2009 Meeting Schedule and Events

A complete list of programs for 2009 is shown below.

Date Topic Speaker
Jan. 14 Annual Meeting—Elections
Topic: Probing Philatelic Possibilities
Steven J. Rod
South Orange, NJ
Jan. 21 The Imperforate One Cent Blues of 1851–57 Lawrence J. Hunt
Pluckemin, NJ
Feb. 4 All Roads Lead to San Francisco:  The Private Companies that Carried the Mail in the Early West Larry Lyons
Westport, CT
Feb. 18 The French Connection to the Lufthansa South Atlantic Airmail Service Dieter Leder
Meersburg, Germany
Mar. 4 Postal Route Maps Diane DeBlois and Robert Dalton Harris
West Sand Lake, NY
Mar. 18 The Civil War in New Mexico and Arizona Territories, 1861–1865 John Birkinbine II
Tucson, AZ
Apr. 1 The Great Britain First Issues from the Philbrick Collection and the Prussia Find
Great Britain: Development and Use of the First Issues
Andreas Hahn
Bonn, Germany, and
Alan Holyoake
London, UK
Apr. 15 Hawaiian Numerals, 1859–1865 Keith J. Steiner
Honolulu, HI
May 6 Annual Awards Dinner—Honoring Lichtenstein Awardee Harlan F. Stone II  
May 20 The Postal History of U.S. Officials Lester C. Lanphear III
San Diego, CA
Jun. 3 Paraguay Postal History Dila Eaton
Asuncion, Paraguay
Jun. 17 Australasian Birdlife Damian Läge
Zürich, Switzerland
  Summer Recess  
Sep. 9 Struck on Stamps: Cancellations on U.S. Stamps 1851 to 1868 Wade E. Saadi
Brooklyn, NY
Sep. 16 Great Britain: The 1d Plate 77: Chemical Composition of the Plate and Comments on its Printing Abed Najjar, M.D.
London, England, and
Prof. Gene S. Hall
Rutgers University
Oct. 7 U.S. Registered Mail 1867–1925 Nick Lombardi
Mountainside, NJ
Oct. 21 On the Front Lines: Reaching Out to the Next Generation of Stamp Collectors Alexander T. Haimann
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Nov. 4 Shrinking the World: Development of Overseas Mail Systems, from the Period of Sail to Steam Seija-Riitta Laakso
Helsinki, Finland
Nov. 18 The Postage Due Stamps of French Zanzibar David L. Herendeen
Las Vegas, NV
Dec. 2 Direct Promotion Mail E.E. Fricks
Blackwood, NJ
Dec. 16 Board of Governors’ Open House  


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