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Across the Fence Post, April-June 2022

April-May-June 2022 VOLUME 44 ISSUE 2

Newsletter of the Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs


by Gregg Greenwald as well as the current operations of the May 6-7, 2023
WFSC President Federation. I was presented with the cer-
emonial gavel and only had to use it to wFor iscopex 2023 at the
CONVENTION WRAP-UP call the meeting to order and to adjourn
the meeting! Hotel Retlaw, Fond du Lac, Wis.
A HUGE thank-you sponsored by the Wisconsin Federation
to all who partic- The banquet was certainly one to re-
ipated in WIS- member. It included the presentation of of Stamp Clubs
COPEX 2022 held exhibit awards, a WFSC Dealer Recog-
at the Hotel Retlaw nition Award, and a Wisconsin Phila- INSIDE
in Fond du Lac telic Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
April 9-10! Despite Attendees were treated to a special President’s Message 1
a shortened time for presentation by Jay Bigalke about a
planning and a very recent philatelic excursion that was truly WISCOPEX 2022 Volunteers 1
limited selection of extraordinary.
possible dates in which to hold the con- WISCOPEX 2023 Dates 1
vention, the hosting Fond du Lac Stamp Finally, a special shout out to those
Club did an outstanding job of pulling who gave seminars; manned the registra- Closed Album John Fagan 2
everything together. tion, youth and appraisal tables; helped
In addition to the Fond du Lac Stamp the dealers set up and take down their Wisconsinites Contribute to New
Club, I also want to thank all of the club tables; the exhibitors who presented
delegates who participated in the Annual their collecting interests; as well as those Scott Catalog 2
Business Meeting. I especially want to who set up and took down the exhibit
thank all of those who helped me keep frames. Your help is truly appreciated Club Connections 3
the agenda on track. There were some and allowed those who attended to enjoy
excellent discussions about the future the show. q Hall of Fame Inductees

(Gregg Greenwald and Bob Voss) 4

Bill Lothary Elected Southwest

• David Borchert ran the silent Region VP 4
VOLUNTEERS • Joe Kowalski handled publicity.
• Bill Manka managed the bourse. Michael Mules Receives WFSC
• Barbara Davis, Dixie Borchert,
Sharon Whitney and Karen Weigt all All in all, it was a great team effort, Dealer Recognition Award 5
staffed the registration table and made and I think the show was a great success.
sure people got where they needed to be. The Hotel Retlaw staff was terrific, and WISCOPEX Photo Gallery 5
they would be delighted to see us return
• Jerry Breuer, Mark Schnapp, Brian next year. WISCOPEX Palmares 5
Liedtke, Dan Undersander, Greg
Riesterer, Wayne Youngblood helped [Editor’s note: The above came from Minutes of WFSC 2022 Annual
put together and/or break down exhibit Clarence Davis, WISCOPEX 2022 show
frames. chairman. Clarence also is due recog- Business Meeting 6
nition for all the time and energy he put
• Aimée Devine handled the youth into making this show happen.] Editor Wanted 7
and beginner table.
Rhyme Time — Philatelic Terms 8
• John Paré was exhibits chairman.
Answers to Rhyme Time — Countries 8

Dealer Spotlight (David Alex) 9

Verne’s 80-Day Adventure 10

Notes From A Magpie — The

Duchess and the Yellow Dog 12

WISCOPEX 2022 Cover Offer 15

A Philatelic Identity Question 15

Show Calendar 16

CLOSED ALBUM at all levels. He served as club treasurer, WFSC OFFICERS
John Fagan librarian, auction record keeper, meeting
setup and tear-down helper, and MIL- PRESIDENT
John Fagan, of COPEX bourse chairman, to mention a Gregg Greenwald
Menomonee Falls, few. He graciously operated his offset 2401 Bluebird Ct.
Wis., passed away printer to produce club publicity at no Marshfield, WI 54449
on January 30, or minimal cost to clubs. He also print- [email protected]
2022. He was ed Across the Fence Post for a period
93 years old, of years. VICE PRESIDENT
and spent many Brian Liedtke
of those years John served as WFSC Southeast 4625 South Scot Dr.
volunteering to Region VP from 1993 to 1999. He was New Berlin, WI 53131
serve the phila- awards chairman from 1999 to 2020. [email protected]
telic community. He was resoundingly
welcomed to the Wisconsin Philatelic John collected early France and SECRETARY
Hall of Fame Class of 1996. zeppelin stamps and covers. q Clarence Davis
John was a member of the Milwau- W4022 Linden Dr.
kee Philatelic Society, the Germany WISCONSINITES CONTRIBUTE Malone, WI 53049
Philatelic Society (Chapter 18), the TO NEW SCOTT CATALOG [email protected]
Wauwatosa Philatelic Society, and
founding member of the Waukesha The 2022 Scott Specialized TREASURER
County Philatelic Society. He was a Catalogue of United States Stamps David Rees
member of three other Milwaukee-area and Covers includes special feature N4256 Evergreen Dr.
clubs that are no longer meeting. articles by Wisconsinites Dan Un- Rio, WI 53960
On the national level, he held mem- dersander, of Madison; and Gregg [email protected]
bership in the Ameican Air Mail Society, Greenwald, of Marshfield.
Germany Philatelic Society, American VP YOUTH DIVISION
Society of Polar Philatelists, France and Undersander’s article focuses MaryAnn Bowman
Colonial Philatelic Society, American on modern U.S. envelopes that have P.O. Box 1451
Topical Association, and the American received new minor listings. Gre- Waukesha, WI 53187
Philatelic Society. enwald’s article relates to enhanced [email protected]
John held offices in several of the listings in the Narcotic Tax Stamps
local clubs, as well as volunteering his section. EAST CENTRAL REGION VP
time and talents on numerous projects Bill Manka
And, in case you didn’t know, [email protected]
editor-in-chief, Jay Bigalke, is a Fond du Lac Stamp Club
Wisconsinite, too! Kettle Moraine Coin & Stamp Club
Manitowoc Philatelic Society
Across the Fence Post is the official publication of the Wisconsin Sheboygan Stamp Club
Federation of Stamp Clubs, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organi-
zation. The WFSC is a life member of the APS (since 1953), and SE REGION VP
a chapter member of the ATA. For more information about the Anna Trischan
WFSC, please visit the website, [email protected]
American Topical Association No. 5
ATFP is currently published four times a year: January, April, Germany Philatelic Society
July, October. News of Wisconsin collectors, club news and other
gratis original features are welcomed. The editor accepts sub- (Chapter 18)
missions in any format, but prefers email if possible. The editor Milwaukee Philatelic Society
reserves the right to make editorial changes to submitted copy. Material appearing in ATFP Waukesha County Philatelic Society
not carrying an individual copyright notice may be reproduced only by not-for-profit organiza- Wauwatosa Philatelic Society
tions, provided the author(s) and ATFP receive credit or attribution. All materials carrying an
individual copyright notice are the sole property of the author(s). NE REGION VP
Unless explicitly stated by an officer in conjunction with official WFSC business, opinions Ray D. Perry
expressed by the editor or individual authors are not necessarily endorsed by the WFSC. [email protected]
Submission deadlines for editorial and advertising materials are the first of the month Bay de Noc Stamp & Coin Club
preceding month of publication. Editorial matter should be sent to: Karen Weigt, Interim Editor Green Bay Philatelic Society
ATFP, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562, 608-609-6173, [email protected]. Northwoods Philatelic Society
Send advertising material to Brian Liedtke, Advertising Manager, ATFP, 4625 So. Scot Oshkosh Philatelic Society
Dr., New Berlin, WI 53131, 414-731-9794, [email protected]. For a complete list Wisconsin Postal History Society
of advertising rates and policies (display, classified, and listings), request a copy from the
advertising manager. CENTRAL REGION VP
Chuck Rebek
2 Across the Fence Post April-May-June 2022 [email protected]
Central Wisconsin Stmap Club
Chippewa Valley Stamp Club
Lakeland Stamp & Coin Club
Wisconsin Valley Philatelic Society

