Presentations

           

Philatelic Society of Lancaster County

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

PRESENTATIONS

This page affords the opportunity for sharing. It houses presentations that our members and guests have given over the years at the Club as part of our Lecture Series. They have been kindly provided with permission and the contents remain the property of the author. Sharing of information and advancing knowledge of stamps and the postal history of Lancaster County and beyond by means of educational and historical research is a key tenant of the Society.

The Society also has a YouTube Channel, where many of the presentations below have been recorded and made available. Visit our YouTube Channel today, enjoy a presentation and SUBSCRIBE for future updates. Contact Dr. Charles J. DiComo if you would like to share.




PDF Mini-Icon The Philatelic Truck of the USPOD and its Souvenir Sheet, by George Hauber (2022-07-27)

PDF Mini-Icon Mexican Express Company Envelopes, Richard Colberg (2022-06-22)

PDF Mini-Icon A Brief History of T. Kensett & Co., Food Packers & the U.S. Private Die Proprietary Canned Fruit Revenue Stamp they Briefly Issued in 1867, Featuring a New 2022 Census of Known #RP1a Stamps, updating the 1994 Census. By Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2022-06-08)

PDF Mini-Icon Tibet Stamps & Postal History, by Alan Warren (2022-05-25)
PDF Mini-Icon The William Gates Matches Company RO88e on Experimental Silk Paper: Brief History & Examination of Paper, by Dr. Charles J. DiComo (2022-05-25)

PDF Mini-Icon Christmas Seal Collecting – Special Interests, Parts I & II, by Stanley Jones (2022-05-11)

PDF Mini-Icon A Thematic Collection on the International Geophysical Year, 1957-58, by Rob Sternberg (2022-04-28)

PDF Mini-Icon The Joys of Postal History, by Bill Schultz (2022-04-13)
PDF Mini-Icon The Mule Train Mail Postmark, Havasu, AZ, by George Hauber (2022-04-13)

PDF Mini-Icon The Reading Newspapers in John Lewis Krimmel’s Downington Tavern Post Office 1814, by Diane DeBlois & Robert Dalton Harris (Keynote, 2022-03-23)
PDF Mini-Icon The Scarce D.M. Bennett Private Die Proprietary U.S. Revenue Stamp RS30e on Experimental Silk Paper, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2022-03-23)
PDF Mini-Icon Hollywood Legends on U.S. Stamps, by George Hauber (2022-03-23)

PDF Mini-Icon The U.S. Domestic Postal History of Postal, Reply-Post and Post Cards and PDF Mini-IconAssociated Notes, by Tony Wawrukiewicz (2022-03-09)

PDF Mini-IconAlfred Hitchcock on Stamps, by Ron Breznay (2022-02-23)

PDF Mini-Icon The Five Cent West Point Stamp of 1937, by Mick Zais (2022-02-09)
PDF Mini-Icon The Brown’s Bronchial Troches Scarce Private Die Proprietary Stamp RS40e on Experimental Silk Paper, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2022-02-09)

PDF Mini-Icon Definitively France – A Survey of the Definitive Issues of France 1876-1940, by Larry Rosenblum (2022-01-26) and for those interested, links to several articles on French philately by Larry.

PDF Mini-Icon The Postal History of Lititz, by Dick Colberg (2022-01-12)
PDF Mini-Icon Mail From the Caribbean Carries an Earliest Known Use, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2022-01-12)
PDF Mini-Icon Some Football Cancellations, by George Hauber (2022-01-12)

PDF Mini-Icon Wafer Seals On U.S. Folded Letters and Covers: 1840-1860s, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2021-12-22)
PDF Mini-Icon The Charleston Postal Museum – Sharing My Recent Visit, by Mike Bach (2021-12-22)

PDF Mini-Icon U.S. International Stamp Shows, Part II: 1956-1976, by Paul Petersen and Supplement PDF Mini-Icon F.I.P Forbidden Stamps List in 1966 SIPEX Show Exhibits (2021-12-08)
PDF Mini-Icon The Milwaukee Match Stamps of Greenleaf & Company: A Scarce RO102e on Experimental Silk Paper, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2021-12-08)

