ANNUAL CONVENTION, REGIONAL MEETINGS
AND
LOCAL STAMP SHOWS


2013 ANNUAL CONVENTION

 

At the CSS Annual Convention at ROCKY MOUNTAIN STAMP SHOW 2013 we had 53 frames of exhibits.
H. James Maxwell’s ‘Rates During the Post-War Chinese National Currency Era’ received a Gold Medal and the CSS Best Exhibit Award, the APS Medal of Excellence 1940-1980, the Postal History Society Award and the CSS Taipei Chapter Republic of China Award.  Mr. Maxwell’s new ten-frame ‘Keeping Pace with Inflation: the Post-War Chinese National Currency Issues’ received a Gold Medal and the CSS Chia Nan Chapter Award, and his single frame ‘Nationalist China’s Last Commemoratives’ received a Gold Medal.
Hugh Lawrence’s ‘Postal Rates during the Gold Yuan Era: The Chinese Hyperinflation of 1948-49’ received a Gold Medal.  His ‘The Late Civil War Forerunners and Provisional Issues of East China’ received a Gold Medal and the CSS Chiu Chin Shan Chapter James R. Lee Memorial Award.
Tom Massa’s new six-frame ‘Rates During the Chinese Silver Yuan Currency Era’ received a Gold Medal and the Paul Chang Postal History Award.  Mr. Massa’s single frame ‘Chinese Ki-Hei “Restricted Use” Overprints of 1927-1929’ received a Vermeil Medal and the prestigious AAPE Award of Excellence -Title Page (“best title page”).
Jay Shoemaker’s ‘China 1949 Gold Yuan Postage Surcharge on Revenue Stamps’ received a Vermeil Medal.
Richard Clever’s ‘Mongolia—Classic Period of 1860s-1941’ received a Vermeil Medal.
 

 

(Left to Right) Hugh Lawrence, Tom Massa, Teresa Murphy, Aaron Li,
Dennis Murphy, H. James Maxwell and Paul Gault having dinner


2012 ANNUAL CONVENTION

 

The Annual Convention was held at FLOREX 2012, Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in Orlando, Florida. Jerry Miller’s ‘German Intervention in China,’ received a Gold Medal, the Military Postal History Societies Best Military Theme Award, and the APS Award of Excellence: 1900-1940.  Hugh Lawrence’s exhibit, ‘Postal Rates During the Gold Yuan Era: The Hyperinflation of 1948-1949’ received a Gold Medal, the Best Exhibit of China Award, the Paul Chang Chinese Postal History Award, and the Chia Nan (LA) Chapter Award.  William P. Winter’s ‘The China Martyrs Stamps 1932-1949’ received a Gold Medal and the James R. Lee Memorial Award.  H. James Maxwell’s ‘Rates During the Post-War Chinese National Currency Era’ received a Gold Medal and the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chapter Award, and his exhibit ‘The 1912 Chinese Overprints’ received a Silver Medal.  Tom Massa’s new exhibit “Chinese Ke-Hei “Restricted Use” Overprints of 1927-1929’ received a Vermeil Medal.  David Lu’s “The International Aerogrammes of China 1948-1949’ received a Vermeil Medal.

Ralph Weil receiving the Meritorious Service Award at CHICAGOPEX 2011 for his work
as Editor of the China Clipper 2007-2010 and on the new CSS Catalog


ANNUAL CONVENTIONS

 

The Annual Convention is held each year at a World Series of Philately (WSP) stamp show.  It moves around the country to different shows.  The Annual Board of Directors meeting and the Annual Membership Meeting are held at the Annual Convention.  Frequently there is a speaker at the Annual Membership Meeting. The Society always sets up a booth at the show to sell books and DVDs and to sign up new members. The Society gives out numerous awards for exhibits.  It also offers scholarships to young exhibitors. Sometimes the Society puts on a seminar that is open to the public.


Future Annual Conventions are scheduled for:           

        SESCAL 2015, October 2-4, Los Angeles, CA
        www.sescal.com

        World Stamp Show-NY 2016, May 28-June 4, New York City
        www.ny2016.org

Email the President with questions.
 

Members attending a dinner at FLOREX 2012


Some members who attended the Annual Convention at SESCAL in Los Angeles, CA


Ralph Weil manning the booth at an Annual Convention



RECENT REGIONAL MEETINGS

 

A Regional Meeting was held in Sacramento, CA at APS StampShow 2012, August 16-19. Each evening groups of members got together for dinner. The CSS booth sold over $740 of books, DVDs and 75th Anniversary Coffee Cups, and signed up several new members.
 

REGIONAL MEETINGS


Regional Meetings are held at various stamp shows around the country. A booth is set up to sell books and DVDs and to sign up new members. Often the Society puts on a seminar that is open to the public. A China Stamp Society "Best Exhibit of China" award is presented. 


Future Regional Meetings are scheduled for:

        APS StampShow 2014, August 21-24, 2014, Hartford, CT
http://stamps.org/STAMPSHOW-SS
       
        APS StampShow 2015, August 20-23, Grand Rapids, MI
 

        APS StampShow 2016, August 4-7, Portland, OR
 

Members after the luncheon at Pacific '97


One of the tables of members at the Society luncheon at Washington 2006


A group of members having cocktails and dinner at the APS show in Riverside, CA