Bill Lothary
[email protected]
Badger Stamp Club
Baraboo Stamp Club
Janesville Stamp Club
Monroe Stamp & Postcard Club
Tri-State Stamp Club

by MaryAnn Bowman, WFSC VP Youth Division The Waukesha County Philatelic

Chrmn. Publicity and Public Relations Committee Society has been starting each of their

CLUB CONNECTIONS 2022 meetings with an activity called
“Mystery Message.” Played similar to

Happily, clubs are finally feeling in-person and virtual attendance. ATA Hangman, a description of a philatelic
comfortable about in-person Chapter 5 has a large membership of item is identified with numbered spaces.
meetings and although masks over 100 but many of those collectors Members take turns guessing letters and
are still required in some of the meeting do not live in the Milwaukee area where are told in which spaces to write the
locations, members are just glad to be meetings are held monthly. The pan- letter. The person to correctly guess the
able to see each other again and swap demic forced them to meet virtually message gets to keep the item as a prize.
stamp stories. which resulted in “seeing” members
that had never attended a regular meet- The Waukesha club meets twice
So what have clubs been doing in the monthly. Some of their programs in-
cluded Alphabet Night with collectors

first quarter of this year? The Badger ing. Interestingly, the virtual meetings sharing items from their collection that

Stamp Club (Madison) has been busy typically had a somewhat larger atten- started with the letter “C.” In another

with auctions held on the third Saturday dance than the in-person meetings. activity, members were asked to share a

of each month. In February, a display The January program was a partic- philatelic item that had the number “22”

and talk about Lunar New Year stamps ipatory program presented virtually by somewhere in the denomination. Twen-

was followed by chocolate “coin” treats Tom Fortunato. Based on his exhibit and ty-two was chosen to support the current
packaged in traditional red envelopes. slide program, “Life is Just a Bowl of
year — 2022. However, any number
March brought an informative talk on Cherries,” the program explored idioms could be used.

German stamps and history. In February, a session was

A celebration event with devoted to Q & A (Questions

cake and coffee was held as and Answers). Questions from

BSC honored their retir- the members were submitted

ing club president, Chuck prior to the meeting to allow

Shoemaker, who had served ample time for any research

the club for MANY years. needed or to find examples.
The Milwaukee Phil- An auction of recently donated
material was sold with the club
atelic Society has been treasury being the beneficiary
having programs on vari- of the funds.
ous basic aspects of stamp
collecting with the most The March theme for the
recent session focusing Waukesha County Philatelic
on catalogs. The March Society was “Let’s Hear it for
program featured a speak-
the Ladies” and was a show-
er telling about Ireland
Graham Beck Exploring Stamps available through the APS and on YouTube and-tell of women on postage
and some of its stamps. In
stamps. Another program was
March, the club also hosted
a scavenger hunt titled “Something I
its annual StampFest dealer bourse. and expressions with illustrations of
Saw….” with members completing the
The Green Bay Philatelic Society a philatelic nature. Members had fun
game board at home and brought to the
has been having member show-and-tell guessing the saying from clues given

programs centered around a selected through words and philatelic illustra- meeting where the sheets are displayed

theme or topic. Participation in those tions. His website has other similar and winners determined. Collectors

types of programs is usually quite programs in different categories that can had a listing of categories to find items

interesting as members share items from offer an interesting evening’s challenge. for such as something I saw at the zoo,

their collections and tell a little about The February program was from something I saw at the park, something I

the stamp or related information. They, the Graham Beck Exploring Stamps saw at Christmas, etc.
too, resumed their annual stamp show series (available through the APS and Now that more clubs are meeting,
in March. on YouTube) and told about some of
the key takeaways related to the history please make sure that your club is sub-
The American Topical Association behind the designs of some of the early mitting its newsletter or program ideas
Chapter 5 (Milwaukee) finally was Olympic stamps. If you have never seen to me via U.S. Postal Service at P.O.
able to meet in person for their March any of the Graham Beck videos, you Box 1451, Waukesha, WI 53187 or via
meeting with previous meetings held via are missing out on entertaining and well email at [email protected]. q
Zoom. For their April meeting, they are

going to try a hybrid meeting with both researched stamp stories.

April-May-June 2022 Across the Fence Post 3

HALL OF FAME, CLASS OF 2022 Bill Lothary, of
Fitchburg, Wis.,
Gregg Greenwald and Bob Voss Gregg authored the Catalogue of was elected by
were inducted to the Wisconsin Philatel- Puerto Rico Revenues (U.S. Adminis- delegates at the
ic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremo- tration, September 1898-Present), a 2022 WFSC
ny took place at the WISCOPEX 2022 culmination of years of work in this spe- Annual Busines
banquet held on April 9 at the Hotel cialized area. He also has been responsi- Meeting to serve
Retlaw, Fond du Lac, Wis. ble for several dozen entries and catalog as WFSC South-
numbers of items in the Scott catalogs. west Region VP.
Gregg His one-year
Greenwald, Bob Voss, term begins on July 1.
of Marshfield, of McFar- Bill is a member of the Badger
Wis., retired land, Wis., Stamp Club; the Janesville Stamp Club,
as a software is a longtime of which he is current president; and the
analyst and member of the Rockford (Illinois) Stamp Club. On the
developer and Badger Stamp national level, he holds membership in
very shortly Club. He was the American Philatelic Society, Ger-
afterward took DANEPEX many Philatelic Society, and American
on the title of show chairman Revenue Society.
WFSC presi- for several He started collecting U.S. stamps as
dent. He served years. He a child, but paused his collecting while
as WFSC Central Region VP from 2004 furthermore, working and raising five children. He
through 2008. He has been a member of served more than once as WISCOPEX returned to the hobby after retiring from
the website committee since 2017. show or bourse chairman. General Motors and Saint Williams
Gregg has been president of the Cen- Bob currently operates Lake Edge School in Janesville.
tral Wisconsin Stamp Club for the past Stamps, a part-time, mostly mail-order Bill’s current favorite area to collect
15 years or so. He is a member of the business he began upon retiring 13 is German states, especially Bavaria,
American Philatelic Society, American years ago as a pastor in the Evangelical and U.S. revenues. q
Revenue Association, State Revenue So- Lutheran Church in America.
ciety, United States Possessions Philatel- His collecting interests are world- 2022 WISCOPEX CLUB AWARD
ic Society, United States Stamp Society, wide semipostal stamps. He also enjoys
Plate Number Coil Collectors Club, and topical collecting and has exhibited Badger Stamp Club/Wisconsin
the United Postal Stationery Society. several of those collections. Postal History Society Tied
He has several specialty collections. Bob is a member of the American
He has exhibited U.S. revenue stamps Topical Association, American Philatelic BSC and WPHS won the award
and has authored numerous articles on Society, International Society of World- by earning the most points for exhib-
various aspects of philately, appearing in wide Stamp Collectors, and Scandina- its entered at WISCOPEX 2022.
several philatelic publications. vian Collectors Club.
The purpose of this award is to
Congratulations to these two outstanding Wisconsin philatelists! encourage WFSC clubs to promote
exhibiting. Points are credited to
each club for which the exhibitor
holds membership. The point system
is as follows: Best of Show - 4, any
First Place - 3, any Second Place, -
2, any Third Place - 1. The tally for
2022 was:

Badger Stamp Club - 12
Wisconsin Postal History Society - 12
Baraboo Area Stamp Club - 9
Central Wisconsin Stamp Club - 7
American Topical Association

(Chapter 5) - 2
Fond du Lac Stamp Club - 2

4 Across the Fence Post April-May-June 2022

WISCOPEX 2022 PHOTO GALLERY ThebourseattheRetlaw
Hotel Crystal Ballroom

April 9-10, Fond du Lac, Wis.



Michael Mules (r.) receives congrat-
ulations from Dan Undersander,
WFSC awards chairman

Michael Mules, of Salem, Wis., Jay Bigalke speaking at the banquet The silent auction

and proprietor of Fox River Stamps,

received the 2022 WFSC Dealer Recog-

nition Award. He was recognized at the

WISCOPEX 2022 awards banquet held

on April 9 at the Hotel Retlaw in Fond

du Lac, Wis.

Michael was nominated on the

basis of his long-time strong support of

the hobby, his leadership in providing

opportunities for collectors to improve

their collections, and his reliability as a

stamp dealer.

He is a member of the Milwaukee

Philatelic Society and has served for

several years as the MILCOPEX bourse Wayne Youngblood (l.) receives Viewing the exhibits John Pare (l.) presents Clarence
chairman. He was WFSC VP from 2013 congratulations for Best of Show award Davis with the Essig Most
to 2017 and served on the website and Popular Exhibit award
from John Pare, exhibits chairman

editorial committees. Michael is also a

member of the American Philatelic So- WISCOPEX 2022 PALMARES

ciety. He is a former officer of the Plate Best of Show and First Place Dan Undersander — Purcello and
Number Coil Collectors Club. the (Almost) 1894 U.S. Postal Contract
Wayne Youngblood — Lost
In addition to operating Fox River Almost: The Los Alamos, N.M. Post Second Place
Stamps as a full-time stamp and supply Office and WWII Clarence Davis — Battleships - also
dealer, Michael also serves as the ex- Essig Most Popular Exhibit Award
ecutive director of the Midwest Stamp First Place
Dealers Association, organizing their 12 Dan Undersander — The World’s John Paré — Manitowoc Built
annual shows throughout the Midwest. q First Commemorative Stamped Enve- Submarines: Their History &
lope: The 1876 Centennial Philatelic Legacy

5 Across the Fence Post April-May-June 2022

Minutes of the Annual Business Meeting the ATFP and for the trip to the Great Amer- attending. Since COVID, only two to three
Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs ican Stamp Show in a year in which club are coming. The Central Wisconsin Stamp
90th Annual Convention (2020 convention dues had been waived due to the pandemic. Club stays in touch with the WFSC through
[Editor’s note: End-of-year 2021 balance is member Gregg Greenwald, the WFSC’s
canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic) $7156.50.] The treasurer’s report was unan- current president. The Lakeland Stamp and
Saturday, April 9, 2022 imously approved (Motion Central/Second Coin Club has only five to six members
Kettle Moraine). showing up for meetings. Actually, the club
Hotel Retlaw, Fond du Lac, Wis. has not had a meeting since October 2021.
MaryAnn Bowman, Vice President It is looking to change the meeting time to
[Editor’s Note: Minutes reformatted and Youth Division, reported that due to ongoing afternoons since many oldsters would rather
edited for this ATFP published version.] concerns related to the pandemic, youth not go out at night.
activities have been very much restricted, and
President Gregg Greenwald called the personal interaction with youth or beginners Anna Trischan, SE Region VP, reported
meeting to order at 11:03 a.m. has been limited and virtually nonexistent that the Milwaukee Philatelic Society meets
in many cases. She continues to offer her once monthly at the Brookfield Library. MPS
VP Brian Liedtke read the invocation. assistance and resources as needed, providing and WFSC co-sponsored WISCOPEX 2021
Secretary Clarence Davis called the roll stamps and some basic supplies to those mak- last fall. The Wauwatosa Philatelic Society
of clubs. Fourteen delegates were present ing inquiries. A youth area was available at the meets once monthly at the Wauwatosa
from the following clubs: fall WISCOPEX 2021 show. She continues to Library. The Waukesha Philatelic Society
write for and about youth in the journals for meets twice monthly and has met at several
Badger Stamp Club the American Topical Association and for the different locations. The American Topical
Baraboo Area Stamp Club American First Day Cover Society. Association Chapter 5 was meeting via
Central Wisconsin Stamp Club Zoom and just recently resumed in-person
Fond du Lac Stamp Club Ray Perry, Northeast Region VP, meetings at the Wauwatosa Library. The
Green Bay Philatelic Society reported on clubs in his region: local chapter of the Germany Philatelic
Janesville Stamp Club Society has suspended meetings due to the
Kettle Moraine Coin and Stamp Club The Northwoods Philatelic Society re- pandemic, but is hoping to resume in-person
Milwaukee Philatelic Society mains active with in-person meetings. After meetings and is planning to search for ad-
Northwoods Philatelic Society a false start last fall, the Bay de Noc Stamp ditional members in the near future. Anna’s
Sheboygan Stamp Club and Coin Club began meeting again at Bay contact for the Germany club, John Fagan,
Waukesha Philatelic Society de Noc Community College. The Green Bay passed away earlier this year and another
Wauwatosa Philatelic Society Philatelic Society continues to meet at their member has agreed to take his place. John
Wisconsin Postal History Society new location at Festival Foods on University was an avid collector and philatelist in our
Wisconsin Valley Philatelic Society Ave. Their stamp collecting summer school region and will be greatly missed.
classes went well. Plans are under way for
Membership totals for 2021 indicate more classes this summer. The Oshkosh Aimée Devine, Southwest Region VP,
a decline in membership from 704 to 585 Philatelic Society continues to meet in per- reported the Badger Stamp Club is holding
members; this may be partly attributable son at the Mother Theresa Center of Father its meetings once again on the first and third
to clubs that have not provided numbers to Carr’s Place in Oshkosh. Their annual bourse Saturdays of each month. Attendance has
Treasurer David Rees or have not resumed in November 2021, at the Hilton Garden Inn been good. The club is sorry to see long-time
activity due to COVID-19. A full report with in Oshkosh went well. The Wisconsin Postal president Charles Shoemaker resign due to
a spreadsheet was previously distributed. History Society has a new editor (Karen an impending move. The Baraboo Area
Weigt) for their publication, Badger Postal Stamp Club has started meeting again on
Minutes of the Saturday, May 15, 2021, History. The WPHS will hold its annual the last Thursday of each month in a class-
Annual Business Meeting were unanimously meeting at WISCOPEX. room at the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk
approved as previously published in ATFP County campus. The Janesville Stamp Club
(Motion Kettle Moraine/Second Central). There’s nothing new on the proposed has begun hosting regular meetings and at-
All-American Girls Professional Baseball tendance has been good. They held their first
REPORTS OF OFFICERS League stamp. Ray is open to suggestions as show in a year in February and were pleased
President Gregg Greenwald reported to how to get an update. with the dealers’ response and attendance
numbers. The Monroe Stamp and Postcard
on his activities. Bill Manka, East Central Region VP, Club has not responded to emails, so current
Vice President Brian Liedtke high- reported that he has met numerous times status is unknown. The Tri-State Stamp
with the Fond du Lac Stamp Club. He has Club is meeting again in person but in a
lighted the return to in-person activities and contacted other clubs in his region (Sheboy- private office space owned by one of their
reported on the one-day Stamp-O-Rama in gan Stamp Club, Kettle Moraine Coin and members. Meetings are for members only at
New Berlin as well as the motorcoach trip Stamp Club and the Manitowoc Philatelic this point and masks are now optional.
to Chicago for the Great American Stamp Society) to obtain meeting times and loca-
Show. He also noted that the Rockford tions. Clubs are slowly returning to normal REPORTSOFSTANDINGCOMMITTEES
Stamp Club (Rockford, Illinois) had rejoined operations after the pandemic hiatus. MaryAnn Bowman, Chrmn. Publicity
the Federation (dues pending). Interest was
expressed in continuing the Stamp-O-Rama Chuck Rebek, Central Region VP, and Public Relations Committee, reported
every other year. related that he was informed that the Chip- that keeping philately alive and promoting
pewa Valley Stamp Club has not met for the hobby to WFSC clubs and their members
Secretary Clarence Davis reported he a couple years, but members stay in touch has been an interesting challenge this past
has prepared agendas and minutes for WFSC by phone. The club contact said COVID-19 year due to continued COVID concerns.
meetings. He has also handled miscellaneous was the final nail in the coffin. The Wiscon-
correspondence. sin Valley Philatelic Society tried to meet
once a month with only five to six members
Treasurer David Rees reported that the
WFSC treasury balance had declined in 2021
by $2534.95 due to continued expenses for

6 Across the Fence Post April-May-June 2022

Club news continues to be offered through a the past 11 years that Al has been the APS AWARDS
column she writes for Across the Fence Post. representative for the WFSC, He receives Hall of Fame – Class of 2022 — Gregg
Among the activities offered were several the WFSC’s monthly chapter copy of the
new and innovative ideas. Although few American Philatelist, which he takes to his Greenwald and Bob Voss were unaminously
stamp shows or philatelic events were held in local library. elected to the Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of
the state within the last year, ways were found Fame.
to keep members engaged. For example: Robert Mather, American Topical
Eblasts have regularly been sent out inform- Association Representative, reported WFSC 2022 Dealer Recognition
ing members of news items and program pos- that the ATA is growing. Per the executive Award — Michael Mules received the
sibilities; monetary incentives were and are director, Jennifer Miller, since July of 2020 awa rd (Nominated by Fond du Lac Club)
still being offered to those who create an ac- it has increased membership by 10 percent. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
tivity, game, lesson, or presentation and make A number of new members from foreign
it available for the WFSC website; members countries (New Zealand, Australia, etc.) have The slate presented by the Brian
were offered an opportunity to share items recently joined. Liedtke, Chrmn., Nominating Committee,
from their collections using a mini-theme was unanimously approved (Motion Central/
suggested by the WFSC and these items were Jennifer is developing an online directo- Second WPHS)
then posted to the website; and the American ry so members can more easily contact one
Topical Association Chapter 5 has been re- another. For information on how to get on Two-year term: 7/1/22-6/30/24
cording their Zoom programs and the videos the directory, call Jennifer at 618-985-5100. Secretary - Clarence Davis
are available on the WFSC YouTube channel Treasurer – David Rees
for viewing by the public. Greg Riesterer, Chrmn., Website Com-
mittee, reported that website usage is back to One-year term: 7/1/22-6/30/23
The WFSC hosted Stamp-O-Rama en- pre-pandemic level: VP Youth Division –
abling clubs to do a little spring housekeep- MaryAnn Bowman
ing of their duplicate and donated material 4/1/21 to 3/31/22 brought 4,356 users, Central Region VP – Chuck Rebek
while extracting a little cash for their trea- 14,899 pageviews. East Central Region VP – Bill Manka
suries. At WISCOPEX 2022, a presentation Southeast Region VP – Anna Trischan
was made offering suggestions and ideas for 4/1/20 to 3/31/21 brought 3,430 users, Northeast Region VP – Ray Perry
educational club programming. 11,125 pageviews. Southwest Region VP – Bill Lothary

A special thank you to the clubs who 4/1/19 to 3/31/20 brought 4,307 users, APPOINTMENTS
have faithfully shared their newsletters for 14,052 pageviews. Standing Committee on Exhibitions
my column.
Thirteen presentations, slide decks, and (Chair Voss/Liedtke/Davis)
Douglas Henkle, Chrmn. Bylaws word games received an honorarium incentive. Nominating Committee for 2023 Con-
Committee, reported no required action on Six clubs participated in the holiday-themed
the bylaws. slide show and there were six submissions for vention (Chair Liedtke/Weigt)
the Wisconsin-theme slide show. Hall of Fame Committee (Chair Under-
PROJECTS AND OTHER APPOINTEES Karen Weigt, Speakers Bureau Coor- sander/Carney/Wait)
dinator, remarked that times have changed Interim Newsletter Editor (Weigt)
Karen Weigt, Interim Newsletter Editor, in that a presentation is available on the
stated she would like to pass on the respon- internet on practically any philatelic subject CLOSED ALBUMS (honoring members of
sibility of newsletter editor to someone else. desired. All that’s needed is a computer and WFSC clubs who have died during the year)
Until that becomes possible, however, she a hookup to a screen to provide a profes-
will continue as interim editor as long as the sional-quality educational program. Does John Fagan (Milwaukee), Thomas
WFSC can get along with quarterly issues, the WFSC still want a listing of available Boykoff (Badger), Adrian Stransky (Badger)
which seems to be sufficient. in-person presentations? A WFSC Speakers
Bureau list is posted on the WFSC website The meeting was adjourned at 12:06 p.m.
Brian Liedtke expressed appreciation for with links to many, many other internet (Motion Kettle Moraine/Second Central)
Karen’s work and her willingness to continue program options. Karen requested feed-
editing the quarterly version until a perma- back on whether or not to continue with the WANTED!
nent replacement can be found. Interest was WFSC Speakers Bureau. Her email address
expressed by delegates in a monthly one- or is [email protected]. Editor: Across the Fence Post
two-page update to be provided electronical-
ly. Ray Perry noted that an editor would need Aimée Devine, Facebook Administra- The WFSC is in need of an editor for
to be found for this publication. tor, reported that since shows have started its publication, Across the Fence Post.
back up again she has been posting show You could be that editor. Picture your-
Clarence Davis, Historian/Archivist, flyers to the Federation’s page. If clubs have self in one of the above blank faces.
reported he has maintained records of WFSC any news or flyers that they would like post-
conventions and other items as requested. He ed, they are welcome to email her. The page When you can see yourself in one of
responded to inquiries three times in the past has 68 followers as of March 17, 2022. those images and want further infor-
two years. mation, please contact Ray Perry at:
NEW BUSINESS [email protected] or call at (920)
Allen Vick, American Philatelic Soci- 660-2154 with your name and contact
ety representative, reported the WFSC has Motion to Designate WISCOPEX 2023 information. Thank you!
been an APS Chapter since 1953. A WFSC a WFSC-sponsored Event — unanimously
Chapter Report and free dues application approved (Motion Badger/Second Kettle April-May-June 2022 Across the Fence Post 7
is submitted annually to the APS. The free Moraine)
chapter dues requirement has been met for
Germany Philatelic Society (Chapter
18) — Anna Trischan noted that the club re-
quires new members to remain viable. Mem-
bers from others clubs were invited to join.

by Joe Kowalski, Fond du Lac Stamp Club

RHYME TIME — Philatelic Terms

Fill in the lines on the right with philatelic terms that rhyme with the words on the left. Slashes denote spaces.
Answers will appear on the WFSC website and in the next quarter’s Across the Fence Post.

1. mare tail
2. yachts
3. songs
4. clamp flub

5. surfer nation

6. kid
7. perturbed bum
8. flint ever singed
9. converted Kenny
10. daughter shark
11. sashay
12. great Bach

TIME — Countries

from Jan.-Feb.-Mar. 2022
ATFP, p. 8

1. rain/Spain
2. pants/France
3. bongo/Congo
4. blue freehand/New Zealand
5. Texaco/Mexico
6. Dad/Chad
7. Why banned?/Thailand
8. her shoe/Peru
9. Windy, huh?/India
10. mate smitten/Great Britain
11. her money/Germany
12. tan casino/San Marino

8 Across the Fence Post April-May-June 2022


This column features dealers who are WFSC members and/or participate at
WFSC member club shows. A complete listing of dealers appears at www.wfsc- Please patronize our WFSC club-member and show dealers.

David Alex, Glenview, Illinois

Getting Started — I used to collect coins and

I would go to Marshall Field’s flagship store in

downtown Chicago to buy my coin albums and other

supplies. Their stamp department was directly across

from their coin section. One day I somehow turned

around, bought my first stamp album and first box of

stamps (a plastic box with a few pretty stamps on the

outside but junk inside!), and 20 years later I became

a full-time stamp dealer. Now, 2022 marks my 32nd

year as a full-time stamp dealer.

Material offered — I sell only U.S. stamps, but

I cover virtually all categories listed

in the U.S. Scott Specialize catalog:

mint and used singles, plate blocks,

booklets, coils, modern varieties,

back-of-the-book, revenues, postal

stationery and possessions. I sell

stamps in all price ranges, from pen-

nies each to thousands of dollars, to

beginners and advanced collectors.

