DECEMBER 2019 VOL. 41 ISSUE 9
Across the Fencepost
NEWSLETTER OF THE WISCONSIN FEDERATION OF STAMP CLUBS
WFSC CLUBS AT A GLANCE the meeting, a regular meeting site, dues, instead. Meetings include club business,
temporary club officers, a program were door prizes and an interesting presenta-
ATA CHAPTER 5 - ROBERT MATHER determined with the first actual club tion by a local collector.
meeting to take place on the second ATA Chapter 5 is a member of the
ATA Chapter 5 orginated as a club in Wednesday of every month. American Philatelic Society, the Ameri-
1952, shortly after the ATA was founded The first meeting was held on Septem- can Topical Association and the Wiscon-
by Jerry Husak in Milwaukee. The club sin Federation of Stamp Clubs. Meetings
held their monthly meetings in members ber 8 in the Firefly Room of the Wau- are held on the second Wednesday of
homes, but by the early 1980s, the club watosa Public Library, which is the current each month from 6:30-8:30pm in the
disbanded, likely due to aging of club meeting location. Annual dues were $2 Firefly room of the Wauwatosa Public
members. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? with a $3 initiation fee. Officers elected Library and the meeting is open to all. If
included Pat Loehr (President), Roland you live in the area, and are interested,
The annual National Topical Stamp Essig (Vice President), Linda Brothen why not join us for one of our meetings?
Show (NTSS), previously known as TOPEX (Secretary) and Ray Sullivan as Treasurer.
until 1997 took place in various cities Although I oversaw the restructuring, I felt At the annual MILCOPEX show in Mil-
around the country and in 1999, Milwau- others should take on leadership roles. waukee, I man a society table for the
kee hosted the show. Topical collecting in Instead, I took on the role of newsletter American Topical Association and ATA
the Milwaukee area became popular be- editor and continue to do so today. Chapter 5. I usually distribute back is-
cause of the early work of Jerry Husak. sues of the cachet and newsletter in the
During the 1999 show, six collectors The monthly newsletter began as a one hopes of recruiting new members and
sought to restructure the Chapter 5 club. page meeting and announcements notice. have been successful in doing so with an
The members knew Husak well and I con- Today, the newsletter has expanded to full average of 7-12 new members. Although
sidered him a close friend. I spearheaded eight color pages. It is mailed in a nicely many of the members are located all
the effort to revive the club and in the color cachet related to the stamp chosen across the country and cannot make the
following months, plans were made for to mail each issue. meetings, they are very pleased with the
the first meeting. newsletter. I believe I owe the hobby and
Annual dues were eventually increased this is my way of giving back. I can be
On Saturday, July 1999, a reorganiza- to $5 year where they remain today. Mem- contacted by mail: S56-W29562 Roanoke
tional meeting was held at the Four Points bers receive 12 newsletters and corre- Drive, Waukesha, WI 53189.
Milwaukee Hotel with nine members. At sponding cachets. Although there has
been talk of raising dues, I have insisted
the club should do more for the hobby
@ www.wfscstamps.org CONTENTS
@Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs
APS Chapter 350 WFSC CLUBS AT A GLANCE 1
ATA Chapter 107 EDITORS LETTER & CONTACTS 2
CLUB CONNECTIONS 3
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 4
FEATURE ARTICLE 5-8
CHRISTMAS ADS 8
SHOW CALENDAR 9
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EDITOR’S LETTER CONTACT INFORMATION
ALEX GILL, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PRESIDENT: SE REGION VP:
Karen Weigt Art Schmitz
Happy Holidays and a Happy 4184 Rose Ct. [email protected]
New Year to our readers and to Middleton, WI 53562 -American Topical Association
philatelists in and around Wis- [email protected] (Chapter 5)
consin! May you have a won- -Germany Philatelic Society
derful and memorable Christ- VICE PRESIDENT: (Chapter 18)
mas spent with friends and Brian J. Liedtke -Milwaukee Philatelic Society
family! This is the annual 4625 South Scot Dr. -Waukesha County Philatelic Society
New Berlin, WI 53131 -Wauwatosa Philatelic Society
Christmas issue where we celebrate the holidays through
stamps. This month, our feature article is about Wisconsin’s [email protected] NE REGION VP:
contributions to the issuance of Christmas stamps. Additionally, Ray D. Perry
clubs extend their holiday greetings from around the state SECRETARY: [email protected]
through custom made advertisements. Clarence Davis -Bay de Noc Stamp & Coin Club
W4022 Linden Drive -Green Bay Philatelic Society
Sincerely, Malone, WI 53049 -Northwoods Philatelic Society
[email protected] -Oshkosh Philatelic Society
Alex Gill -Outagamie Philatelic Society
Editor-in-Chief, Across the Fence Post TREASURER: -Wisconsin Postal History Society
E: [email protected] Allen E. Vick
2090 River Estate Lane CENTRAL REGION VP:
Stoughton, WI 53589 Chuck Rebek
[email protected] [email protected]
-Central Wisconsin Stamp Club
VP YOUTH DIVISION: -Chippewa Valley Stamp Club
MaryAnn Bowman -Lakeland Stamp & Coin Club
P.O. Box 1451 -Wisconsin Valley Philatelic Society
Waukesha, WI 53187
[email protected] SW REGION VP:
EAST CENTRAL REGION VP: [email protected]
Don Kurki -Badger Stamp Club
[email protected] -Baraboo Stamp Club
-Fond du Lac Stamp Club -Janesville Stamp Club
-Kettle Moraine Coin & Stamp Club -Monroe Stamp & Postcard Club
-Manitowoc Philatelic Society -Tri-State Stamp Club
-Sheboygan Stamp Club
Across the Fence Post is the official publication of the Wisconsin Federation of
Stamp Clubs, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. WFSC also is a life member
of the APS (since 1953). For more information about WFSC, please visit the
ATFP is published 10 times a year in January, February, March, April, May/June,
July, August/September, October, November and December. News of Wisconsin
collectors, club news and other gratis original philatelic features are welcomed.
The editor accepts submissions in any format, but prefers email if possible. The
editor reserves the right to make editorial changes to submitted copy. Material
appearing in ATFP not carrying an individual copyright notice may be repro-
duced only by not-for-profit organizations, 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).
Unless explicitly stated by an officer in conjunction with official WFSC business,
opinions expressed by the editor or individual authors are not necessarily en-
dorsed by the WFSC. Submission deadlines for editorial and advertising materi-
als are the 1st of the month preceding month of publication (i.e. Jan. 1 for Feb.
issue). Editorial matter should be sent to: Alex Gill, Editor ATFP, 3820 Waldo
Avenue, Apt. D, Bronx, NY 10463. Phone: 262-343-6467 ([email protected]).
Send advertising material to Greg Riesterer, Interim Advertising Manager, ATFP,
S4128 Whispering Pines Dr. Baraboo, WI 53913. P: 608-448-3231
([email protected]). For a complete list of advertising rates and
policies (display, classified, and listings), request a copy from the advertising
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MARYANN BOWMAN, WAUKESHA COUNTY PHILATELIC SOCIETY
The holiday season is upon us and for many clubs and their
members it is a time to make merry with food and games.
Some clubs have food brought in while other clubs ask mem-
bers to bring special treats to share. Many clubs offer games
such as stamp bingo or unscrambling philatelic words. The
Green Bay Philatelic Society is trying something new this year.
