By Colin Sallee
1. CSA meeting, St. Louis Stamp Expo set for first week of April
Save the date: for Confederate Stamp Alliance's Annual Meeting in St. Louis is set for April 1-3. It is being held in conjunction with the 2016 St. Louis Stamp Expo.
There will be specialized presentations, an awards banquet, and even a southern-style supper with collectors and sellers.
The CSA is also encouraging CSA members to show exhibits as part of the Expo. Show organizers will be accepting entries until Dec. 31.
2. Zais now in the mix for APS presidential vacancy
Mick Zais, the current vice president of the American Philatelic Society, has entered his name into the running to be the organization's next president.
In an Oct. 27 announcement, Zais said, “I’m running because I believe the APS, while facing challenges, has significant opportunities to grow membership and expand member services. To this task, I’ll bring 45 years of diverse leadership and financial management experience.”
3. Archaeological stamps
Jewelry is featured on the second set of stamps in the Archaeological Finds in Liechtenstein series.
The first set, issued by Liechtenstein June 2, 2014, pictures ancient coins (Scott 1606-1608). In addition to showing a coin, each design includes stylized maps indicating where the item was discovered.
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