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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  

Society Members’ Reprints of Full-Length Articles

What follows are reprints of full-length, articles authored by our Society members in feature publications. Each has agreed to have them posted here in the spirit of sharing. If you wish to share your full-length feature article (not shorts, letters to the editor, etc.), please contact Charles J. DiComo, PhD at charlesdicomo@gmail.com and we would be happy to post.



1. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., From the Grain Fields of Virginia to a Gin Distillery in Holland, Excelsior!, March 2017, Whole No. 25 NS, pp. 12-15.
2. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., An American Letter Mail Company 1844 Folded Letter from NYC to Albany – A Scarce New Find, Excelsior!, March 2018, Whole No. 27 NS, pp. 3-8.
3. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., New Plate Flaw Discovery: “Dash and Ink Trail” on 3¢ 1851 Stamp, The Chronicle 259 (August 2018), Vol. 70, No. 3, pp 215-217. (Grand Award & Large Gold in Literature, Sarasota National Stamp Expo & Writers Unit 30, 2020)
4. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., A Patrons View of the Bad Management at the U.S. Post Office Department in 1840, Excelsior!, September 2018, Whole No. 28 NS, pp. 3-7.
5. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., An 1845 “Ship Letter” from Port-au-Prince, Hispaniola to New York City on the Brig Hayti, Special Feature, Philatelic Society of Lancaster County Newsletter, January 2019, Vol. 82, No. 1, pp 5-11 2019 APS Article of Distinction Recipient.
6. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., An 1845 “Ship Letter” from Port-au-Prince, Hispaniola to New York City on the Brig Hayti, Excelsior!, March 2019, Whole No. 29 NS, pp. 5-13. (Large Vermeil in Literature , Sarasota National Stamp Expo & Writers Unit 30, 2020)
7. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., The Life of Hiram Vail and the Obsolete Notes produced for his Banking & Collection Office in Amenia, New York, Paper Money, May-June 2019, Vol. LVIII, No. 3, Whole No. 321, pp. 190-194.
8. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., The Life of Hiram Vail and the Obsolete Notes produced for his Banking & Collection Office in Amenia, New York, Reprinted with permission in Philatelic Society of Lancaster County Newsletter, July-August 2019, Vol. 82, No. 7-8, pp. 5-9.
9. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., From the Front Lines: Lt. Col. William G. Belknap’s First Hand Account of the Battle of Monterrey during the Mexican-American War in 1846, Excelsior!, September 2019, Whole No. 30 NS, pp. 19-27. (Empire State Postal History Society Excelsior! Best Article Award 2019 & Large Vermeil 2020 SESCAL First Annual Literature Exhibition of Philatelic Articles)
10. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., Lancaster to Philadelphia; Same Distance, Different Rates – It’s all about the Sheets, Special Feature, Philatelic Society of Lancaster County Newsletter, January 2021, Vol. 84, No. 1, pp. 7-10.
11. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., A Noteworthy Precancel on Lancaster Watch Company’s Advertising Covers, The American Philatelist February 2021, Vol. 135, No. 2, Whole No. 1441, pp. 144-152.
12. DiComo, PhD, Charles J. and Larry Laliberte, An 1835 Stampless Cover: London to Philadelphia via New York, BULLETIN, March 2021, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 5-6.
13. Bowman, John, D. and DiComo, PhD, Charles, J., A Sordid Tale, Investigation Leads to Surprise Ending, Excelsior!, March 2021, Whole No. 33 NS, pp. 13-16.
14. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., Scarce Use of 1938 Prexie Makes Nice Addition to Local Collection, Excelsior!, March 2021, Whole No. 33 NS, pp. 22-23.
15. DiComo, PhD, Charles J., Lancaster to Philadelphia; Same Distance, Different Rates – It’s all about the Sheets, Pennsylvania Postal Historian, May 2021, Vol. 49, No. 2, Whole No. 227, pp. 18-22.
16. DiComo, PhD, Charles, J., Mail from the Caribbean Carries an Earliest Known Use, Excelsior!, September 2021, Whole No. 34 NS, pp. 8-9.
17. DiComo, PhD, Charles, J., The History of the Ill-Fated Dirigible Akron and the Discovery of a Scarce “Souvenir of Balloon Akron” Fabric Postcard from 1912., Special Feature, Philatelic Society of Lancaster County PSLC Newsletter, January 2022, Vol. 85, No. 1 & 2, pp. 7-19. AND the Lancaster County Postcard Club’s The Card, Vol. 33, No. 3, Issue 372, March 2022.
18. DiComo, PhD, Charles, J., International Folded Letter sent by Ship just Days Prior to the Start of the Penny Black Era in 1840, Excelsior!, April 2022, Whole No. 35 NS, pg. 20.

19. Colberg, Richard, The Lebanon Oval Hand Stamps 1821-1841: A New Study, Historian, August 2001, Vol. 29, No. 3, Whole No. 148, pp. 8-10; and his Lebanon Oval Cancels Census.

20. Hunt, David, Doubling of Plate Finishers Initials, The EFO Collector, Whole No. 197, October-December 2019, pg. 11.

21. Petersen, Paul, Registered Mail To Stow, Maine 1890-1908, Geography & Postal History 2012, Papers from “a Writers Institute” Summer Seminar 2011.