Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The U.S. Philatelic Classics Society is accepting pre-orders for their upcoming publication of THE 1851 ISSUE: A Sesquicentennial Retrospective.

The approximately 500 page hardbound book will contain more than twenty articles and essays on different aspects of the production, issuance, and usages of the 1, 3, and 12 cent stamps issued by the United States Government in July, 1851

According to Chip Gliedman, USPCS publicist, the book will be published in very limited quantities and pre-publication orders are the only way to guarantee that there will be a copy available for anyone who desires one.

Cost of the book is $80.00 (plus $5 shipping) until February 14, 2006. After February 14, 2006, the retail price of the book will be $125.00. The number of orders received by February 14th will determine the size of the print run.

The U.S. Philatelic Classics Society is the only organization that studies in depth the stamps and postal history of the United States from the Colonial era to 1900.

Members include both collectors and students. Many have written articles that have been published in their award winning quarterly magazine, The Chronicle of the U.S. Classic Postal Issues, and in other publications.

For information about the USPCS, membership, its publications, and articles of interest to collectors and students of the classic period of U.S. philately, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM