Welcome to the Classics Society Room at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, PA. We encourage you to visit and take advantage of this meeting space whenever you are in Bellefonte. The room is for all Members to enjoy and was officially dedicated on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the U.S. Classics 2009 Event, with many Members present.
Below you will see the Room, the Donor plaque, the Wall Etchings, the Award Cups, etc.
The following have made donations to the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, specifically to dedicate a room in behalf of the Society at the American Philatelic Center.
The names are listed in order of the amount of the donations and then alphabetically:
W. Wilson Hulme
Charles J. Peterson
Joe H. Crosby, Wade E. Saadi
Robert R. Hegland, Van Koppersmith
Crescent City Stamp Club, Leonard H. Hartmann, Richard F. Winter
Thomas J. Alexander, John H. Barwis, Harvey Bennett, Dr. Charles J. DiComo, Richard E. Drews, John B. Flannery, James E. Lee, Dwayne O. Littauer, Rob Lund, Hubert C. Skinner, Scott R. Trepel, Patricia S. Walker
Below are images of the Wall Etchings of the back-lit, etched glass images that now hang in the room.
These beautiful images were paid for by special donations from the following people:
Van Koppersmith – Huntsville “5” in Star
Wilson Hulme – New Haven Provisional
Wade Saadi – 5 cent 1847
Richard Celler – 1 cent 1851
Robert Hegland – 3 cent 1851
Charles Souder – 1 cent Carrier
Jeff Forster – 24 cent 1869
Joe Crosby – 24 cent Banknote
The Society Cups have been housed in plexiglass and mounted on the brick wall. Below each Cup is a wooden plaque with brass name plates denoting all the previous years winners. Click to Enlarge.