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Steamship-transported mail presentation at May 1-3 stamp show in Boxborough

April 10, 2015 03:10 PM

Yamil H. Kouri will give a presentation on "The Rise and Fall of the New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co." at the Postal History Society's general membership meeting at Philatelic Show in Boxborough, Mass.

The Northeast Federation of Stamp Clubs will present Philatelic Show May 1-3 at the Holiday Inn Boxborough, 242 Adams Place in Boxborough, Mass., approximately 25 miles northwest of Boston.

The Postal History Society's general membership meeting, including the presentation by Kouri, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2. Both the meeting and presentation are open the public.

The society also will staff a booth at the show. The Postal History Society members at the table will offer information about the benefits of membership in the society, applications for membership, the opportunities to talk about postal history topics, and sample issues of the Postal History Journal.  The journal’s most recent issue, dated February 2015, includes research feature articles on several topics: “The 250th Anniversary of the Spanish Maritime Mail Service," “Native Mail Carriers in Early America," and “Post Offices & Depopulation: A Case Study of the Livingstone Valley, Alberta, Canada.”

The Postal History Society extends an open invitation to anyone interested in postal history to join the organization. United States memberships are $35 annually, including a subscription to the Postal History Journal.

Founded in 1951, the Postal History Society encourages the study of postal history — broadly understood — among more than 300 members around the world.

The hours of Philatelic Show 2015 are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Daily admission is $3. A weekend pass is available for $5. Parking is free.

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