Meeting Schedules and Events

Social Activities  |  2016 Schedule  |  2017 Schedule

The Club, through our Program Chairmen, is constantly recruiting speakers with specialties of interest to our membership. Speakers may be members or non-members and come to the Club from all over the world to share their knowledge with us. Throughout the hobby, it is considered as honor to be asked to speak at the Club, so the caliber of the programs is unusually high.

Each speaker is asked to bring and display his or her key pieces in the new exhibit frames of our recently renovated meeting Room. As much of the displayed material is typically part of award-winning exhibits, our members can not only see some of philately’s most prized items “up close and personal,” but also get some insightful, expert tips on exhibiting or arranging their own collections.

The public is invited free of charge to The Collectors Club’s series of semi-monthly meetings devoted to lectures and exhibits on philatelic subjects. The lectures are given by experts in the field and are attended by approximately 60 people. These experts come at their own expense, without remuneration, from numerous foreig countries and from across the continental United States and Hawaii.

Watch videos of previous presentations at the Collectors Club.

View previous meeting schedules:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Social Activities

An important feature of the Club is the chance to get together with fellow members in a relaxed and informal setting to share collecting “war stories” and just catch up.

Prior to every meeting, there is a social hour at the Clubhouse where members can mingle, share refreshments and meet guests and new members. After the program presentation, all interested members gather for dinner at a nearby restaurant.

The Club also features two very popular events—the festive Holiday Party, held at the Club every December, and the Annual Awards Dinner, which is held in May at an offsite location to showcase the Club’s coveted Lichtenstein Award presentation.

  • 5:00 p.m. — Social Hour

  • 6:00 p.m. — Exhibition Opens

  • 6:30 p.m. — Meeting convenes

  • 8:00 p.m. — "Dutch Treat" Dinner Nearby

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2016 Schedule

As the programs for 2016 are defined, the schedule will be posted below.

Date Topic Speaker
Jan. 13 Annual Meeting
Jan. 20 The India Post Office During WWI
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Robert Gray
Livingston, NJ
Feb. 3 Mail Order Mojo: The Postal History of the de Laurence Company
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Dan Piazza
Washington, D.C.
Feb. 17 The Pony Express and Indian Conflict
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Scott R. Trepel
New York, NY
Mar. 2 Charcot in the Atlantic
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Serge Kahn
Menthon Saint Bernard, France
Mar. 16 The large Hermes Head dies, plates, die-proofs and plate-proofs.
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Louis Fanchini
Paris, France
Apr. 6 British Empire Night
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Robert Gray
Livingston, NJ
Joan Harmer
Yorktown Hts, NY
Apr. 20 Exhibiting Zeppelins:More than Aerophilately
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Cheryl Ganz
Winfield, IL
May. 4 New Zealand: The Second Pictorial Definitives, 1935-47
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Robert Odenweller
Bernardsville, NJ
May. 18 How to Detect Prepared Covers with Knowledge of Postal History
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Wolfgang Bauer
Berlin, Germany
May. 28 Lichtenstein Dinner at WSS New York 2016
Video of Dr. Cheryl Ganz Address
Video of Lichtenstein Gala
Jun. 8 Classic Persia
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Joe Youssefi
Phoenix, AZ
Jun. 15 Classical Algerian Postal History
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Kenneth Nilsestuen
Akron, OH
Sep. 7 Astrophilately: The Intersection of Space and Postal History
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David Ball
Charleston, SC
Sep. 21 Beyond Postal History-The Prexies and World War II
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Jeffrey Shapiro
Fayville, MA
Oct. 5 Line Engraved Security Printing
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Gary Granzow
Carversville, PA
Oct. 19 French Colonial Africa-Senegal 1914-1940
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Kathy Johnson
Chicago, IL
Nov. 2 Annual Single-Frame Exhibition
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Ed Grabowski
Westfield, NJ
Nov. 16 Cuban Insurgents Mail during the Wars of independence
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Yamil Kouri
Lexington, MA

Dec. 7 Paying for the privilege: How the US collected revenue and administered the city during the 1914 Vera Cruz occupation
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Dr. Mark Banchik
Great Neck, NY

Dec. 14 Annual Board of Governors Open House

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2017 Schedule

As the programs for 2017 are defined, the schedule will be posted below.

Date Topic Speaker
Jan. 11 Annual General Meeting
Jan. 18 NJ Stampless Covers: Handstamp Postal Markings 1775-1855
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Robert Rose
Mendham, NJ
Feb. 1 New Zealand: The Chalon Issues 1855-1873 David Patterson, MD
Medina, WA
Feb. 15 Philately and International Mail order Fraud
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Ed Grabowski
Westfield, NJ
Mar. 8 The 19th Century Provisional Issues of British Guiana Richard Maisel
New York, NY
Mar. 15 American Civil War: Effects on the Mails Dan Ryterband
New York, NY
Apr. 5 CUNARD LINE: The Ships and the Transatlantic Mail 1840-1867, the Monopoly Years Eigil Trondsen
Nassau Bay, TX
Apr. 19 The Iconography of the Universal Postal Union in the Anglo-American World, 1863-1949 Richard R. John
New York, NY
with Universalism and Global Values in Commercial Imagery Diane, Robert Dalton DeBlois, Harris
Sand Lake, NY
May. 3 Lichtenstein Awards Dinner
May. 17 VietNam's Communist Insurgent Military Mail 1959-1875 Dan Telep
Pittsburgh, PA
Jun. 7 Republican Postal History of Lima, Peru, until early UPU, 1821-1884 Henry Marquez
Fremont, CA
Jun. 21 The Crown Stamps of the Portuguese Colonies Luis Frazao
Lisbon, Portugal
Sep. 6 Unusual Aspects of the Channel Islands John Aitchison
London, England
Sep. 13 Sweden as forwarding, address or transit destination for mail up to 1900 Gustaf Douglas
Stockholm, Sweden
Oct. 4 The Post Offices Followed the People to Indian Territory and Oklahoma. Joseph Crosby
Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 18 The "Hong Kong" China Overprints 1917-1930 Ian Gibson-Smith
Shepherdstown, WV
Nov. 1 Annual One-Frame Competition Ed Grabowski
Westfield, NJ
Nov. 15 Algeria 1852 to 1876 Kenneth Nilsestuen
Akron, OH
Dec. 6
Dec. 13 Board of Governors' Open House

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