WESTMORELAND COUNTY PHILATELIC SOCIETY
NEWSLETTER

P.O. Box 76, Norvelt, PA 15674

Volume 33, Number 5

May 2019


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June Meeting Cancelled

 

MEETING DATE

August 4

The June meeting has been cancelled.  There will be a June Newsletter.  The next meeting of the stamp club will be August 4.  There is no July meeting.  Please bring cookies for the table.  The hall is open from 1 pm, the meeting starts at 2:15 pm     

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

BUTLERPEX 2019 – Friday, May 10, 2019 10am – 5pm & Saturday, May 11 2019; 10am – 4pm; Tanglewood Senior Center, 10 Austin Ave., Lyndora, PA.  Sponsored by the Butler County Philatelic Society.  Contact: Tom Sivak, 724-287-1931 http://www.butlercountyphilatelicsociety.com 

Note that this show is Friday and Saturday.

Wilkinsburg Stamp Show - Friday May 31, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday June 1, 10:00am - 3:00pm; Gateway Fire Hall, 4370 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA;  Sponsored by the Wilkinsburg Stamp Club; 11+ dealers; Contact: Tom Donohue, wilkinsburgstampclub@yahoo.com Phone: 412-373-8697.  http://www.wilkinsburgstampclub.com/

Montrose Stamp Show - June 16, Holiday Inn Akron, 4073 Medina Rd., Akron.  Sponsored by: Lincoln Way Stamps.  Contact:            David G. Pool,  Phone:   330-832-5992.  lincolnway@sssnet.com

SCOPEX 20198 - Saturday, June 22 10am - 5pm; Sunday, June 23, 10am - 5pm; APS Building, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte. Sponsored by: Mt. Nittany Philatelic Society, Contact: Don Heller; dheller5720@yahoo.com  Phone: 814-861-5720;  14 dealers.

Montrose Stamp Show - July 21, Holiday Inn Akron, 4073 Medina Rd., Akron.  Sponsored by: Lincoln Way Stamps.  Contact:            David G. Pool,  Phone:   330- 832-5992,   lincolnway@sssnet.com


Ellsworth Kelly Stamps - May 21

On May 31, 2019, in Spencertown, NY, the United States Postal Service will issue the Ellsworth Kelly stamps (Forever priced at the First-Class Mail rate) in 10 designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 20 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide May 31, 2019, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue. The Ellsworth Kelly pane of 20 stamps may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually. This stamp issue honors artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923– 2015). Kelly pioneered a distinctive style of abstraction based on real elements reduced to their essential forms. His artworks include paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. The 20 stamps on the pane feature 10 pieces, each represented twice:  Yellow White (1961),  Colors for a Large Wall (1951),  Blue Red Rocker (1963),  Spectrum I (1953),  South Ferry (1956),  Blue Green (1962),  Orange Red Relief (for Delphine Seyrig) (1990),  Meschers (1951),  Red Blue (1964), and  Gaza (1956). A detail from Blue Yellow Red III (1971) appears in the selvage. Derry Noyes served as art director and designer for this issuance. First day address:

FDOI – Ellsworth Kelly Stamps

USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services

8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300

Kansas City, MO 64144-9900

All orders must be postmarked by September 30, 2019


Wild and Scenic Rivers  - May 21

On May 21, 2019, in Bend, OR, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Wild and Scenic Rivers stamps (Forever priced at the First-Class Mail rate) in 12 designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 12 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide May 21, 2019, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue. The Wild and Scenic Rivers pane of 12 stamps may not be split and the stamps may not be sold individually. This issuance celebrates wild and scenic rivers — exceptional American streams that run freely through natural landscapes without man-made alterations. The pane features photographs that represent the more than 200 rivers or river segments designated within the wild and scenic rivers system:  First row, left to right: Merced River (Michael Melford, photographer), Owyhee River (Michael Melford, pho-tographer), and Koyukuk River (Michael Melford, photographer).  Second row, left to right: Niobrara River (Michael Melford, photographer), Snake River (Tim Palmer, photographer), and Flathead River (Tim Palmer, photographer).  Third row, left to right: Missouri River (Bob Wick, staff photographer for Bureau of Land Management), Skagit River (Tim Palmer, photographer), and Deschutes River (Bob Wick, BLM, photographer)  Fourth row, left to right: Tlikakila River (Michael Mel-ford, photographer), Ontonagon River (Tim Palmer, photographer), and Clarion River (Bob Wick, BLM, photographer). Small type on the bottom of each stamp indicates the name of the river. Michael Melford’s photograph of the Merced River is featured again in the selvage. Art director Derry Noyes designed the pane using existing photo-graphs. First day address:

FDOI – Wild and Scenic Rivers Stamps

USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services

8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300

Kansas City, MO 64144-9900

All orders must be postmarked by September 21, 2019


New Scott Numbers Assigned

Scott No.

Issue

Date

5350

Opuntia Engelmannil

Feb. 15

5351

Rebutia Minuscula

Feb. 15

5352

Echinocerreus Dasyacanthus

Feb. 15

5353

Echinocerreus Poselgeri

Feb. 15

5354

Echinocerreus Cineusocc

Feb. 15

5355

Pelecyphora Aselliformis

Feb. 15

5356

Parodia Microsperma

Feb. 15

5357

Echinocactus Horizonthalonius

Feb. 15

5358

Thelocactus Heterochromus

Feb. 15

5359

Perodia Scopa

Feb. 15

5360

Alabama

Feb. 23


 Burnt Cabins Stampless Cover


This cover from the early 1850's was sent from Burnt Cabins, PA to the Prothonotory of Fulton County at McConnellsburg.  Although the exact year is unknown, Fulton County was established in 1851 and stamps were required on all mail after January 1, 1856.  Burnt Cabins was named for an incident that occurred in 1750.  Indians complained that white settlers were illegally occupying land that had been granted to them by treaty.  In response to the complaint the Pennsylvania provincial government ordered the settlers off the land and burned their cabins.  Burnt Cabins is a very small village near the Fort Littleton interchange of the PA Turnpike.  In 1900 the populationas 118.


 

 


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