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2012 Symposium Papers & Presentations

Blue & Gray: Mail and the Civil War
7th Annual Postal History Symposium & U.S. Classics 2012
November 2-4, 2012
American Philatelic Center, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

The 2012 Symposium was held in conjunction with a philatelic exhibition hosted by the United States Philatelic Classics Society (USPCS).

 

Postal History Society Talk
The Fort Sumter Issue of 1961: A Commemorative in Conflict – David M. Frye (abstract | presentation)

 

Postal History Symposium Session 1

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

Decorated Envelopes as Weapons of War – Ken Lawrence (abstract | presentation | paper)

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

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

 

Postal History Symposium Session 2

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

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

 

Postal History Symposium Session 3

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

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

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

Where are the Confederate Route Agents? – Douglas N. Clark (abstract | presentation | paper)

 

Preserving an Organized Philately: Digitization of the Piper Philatelic Index – Scott Tiffney

The 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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