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2020 Postal History Symposium Goes Virtual

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2020 Postal History Symposium Goes Virtual 2020 Postal History Symposium Goes Virtual

To overcome the health and safety concerns of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Postal History Symposium will be held virtually. The biennial event, jointly hosted by the American Philatelic Research Library and the National Postal Museum, was initially scheduled for October 30-31, 2020, at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, PA. Along with the events, the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society co-sponsor of the 2020 symposium and the American Philatelic Society will be providing a full list of speakers under the Symposium’s theme, “Postal Innovation of the Classic Era: Evolution Leading to Modernization.”

New Postal History Symposium Details
New Date: October 26-30, 2020

Confirmed Speakers:

Scott Trepel - Keynote Speaker: Postal Innovation of the Classic Era
Diane DeBlois and Robert Dalton Harris: The “Special” Postalization of Locale
William DeWitt: Evolution of Intercity Mail Transportation Modes 1840-1880: Insights from Postmaster General Annual Reports
Gordon Eubanks: Postal History of the Issue of 1847
Anthony Gallagher: The British Colonial Post Office Controversy: A Letter from the American Revolution
Fred Gregory: Government Post in Hawaii: Creation and Reform – 1849 - 1859
Yamil Kouri: U.S. Post Riders in Spanish West Florida, 1801-1810
Ken Lawrence: Mails of Navassa Island, the Original Overseas United States Possession, 1876-1898
Jim Milgram: Early Railroads Carry the Mail
Tim O’Connor: Rise of the American Post 1639-1776
William Schultz: Toll Gates & Toll Houses: Assistance or Hindrance for Mail Delivery Modes
Mark Schwartz: The New York Postmaster Provisional
Steve Walske: Blazing Trails for the Westward Expansion

Virtual Exhibit sponsored by the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society

Attendees will have direct access to the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society website to many of the best exhibits of classic material, including some recently added specifically for this event.

As further activities, scheduling, and registration for the Symposium become finalized, they will be announced on both the Postal History Symposium page] and the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society [].