PDF Mini-Icon Christmas Seals Collecting, by Stanley Jones (2021-11-24)

PDF Mini-IconIntroduction to World War I, with a Brief History as Visualized Through Postcards from Era, by Paul Petersen, PhD, A Special Presentation for aligned with the opening of the World War I Exhibition at The North Museum of Nature & Science in Lancaster, PA. (2021-11-11)

PDF Mini-Icon The U.S. 1933 Byrd Antarctic Issue: Production, First Day and Other Uses, by Alan Warren (2021-11-10)
PDF Mini-Icon The H.H. Warner & Co. “Safe Remedies” Major Double Transfer of the Central Vignette on their U.S. Private Die Proprietary Six-Cents Medicine Revenue Stamp RS258dt, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2021-11-10)
Link to DiComo’s Published Article: PDF Mini-Icon H.H. Warner & Co. “Safe Remedies” Major Double Transfer of Central Vignette on 6¢ Medicine Stamp, RS258dt, The American Revenuer, Second Quarter 2022, Volume 75, No. 2, pp. 59-61.

PDF Mini-Icon Halloween Stamps and Postal History – A Philatelic Hallowe’en, by David Hunt (2021-10-27)

PDF Mini-Icon 1898 U.S. Proprietary Revenues and the Taxes they Paid, by Ronald Lesher (2021-10-13)
PDF Mini-Icon U.S. Revenue Security Measures, by George Hauber, Show & Tell (2021-10-13)

PDF Mini-Icon Zeppelin Postcards in World War I, by Steve Suddaby (2021-09-22)

PDF Mini-Icon The Madison Florida 1861 Postmaster’s Provisionals, by Patrica A. Kaufmann (2021-09-08)
PDF Mini-Icon New Discovery: An Unlisted All-Over Double Transfer on the U.S. Private Die Proprietary Medicine Stamp RS151 of Johnston, Holloway & Co., by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2021-09-08)

PDF Mini-Icon Jamestown 1907, by Roger Brody (2021-08-25)
PDF Mini-Icon A Brief Story of the High-Life Casino in Dinard, by Larry Rosenblum (2021-08-25)

Philately in the 21st Century, A conversation and Q&A with Jesse Spector, MD (2021-07-28)
PDF Mini-Icon An Anglo-American Goodwill Coronation Flight Cover: May 8 to May 14, 1937, by Mike Bach (2021-07-28)

PDF Mini-Icon Boston’s Use of the 1847 Issue: America’s First Stamps from America’s First Post Office, by Mark Schwartz (2021-07-14)
PDF Mini-Icon An Irish Beermat/Coaster Used As Postal Stationery, by Larry Rosenblum (2021-07-14)

A Conversation on Philately and Deltiology with Bill Schultz (HMCTV, with Host Jerry Pizzola, originally aired 2021-07-01)

PDF Mini-Icon Printed Matter Advertising Cards of Livermore & Knight Co.: 1891-1918, by Robert Toal (2021-06-23)
PDF Mini-Icon A Brief History and Examination of the U.S. Private Die Proprietary C.B. Woodworth & Son Imperishable Perfumes company and the scarce RT20b Double Transfer, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2021-06-23)
PDF Mini-Icon WWII Censored Covers, by George Hauber (2021-06-23)
PDF Mini-Icon A Machin Mystery, by Cathy Kotanchik (2021-06-23)

Niagara Falls on Stamps, by Rick Barrett (2021-06-09)
PDF Mini-Icon Fathers and Sons, Baseball Players Postcards to Their Fans, by Scott Ney (2021-06-09)
PDF Mini-Icon A Story in 5 Picture Postcards (PPCs), by Al Schaub (2021-06-09)
PDF Mini-Icon An Ordinary 1890 Great Britain Cover, Or Is It?, by Mike Bach (2021-06-09)

PDF Mini-Icon Collecting Newspaper Wrappers, by Cemil Betanov (2021-05-26)

PDF Mini-Icon Canada/British North America (BNA)-Union and Confederate Postal Cross Border Correspondence during the U.S. Civil War: 1859-1867, by Ron Majors (2021-05-12).
PDF Mini-Icon Two End-of-War Covers from the Phillipine Isles, George D. Hauber, Sr. (2021-05-12)

PDF Mini-Icon “Doc, I need a drink”: Events and Revenues Leading to the Prohibition, by Ron Lesher (2021-04-28)
PDF Mini-Icon Introduction to WWII Motor Vehicle Use Tax Stamps, by Scott Ney (2021-04-28)
PDF Mini-Icon Late Letters, by George Hauber (2021-04-28)
PDF Mini-Icon “The A.L. Scovill & Company” RS221e on Experimental Silk Paper: A brief History & Examination of Paper, by Dr. Charles J. DiComo (2021-04-28)

PDF Mini-Icon Revenues: Carte-de-Vistas, by Bill Schultz (2021-04-14)

PDF Mini-Icon “Who Needs a Doctor? This Elixir Will Do! A Primer on U.S. Revenue Private Die Proprietary Medicine Stamps and Nostrums”, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2021-03-24)
PDF Mini-Icon A Few Revenue Stamps, by David Hunt (2021-03-24)

Revisiting the U.S. International Stamp Shows, Part II: 1956-76, by Paul Petersen (2021-03-10)
In the Back of My Desk Drawer, An Addendum, by George Hauber (2021-03-10)
Far East Postal History – J.E. Rich, Jr., by Al Schaub (2021-03-10)

PDF Mini-Icon The Providence, R.I. Pre-Mailing Control Marking on the U.S. 3 Cent 1851-57 Stamp, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2021-02-24)

PDF Mini-Icon 1890 Jubilee Celebration of the Penny Black, by Mike Bach (2021-02-10)
PDF Mini-Icon In the Back of My Drawer, by George Hauber (2021-02-010)
PDF Mini-Icon Coffee Rationing Stamps from World War II, by Scott Ney (2021-02-10)

PDF Mini-Icon “The U.S. Proprietary Medicine Company’s private die medicine stamp RS243e on Experimental Silk Paper: A Brief History & Examination.”, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2021-01-13)

PDF Mini-Icon Banking in the Village of Pawling, NY and Surrounding Townships as told through Postal History, Bank Checks, Currency, Revenue Stamps and Postal Cards: 1849–1929, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2020-12-23)
PDF Mini-Icon The Americana Series 1975-81, by George Hauber (2020-12-23)

PDF Mini-Icon Nassau Street: The Stamp Collectors’ Paradise, A Photographic, Ephemera & Postal History Presentation, by Steven J. Rod (2020-12-09)

PDF Mini-Icon Wilkins-Ellsworth 1931: Ill-fated Expedition to the North Pole by Submarine Nautilus, by Michael Bach (2020-11-25)
PDF Mini-Icon Philatelic Calendar – Or Puzzle?, by Scott Ney (2020-11-25)

PDF Mini-Icon 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Landing, by David Hunt (2020-11-11)

PDF Mini-Icon Introduction to the Machins Issues of Great Britain, by Bob Kotanchik (2020-10-28)

PDF Mini-Icon Great Britain Stamped to Order Postal Stationery & Royal Household Official Mail, by David Hunt (2020-10-14)
PDF Mini-Icon Jose Rizal: Philippines Hero, by George Hauber (2020-10-14)

PDF Mini-Icon Nurse Philately Stories, by Ann Byerly (2020-09-23)
PDF Mini-Icon The 1893 2 Cent Columbian “Broken Hat” Varieties, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2020-09-23)
PDF Mini-Icon Great Britain’s Postal Strike of 1971, by Bob Kotanchik (2020-09-23)

PDF Mini-Icon 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 Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2020-09-14 for the PA Postal History Society)