Show participation — I attend

most shows in the southern half of

Wisconsin, as well as selected shows

in the Chicago area and Michigan.

MSDA Madison June 4-5 Contact information — You can
reach me at any time by telephone or
TOSAPEX August 13-14
fax at 847-291-7826.

Interesting philatelic note — I

enjoy educating my customers about

U.S. philately and sharing my knowledge and expertise. I have been a member of

the American Philatelic Society since 1982.

Any dealer who wishes to participate in a future spotlight may
contact Brian Liedtke at [email protected].

Dealers at WISCOPEX 2022, May 9-10, Fond du Lac, Wis.

9 Across the Fence Post April-May-June 2022

by Clete Delvaux, Green Bay Philatelic Society


Last Sunday (January 2, 2022), Fogg and Passepartout, trailed by Figure 1 – Cover of 1873 French
my wife and I watched the first detective Fix, cross three continents and first edition of Jules Verne Around
episode of Jules Verne’s Around two oceans. Wikipedia shows a map of
the World in 80 Days on PBS. The new their world route and an itinerary of their the World in 80 Days
end-of-2021 film promised to be a spec- means of transportation. Delays and
tacular epic production. death-defying exploits abound. Wikipe- If you look carefully at the stamp,
dia’s means of transportation is limited you will see three riders besides the ele-
I had already been primed for this to trains and steamers. Yet, when they phant driver. The third character is Aou-
150th anniversary of the publication of proceed to cross India from Bombay to da, a female that Fogg and Passepartout
Verne’s classic by my The Timetables Calcutta by rail, they find that, contrary earlier rescued from a fiery death. She
of History. I use this source as a refer- to London newspaper reports, the rail- was the victim of an old Hindu practice
ence to literary anniversaries to research road’s central section is not complete. in which a widow is sacrificed by sitting
articles for The Journalists, Authors and Therefore, they must hire a howdah and atop her deceased husband’s funeral pyre.
Poets on Stamps Bulletin. In this case, his elephant to travel the gap in the rail-
Timetables said that 2022 marks the road. This part of their journey is shown Together the trio have numerous
150th anniversary of the publication of on an 80F airmail stamp (Figure 2) exciting adventures which come to
Around the World in 80 Days in serial issued by Togo Scott C423 to commem- an abrupt end when Fogg, back in
form in 1872. It was published in book orate the 75th anniversary of the death England, is arrested by detective Fix.
form in 1873 (Figure 1). of Jules Verne in 1980. Although Fogg is quickly exonerated
of the crime, the delay caused by false
The story starts at London’s Reform Figure 2 — charges appears to have cost Fogg his
Club, where the well-to-do gentlemen Togo Scott $20,000 wager.
are reacting to a newspaper article that
claims that with the finish of a central C423 Passepartout, however, discovers
section of a railroad from Bombay to issued that Fogg has miscalculated their travel
Calcutta, India, it would now be possible in 1980 time. Fogg did not take into consider-
to travel around the world. depicts ation that because they had crossed the
travel by Pacific Ocean from west to east, they
One of the gentlemen, a Phileus elephant gained a day when they crossed the
Fogg, bets $20,000 that he can do it in Verne’s International Date Line. They had not
in 80 days. The bet is taken up by a 80-day missed the deadline after all. The trio
scoffer, and Fogg and his new valet, adventure hurry off to the Reform Club just in time
Passepartout, begin their first day of the for Fogg to win his bet. Fogg splits his
journey. In a subplot, they are tailed by Figure 2a — inset depicts profits with Passepartout and Fix and
private detective Fix, who mistakenly the elephant driver, Fogg, marries Aouda.
believes Fogg is a bank robber. (In the Passepartout, and Aouda
TV version Mr. Fix is changed to Miss Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a
Fix, a newspaper reporter. Ah, yes, mov- French novelist, poet, and playwright.
ie makers will often change many things He collaborated with the publisher
from the book.) Pierre Jules Hetzel to create Voyages
extraorinaires, a series of best-selling
(According to Wikipedia, the inspira- adventure novels, including Journey to
tion for “Phileus Fogg” was American the Center of the Earth (1864), Twen-
adventurer and author William Perry ty Thousand Leagues under the Seas
Fogg. In 1868, this Fogg began what (1870), and others.
he became most famous for, his travels
around the world, during which he be- April-May-June 2022 Across the Fence Post 10
came one of the few Americans to travel
through the interior of Japan).

Verne is shown on Mexico Scott C634 book, Around the World in 72 Days,
(Figure 3) issued in 1980. The stamp became a best seller.
commemorates the 75th anniversary of
Verne’s death. Monaco Scott 347 (Figure Bly (Figure 5) was one of four
4) commemorates the 50th anniversary of woman journalists honored with a U.S.
Verne’s death and depicts characters from postage stamp in a 2002 Women in Jour-
Around the World in 80 Days. nalism block of four (Scott 3665-68).

Figure 3 — Monaco Scott 347 Figure 4— Monaco Scott 347 Figure 5 — U.S. Scott 3665
issued in 1980 honors Jules issued in 1955 depicts images re- issued in 2002 shows journalist
Verne on the 75th anniver- lated to Verne’s 80-day adventure Nellie Bly, who wrote Around the

sary of his death and commemorates the 50th World in 72 Days
anniversary of Verne’s death
According to Wikipedia, Verne The other three female journalists
“has been the second most translated Shakespeare.” “In the 2010s, Verne was in the block are Ida M. Tarbell, Ethyl L.
author in the world since 1979, ranking the most translated author in the world.” Payne, and Marguerite Higgins. These
between Agatha Christie and William three sound interesting? Is anyone will-
Elizabeth Cochran Seaman (1864- ing to research and write an article on
1922), better known as Nellie Bly, any one of these journalists? q
was an American journalist. In 1888,
Bly suggested to her editor at the New
York World that she take a trip around
the world, attempting to turn Verne’s
“around the world in 80 days” into fact
for the first time. Just over 72 days
after her departure from Hoboken, New
Jersey, Bly was back in New York. Her

