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Blue & Gray: Mail and the Civil War
7th Annual Postal History Symposium & U.S. Classics 2012

Thursday, November 1
Noon – 5:00 p.m.

U.S. Classics Study Group Meeting, USPCS Room
Open to all classic study areas. Please consider bringing items for show and tell, trade, or to get expert opinions. After the meeting we are planning on putting together an open casual dinner at the Gamble Mill restaurant and bar at 6:00 PM. When you arrive at the APC please get on the list of dinner guests as soon as possible so that we can get numbers to the restaurant. Rob Lund can be contacted at 425-870-6194 or robinlund@comcast.net for this or any other questions.

Friday, November 2
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

APS Services are open.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

U.S. Classics Show open.

11:00 a.m. – Noon

APRL Tour, meet in the lobby.

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Postal History Society Talk, Education Room
The Fort Sumter Issue of 1961: A Commemorative in Conflict – David M. Frye (read abstract)

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Postal History Symposium Session, Education Room

How the Post Office in Elmira, NY met the challenges of the American Civil War – Alan Parsons (read abstract)

Decorated Envelopes as Weapons of War – Ken Lawrence (read abstract)

American Civil War Postage Due: North and South – Harry K. Charles, Jr. (read abstract)

Balancing the Books: Newspapers & the Postal Business of the Confederacy – Diane DeBlois & Robert Dalton Harris (read abstract)

6:00 p.m.

U.S. Classics no-host dinner. Reservations required.

Saturday, November 3
8:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Postal History Symposium Session, Education Room

The Madison, Florida Postmaster Provisionals: Anatomy of a Postal History Research Project – Patricia A. Kaufmann (read abstract)

Transatlantic Peace Advocacy and the Fight for Ocean Penny Postage – Kenneth Pearl (read abstract)

“Cold Mountain”: Philatelic Props Developed for the Movie – Thomas J. Richards (read abstract)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Historic Headsville Post Office & Sales Department open

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Library open

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

APEX open

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

U.S. Classics Show open

11:00 a.m. – Noon

Tour of existing APS/APRL operations, meet in the lobby.

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Postal History Society Board Meeting, USSS Room (closed meeting)

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Postal History Symposium Session, Education Room

Confederate Generals’ Mail, 1861-1865 – Brian Green & Alexander Green (read abstract)

Economic Activity Following the Civil War Indexed by Postal Money Order Data – Terence Hines & Thomas Velk (read abstract)

Union and Confederate Soldiers’ Stationery: Their Designs and Purposes – Steven R. Boyd (read abstract)

Where are the Confederate Route Agents? – Douglas N. Clark (read abstract)

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Tour and overview of future library plans, meet in the lobby.

6:00 p.m.

Postal History Symposium/Classics Banquet

Dr. Joseph M. Adelman, Keynote Speaker - The Post Office as Civic Institution in Civil War America (See Joseph's biography).

Charity auction benefitting the American Philatelic Research Library Building Fund and the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society Chase Fund for Philatelic Publications

Sunday, November 4
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

U.S. Classics 2012 Show open

Library open

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

APEX open

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Preserving an Organized Philately: Digitization of the Piper Philatelic Index – Scott Tiffney, Education Room (second floor)

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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