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 firstname.lastname@example.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).