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Development of Transoceanic Air Mail Service
8th Annual Postal History Symposium & Aerophilately 2014
All sessions, talks, and meetings will be held in the
American Philatelic Center Educational Atrium, 2nd floor above Sundman Hall

Thursday, September 12
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
APS Services are open.
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Library Open
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Registration
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
AAMS Wine & Cheese Party hosted by H.R. Harmer, Tustin, California
Blue & White Room, Best Western University Park
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
AAMS Hospitality Room
Blue & White Room, Best Western Univerity Park
Friday, September 13
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
APS Services are open.
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Library Open
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Show Hours
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Symposium Session 1

German Trans-Atlantic Airmail Services 1929–1939 - James W. Graue (read abstract)

Aeropostale and Air France: A Decade of South-Atlantic Airmail - Daniel V. Gribbin (read abstract)

L.A.T.I., Linee Aeree Transcontinentali Italiane: The Italian Air Service to South America, December 1939–December 1941 - Samuel J. Pezzillo (read abstract)

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
American Philatelic Center Future Library Tour (Ken Martin & Tara Murray) Begins in the lobby
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Aerophilately Talk

North Atlantic Catapult Flights – 1928–1935 - Peter Beer

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Symposium Session 2

The Bathurst Connection: The Centrality of Gambia to the Development of Transatlantic Air Mail- Gary Wayne Loew (read abstract)

Development of Transpacific Airmail Routes by the Naval Air Transport Service - William Fort (read abstract)

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
AAMS Auction, Educational Atrium
6:30 p.m.
Aerophilatelic Dinner, Damon’s Grill (ticket required)
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
AAMS Hospitality Room
Blue & White Room, Best Western Univerity Park
Saturday, September 14
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sales Circuits & Expertizing
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Library
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Show Hours
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Symposium Session 3

"The Veil has been Lifted" Fisherman’s Lake, PAA Builds a Seaport in the Jungle - David E. Crotty (read abstract)

Development of WWII Transpacific Airmail Service by the U.S. Army - William Fort (read abstract)

The Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the South East European Air Mail Connection to North America (1939–1941) - Ratomir Zivkovic (read abstract)

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
American Philatelic Center Future Library Tour (Ken Martin & Tara Murray) Begins in the lobby
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Aerophilately Talk

Air Crash Covers of Pan American Airways - Ken Sanford

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
AAMS Members Open Meeting
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Forum on Exhibiting
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Judges Critique
6:00 p.m.
Reception, Ballroom AB, Nittany Lion Inn
7:00 p.m.
Postal History Symposium/Aerophilately 2014 Banquet
(ticket required) - Ballroom C, Nittany Lion Inn

Jon Krupnick, Keynote Speaker: A Pan Am Flight Cover Literally Changed My Life

Aerophilately 2014 Awards

9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
AAMS Hospitality Room
Blue & White Room, Best Western Univerity Park
Sunday, September 14
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Library Open
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Show Hours
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Library Resources for Air Mail Research (Tara Murray)
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Aerophilately Talk

Trans-Ocean Balloon Flights - Maureen Lynch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Aerophilately Talk

Astrophilately: The Intersection of Philatelic and Space History - David Ball

Postal History Symposium is produced by the American Philatelic Research Library, the American Philatelic Society, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

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