They are asking their members to create a free lance Christmas
themed display (of any size). There are no rules and it is not a
competition. Members are asked to go through their Christmas
stamps and covers and to have fun making their holiday show-
Speaking of food, two Federation clubs celebrated anniver-
saries with cake. The Badger Stamp Club is going strong after 60
years. Karen Weigt related a bit of the history of the club. It
was formed in 1959 as a spin-off from the Madison Stamp Club
that goes back to the 1930s. The BSC was to be a “junior” club
with the Madison Stamp Club members serving as mentors and
guides to the youth. The Badger club evolved over the years
with more adults than youth and even had more adults than
the parent club (Madison Stamp Club). The MSC dissolved in
The Waukesha County Philatelic Society celebrated 50
years. Regional Vice-President Art Schmitz offered a few con-
gratulatory words on behalf of the WFSC. The evening was
filled with shared memories of past and present members as
well as detailing some of the projects that the club had under-
taken in bygone days. The evening concluded with a mini-
auction and cake.
Two of our WFSC clubs are having programs that address
more complex subjects within the hobby. The Green Bay Phila-
telic Society had a program about the Universal Postal Union.
The Badger Stamp Club will focus on the “Artistry in Security
Printing: Canadian Bank Notes and Postage Stamps 1935 -
1985.” In each case they are presented and researched by
members within their own clubs.
The Milwaukee Philatelic Society signed up a new member
from Germany at Milcopex. He is currently a student studying
abroad but has agreed to give a program at the club’s January
meeting about stamp collecting and his country.
ATA #5 will be looking at the topical and thematic aspects of
United Nations stamps. Many philatelists look at the United
Nations as a country collection but there are many colorful sub-
jects on the stamps of the New York, Geneva, and Vienna Unit-
ed Nations stamps.
Milt Wirth of the Northwoods Philatelic Society gave a talk
at Milcopex on Christmas Seals and shared some of that infor-
mation with the members of his club. Did you know that USA
Seals have a standard release date of November 25th?
Wishing you the happiest of holidays and hoping that you
will remember to have a club representative send me news
about what your club is doing.
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WFSC PRESIDENT KAREN WEIGT
Here we are in the twelfth month of 2019,
the Green Bay Packers 100th anniversary year.
Back in December 2012, an ingenious individu-
al created this memorable cover commemo-
rating the last triple date of the century and
Aaron Rodgers, the Packers star quarterback
who wears the number 12 jersey.
Some people are so clever and here’s proof
there was an actual U.S. Postal Service postmark honoring the
triple 12. It came out of the Oakmont, PA, post office.
The cover was a special gift from a special friend, and I
thought you might be interested in seeing it. No doubt there
were only a few collector copies made as copyright laws would
prohibit this cachet.
Unfortunately, some show committees felt compelled to
avoid the Packers 100th anniversary theme specifically because
of copyright issues. The Janesville Stamp Club, however, went
for it and hopefully is well within the law when it comes to ca-
You can still add this Janesville 60th exhibition and bourse
cover to your Packers collection. To mail order, send $4 each
and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Aimee Devine, 2111
E. Luther Rd., Janesville, WI 53545.
Go Pack, and my best wishes to all for a happy holiday sea-
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year,
and all the Season’s Best from Wisconsin
Postal History Society.
Feel free to join us at our annual meeting
at WISCOPEX on May 2, 2020.
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WISCONSIN’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED
STATES CHIRSTMAS STAMP PROGRAM
CHRISTINE C. SANDERS & CRAIG CORGAN
This article previously ap- received a Christmas card Figure 1: 1958 Australia Christmas stamps (Scott 312 and
peared in the July, August, from a friend in Australia. 313) issued in two colors and denominations.