PDF Mini-Icon 1928 Fourth Bureaus on Special Booklet Paper, by Robert C. Rufe (2020-08-26)
PDF Mini-Icon What Are Those Extra Lines On Your Gravure-printed Stamps, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2020-08-26)

PDF Mini-Icon History and Overview of World War II V-Mail, by George Hauber, Sr. (2020-07-22)
PDF Mini-Icon A Primer on U.S. Postage Currency, by Paul Petersen (2020-07-22)

PDF Mini-Icon A Pictorial Tour of the Anniversaries of the Penny Black: 1840 to 2020, by Mike Bach (2020-07-08)
PDF Mini-Icon The S.S. Tahiti: Her History, Her Sinking and a “Salvaged” Cover, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2020-07-08)
PDF Mini-Icon North Museum of Nature & Science / Philatelic Society of Lancaster County “Passport to Discovery” Program, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2020-07-08)

PDF Mini-Icon WWII German Censorship: An emphasis on Berlin with an overview of the entire system, by Rudi Anders (2020-06-24)
PDF Mini-Icon German Censorship of Civilian Mail during World War II: List of Cities, by Rudi Anders (2020-06-24)
PDF Mini-Icon Satirical Stamp Designs Created to Commemorate Brexit, by Bob Kotanchik (2020-06-24)

The Development of Perforations on U.S. Postage Stamps During the Toppan, Carpenter Era, 1855 – 1857, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2020-06 PSLC; 2019-11 RSCC; 2019-09 GPSCC)

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 Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2020-02-12 at Club & 2020-06-10 at APS Summer Seminar)

U.S. International Stamp Shows Part II: 1956-76, by Paul Petersen (2020-06-03 at APS Summer Seminar)

PDF Mini-Icon “A Primer on the U.S. 3¢ Stamp, 1851-60 Issue: Plates, Colors, Cancels”, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2020-05-27)

PDF Mini-Icon APS/APRL Update, Managing Through a Crisis, by Scott English (2020-05-13)
PDF Mini-Icon “The 6¼ cent rate of convenience – How scarce?”, By Bill Schutlz (2020-05-13)
PDF Mini-Icon“An Old Brown Wrapper, What’s Inside?”, by George Hauber (2020-05-13)

“FDR: Stamp Czar, War Leader and Progressive”, by Paul Petersen, A presentation for the Pennsylvania Department of Education Professional Association, Harrisburg, PA (2020-02-12)

The Development of Perforations on U.S. Postage Stamps During the Toppan, Carpenter Era, 1855 – 1857, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2019-11 at the Reading Stamp Collectors Club; 2019-09 at The Greater Philadelphia Stamp & Collectors Club)

The Engraving Art of Czeslaw Slania – Life Work of the World’s Finest Engraver, by David Hunt (2019-10-09)

“National Identity – The Stamps Series of 1902”, by Roger Brody (2019-07-10)

Using Your Stamp Club Newsletter & Website for Productive Communication and Growth, by Paul Petersen and Dr. Charles J. DiComo, APS 2019 Summer Seminar Elective, and accompanying Handout (2019-06-24)

“History Of Printing as Portrayed On Stamps: A Topical Study, by Joseph Sullivan (2019-05)

“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 (2019-05 @Reading Stamp Collectors Club)

“The New York Postmaster Provisional Stamp of 1845”, presented at Club (2019-03-13)

“The Development of Perforations on U.S. Postage Stamps: 1855-1857.”: An Abbreviated Overview, by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2018-11)

“Czeslaw Slania – Master Engraver”, by David Hunt (2018-11)

“The 1940’s: A Decade of Stamps”, by Tom Nichols (2018-10)

“Banking in Pawling, New York: In the Village and Surrounding Townships, 1849 – 1929” (9MB), by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2018-08 @Reading)

“The Schuylkill Navigation (aka The Schuylkill Canal) – A Picture Postcard Journey Downriver” (10MB), by Aaron Heckler (2018-07)

