Lancaster

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 the teenager to adult, from the beginner to postal historian, serving members from Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, York, Harrisburg, Hershey and beyond. For Membership Benefits and/or to become a member, click HERE.


2019 SOCIETY PROGRAMS

CHANGE OF VENUE in 2019: The Society has a new meeting place starting in January for our Lectures, Auctions, and Bourse. They will be held at Landis Homes, in the Crossings Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA. For information, please scroll down.

  • March 13: The N.Y. Postmaster Provisional Stamp of 1845, by Mark Schwartz. Host: Dick Shaefer
  • April 10: The Joys of Philately, by Bill Schultz. Hostess: Barbara Buchanan
  • April 26-27: LANCOPEX, 34th Annual Stamp Show, Farm & Home Center of Lancaster County, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. For more details, visit LANCOPEX 2019
  • May 8: The History of Printing on Stamps, by Joseph Sullivan. Host: Wayne Heim
  • May 23: SPECIAL Presentation by Rick Barrett on his book Buffalo Cinderellas – The Gentleman, The Huckster and the Pan American Exposition, Location & Time TBD
  • June 12: Spring Club Auction
  • July 10: 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
  • August 14: Summer Picnic, Memorial Park, Millersville, PA
  • September 11: Fall Club Auction. Co-Hosts: Mike Marino & Joseph Berlin
  • September 17: SPECIAL Presentation by Dr. Charles J. DiComo at the Greater Philadelphia Stamp & Collectors Club (GPS&CC), on Banking in Pawling, New York: In the Village & Surrounding Townships, 1849–1929. For more info, contact Phil Russell at russell516@comcast.net
  • October 9: Czeslaw Slania, Master Engraver-II, by David Hunt. Host: Lou DiFelice
  • November 13: Annual Meeting, Open House & Exhibition. Co-Chairs: Len Kasper & Dr. Paul Petersen. Hostess: Diane Meek
  • December: Holiday Dinner, Hosts: Deb Ehleiter & Company (Date to be determined)

2019 REGIONAL SHOWS

  • March 23: The Philatelic Gathering, Inaugural meeting of this Study Group at the Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA, begins at 10:00 AM. For more details, click HERE
  • April 13: Delpex, Nur Shine Center, New Castle, DE. For more details, visit Delpex 2019.
  • April 20: The Annual Coin Show sponsored by the Red Rose Coin Club of Lancaster, Farm & Home Center of Lancaster County, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.
  • April 26-27: LANCOPEX, 34th Annual Stamp Show, Farm & Home Center of Lancaster County, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. For more details, visit LANCOPEX 2019
  • June 7-9: NAPEX, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA 22012. For more details, visit NAPEX 2019.
  • June 23-28: APS Summer Session, American Philatelic Center (APC), Bellefonte, PA (More to come on this, as Drs. Petersen and DiComo shall be presenting on June 24)
  • June 30: Some Sunday Stamp Show, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, Kevin Kellman, Host
  • August 1-4: APS/ATA StampShow/NTSS, CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N 10th St, Omaha, NE. For more details, visit StampShow 2019
  • August 11: Some Sunday Stamp Show, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, Kevin Kellman, Host
  • October 24-26: The Civil War, A Postal System Divided, American Philatelic Center, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte PA 16823. Sponsored by CSA & APS. For more details, visit Postal Exhibition & Symposium 2019
  • October 27: Some Sunday Stamp Show, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, Kevin Kellman, Host
  • December 15: Some Sunday Stamp Show, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, Kevin Kellman, Host

2020 SOCIETY PROGRAMS

It is never too late to start planning ahead for 2020, speakers are requested. Please contact Dr. Paul Petersen at pcpetersen@comcast.net

  • January 8: Winter Club Auction
  • February 12: The Development of Perforations on United States Postage Stamps: 1855 – 1857, by Dr. Charles J. DiComo
  • March 11: TBD
  • April 8: TBD
  • May 13: Canada’s Roll in Union & Confederate Postal Cross-Border Mail during the U.S. Civil War, Ron Majors
  • June 10: Spring Club Auction
  • July 8: TBD
  • August TBD: Summer Picnic, Memorial Park, Millersville, PA
  • September 9: Fall Club Auction
  • October 14: Great Britain Stamped to Order Stationary & Royal Household Official Mail, by David Hunt
  • November 11: Annual Meeting, Open House & Exhibition, Len Kasper & Paul Petersen
  • December 16: December Holiday Dinner

MEETING LOCATION

The Crossings Meeting Room at Landis Homes on 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA. Driving directions to Landis Homes can be found on their website at www.landishomes.org.

  • The Society meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday (except August).
  • Doors Open at 6:30 PM. Visitors Welcome!
  • Come Early to Share, Buy, Sell, and/or Trade.
  • Free Wi-Fi: Network = LHWIS; Password = landishomes07
  • Contact Paul Petersen at (717) 299-5640 or pcpetersen@comcast.net for more info

Jacobson – Litiz to Bethlehem

Written by on April 3, 2013 in Featured, Lancaster, Northampton with 0 Comments
A 5 cts. 1847 from a small Pennsylvania town.  Alexander [THE UNITED STATES 1847 ISSUE: A COVER CENSUS] records this cover and one other 5 cts. 1847 cover from Litiz. According to the Official Record Book of the Post Office Department [July 1, 1847 - June 30, 1851], 200 5 cts. stamps were delivered to Litiz.

A 5 cts. 1847 from a small Pennsylvania town.
Alexander [THE UNITED STATES 1847 ISSUE: A COVER CENSUS] records this cover and one other 5 cts. 1847 cover from Litiz.
According to the Official Record Book of the Post
Office Department [July 1, 1847 – June 30, 1851],
200 5 cts. stamps were delivered to Litiz.

Shock – Lancaster to Columbia

Written by on April 3, 2013 in Featured, Lancaster with 0 Comments
A 5 cts. 1847 from a small Pennsylvania town.  Alexander [THE UNITED STATES 1847 ISSUE: A COVER CENSUS] records five 5 cts. 1847 covers from Lancaster. This cover is not among those listed. According to the Official Record Book of the Post Office Department [July 1, 1847 - June 30, 1851], 1,600 5 cts. stamps were delivered to Lancaster.

A 5 cts. 1847 from a small Pennsylvania town.
Alexander [THE UNITED STATES 1847 ISSUE: A COVER CENSUS] records five 5 cts. 1847 covers from Lancaster. This cover is not among those listed. According to the Official Record Book of the Post
Office Department [July 1, 1847 – June 30, 1851],
1,600 5 cts. stamps were delivered to Lancaster.

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