September 2019 issue of Yule The stamp on the cover has
Log, the official journal of the an image of a nativity scene Wisconsin's 7th District. Con- now focused on the Postmas-
Christmas Philatelic Club. It (Figure 1). He was so im- gressman drafted a bill in ter General. Responses from
has been reproduced with the pressed by the stamp that he 1959 that called for the POD the POD in 1959 to Congress-
permission of the authors. felt that the United States to issue a Christmas stamp in man Laird’s requests for a
should also issue a stamp for 1959 featuring the nativity postage stamp portraying the
By 1990, a number of Christmas. He shared his feel- and stipulated that the stamp Nativity were completely neg-
countries had issued stamps ing with Father Michael S. be placed on sale in ative. Despite having received
with Christmas themes. These Wasniewski, pastor of St. Waupaca, WI one day before many requests for a Christ-
included Canada (1899), Neth- Mary Magdalene Parish it was made available else- mas stamp, the Office of the
erlands (1933), Brazil (1939), (Figure 2) who, in turn, where. The bill never made it Postmaster General (Arthur E.
St. Pierre and Miquelon passed it on to the parish’s out of committee, and Con- Summerfield) listed numer-
(1941), Hungary (1943), and Legion of Mary organization. gressman Laird was informed ous reasons why such a
Austria (1948 and 1949). Cuba This organization along with that requests for commemo- stamp should not be issued
was the first country to issue the local Knights of Colum- rative stamps originate with including the short time use
Christmas stamps on an annu- bus, and the Junior Chamber individuals and organizations of the stamp leaving many
al basis beginning in 1951. In of Commerce, the City Coun- in the U.S. and these must be likely unsold; the feelings of
1957, Australia began issuing cil and County Board, started sent to the Postmaster Gen- some that the issuance of a
stamps for Christmas annually. a letter-writing campaign to eral. Legislative action is not stamp with religious subjects
This event was to have signifi- convince the Post Office De- required. If the stamp re- was inappropriate for a gov-
cant effect on the U.S. Christ- partment (POD) to issue a quested meets the criteria for ernmental agency, the re-
mas stamp program. Christmas stamp. selection, it is then referred sponses also included refer-
to the Citizen’s Stamp Adviso- ence to the Post Office De-
In 1958, Father Jules V. One of the individuals ry Committee that evaluates partment’s long-standing
Simineau, assigned to the contacted in this campaign the request and makes a rec- practice of refraining from
Blessed Sacrament Prepatory was Melvin R. Laird, a Con- ommendation to the Post- issuing stamps with a reli-
Seminary in Waupaca, WI, gressman from Central master General. At the time, gious theme. However it
there was a backlog of should be noted that a num-
Figure 2: Church as it appeared on the around 3,000 requests for ber of stamps with a religious
front of a 1959 Bulletin. commemorative stamps with motif had already been issued
250 to 300 new requests re- by the POD. These inclued
ceived annually. two that had the Holy Bible
on them (Gutenberg Bible
Thus, the Christmas stamp Issue 9/30/1952 Scott 10/14
letter-writing and petition and Religious Freedom in
campaign from Wisconsin
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America Issue 12/27/1957 new President, John F. Ken- Figures 3-4: 1962 stamp (Scott 1205): plate number singles
Scott 1099) and the Washing- nedy, appeared on the scene with a Pray for Peace slogan cancel (L) and 1963 stamp
ton at Prayer Issue (5/26/1928 as did a new Postmaster Gen- (Scott 1240): with precancel from Santa Claus, IN—the first
Scott 645). Three stamps had eral, J. Edward Day. Perhaps, day of issue city.
been issued for the Red Cross- in addition to the voice of the
the symbol for which had its people, an appeal to the fi- event thereafter. customers often refused
roots in Christianity. nancial side of the POD However, the first three these Christmas stamps when
helped. By the 1960s, the offered for first class postage
By October 1959, the cam- fundraising potential of years of U.S. Christmas in January.
paign had not only sent letters Christmas seals, used by reli- stamps had secular themes:
and petitions from many gious and secular organiza- 1962: a wreath and candle In December 1964, Con-
around the country to the tions alike, was apparent as (Figure 3); 1963—The Nation- gressman Laird resumed his
POD, Congressman Laird had many millions of dollars were al Christmas tree (Figure 4); mission to have a religious
also forwarded statements given annually for such seals. and 1964—four se-tenant stamp issued for Christmas.
