CALS Members Present Talks on Local Posts

Posted 9/22/2020

With most of 2020’s stamp shows cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many stamp societies are reaching out to their members and attracting new collectors with special online presentations and seminars. In September, local posts are getting attention with two talks by Carriers and Locals Society members.

The Amazing Local Posts of Philadelphia, 1843-1861
On Wednesday, September 23rd, Carriers and Locals Society President, Dr. Vernon Morris will by giving a talk about Philadelphia locals for the Collectors Club’s Live Video Program. Morris is an expert on Philadelphia postal history – his exhibit “Fighting the Fed in Philadelphia: Locals, Carriers, and Independent Mails, 1835 to 1867” won the 2006 Champion of Champions. He has also written multiple award winning articles on the subject, and maintains the Chronological Database of Blood’s Stamp Usage on Cover.

An Introduction to US Independent Posts
On Wednesday, September 30th, Casey Jo White will present a Stamp Chat for the American Philatelic Society. This presentation, also called “Local Posts 101” will cover the history of US local posts, independent mails, and supplementary mail services from the 1800s to present. It is intended to be a brief overview and explanation of local posts for collectors unfamiliar to the topic.

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