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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 south central PA, Northern Maryland and beyond. For Membership Benefits and/or to become a member, click JOIN US.

For existing members who want to renew their membership for 1 or more years, and/or to make a donation to support all of our Society activities, you can use PayPal-Friends, by remitting payment to President Charles J. DiComo, PhD at charlesdicomo@gmail.com and denote reason for payment, your name and now many years in the Notes section. Venmo can also be used @charlesdicomo. For new members, please mail/email your PDF Mini-Icon Membership Application along with Chck/M.O. to Treasurer, Lou DiFelice.



2022 SOCIETY PROGRAMS

We are planning to hold Virtual Bi-Monthly Meetings until further notice, which shall begin promptly at 6:30 PM and run for ~90 minutes via Zoom video conferencing. For details to attend these meetings please contact Paul Petersen via email (pcpetersen@comcast.net) or call +1 (717) 299-5640. We usually hold a brief business meeting led by President DiComo, followed by our keynote speaker(s) and a Show & Tell, where Members & Guests can share in a few minutes their favorite stamp, cover, or other philatelic item(s) and take a question or two. We look forward to seeing you! And it is never too late to start planning ahead – speakers are requested.

    December 14: “Why Postcards Matter”, by Dawn Hamman. Picture postcards offer a window into history and culture. They show us what people were doing and thinking at different times. We’ll journey through the history of picture postcards, learning about who was sending hundreds of billions of postcards in the 20th century, and why.
     
    December 28: “Blood Donation on Stamps and Covers”, by Ken Martin


2022 REGIONAL SHOWS, BOURSES & GATHERINGS

December 16-17: Some Sunday Stamp Show 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Table fee is $120 for 8 feet “L’s” (8″ front & 8″ side) with an 8″ back table. Setup starts 8:00 AM. For more information, contact Kevin Kellman at k2stamps@gmail.com

  


2023 SOCIETY PROGRAMS

It is never too late to start planning for 2023. For details to present on your favorite topic and/or to attend these meetings, please contact Paul Petersen via email (pcpetersen@comcast.net) or call +1 (717) 299-5640.

    January 11: TBA
     
    January 25: “British Inland Airmail, 1933 to 1955,” By Mike Bach
     
    February 8: TBA
     
    February 22: “The Wilkensburg Souvenir Sheets,” By Stevan & Chris Cady
     
    March 8: TBA
     
    March 22: “The 2022 Europa Issues: Myths and Legends,” By Ron Breznay
     
    April 12, 2023: “Dining Cars-Epicurean Pleasure on the Rails.” By Bill Schultz. George Pullman introduced the first railroad dining cars in 1868. These were largely passenger cars with a kitchen, cooking facilities, seating, and the serving of good meals. Bill has collected picture postcards of these dining cars for over 30 years, and recently has turned them into an award-winning exhibit. He will tell the story of this bygone era of fine dining on the railroads. He points out the progression of railroad dining car design as well as the evolution of PPCs across the twentieth century. This period also reflects the social class struggle of the times. Bill will describe meal preparation, table settings, breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert, and display additional related ephemera such as menus and other items. Most postcards are pre-1935, and 90% are U.S. dining cars. Pictured nearby is an 1898 stereographic image of an Erie Railroad dining car interior.
     
    April 26: “GAR-First Days: First Day Covers and History of the 1949 Grand Army of the Republic Issue,” by David H. Plunkett. Wonder how many Civil War vets were there in 1949 to celebrate?
     
    May 10: “EFOs-An Emphasis on Fold-overs,” By David Hunt.
     
    May 24: TBA
     

2023 REGIONAL SHOWS, BOURSES & GATHERINGS

    February 12: Some Sunday Stamp Show 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Table fee is $120 for 8 feet “L’s” (8″ front & 8″ side) with an 8″ back table. Setup starts 8:00 AM. For more information, contact Kevin Kellman at k2stamps@gmail.com
      
    June 18: Some Sunday Stamp Show 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Table fee is $120 for 8 feet “L’s” (8″ front & 8″ side) with an 8″ back table. Setup starts 8:00 AM. For more information, contact Kevin Kellman at k2stamps@gmail.com
      
    August 27: Some Sunday Stamp Show 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Table fee is $120 for 8 feet “L’s” (8″ front & 8″ side) with an 8″ back table. Setup starts 8:00 AM. For more information, contact Kevin Kellman at k2stamps@gmail.com
      
    October 29: Some Sunday Stamp Show 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Table fee is $120 for 8 feet “L’s” (8″ front & 8″ side) with an 8″ back table. Setup starts 8:00 AM. For more information, contact Kevin Kellman at k2stamps@gmail.com
      
    December 16-17: Some Sunday Stamp Show 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Table fee is $120 for 8 feet “L’s” (8″ front & 8″ side) with an 8″ back table. Setup starts 8:00 AM. For more information, contact Kevin Kellman at k2stamps@gmail.com