from the Australian Embassy stamps of holiday foliage that John A. Gronouski had be-
concerning that country’s Then too, for years Christ- did not even have the word come Postmaster General in
Christmas stamps. The first mas cards had enjoyed a spe- “Christmas” on them (Figure 1963. Gronouski was born in
two years of the program in cial rate (equivalent to third 5). The 1964 stamps were so Dunbar, WI and had served as
Australia had been well re- class, single piece) if they unpopular, that many re- the state’s commissioner of
ceived with little negative re- were sent unsealed, with no mained unsold after the holi- taxation prior to becoming
action, and had been a finan- written message. This saved day season. Thus, post offices Postmaster General. In a De-
cial success. A letter to Con- the sender 1c per Christmas requesting additional 5c cember 2, 1964 letter to Post-
gressman Laird sent by the card in the early 1960s. Alt- stamps in early 1965, re- master Gronouski, Congress-
Special Assistant to the Post- hough the sender saved ceived a combination of the man Laird complained about
master General on October 26, money, the POD lost signifi- 1964 Christmas stamps with the commercialization of the
1959 acknowledged receipt of cant income with the millions other 5c stamps to fill their Christmas stamps like the
the information from Austral- of cards mailed each holiday order. Not surprisingly, Nativity. He also urged the
ia, but detailed the special season. In the June 1960 edi-
program a Christmas stamp tion of Good Housekeeping Figure 5: 1964 stamps (Scott 1254-1257, left to right, top
would cause to the POD’s ac- Magazine, Charlotte Mont- to bottom): corner plate blocks of each stamp cancelled
counting system. The letter gomery, author of the maga- on the first day issue in Bethlehem, PA. Note the absence
ended, “While we can appreci- zine’s column entiled Speaker of Christmas on the stamps.
ate your feelings and those of of the House, wrote that the
the citizens of Wisconsin, our POD should consider devel-
experience over the years, oping a Christmas stamp not
with the Citizen’s Stamp Advi- only because it was a great
sory Committee unanimously idea, but also because mil-
reaffirmed, appears to confirm lions of cards would be sent
the wisdom of the Depart- with the special first class
ment's policy of not issuing a Christmas stamp rather than
special Christmas stamp.” The the 1c lower rate. She re-
letter also noted the need to ceived positive feedback
start printing and distributing from many readers, but noth-
stamps about the middle of ing from the POD. Thus, she
July to fill the tremendous was surprised when in Sep-
quantity of stamps necessary tember 1962 the Postmaster
for the holiday season. General announced the deci-
sion to issue a Christmas
Many things happened stamp that year (Figure 3).
between 1959 and 1962, that The stamp was highly popu-
helped the POD change their lar with the first printing
position on issuing a Christmas quickly sold out. After a sec-
stamp. Citizens and organiza- ond printing, a total of 862
tions, especially in Wisconsin, million stamps were print-
continued to request such a ed—the highest number of
stamp. George W. Linn, found- commemorative stamps
er of Linn’s Stamp News printed by 1962. Christmas
waged a public campaign for a stamps became an annual
Christmas stamp. In 1961, a
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Figure 8: 1968 stamp
(Scott 1363): Angel
Gabriel from The An-
nunciation by Flemish
painter Jan van Eyck
(c. 1430-1441). Can-
celled with first day
of issue Nov. 2, 1968
Figure 6: 1965 stamp (Scott 1276): Figures 7a and 7b: 1966 stamp (Scott 1321, L) and 1967 stamp (Scott 1336, R) with Ma-
corner plate block of four. donna and Child image from Madonna & Child with Angels from Flemish Artist Hans
Memling (circa 1430-1494). Both stamps are cancelled with their first day of issue: Nov. 1,
1966 Christmas, MI, and Nov. 6, 1967 Bethlehem, GA.
Legion of Mary in Waupaca to Laird in August, 1966 re- Christmas stamp (Figure 10). Congressman, now Secretary of
continue their campaign for a questing that Waupaca, WI Defense Laird, Fr. Wasniewski and the members of the St. Mary
religious Christmas stamp. be chosen for the first day Magdalene Parish finally had their Christmas stamp!
