Memphis Stamp Collectors Society
As previously announced at our February meeting, MSCS received a donation with a mix of stamps including several with high catalog values. The club has obtained APEX certificates for some of these stamps.
In accordance with club auction rules, MSCS will auction
the Scott #396 line-pair stamp and the Scott #394 single line watermark as Club Lots at the next scheduled meeting
for attending members and guests at the 06 April 2023 meeting. Meetings are the 1st Thursday of the month, at St Luke's United Methodist Church, 480 S Highland St, Memphis, Tennessee 38111. Socializing begins at 6:00PM, and the business meeting begins at 7PM.
Scott # 133 and Scott #396 were auctioned at the March meeting along with the Expertized Fakes below.
"In January 1994 the Postal Service announced it was creating a set of 20 stamps titled “Legends of the West,” featuring “broadly defined, American-themed subjects.” Sixteen of the 20 stamps honored people associated with the exploration, settlement and development of the American West.
One of the people to be featured was black rodeo star Bill Pickett. The remaining four stamps, located at the corners of the sheet, featured conceptual designs: Home on the
Range, Native American Culture, Western Wildlife, and Overland Mail....The stamp featured the wrong man! That was the first mistake."
Family complaints to the Postmaster led to order to recall and destroy the error sheets.
"Before the recall, 186 error sheets were sold by postal workers - Before the official 'first day of issue'. This was the second mistake.
Several weeks later the U.S. Postal Service announced that 150,000 error sheets would be sold at face value by means of a mail order lottery.
This unprecedented move was made with the permission of Frank Phillips, Jr., so the Post Office could recover its
printing cost and not lose money. Sales were limited to one per household. The remaining stamps were destroyed.
The Legends of the West error was one of the biggest stamp stories in years. "
Story is by Mystic Stamp Company, please see them for additional details.
Stamp Sheets from Ron Williams, MSCS Member
Nashville Club news: www.nashvillephilatelic.org Contact: email@example.com Matt Benward, President
NASHVILLE STAMP AND POSTCARD SHOW 2023 was held:
Sat, Mar 18 – Sun, Mar 19, 2023
Gallatin Civic Center, 210 Albert Gallatin Ave, Gallatin, TN
Gulf Coast, Mississippi, https://www.gulfcoaststampclub.org/ Bob Marousky, Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
GULFPEX 2023 is:
Friday Mar 31 & Saturday April 1st
St Martin Community Center, 15008 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532
Huntsville, Philatelic Club: http://www.sefsc.org/huntsville-philatelic-club.html Contact: Mike O'Reilly email@example.com or visit their new Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/799128636864188/
Little Rock, Pinnacle Stamp Club of Arkansas. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This sheet of Forever stamps was issued by USPS on May 23, 2022. The First Day of Issue ceremonies took place in Memphis, TN at the Beale Street Landing.
Aberdeen Stamps – Sandra Stevens & Ann Austen- 501-868-5999 (Little Rock, AR)
B & W Stamps – Bill Vance – email@example.com - 615-584-4234 (Joelton,TN)
Dwayne Selix Rare Stamps – Dwayne Selix – firstname.lastname@example.org -334-365-2992 (Prattville, AL)
F A Stamps - Fred Brafford - 850-651-2770 (P.O. Box 4051, Shalimar, FL)
Global Philatelic Associates – Jerry Palazolo – email@example.com - 901-382-1910 (Memphis, TN)
Jared Cassidy Stamps – Jared Cassidy – firstname.lastname@example.org - 256-337-0077 (Huntsville, AL)
M & L Antiques - Larry & Marty Acuff - 865-933-2333 (Strawberry Plains, TN)
Stamp Center of Texas – Kurt Harding - Klingsor88@hotmail.com - 210-240-4083 (Boerne, TX)
Vest Pocket Philatelist – Bill DiSalvatore – 870-257-2809 (Cherokee Village, AR)
Worldwide Stamps & Postcards - Bill Burdick email@example.com - 870-425-7799 (Mountain Home, AR)
Worldwide Philatelics - Damian Johnson - P.O. Box 2041, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201 - 816-462-7074 firstname.lastname@example.org
The boat featured in the stamp is the “Tom Behringer” which is owned and operated by American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL). It was built in 1977 as the “Richard E. Hodges” for the Indiana Michigan Power Company. The boat has two GM 16-cylinder engines that provide 6,000 horsepower. The boat was sold to ACBL in 1987 and renamed “Tom Behringer” in 1990.
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