The WEPS Newsletter For January & February 2002
We will have an AUCTION.
This evening there will be a Members Bourse.
We will have our regularly scheduled AUCTION.
There will be a Slide Program - The title being "Fancy U.S. Cancels.
A couple of quick notes: DUES ARE DO. If you haven't done so - Please
Do. Secondly, a large THANK YOU to all those people who contributed
to the Holiday Party.
A note for future reference. The Stamp Show that was held at the
Wayne Manor over the first weekend in January - and is usually held
that same time every year - is a very good show. The quality of
dealers is exceptional and there is something for everyone. As a
matter of fact, on Friday morning, when the show opened - it looked
like a meeting of WEPS.
Lately, and thankfully, we have been getting quite a few new members:
George Droste - who collects U.S. used plate blocks and multiples.
Travis Brazille - a collector of U.S. Plate Blocks, FDC's and First
Flight Covers. Charles Jorgenson who collects World Wide Airmails
and U.S. Flown Covers - To all of you - a Hearty Welcome.
The Wayne Manor show proved very fruitful for your editor. There is
one dealer that has a number of trays filled with covers for $1 each.
There are many postcards and FDC's and other assorted sundries that
can be found. Rumor has it that a Post Card from Mantoloking surfaced
but unfortunately it is ascent of people surf fishing.
This past note was not intentionally mentioned to "gridje" - in the
old country that means stick the knife in and twist - Larry Nelson.
But, was mentioned to bring about a discussion. Along with stamp
collecting it is amazing what a co-lateral hobby Post Card Collecting
can be. It offers something for everyone. The notes I receive on Ebay
from people who have purchased from me is fascinating: I live across
the street; my grandparents got engaged at that spot, our house is in
that picture; and so on and so on.
As a philatelist - Post Cards offer the opportunity to find cancels
and hard to find stamps on cover as seen from some of my past ramblings.
Post card dealers just like us - can not know everything about everything.
But, my real intent is to bring to light that there are many subjects
that we as collectors could collect to enhance our collections and more
important - enhance old memories. Post card collections can be made
from your home town, places you have visited, and events important in
your own lives. Imagine collecting post cards from the Hospital you
were born in; the schools you went to; the Churches you were married
in; and, the streets where you live.
My addiction to Ebay has opened a whole new area. Not necessarily for
me to collect but ideas and research that have been made available by
investigating these little pieces of picture memorabilia. Anyone know
where the Antler Grounds Golf Course is?? I don't know yet - but I will
soon. Before selling a card I want to know where it is from and if
the cancellation is from the same place or at least in the approximate
vicinity. The use of the computer helps make this easy when such tools
as an encyclopedia and an atlas are at your fingertips - as well as,
Your Editor: Ray Laplace