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May 2013 Snap Shots
The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
located on the Regis Campus in Weston, Massachusetts, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. “From Indian Trails to the Birth of a Nation” a symposium on early North American postal history was held May 2.

A rare dress made of 7,000 stamps from around the world was on display.

     

A post office window at the museum.


Nancy Clark, President of the Spellman Museum, welcomes the symposium attendees.

     

Ed Siskin presented “What was Happening in 1774.”

 
On-the-Road-Course
Computers and Collecting Course held May 15-16 prior to Ropex-NTSS

George Fekete and Barb Boal taught the course.

     

Another picture of the class.

 
Stamp Shows
Ropex-NTSS was held May 17-19 in Rochester, New York.

The bourse.

     

StampCamp USA projects.


Tom Fortunato, Rochester Philatelic Association president, chats with some attendees.

     

The First Day of Issue ceremony for the “A Flag for all Seasons” stamps.


Jean Stout won the ATA Distinguished Topical Philatelist Award, presented by Jack Andre Denys, ATA president.

     

Dawn Hamman received the NTSS Single Frame Mary Ann Owens Grand Award. Larry Davidson, NTSS Awards Chair, (left) and Douglas Clark, (center) NTSS chief judge.

 
The Philatelic Show was held May 3-5 in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

The bourse area and some of the exhibits.

     

The Youth Area.


The U.S. Postal Service area.

     

Ed Grabowski and Sandeep Jaiswal take time out to chat.

 
The 53rd annual stamp show of Parforex was held April 6 in Park Forest, Illinois.

The judges having some fun.

     

On the more serious note -- the judges talking to exhibitors.

 
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