April-May-June 2022 Across the Fence Post 11

by Peter Hamon, Badger Stamp Club

Notes From A Magpie

The Duchess and the Yellow Dog

At a stamp show some years ago, The stamp was a bright red-orange In this case. the response was a little
I came across an interesting and bore a central design consisting of disappointing. The only real help I got
item while sorting through a some sort of bird carrying a letter in its was the words “Gelber Hund,” which
dealer’s stock of old German postcards beak flying above clouds, and a sunrise. the dealer said referred to the stamp
(Figure 1). At first glance, what I had Additionally, the words Erste Deutsche separately as well as both the postcard
found was far too common to merit fur- Luftpost am Rhein (the first German Air- and the stamp together. Confusing, but
ther consideration. It was simply a non- post to the Rhine) appeared encircling at least this was a starting point. And
descript olive gray card, franked with a the central design. This looked pretty so, despite the fact that the final cost of
5 pfennig Germania stamp (this being official to me. the Gelber Hund was higher than I had
the amount required to mail a postcard initially hoped, I took my new treasure
within Germany in the early years of The dead giveaway, however, was home to begin my research.
the cancel. This item was formally
My first stop was the Scott cata-
logue. No luck. Although Scott’s did
finally include the Gelber Hund stamps
in their Classic Specialized catalogue, it
was only about 20 years later that they
did so, and the Gelber Hunds still are

Figure 1 — basic Gelber Hund postcard

the 20th century). Now, had this been all stamped with what appeared to be an Figure 2 — Grand Duchess
that there was to say about the post- official government postal cancel. That Eleanor von Hessen
card, I would simply have refiled it in settled the issue. It was almost certainly
the dealer’s stock and gone merrily on not just a label, and I wanted it. My resi-
my way, but there was something else dent magpie was awake and on the wing!
about that particular card that merited a
second look (or perhaps even a third or While negotiating the price of the
a fourth!). postcard down to something I could
actually afford, I asked the dealer if he
The key difference was that there knew anything about the item. I usual-
was a second stamp affixed next to the ly ask dealers if they can tell me any-
5pf regular postage. Although I could thing about my purchases. Stamps are,
recognize most German stamps even after all, their chosen area of expertise.
then, this added one was something Most are founts of wisdom concerning
I had never seen before. Perhaps it all sorts of philatelic information. And
was just a private label, but perhaps they are almost invariably happy to
something more. share what they know.

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not even mentioned in their Standard To make it all happen, the duchess friend, August Euler (the first licensed
multi-volume publication.
convinced her own family to pledge German pilot and a famous aircraft
Next, I delved into my 26 bound
volumes of the collected magazines of 50,000 marks to match the projected designer and builder), to lend his newest
the Germany Philatelic Society. I bought
these weighty tomes (and I do mean income from her airshow. The idea of aircraft, the Gelber Hund (or Yellow
weighty!) at a stamp auction many years
ago and they have come in very handy the airshow was to carry mail by air Dog), to carry mail for the event. There
over time. My set contains issues all
the way back to 1958. Although I could between the five major cities in the is some controversy over just how the
only find bits and pieces of pertinent
information concerning Gelber Hunds in duchy (these being Darmstadt, Of- aircraft came by its name. One story is
this resource, at least my efforts helped
me to justify using up a couple of feet of fenbach, Main,
scarce shelving space in our stamp room
for their storage. Mainz, Worms, “One combination, part of a numbered series of
and Frankfurt am 1,000, has one 1m stamp on the front of the card and
After continuing to dig through Main). two on the reverse. It is called Rotar Hund, or Red
ever more obscure resources for Dog (Figures 3 and 4). Another with four green 30pf
several months, I finally struck gold! Of course, for stamps on the front and six on the back is called the
Several catalogs from the Michel an airshow, she Gruener Hund, or Green Dog (Figures 5 and 6).”
company (unfortunately mostly only needed aircraft.
in German) provided a lot of infor- First, the duchess
mation about the stamps themselves.
With regard to the history of the event asked a close
that created them, however, I still had
to look further afield. 1 M. overprint on 10pf Rotar Hund
stamps affixed to card below
I was ultimately fortunate enough
to be able to access a 2012 article from Figure 3 — Rotar Hund (front)
Scribblings, a publication of the Rocky
Mountain Philatelic Society, as well as Figure 4 — Rotar Hund (back) (cont’d. on p. 14)
a 73-page monograph published in 2001
by the Germany and Colonies Philatelic
Society (the British equivalent to our
own American counterpart, the Germa-
ny Philatelic Society). And, of course,
there was always Wikipedia! Some of
what I learned appears below.

In the early years of the 20th century,
infant mortality in Germany exceeded
20 percent. Although the duchy of Hesse
did much better at 15 percent, this level
was still unacceptable to the Grand
Duchess Eleanor (Figure 2), and she
decided to do something about it. First,
she created a charity intended to fund
both free clinics and children’s homes.
It all began with female volunteers
selling flowers from door to door. But
the duchess had far greater dreams.
This was the infancy of aviation. Most
people had never even seen an airship
of any kind before, much less attended
a real airshow. The duchess decided
to organize one, and so was born the
Postkartenwoche or postcard week of
June 1912.

April-May-June 2022 Across the Fence Post 13

Notes From A Magpie
(cont’d. from p. 13)

that the craft was painted a yellowish color Figure 5 — Gruener Hund (front)
and the name came from this. The other, and
by far my favorite, is that one day the engine Figure 6 — Gruener Hund (back)
would not turn over and the frustrated pilot
kicked its tires while shouting, “Oh you yel- Figure 7 — contest entry stamps
low dog!” The name stuck.
stamp overprinted with the letters to win a ride on the Schwaben or a cash
Advance ticket sales far exceeded expec- E.EL.P. (Figure 7). These were prize of 250 marks. Event visitors were
tations, so much so that the one week of the sold on the last two days of the invited to submit a guess (on a properly
event was extended to two. The duchess soon event and represented a contest stamped event card) as to the meaning
realized that the Gelber Hund’s strictly limited
cargo capacity simply could not handle the
volume of mail, especially if passengers were
involved, so she convinced Count Ferdinand
von Zeppelin (name sound familiar, anyone?)
to donate the use of his newest airship, the LZ
10 Schwaben, for the duration of the event.

Last but not least, and in the face of some
rather stiff bureaucratic opposition, the Impe-
rial German Postal Service finally agreed to
cancel Gelber Hund stamps, thus bestowing
on them the status of “semiofficial” postage
stamps, although they still had to be accompa-
nied by the standard Germania issues in order
to be carried in the mail.

