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October 19th 03, 08:47 PM
The U.S. Philatelic Classics Society is a unique society of collectors and
students of the classic issues from the stampless period through the first
bureau issues. It was founded in 1948 by an elite group of 1851-1857
specialists that included Dr. Carroll Chase, Stanley B. Ashbrook and Leo J.
Shaugnessey. The Society is rich with prolific writers who publish the
results of new studies each quarter in our award-winning, illustrated
magazine, The Chronicle, and other publications. Most of all, we are here
to promote enjoyment and fun of this hobby which has given us so many hours
of pleasure. Some of our members have written important books, such as:

- Simpson's U.S. Postal Markings, 1851-61 by Tom Alexander
- Cancellations and Killers of the Banknote Era, 1870-1894 by James M.
- The United States One Cent Stamp of 1851-1861 by Mortimer L. Neinken
- Railroad Postmarks, 1861-1886 by Towle-Meyer
- North Atlantic Mail Sailings, 1840-75 by Walter Hubbard and Richard
- United States Incoming Steamship Mail 1847-1875, 2nd Edition by Theron

Advantages of Membership

- Close contact with a select group of collectors from all over the
world. Many are experts in their particular field of study. A Membership
Directory is furnished to help you establish informative and mutually
beneficial relationships.
- A subscription to The Chronicle of the U.S. Classic Postal Issues.
This journal is published quarterly, and every issue contains a wealth of
new information resulting from research done by the premier philatelists of
the period. The Chronicle is the only published journal devoted exclusively
to U.S. Nineteenth Century philately.
- A subscription to The Chairman's Chatter, the Society's newsletter that
reports on the activities of the Society and its members. The Chatter
provides timely information on Society award winners, seminars, publications
for sale at member discounts, plans for the future, names of new members,
and more.
- The Society also sponsors philatelic publications that add
significantly to the existing knowledge of early U.S. stamps and postal

Our newly-designed web site:

Please visit our newly-modernized, beautifully-illustrated web site, where
you can browse our reference library and member web sites.