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The Winton M. Blount Postal History Symposia: Select Papers, 2010-2011 (pdf)

Still available: The Winton M. Blount Postal History Symposia: Select Papers, 2006–2009 (pdf)

To order a free hard copy (while supplies last), visit the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press website and request Smithsonian Contributions to History and Technology No. 55 (2006-2009 papers) or No. 56 (2010-2011 papers).

Postal History Symposium

The American Philatelic Research Library,
the American Philatelic Society, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum jointly produce the Postal History Symposia, which have been held since 2006. The symposia provide a forum for philatelists, academic scholars, postal historians, and the interested public to discuss and present research that integrates philately or the history of postal operations into the broader context of American history.

Eighth Postal History Symposium - 2014

The eighth Postal History Symposium is scheduled for Sept. 12–14, 2014 at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, PA, in conjunction with Aerophilately 2014 a national all-air mail philatelic exhibition with FIP recognition and worldwide participation hosted by the American Air Mail Society

"Development of Transoceanic Air Mail Service"

Event Location:
American Philatelic Center, Bellefonte, PA

Call for Papers:
Deadline for Paper Proposals May 1, 2014
Click for details for filing papers

Available Hotels:
Special hotel blocks available.

Event Schedule:

See the complete schedule.
Postal History Symposium papers will be presented Sept. 12-13. Aerophilately 2014 will include exhibits, a dealer bourse, and talks Sept. 12-14. A more detailed schedule and program of activities will be available closer to the event.

The Postal History Symposium/Aerophilately Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 13 will include the Symposium keynote speaker and Aerophilately awards. The American Air Mail Society will hold a dinner on Friday, Sept. 12 providing attendees an opportunity to dine together. Tickets for both dinners must be purchased in advance.

Register to Attend:
Pre-registration is free and encouraged. Click here to register.

Banquet Tickets:
Purchase your banquet tickets and dinner tickets. Click for details.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tara Murray at 814 933-3803 ext. 246.

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