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Postal history symposium April 30

Mar 20, 2015, 7 AM


A postal history symposium with the theme “The Challenging 20th Century: Men, Machines and Modernization,” will take place April 30 on the campus of Regis College (Upper Union Student Hall) in Weston, Mass.

The symposium is hosted by the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, which is also on the Regis College campus.

It is taking place the day before the opening of Philatelic Show 2015, in nearby Boxborough, Mass., presented by the Northeast Federation of Stamp Clubs.

The symposium is cosponsored by the United States Stamp Society with support from the American Philatelic Society.

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The symposium program will begin at 9 a.m.

The presenters include Rodney Juell, “The Men Who Made the Stamps of the 1920s”; Edward Grabowski, “Philately and International Mail Order Fraud”; George S. Norton, “Technology in the Envelope: Use of Microfilm and Voice Recordings in the Mail during World War II”; and Roger S. Brody, “The Bureau Leaves the Field.”

Admission is free, but the museum asks that attendees register in advance.

For questions, contact, or visit the museum website.

The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History is the oldest philatelic museum in the United States. Visit the website for information about exhibits, activities and hours of operation.

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