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Society, museum to host postal history symposium

February 17, 2016 11:34 AM

  • The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, the oldest philatelic museum in the United States, and the Mobile Post Office Society will present a symposium May 5 in Weston, Mass., on surface transportation of mail in the 20th century.

The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History and the Mobile Post Office Society will co-sponsor a postal history symposium titled “Surface Transportation of the Mail in the United States during the 20th Century” on Thursday, May 5, in Weston, Mass., a day before the Northeastern Federation of Stamp Clubs’ Philatelic Show in nearby Boxboro.

The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. on the campus of Regis College (College Hall 202) in Weston, where the museum is located.

The symposium presenters include Guy Purington, “The earliest Postal Stations of Rural Free Delivery — Revisited”; Frank Scheer, “Railway Mail Service Schedules of Mail Routes and Schemes of Distribution”; Douglas N. Clark, “Streetcar RPO Anomalies”; and Will Keller with Nancy B. Clark, “Hubs of Communication for a Short-Lived Service — Highway Post Offices.”

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Admission to the symposium is free but the museum asks that attendees register at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History website.  For more information contact info@spellman.org, or visit the website.

Information on the Mobile Post Office Society can be found on its website.

Philatelic Show 2016 will be held May 6-9 at the Boxborough Holiday Inn of Boxborough (Interstate 495 & Route 111).