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 teens to adult, from beginners to postal historians, serving members from south central PA, Northern Maryland and beyond. For Membership Benefits and/or to become a member, click JOIN US.

2024 SOCIETY PROGRAMS

We meet in-person the second Wednesday of the month at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA (Directions below). Doors open 6:30 PM. We hold a brief business meeting, followed by keynote speaker, then Show, Tell & Ask, where members & guests share their favorite stamp, cover, or philatelic item. There are refreshments, snacks, and a bourse. Come early: share, buy, sell, or trade.

Added bonus to all far & wide, we host a Virtual meeting via Zoom on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Visitors always welcome! Contact Paul Petersen at +1 (717) 299-5640 or pcpetersen@comcast.net for more info or to sign-up to present.



June 12: Society Auction. The First Floor Conference Room at Landis Homes. The First Floor Conference Room at Landis Homes. Doors open at 6:30 PM, auction starts at 7:00 PM after a short business meeting. For further details on procedures and obtaining an Auction Lot Form, click HERE.
 
June 26: Open
 
July 10: Open
 
July 24: “The U.S. Virginia Dare Stamp,” by Mark Schwartz. Roanoke Island is an island in Dare County, bordered by the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The colonization effort began as a charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I in 1578 to explore and colonize territories “…unclaimed by Christian kingdoms…”. After two failed attempts to establish the first English settlement in America, 117 people, financed by Sir Walter Raleigh and led by Governor John White, reached the island in July 1587.The following month, White’s granddaughter, Virginia Dare, became the first English person born in America.
 
August 14: PSLC Picnic, Memorial Park, Millersville, PA.
 
August 28: Open
 
September 11: Society Auction. The First Floor Conference Room at Landis Homes. The First Floor Conference Room at Landis Homes. Doors open at 6:30 PM, auction starts at 7:00 PM after a short business meeting. For further details on procedures and obtaining an Auction Lot Form, click HERE.
 
September 25: “The Civil War: A Postal System Divided,” by Trish Kaufmann.
 
October 9: “Swiss ‘Bundesfeier’ (National Holiday) Postcards 1910-1960” (with a little bit of Swiss History as an added bonus), by Mike Bach.
 
October 23: “Greenland Ghost Stories on Stamps,” by Ron Breznay.
 
November 13: “One-Frame Exhibition” open to all Society Members & Guests.
 
November 27: “Captain Tim: The Stamp Man,” by Rick Barrett
 
December 11: Holiday Lunch/Dinner. Time & venue TBA.
 
December 25: No Meeting this Date. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year – See you in 2025!
 



2024 REGIONAL SHOWS, BOURSES & GATHERINGS

June 16, 2024: K2 Some Sunday Stamp Show being held on Sunday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Farm & Home Center of Lancaster County, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Affiliated Dealers: K2 Stamp Mobile (K2 Stamps & Collectibles), Doug McCullough, Frank Soeder, Papatella’s Stamps, Lesley Botte, Hugh Clark, Jack Houser, Bill Snyder & Jack Zerby. 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 info, contact Kevin Kellman at k2stamps@gmail.com or +1 (301) 524-9562.
 

August 15-18, 2024: Great American Stamp Show ’24, sponsored by the American Philatelic Society (APS). Thursday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4:00 PM. LOCATION: Connecticut Convention Center, Hall AB, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103. HOST HOTEL: Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Dealers & Postal Administrations; Cachet makers Bourse; Hundreds of Frames of Exhibits; Special Exhibits & Rarities; First Day Ceremonies, Show Cachet, Special Cancels; Youth Area and more! For more information, visit: Great American Stamp Show 2024.
 

August 25, 2024: K2 Some Sunday Stamp Show being held on Sunday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Farm & Home Center of Lancaster County, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Affiliated Dealers: K2 Stamp Mobile (K2 Stamps & Collectibles), Doug McCullough, Frank Soeder, Papatella’s Stamps, Lesley Botte, Hugh Clark, Jack Houser, Bill Snyder & Jack Zerby. 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 info, contact Kevin Kellman at k2stamps@gmail.com or +1 (301) 524-9562.
 

November 22-23, 2024: K2 Some Sunday Stamp Show being held on Friday & Saturday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Farm & Home Center of Lancaster County, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Affiliated Dealers: K2 Stamp Mobile (K2 Stamps & Collectibles), Doug McCullough, Frank Soeder, Papatella’s Stamps, Lesley Botte, Hugh Clark, Jack Houser, Bill Snyder & Jack Zerby. 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 info, contact Kevin Kellman at k2stamps@gmail.com or +1 (301) 524-9562.
 

 
December 21 & 22: K2 Lancaster Stamp Show being held on Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Farm & Home Center of Lancaster County, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Affiliated Dealers: K2 Stamp Mobile (K2 Stamps & Collectibles), Doug McCullough, Frank Soeder, Papatella’s Stamps, Lesley Botte, Hugh Clark, Jack Houser, Bill Snyder & Jack Zerby. 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 info, contact Kevin Kellman at k2stamps@gmail.com or +1 (301) 524-9562.
 



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



MEETING LOCATION

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

  • The Society meets in person 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 information

 

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. The High Conference Room is on the first floor just past the front desk on your right.

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 milepost 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.