Meeting Schedules and Events

Social Activities  |   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 by Year:  2016,2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

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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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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
View PowerPoint Presentation
View the video

Robert Rose
Mendham, NJ
Feb. 1 New Zealand: The Chalon Issues 1855-1873
View the video
David Patterson, MD
Medina, WA
Feb. 15 Philately and International Mail order Fraud - Part 1
View PowerPoint Presentation
View the video
Ed Grabowski
Westfield, NJ
Mar. 8 The 19th Century Provisional Issues of British Guiana
View the video
Richard Maisel
New York, NY
Mar. 15 American Civil War: Effects on the Mails - Postponed Dan Ryterband
New York, NY
Mar. 29 A Brief History of the Collectors Club
The Philatelic Foundation - Due Stamps from La Reunion
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Mark E. Banchik, M.D. and others
New York, NY
Apr. 5 CUNARD LINE: The Ships and the Transatlantic Mail 1840-1867, the Monopoly Years
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Eigil Trondsen
Nassau Bay, TX
Apr. 19 The Iconography of the Universal Postal Union in the Anglo-American World, 1863-1949
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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 2017-05-17 17:00:00 2017-05-17 20:00:00 America/New_York Collectors Club Talk - Dan Telep VietNam's Communist Insurgent Military Mail 1959-1875 by Dan Telep. 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 Collectors Club, 22E 35th Street, New York, NY 10016 The Collectors Club info@collectorsclub.org VietNam's Communist Insurgent Military Mail 1959-1875 Dan Telep
Pittsburgh, PA
Jun. 7 2017-06-07 17:00:00 2017-06-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Collectors Club Talk - Henry Marquez Republican Postal History of Lima, Peru, until early UPU, 1821-1884 by Henry Marquez. 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 Collectors Club, 22E 35th Street, New York, NY 10016 The Collectors Club info@collectorsclub.org Republican Postal History of Lima, Peru, until early UPU, 1821-1884 Henry Marquez
Fremont, CA
Jun. 21 2017-06-21 17:00:00 2017-06-21 20:00:00 America/New_York Collectors Club Talk - Luis Frazao The Crown Stamps of the Portuguese Colonies by Luis Frazao 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 Collectors Club, 22E 35th Street, New York, NY 10016 The Collectors Club info@collectorsclub.org The Crown Stamps of the Portuguese Colonies Luis Frazao
Lisbon, Portugal
Sep. 6 2017-09-06 17:00:00 2017-09-06 20:00:00 America/New_York Collectors Club Talk - John Aitchison Unusual Aspects of the Channel Islands by John Aitchison. 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 Collectors Club, 22E 35th Street, New York, NY 10016 The Collectors Club info@collectorsclub.org Unusual Aspects of the Channel Islands John Aitchison
London, England
Sep. 13 2017-09-13 17:00:00 2017-09-13 20:00:00 America/New_York Collectors Club Talk - Gustaf Douglas Sweden as forwarding, address or transit destination for mail up to 1900 by Gustaf Douglas. 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 Collectors Club, 22E 35th Street, New York, NY 10016 The Collectors Club info@collectorsclub.org Sweden as forwarding, address or transit destination for mail up to 1900 Gustaf Douglas
Stockholm, Sweden
Oct. 4 2017-10-04 17:00:00 2017-10-04 20:00:00 America/New_York Collectors Club Talk - Joseph Crosby The Post Offices Followed the People to Indian Territory and Oklahoma.by Joseph Crosby. 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 Collectors Club, 22E 35th Street, New York, NY 10016 The Collectors Club info@collectorsclub.org The Post Offices Followed the People to Indian Territory and Oklahoma. Joseph Crosby
Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 18 2017-10-18 17:00:00 2017-10-18 20:00:00 America/New_York Collectors Club Talk - Ian Gibson-Smith The "Hong Kong" China Overprints 1917-1930 by Ian Gibson-Smith. 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 Collectors Club, 22E 35th Street, New York, NY 10016 The Collectors Club info@collectorsclub.org The "Hong Kong" China Overprints 1917-1930 Ian Gibson-Smith
Shepherdstown, WV
Nov. 1 2017-11-01 17:00:00 2017-11-01 20:00:00 America/New_York Collectors Club Talk - Annual One-Frame Competition Annual One-Frame Competition. 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 Collectors Club, 22E 35th Street, New York, NY 10016 The Collectors Club info@collectorsclub.org Annual One-Frame Competition Ed Grabowski
Westfield, NJ
Nov. 15 2017-11-15 17:00:00 2017-11-15 20:00:00 America/New_York Collectors Club Talk - Kenneth Nilsestuen Algeria 1852 to 1876 by Kenneth Nilsestuen. 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 Collectors Club, 22E 35th Street, New York, NY 10016 The Collectors Club info@collectorsclub.org Algeria 1852 to 1876 Kenneth Nilsestuen
Akron, OH
Dec. 6 2017-12-06 17:00:00 2017-12-06 20:00:00 America/New_York Collectors Club Talk - TBD A very interesting Talk by To Be Determined. 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 Collectors Club, 22E 35th Street, New York, NY 10016 The Collectors Club info@collectorsclub.org
Dec. 13 2017-12-13 17:00:00 2017-12-13 20:00:00 America/New_York Collectors Club Board of Governors' Open House Board of Governors' Open House. 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 Collectors Club, 22E 35th Street, New York, NY 10016 The Collectors Club info@collectorsclub.org Board of Governors' Open House

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