ANNUAL CONVENTION, REGIONAL MEETINGS
AND
LOCAL STAMP SHOWS


2019 ANNUAL CONVENTION


     The 2019 annual meeting was held at BALPEX 2019, August 30-September 1 in Baltimore, MD. It was a great success. Jeffrey Schneider gave a wonderful talk on “The Transition from the Customs Post to the Imperial Post in China, 1896-97.” Also, Hugh Lawrence spoke on “The Zhu De Portrait Stamps Issued by the Shandong Wartime Post and Their Surcharges.”  Fourteen members signed in at the CSS booth and two new members joined.  Sales of the China Clipper DVD Set and the new JCP DVD set were brisk.
     Three members exhibited a total of forty-two frames of China exhibits.  Hugh Lawrence's ten frame “Postal Rates During the Gold Yuan Era: The Chinese Hyperinflation of 1948 - 49,” received a Large Gold Medal, the Reserve Grand, the Paul Chang Chinese Postal History Award, the CSS Republic of China (Taiwan) Chapter Award, and the APS 1940-1980 Medal of Excellence; and his single frame “The Non-Denominated Domestic Air Letter Sheets of China” received a Large Gold Medal.  H. James Maxwell's ten frame “Rates During the Post-War Chinese National Currency Era” received a Large Gold Medal and the CSS Best Exhibit of China Award; his ten frame “Keeping Pace with Inflation: The Post-War Chinese National Currency Issues” received a Large Gold Medal and the CSS Chia Nan Chapter Award; and his “China’s U.S. Constitution Commemoratives: Through-the-Line Usages” received a Gold Medal.  William P. Winter's ten frame “The Martyrs Stamps of China - 1932 to 1949” received a Large Gold Medal and the Baltimore Philatelic Society Rimma Skiarevski Award.

     

         Our luncheon after the Annual Membership Meeting


2018 ANNUAL CONVENTION

 

A great time was had by all at this year's Annual Convention, held June 8-10 at NAPEX in Washington, D.C.  Eighteen members signed in at the CSS booth and several new members joined or renewed their memberships. Four members exhibited a total of forty-six frames of China. Hugh Lawrence's ten frame "Postal Rates During the Gold Yuan Era: The Chinese Hyperinflation of 1948 - 49," received a Gold Medal, the CSS Best Exhibit of China Award, the CSS Paul Chang Chinese Postal History Award, and the CSS Republic of China (Taiwan) Award.  William P. Winter's ten frame "The Martyrs Stamps of China - 1932 to 1949" received a Gold Medal and the CSS James R. Lee Memorial Award Chiu Shan Chapter (San Francisco).  Tom Massa's ten frame "Rates During The Chinese Silver Yuan Currency Era" received a Gold Medal and the CSS Chia Nan (Los Angeles) Chapter Award. H. James Maxwell's ten frame "Keeping Pace With Inflation: The Post-War Chinese National Currency Issues" received a Gold Medal and his ten frame "Rates During the Post-War Chinese National Currency Era" received a Gold Medal. In addition member Bill Winter exhibited his four frame “The Free State of Danzig, 1919-39,” and member Myron Palay exhibited his eight frame “Japan’s Wars, 1894-1911.”


2017 ANNUAL CONVENTION

 

The Annual Convention was held September 8-10 at SEAPEX in Seattle, WA.  Fourteen members signed in at the CSS booth and several new members joined. Hugh Lawrence's ten frame "Postal Rates During the Gold Yuan Era: The Chinese Hyperinflation of 1948 - 49" received a Large Gold Medal and the CSS Best Exhibit of China Award.  H. James Maxwell's ten frame "Keeping Pace With Inflation: The Post-War Chinese National Currency Issues" received a Gold Medal and his single-frame "China’s U.S. Constitution Commemoratives: Through-The-Line Usages” received a Large Gold Medal.


2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION


Our convention was held at WORLD STAMPS SHOW NY 2016 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from Saturday, May 28-Saturday, June 4, 2016.  Well over fifty CSS members attended NY2016 and 47 came to the Annual Membership Meeting at 1 PM on Saturday May 28.

 



                Some of those that attended our membership meeting.
 


 

(Left to Right) Hugh Lawrence, Tom Massa, Teresa Murphy, Aaron Li,
Dennis Murphy, H. James Maxwell and Paul Gault having dinner 2014


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:           
 

 
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

 


 

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:
     Great American Stamp Show (formerly APS StampShow) 2020, August 20-23, Hartford, CT
     Great American Stamp Show (formerly APS StampShow) 2021, Aug. 12-15, near Chicago
     Great American Stamp Show (formerly APS StampShow) 2022, Sacramento, CA
     Great American Stamp Show (formerly APS StampShow) 2023, Cleveland, OH         

      
 

Members after the luncheon at Pacific '97


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