city due to the efforts of its CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
In 1965, Lawrence F. O’Bri- citizens to have such a stamp
an had become the Postmas- issued. Congressman Laird Figure 9: 1969 stamp (Scott Figure 10: 1970 Nativity
ter General. The U.S. Christ- made this suggestion to the 1384): Winter Sunday in Nor- stamp (Scott 1414): precan-
mas stamp that year featured Post Office Department that way, Maine by an unknown celled Nativity stamp by
an angel with trumpet drawn then informed the congress- artist circa 1970. Stamp has Venetian artist Lorenzo
from an 1840 weathervane man that Christmas, MI had un-separated perforations Lotto circa 1480-1556.
from the People’s Methodist already been chosen as the (top and left), and is can-
Church in Newburyport, MA first day city, and it was too celled with first day of issue
(Figure 6). It is interesting to late to change the decision! Nov. 3, 1969 Christmas, FL.
note, that for Christmas 1965, Strictly speaking, the request
some post offices were still for Waupaca, WI to be the Figure 11: 1970 secular stamps (scott 1415-1418, left to
trying to sell their leftover first day city for a religious right, top to bottom): precancelled Children’s Toys.
1964 Christmas foliage Christmas stamp had been
stamps! However in 1966, the made as early as 1959, and
first Madonna and Child stamp had been repeated many
appared as the Christmas times thereafter. So one
stamp (Figure 7a). Finally a could easily make the case
Christmas stamp with a motif that the town should have
that reflected the reason for been first in line.
the season. Although various
groups were unhappy with this The 1967 Christmas
religious stamp, the Postmas- stamp reprised the image on
ter General noted that the a larger stamp (Figure 7b).
iamge was from a work of art Various groups now sued the
in the National Gallery of Art POD to prohibit it from issu-
in Washington D.C. He further ing stamps with religious im-
noted that no one was re- ages. The suit was finally dis-
quired to purchase it as there missed in 1970 in the District
were many other 5c stamps of Columbia Circuit Court of
available to post office cus- Appeals.
tomers for their first class
mail. In the interval, the POD
continued to issue Christmas
There is an interesting side stamps (Figures 8 and 9).
story to the 1966 Christmas
stamp. Upon learning that a In 1970, the POD began
religious Christmas stamp was issuing both sacred (Figure
to be issued, Father Wasniew- 10) and secular Christmas
ski wrote to Congressman stamps (Figure 11) and the
nativity finally appeared on a
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7: RESOURCES Continued from Page 7: AWKNOWLEDGEMENTS
1. Wozniak, M.D. Christmas Present. Across the Fence 32: 1, The authors would like to thank MaryAnn Bowman CPC #1191,
2010 Carol Klismet of St. Mary’s Magdalene’s Catholic Church,
2. …...Our Christmas Gift to the Country. St. Mary Magdalene’s Waupaca, WI and Brad Casselberry of the University of Wiscon-
Catholic Church Bulletin p. 4-5, December 11, 2011 sin Stevens Point, WI for their assistance in identifying infor-