Which brings us to the event stamps and
covers themselves. Three special stamps were
issued for the event. These were denominated
10pf, 20pf, and 30pf. All three had the same
basic design, save for the value, but the 10pf
and 20pf were red-orange in color whereas
the 30pf was printed in green. The 10pf could
be used to mail an event postcard, or to gain
admission to the airshow grounds. The 20pf
functioned like the 10pf, except that the extra
10pf was a donation to the charity. The 30pf
also included a charitable contribution.

Actual flights on the Gelber Hund or the
Schwaben were expensive, so cards intended
for these flights were often franked by the
lesser valued stamps with 1 mark overprints.
This led to some usages that were both uncom-
mon and expensive. Most fancy combinations
appear on colorful red or orange cards, or
even a few white ones, in addition to the more
common olive gray.

One combination, part of a numbered series
of 1,000, has one 1m stamp on the front of the
card and two on the reverse. It is called the
Rotar Hund, or Red Dog (Figures 3 and 4).
Another, with four green 30pf stamps on the
front and six on the back is called the Gruener
Hund, or Green Dog (Figures 5 and 6). The
rarest, however, is either a 10pf or 20pf base

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of the overprint, and whoever got it right The best thing about this story is have, and there is a lot, is now far
would win the ride or the money. the outcome for the duchess’ charity. To beyond my price range. My magpie had
most of us, the semipostal indication on to find something both cheaper and just
This contest has been a source of a stamp simply means that some charity as shiny to carry back to my nest. For-
controversy over the years. Most people was somehow or other benefited by our tunately, this wasn’t difficult, but that’s
thought that the letters were initials per- purchase, but we rarely either know or another story. q
taining to the royal family, but the cost care just who or how. In this case, we
of that many rides would have eaten up know exactly who and when, and more References:
most of the event’s profit. Instead, the importantly, how. Infant mortality in
duchess and her committee announced Hesse ultimately fell by almost 40 per- “Duchess von Hessen and the Flight
that the real meaning was Ex Est Luft- cent in the years following the airshow, of the Gelber Hund” by Gary Gibson.
post (it’s all over with the airmails). at least in part as a result of the funds Scribblings, Sept.-Oct. 2012
Some people thought that the ultimate raised by that event.
outcome was rigged, but who wants to Grand Duchess Eleanor’s ‘Post-
argue with a duchess? In any case, the This ends my Gelber Hund experi- kartenwoche’ - the Rhine/Main Airmails,
Schwaben crashed a few days later so ence. Almost anything I don’t already 9-23 June 1912 by Terry Pizzale. Ger-
the point became moot. many and Colonies Philatelic Society,

WISCOPEX 2022 COVER OFFER by Art Schmitz, retired WFSC
Southeast Region VP

A Philatelic
Identity Question

The Fond du Lac Stamp Club is offering WISCOPEX 2022 covers commemorating the Some of us have to learn the
historic Hotel Retlaw in downtown Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. hard way. I’d always tried to get
canceled stamps from some of
To mail order, send $3 for one or $5 for two to Clarence Davis, W4022 Linden Dr., the faraway places shown in my
Malone, WI 53049. Include a No. 10 SASE and make checks payable to the Fond du Lac album when I was a kid.
Stamp Club.
In seventh grade I found the
CLASSIFIED AD OFFER answer to my interest. My fellow
collector boyfriend seemed to have
All WFSC members are entitled to two free 25-word classified ads per year. Include duplicates of canceled stamps from
your club membership (not counted as words). Send to Brian Liedtke, Advertising all the corners of the globe, and
Manager, ATFP, 4625 So. Scot Dr., New Berlin, WI 53131, 414-731-9794, or adman- was more than willing to sell them
[email protected]. to me for small change.

It was by sheer accident that
I found his source of those rare
canceled stamps from places like
Antigua and Reunion. I knew
these were British and French
colonies, but they had identical
cancels that seemed to refer to the
United States.

I knew my friend’s Dad was a
cigarmaker working from home,
and my buddy had used the
revenue stamper his Dad used
on his finished tobacco products
to create the kind of canceled
stamps I wanted. I never let on
that I knew the source of the
cancels. I just never bought any
more of them, but stayed friends
with my pal. q

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Shows within and surrounding Wisconsin are quickly coming back.
Keep checking at for updates.
Send your show listing information to Karen Weigt, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI
53562 —­ 608-609-6173 or [email protected].

WFSC CLUB SHOWS October 15, 2022

Central Wisconsin Stamp Club
Lakeland Coin and Stamp Show Plover Municipal Center, 2400 Keep informed about upcoming WFSC club shows
Lakeland Stamp and Coin Club
Woodruff Town Hall Commu- Post Rd., Plover, WI Send your email address to our eblast manager
nity Center (about ½ mile east hours 10-4 (J.D. Manville at [email protected].
of Hwys. 51 and 47, Woodruff, 715-341-5555, [email protected])
WI — hours 9:30-2:30 (Dean July 15-17, 2022 October 1-2, 2022
bourse, exhibits
Marin, 715-356-9453) Minnesota Stamp Expo MSDA Eau Claire Stamp Show
bourse only November 132, 2022 Maplewood Stamp Cub, Twin Midwest Stamp Dealers Assoc.
Eau Claire Expo Center, 5530
August 13-14, 2022 Oshkosh Stamp Bourse City Phil. Soc., Lake Fairview Dr., Eau Claire, WI
Oshkosh Philatelic Society Minnetonka Stamp Club, Minn.
TOSAPEX ‘22 Hilton Garden Inn, 1355 W. 20th Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3
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St. Francis Lions Community (Dave Carney, 920-750-3117, Crystal Community Center,
Center, 3476 E. Howard Ave., 4800 N. Douglas Dr. North, November 18-20, 2022
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St. Francis, WI bourse only CHICAGOPEX 2022
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Michael Mules 414-234-9867) tel, 400 Park Blvd, Itasca, IL
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September 16-18, 2022 Clubs 91st Convention and Suburban Collectors Club
MILCOPEX 2022 of Chicago
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Fond du Lac, WI LaGrange Rd, LaGrange, IL.
Brookfield Convention Center, more information to follow hours 10-3
bourse only
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October 1, 2022 DoubleTree by Hilton Madison
East, 4402 E. Washington Ave.,
Monroe Stamp and Postcard Show
Monroe Stamp and Postcard Club Madison, WI
Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3
Monroe Moose Lodge (behind
Farm and Fleet), 639 3rd Ave., bourse only

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(Randy Riese, 608-558-6430,
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[email protected]) Stamp Show
bourse only
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Engineers Hall, 6200 Joliet Rd.,

Countryside, IL
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