stamp Show, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, PA.Kevin Kellman, Host
  • November 2: Reading Stamp Collectors Club Stamp Show, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Leesport Farmers Market, Route 61 (just N of Leesport), 312 Gernants Church Rd. Free Parking, 12+ dealers, Kids Table, Grat Food!
  • November 15-16: 42nd Annual Old Dominion Post Car Club Show & Sale, John Tyler Community College, Chester, VA. Hours: Fri. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sat. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. $3 donation good for both days.
  • November 16: The Philatelic Gathering, Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA., 10:00 AM. Details HERE
  • November 22-23: York International Postcard Expo, York Fairgrounds, Horticultural Hall, 334 Carlisle Ave, York, PA. Hours: Fri. 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Sat. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Admission $5.00, good for both days.
  • November 29-30: Lancaster Fall Postcard Show, Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA. Hours: Fri. 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Sat. 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Admission $2.50.
  • December 15: Some Sunday Stamp Show, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, PA.Kevin Kellman, Host

2020 SOCIETY PROGRAMS

VENUE: We hold our Meetings, Lectures, Auctions, Bourse and Annual Open House at Landis Homes, Crossings Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 1001 East Oregon Rd, Lititz, PA. For info & directions, scroll down.

  • January 8: Winter Club Auction. Host: Hal Klein. For more info, visit Auction Instructions. Download the Auction Lot Form HERE
  • February 12: From the U.S. to Farther India & Back Again: A Five Month Journey of a Baptist Missionary Cover in 1856-1857. The Challenge: Determining the Rates and Routes, by Dr. Charles J. DiComo
  • March 11: The U.S. 1933 Byrd Antarctic Issue: Production, First Day and Other Uses, by Alan Warren. Host: Dick Shaefer
  • April 8: Exploring Postal History, by Bill Schultz. Host: Tony Coccio.
  • 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. For more information, visit Auction Instructions. Download the Auction Lot Form HERE
  • July 8: The Development of Perforations on United States Postage Stamps: 1855 – 1857, by Dr. Charles J. DiComo, PSLC President
  • August TBD: Summer Picnic, Memorial Park, Millersville, PA
  • September 9: Fall Club Auction. For more information, visit Auction Instructions. Download the Auction Lot Form HERE
  • October 14: Great Britain Stamped to Order Stationary & Royal Household Official Mail, by David Hunt
  • November 11: Annual Meeting, Open House & Exhibition, Len Kasper & Paul Petersen
  • December 16: December Holiday Dinner

2021 SOCIETY PROGRAMS

It is never too late to start planning ahead for 2021, speakers are requested. Please contact Dr. Paul Petersen at pcpetersen@comcast.net. VENUE: We hold our Meetings, Lectures, Auctions, Bourse and Annual Open House at Landis Homes, Crossings Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 1001 East Oregon Rd, Lititz, PA. For info & directions, scroll down.

  • January 13: Winter Club Auction. For more information, visit Auction Instructions. Download the Auction Lot Form HERE
  • February 10: Dr. Charles J. DiComo, topic TBD
  • March 10:
  • April 14: Bill Schultz, topic TBD
  • May 12:
  • June 9: Spring Club Auction. For more information, visit Auction Instructions. Download the Auction Lot Form HERE
  • July 14:
  • August TBD: Summer Picnic, Memorial Park, Millersville, PA
  • September 8: Fall Club Auction. For more information, visit Auction Instructions. Download the Auction Lot Form HERE
  • October 13:
  • November 10: Annual Meeting, Open House & Exhibition
  • December TBD: 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.
  • Free Wi-Fi: Network = LHWIS; Password = landishomes07
  • 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 left on 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
  • 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.