THE WEPS NEWSLETTER - November and December 2003

West Essex Philatelic Society, Inc…Established 1930

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West Essex Philatelic Society, Inc…Established 1930

Verona Public Library

17 Gould St., Verona, N.J. 07044

Meets 6:30 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.

Nov. 10th & 24th; Dec. 8th & 22nd.


Nov. 10: Will be an evening for the regular Club Auction. The auction will include the Club’s 2002 Scott US Specialized Catalog.

Nov. 24: Will be Members Show & Tell. Also, there will be a SURPRISE EVENT.

Dec. 8:We will have our regularly scheduled Club Auction.

Dec. 22: HOLIDAY PARTY.

A reminder- there are refreshments and circuit books at every meeting.

A hearty Thank You to all who participated in the Club Donation Auction. The Club made $150.00. This has been a really tremendous bonus to the Club. All of the membership should be congratulated because without this the Club could not exist.

DUES ARE DUE. The dues rate will remain the same- $8.00 if paid before Dec. 31; and, $9.00 if paid afterwards. Dues may be paid at the meetings to Lou Caprario or Ron Gollhardt. Or, they can be mailed to the West Essex Philatelic Society, c/o Raymond Laplace, PO Box 443, Elmwood Park, NJ, 07407.

Thank you to Steven Rod for an interesting lecture about "Pat" Herman Herst Jr. at our October 27th Meeting. It was enjoyed by all in attendance.

Jim Heil will be updating the Members Collecting Interest List. If you have any changes please contact either Jim or Ron Gollhardt at any of the meetings.

Computers, postcards and eBay would be very easy to talk about and take up space since they have become your author’s main interests. So, it is more challenging to stick to stamps- which is what this is all about anyway.

Stamp tip of the day: Portugal and Europa seem to be the hottest tickets right now. The buy prices for Europa stamps from Portugal have skyrocketed and now may be the time to sell if you have any. If it is not your main interest, you can get premium prices to buy other items you may want more.

This author is always cutting out articles from various periodicals to save for future use and reference. One such article describes the following philatelic terms: Catapult mail: mail flung over the wall of a besieged city-; Grill: something to do with cooking or the covering for automobile radiators; Gutter: construction for carrying away rain water; Killer: a homicidal felon; Granite paper: made of stone; Specimen: usually found in a test tube or upon a microscope slide; "Too Late": referring to missing supper; Trial separation: period of living apart preparatory to divorce; Wrapper: outside of a burrito. I hope the humor is not lost without rehashing the proper philatelic definitions in conjunction with the puns.

The United States continues to put out some nice issues: the Washington D.C. diamond shaped commemorative and the sheet of Reptiles and Amphibians. I will be using them for postage on this issue of the newsletter.

Since it is late at night or early in the morning- you have your choice. I will not push my luck any further.

At this time we at WEPS would like to wish everyone A HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY CHANNUKAH, AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

Your Editor: Ray Laplace

 

 

 

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