USPCS Meeting and Seminars at WESTPEX in California

March 9, 2015…The U.S. Philatelic Classics Society is pleased to announce it will hold its Annual General Meeting at WESTPEX on 25 April. WESTPEX will take place on April 24-26, 2015 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront located at 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA. More details on the show can be found on the show website at Along with having a booth, we will host a series of seminars and urge all those interested to attend. Moreover, individuals who wish to become members are encouraged to visit our booth and discuss the benefits of membership to the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society.

Here is a listing of event during the WESTPEX Show including seminars:

Friday, April 24th:
11:00-12:00 pm: Seminar by Michael Laurence on “Publishing/Editing The Chronicle” in Anaheim Room.

6:30 pm onwards: U.S. Philatelic Classics Society Dinner (in conjunction with the American Revenue Association) which will take place at Kincaid’s at 60 Bayview Place in Burlingame. SOLD OUT.

Saturday, April 25th:
8:00-10:00 am: U.S. Philatelic Classics Society Board Meeting (Members only) in Room 8024.

10:00-12:00 pm: Seminar (Western Cover Society) by Gordon Eubanks on “The Issues of 1851-1856 Used in the West” in Irvine Room.

1:00-2:00 pm: U.S. Philatelic Classics Society Annual General Meeting (Public welcome) in Bayside 1.

2:00-3:00 pm: Seminar by David Snow on “Nesbitt’s Invention of Postal Stationery” in Bayside 1.

We invite members and those with an interest in classic philately to attend the show and seminars as they are free of charge. This will be a well-attended event and will feature some of the premier dealers and exhibitors in the United States.

About the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc.

The U. S. Philatelic Classics Society (USPCS) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association of people interested in the pre-1894 stamps and postal history of the United States. The goal of the USPCS is to promote interest and knowledge of philately through the encouragement of philatelic research, and through exchange of information among our members as well with other philatelic organizations. The USPCS does this in part by preparing and distributing philatelic literature and periodicals, particularly The Chronicle of the U. S. Classic Postal Issues and the Chairman’s Chatter. The USPCS is operated entirely by volunteers, and welcomes anyone interested in the “classic era” of American philately. Visit the USPCS on the web at

For media inquiries, please contact:

John Barwis
President, USPCS


Andrew Titley
Director and Publicist, USPCS

The Chronicle is Awarded the CG International Philatelic Promotion Award

November 6, 2014… The U.S. Philatelic Classics Society is pleased to be awarded First Prize in the annual CG International Philatelic Promotion Award by Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner. The award was presented on October 24 at the Internationale Briefmarken-Borse Sindelfingen (Germany) show.

The award is given annually to either a group, society, club, association or publisher that “promotes the presentation of philatelic knowledge by supporting new publications” in either print or digital format. A panel of judges chose the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society over numerous other international publications including some of the philatelic world’s finest academic journals and literature.

This highly sought after award highlights The Chronicle and its cutting edge research by leading philatelists.

To read more about this award and see the others in the final rankings, stop by the C.G. web site HERE

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Saadi Commissioner to PhilaNippon 2011 in Yokohama – July 28, 2010
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USPCS Announces Chase, Ashbrook & Perry Cup Winners – September 02, 2008
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USPCS Announces First Full-Color Printing of Chronicle – March 06, 2008
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USPCS Announces Annual Meeting Plans – February 26, 2007
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USPCS Announces Change in Chronicle Leadership – February 20, 2006
USPCS Funds Seminar Room at APS Headquarters – November 15, 2005
USPCS Announces Major Enhancements to Website – October 15, 2005
USPCS Announces $100,000 Capitol Campaign – October 01, 2005
USPCS Announces New Book on 1851 Stamps – September 20, 2005
USPCS Announces Winners of Distinguished Philatelist Award – August 16, 2005
USPCS Annual Meeting Plans Firming Up – March 17, 2005
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Rare Natal Cover Found Among S.C.R.A.P. – January 03, 2005
USPCS Announces Sale on Back Issues of Chronicle Journal – January 03, 2005
USPCS Purchases Rights To American Stampless Cover Catalog – January 03, 2005

Promotions and Advertisements

Below is a scan of an article that appeared in the Glassine Surfer in the April 2003 Edition of the American Philatelist published by the A.P.S. A great plug and we thank Michael Mills for the mention!

Below is a scan of our ad in the Scott Specialized Catalog of U.S. Stamps & Covers.