3. McGlone, J.F. Reviewing Christmas Issues. Yule Log 4: 1, Feb- mation for use in this article.
4. Klimchalk, J. The End of an Era. Yule Log 32: 1, Novem-
5. Hotchner, J.M. Advent of U.S. Religious Christmas Stamps a
Legal Struggle. Stamp Notes, Linn’s Stamp News p. 6, Decem-
ber 24, 2007
6. Hotchner, J.M. Extra Printings of 1962 Stamp. Stamp Notes,
Linn’s Stamp News p. 6, December 31, 2018
7. Laird, M.D. Melvin Laird Papers archived at the University of
Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE NORTHWOODS PHILATELIC SOCIETY
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SHOW CALENDAR Want to list your event? Contact Karen Weigt, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI
53562 P: (608) 609-6173 E: [email protected]
WFSC CLUB SHOWS OTHER SHOWS
December 7-8 MSDA Madison Stamp
February 8 60th Annual Exhibition & Show
Bourse Midwest Stamp Dealers Association,
Janesville Stamp Club, bourse and ex- bourse only. Crowne Plaza Madison,
hibits. Holiday Inn Express, 3100 Wel- 4402 East Washington Ave., Madison,
lington Place, Janesville, WI. Sat. 9:30a- WI. Sat. 10a-5p., Sun. 10a-3p.
C: Aimee Devine, 2111 E. Luther Rd., December 14-15 MSDA Holiday Show
Janesville, WI 53545, (608) 758-1354 Midwest Stamp Dealers Association,
E: [email protected] bourse only. Holiday Inn Chicago Oak-
brook, 17W350 22nd St., Oakbrook
Feb. 29-Mar. 1 STAMPFEST ‘20 Terrace, IL. Sat. 10a-5p, Sun. 10a-3p.
Milwaukee Philatelic Society, bourse
only. St. Aloysius Gonzaga Hall, 1441 S. January 18-19 MSDA Milwaukee
92nd St., Sat. 10a-5p, Sun. 10a-3p. Stamp Show
C: Robert J. Mather 262-968-2392 Midwest Stamp Dealers Association,
E: [email protected] bourse only. Crowne Plaza Milwaukee
Airport, 6401 South 13th St., Milwau-
March 21 BAYPEX ‘20 kee, WI. Sat. 10a-5p, Sun. 10a-3p.
Green Bay Philatelic Society, bourse and
exhibits. St. Matthew Catholic Church, March 21-22, 2020 Rockford 2-3-4
Multipurpose room, 2575 S. Webster Stamp Expo
Ave. Green Bay, WI (parking in rear). Rockford Stamp Club, exhibits &
Sat. 9a-4p. bourse. Forest Hills Lodge, 1601 W.
C: Mark Schroeder 920-337-9616 Lane Rd. (Hwy. 173), Rockford/Loves
E: [email protected] Park, IL. Sat. 10a-5p, Sun 10a-4p.
April 5 DANEPEX ‘20 May 29-31 COMPEX ‘20
Badger Stamp Club, judged exhibits & Chicago Area Philatelic Societies,
bourse. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4402 E. judged exhibits & bourse. Guerin Col-
Washington Ave. (across from East lege Prep., 8001 W. Belmont Ave., Riv-
Towne Mall), Madison, WI. Sun. 10a-4p. er Grove, IL. Fri. & Sat. 10a-6p, Sun.
C: Bob Voss, P.O. Box 35, McFarland, WI 10a-4p.
E: [email protected] July 17-19 Minnesota Stamp Expo
Maplewood Stamp Club, Twin City Phil.
May 2-3 WISCOPEX 2020 Soc., Lake Minnetonka Stamp Club,
Minn. Stamp Dealers Assoc., judged
WFSC 89th Annual Convention, hosted exhibits, seminars, and bourse. Crystal
Community Center, 4800 N. Douglas
by the Fond du Lac Stamp Club Dr. North, Crystal, MN. Fri. 10a-6p, Sat.
10a-5p, Sun. 10a-4p.
judged exhibits, seminars, bourse, &
auction. Fond du Lac Masonic Center,
500 W. Arndt St., Fond du Lac, WI.
Sat. 10a-5p, Sun. 10a-3p
C: Clarence Davis 920-929-9194
E: [email protected]
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WISHING A HAPPY HOLIDAYS & A
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Green Bay Philatelic Society
Janesville Philatelic Society
Milwaukee Philatelic Society
Oshkosh Philatelic Society
Wauwatosa Philatelic Society