“Membership Modernization” (1.5MB), by Scott English, APS Executive Directive (2018-03)

“The Overrun Countries Series 1943-1944, Under The Printer’s Loupe – Part I” (7MB), by Hal Klein (2018-02)

“The Providence, R.I. Pre-Mailing Control Marking on the U.S. 3 Cent 1851-57 Stamp” (3MB), by Charles J. DiComo, PhD (2017-06 @Reading)

“The Presidential Issue of 1938, A Look at Rates & Usages” (55MB), by Hal Klein (2017-02)

“The U.S. Postal Transportation Issue, 1981-1995” (16MB), by Hal Klein (2016-10)

“International Philatelic Expos in the U.S.: Part 1” (3MB), by Dr. Paul Petersen (2016-06)

“German History & Culture as Seen Through its Postage Stamps” (6MB), by David Hunt (2016-05)

“The Providence, RI Control Mark on the U.S. 3 Cent 1851-57 Stamp” (7MB), by Dr. Charles J. DiComo (2016-04)

“FDR: The Stamp Collecting President” (7MB), by Dr. Paul Petersen (2015-06)

“The Line Engraved Stamps of Queen Victoria” (3MB), by David Hunt (2015-09)

“A Philatelic Sampling of the Great War: Stamps, Postal History, & Ephemera” (8MB), by Dr. Paul Petersen (2014-08)

“Collecting Postcards of The Great War” (12MB), by Dr. Paul Petersen (2012-05)

“Collecting Postcards of The Great War” (60m), by Dr. Paul Petersen, filmed at East Coast Branch of Western Front Association at York Historical Association (2012-05)

“Errors, Freaks & Oddities” (4MB), by David Hunt (2011-07)

“King George V And the Royal Collection” (3MB), by Dr. Paul Petersen (2010-10)

“War Tax Stamps” (0.5MB), by Dr. Paul Petersen (2009-11)

“Washington-Franklin Head Issue, Special 100th Anniversary Tribute” (2MB), by Lou DiFelice (2009-10)

“Stained Glass on Stamps” (9MB), by David Hunt (200x-xx)

“Canada RPOs (Railway Post Offices)” (2MB), by Richard Colberg (200x-xx)



Chester County Historical Society Philatelic Lecture Series Archive

From December 2017 through April 2018, the Chester County Historical Society held a seminal Philatelic Lecture Series called “You’ve Got Mail” in West Chester, PA. This was made possible by our friend Bill Schultz, longtime Exhibitor, Accredited APS Judge and Board member of the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors. Admission was free for all lecture attendees and all lectures were underwritten by generous donations from the philatelic community.

The speakers, preeminent philatelists, postal historians and award-winning exhibitors, are listed in the CCHS Lecture Series Handout. We are immensely grateful to the speakers who kindly permitted us to share their presentation on our website. Please note the contents remain the property of the author.

“History of Philadelphia as a Postal Center” (4MB), by Dr. John Barwis (2018-04)

“United States Mails: Its First 80 Years Without Stamps” (2MB), by Robert G. Rose, Esq. (2018-03)

“Canada / British North American (BNA) – Union and Confederate Postal Correspondence During the U.S.Civil War (1861-1865) (12MB), by Ronald Majors, PhD (2018-03)

“Early Mail and Stampless Letter Postal Markings of Sweden (2.0MB) and Script, (2MB) by Alan Warren (2018-02)

“Doctor Benjamin Franklin reviews the American Post Office” or “Postal History as a Primary Source: America Begins 1675-1782” (14MB), by Dr. Timothy O’Connor (2018-01)

“You’ve Got Mail! You’ve Got – A Package!” (10MB), by Robert G. Rufe (2017-12)


On 20 March, 2018 Scott Tiffney wrote an excellent article in the PLR Blog, a companion to the Philatelic Literature Review, quarterly journal of the American Philatelic Research Library (APRL) on this lecture series and exhibition, entitled “Postal History: Alive and Well in West Chester, PA”. Click HERE for the full article – Enjoy!