ANNUAL CONVENTION, REGIONAL MEETINGS
LOCAL STAMP SHOWS
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.
The show entrance.
The CSS membership meeting
Some of those that attended our membership meeting.
2015 ANNUAL CONVENTION
A great time was had by all at this year's Annual Convention, held October 2-4 at SESCAL in Los Angeles, CA. Book, DVD and CSS Catalog sales were $755. Thirty-one members signed in at the CSS booth and one new member joined. Seven members exhibited with a total of seventy-two frames.
Richard Clever's five frame "Classic Mongolia 1886 - 1932," received a Vermeil Medal and the ROSSICA President's Award for the Best Non-Gold Russian Exhibit.
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, and the APS Medal of Excellence: 1940 - 1980.
David Lu's eight frame "The International Postal Routes of China (1914 - 1945)," received a Vermeil Medal, and his five frame "Poland Classics (1752 - 1881)" received a Vermeil Medal and the ROSSICA Best Russian Exhibit.
Tom Massa's six frame "Rates During The Chinese Silver Yuan Currency Era" received a Gold Medal.
H. James Maxwell's ten frame "Keeping Pace With Inflation: The Post-War Chinese National Currency Issues," received a Gold Medal and the WESTPEX Merit Award, and his ten frame "Rates During the Post-War Chinese National Currency Era" received a Gold Medal and the CSS Republic of China (Taiwan) Chapter Award.
H. James Maxwell's single frame "Republic of China Express Stamps and Mail Slips: 1912 - 1929" received a Vermeil Medal and the CSS James R. Lee Memorial Award-Chiu Chin Shan (San Francisco) Chapter, and his single frame "China's 1912 Definitives" was in the Court of Honor.
William P. Winter's nine frame "The Martyrs Stamps of China - 1932 to 1949" received a Gold Medal, the CSS Chia Nan (Los Angeles) Chapter Award, and the APS Medal of Excellence: 1900 - 1940.
Lan Qing Zhang's two frame "1897 3 Cent Red Revenue Surcharges and Cancellations," received a Gold Medal and the APS Medal of Excellence: Pre-1900, and his five frame "Postal Routes Between China and North America 1867 - 1947" received a Vermeil Medal.
2014 ANNUAL CONVENTION
At the CSS Annual Convention at PIPEX 2014 we had 49 frames of China exhibits. Hugh Lawrence’s ‘Postal Rates during the Gold Yuan Era: The Chinese Hyperinflation of 1948-49’ received a Gold Medal, the CSS Best China Award and the PIPEX Reserve Grand Award. H. James Maxwell’s ‘Rates During the Post-War Chinese National Currency Era’ received a Gold Medal, the CSS Chiu Chin Shan Chapter Award, and the CSS James R. Lee Memorial Award. Mr. Maxwell’s ‘Keeping Pace with Inflation: the Post-War Chinese National Currency Issues’ received a Gold Medal and the CSS Chia Nan Chapter Award. His two new single frame exhibits, ‘China’s U. S. Constitution Commemoratives: Through-the-Line Usages’ and ‘Republic of China Express Stamps and Mail Slips: 1912-1929,’ received Silver Medals. Tom Massa’s ‘Rates During the Chinese Silver Yuan Currency Era’ received a Gold Medal, the APS Medal of Excellence 1940-1980, and the Postal History Society Award. Mr. Massa’s single frame ‘Chinese Ki-Hei “Restricted Use” Overprints of 1927-1929’ received a Silver Medal. William P. Winter’s ‘The China Martyrs Stamps 1932-1949’ received a Vermeil Medal, the CSS Paul Chang Postal History Award, and the CSS Taipei Chapter Republic of China Award. David Y. Lu’s ‘The International Aerogrammes of China (1948-1949)’ received a Vermeil Medal and an American Air Mail Society Vermeil Medal.
(Left to Right) Hugh Lawrence, Tom Massa, Teresa Murphy, Aaron Li,
Dennis Murphy, H. James Maxwell and Paul Gault having dinner
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:
BALPEX 2019, Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, Baltimore, MD
Email the President with questions.
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.