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.



2020 SOCIETY PROGRAMS

VENUE: We hold our Meetings, Lectures, Auctions, Bourse and Annual Open House at Landis Homes, Crossings Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 1001 East Oregon Rd, Lititz, PA. For info & directions, scroll down.

  • February 12: 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
  • March 11: The U.S. 1933 Byrd Antarctic Issue: Production, First Day and Other Uses, by Alan Warren. Host: Dick Shaefer
  • April 8: Exploring Postal History, by Bill Schultz. Host: Tony Coccio.
  • 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. For more information, visit Auction Instructions. Download the Auction Lot Form HERE
  • July 8: The Development of Perforations on United States Postage Stamps: 1855 – 1857, by Dr. Charles J. DiComo, PSLC President
  • August TBD: Summer Picnic, Memorial Park, Millersville, PA
  • September 9: Fall Club Auction. For more information, visit Auction Instructions. Download the Auction Lot Form HERE
  • 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

2020 REGIONAL SHOWS, EXHIBITIONS & GATHERINGS

VENUE: Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Rd, Lititz, PA. For more details & directions, scroll down. Meetings, Lectures, Bourse and Annual Open House & Exhibition in the Crossings Meeting Room, 2nd Floor. Auctions in the High Conference Room, 1st Floor near front desk.

  • January 24-25: 42nd Annual York County Stamp Show. Sponsored by the White Rose Philatelic Society at the York Fairgrounds & Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17404. Hours: Friday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. For more info, contact Gordon Miller at gmscales@comcast.net
  • February 15: Hagerstown Postcard & Stamp Show. Ramada Plaza Hotel, Hagerstown, MD, Saturday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
  • March 14: Harrisburg Postcard Show. Linglestown Fire Co., Harrisburg, PA, Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Admission $2.00
  • March 27-28: Morlatton Postcard Show. Farm & Home Center of Lancaster, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA, Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Admission $2.50
  • April 18: DELPEX, hosted by the Brandywine Valley Stamp Club, Nur Shrine Temple, 198 South DuPont Hwy (U.S. Routes 13 & 40), New Castle, Delaware 19720. Contact: John Howker @ johnhowker@aol.com or +1 (302) 635-7016. Website: www.brandywinevalleystampclub.com
  • April 24-25: 35th LANCOPEX Stamp Show, at the Farm & Home Center of Lancaster, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA, 17601. Show hours: Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Free Admission, Parking and Wi-Fi. We will be celebrating the 180th Anniversary of the Great Britain 1840 Penny Black, Scott #1. For more details, click HERE. Click for PDF Mini-Icon LANCOPEX 2020 Press Release.
  • June 5-7: NAPEX, McLean Hilton at Tyson’s Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, Virginia 22102. Contact: William Fort @ wcfortiii@aol.com or +1 (281) 352-0072. Website: www.napex.org
  • September 4-6: BALPEX, sponsored by Baltimore Philatelic Society. Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Rd., I-83 Exit 20 E., Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030. Contact: Carroll Browne @ carrollbrowne@aol.com. Website: www.balpex.org
  • October 23-25: NOJEX/ASDA, sponsored by North Jersey Federated Stamp Clubs, Inc. and ASDA. Meadowlands Hilton Hotel, 2 Meadowlands Plaza, East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073. Contact: Robert G. Rose @ robertrose25@comcast.net or +1 (908) 305-9022. Website: www.nojex.org

2021 SOCIETY PROGRAMS

It is never too late to start planning ahead for 2021, speakers are requested. Please contact Paul Petersen. VENUE: We hold our Meetings, Lectures, Auctions, Bourse and Annual Open House at Landis Homes, Crossings Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 1001 East Oregon Rd, Lititz, PA. For info & directions, scroll down.

  • January 13: Winter Club Auction. For more information, visit Auction Instructions. Download the Auction Lot Form HERE
  • February 10: Dr. Charles J. DiComo, topic TBD
  • March 10:
  • April 14: Bill Schultz, topic TBD
  • May 12:
  • June 9: Spring Club Auction. For more information, visit Auction Instructions. Download the Auction Lot Form HERE
  • July 14:
  • August TBD: Summer Picnic, Memorial Park, Millersville, PA
  • September 8: Fall Club Auction. For more information, visit Auction Instructions. Download the Auction Lot Form HERE
  • October 13:
  • November 10: Annual Meeting, Open House & Exhibition
  • December TBD: December Holiday Dinner

MEETING LOCATION

The Crossings Meeting Room at Landis Homes on 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA (Directions below).

  • 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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