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Scandinavian Collectors Club to celebrate 80th anniversary at ASDA fall show in New York City

October 20, 2015 11:50 AM

  • Members of the Scandinavian Collectors Club will be in attendance at the Oct. 23-25 ASDA Fall National Postage Stamp Show in New York City to recognize the club's 80th year of existence.

This year's American Stamp Dealers Association Fall National Postage Stamp Show will carry a bit of extra weight when it opens its doors in New York City Oct. 23. 

The Scandinavian Collectors Club is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2015, and will mark the occasion with collectors and dealers alike at the show. The SCC will have a table at the show, and members of the New York and New Jersey chapters will serve as hosts.

According to a SCC press release sent to Linn's Oct. 16, “Regional members will host a society table at the meeting. Members attending the show may choose a complimentary handbook translation from the Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation inventory recently acquired by the SCC. Copies of the Club’s award-winning quarterly journal, The Posthorn, as well as membership applications, will also be available.

“Alan Warren, SCC Secretary, will deliver Scandinavian Philately: 80 Years of the Scandinavian Collectors Club at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 24. Following his presentation, there will be a meet-and-greet gathering. Both the presentation and the meeting are open to the public.

“Founded in 1935 as ‘The Finnish-American Stamp Club,’ the society changed its name in 1942 to the ‘Scandinavian Collectors Club of New York’ with membership categories for residents and non-residents. In 1959, members voted for a single membership class and to change the name again to the present ‘Scandinavian Collectors Club.’”

The ASDA Fall National Postage Stamp Show will be held Oct. 23-25 at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, in downtown Manhattan.