05/29/2012 (P1704)
Contact: Ken Martin

The June AP Features "The Siege of Przemyśl 1914–1915"

In the June issue of The American Philatelist we feature "The Siege of Przemyśl 1914–1915" by Dr. Jerzy W. Kupiec-Weglinski. A small Austro-Hungarian garrison town was the site of the first mail-laden airplanes landing and taking off from a completely surrounded fortress.

"World War II Internment of a German-American Couple in Hawaii" by Louis Fiset — Following the mail between a husband and wife "suspected" of having pro-German sentiments and interned separately following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

"Visual Comparison of Complex Objects" by Raymond H. Murphy — Some techniques for using Corel PaintShop Pro® to examine differences between similar varieties of philatelic items.

Collecting Coast to Coast — "Postal Markings & General Appeal Make Great Postal History" by Wayne Youngblood — A look back at the U.S. purple machine cancel of the 1980s.

Visiting the British Empire — "Gibraltar" by Noel Davenhill — "The Rock" of Gibraltar, situated at the entrance to the Mediterranean, has been a British possession since 1713, despite ongoing claims from Spain.

Worldwide in a Nutshell — "Solomon Islands" by Bob Lamb — Established as a British Protectorate in the 19th century, the Solomon Islands gained full independence in 1978.

The American Philatelist, the monthly magazine published by the American Philatelic Society, showcases and celebrates the stamp hobby on behalf of 34,000 members in 110 countries.