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The Collectors Club is a group of more than 750 people who have come together to further the study of philately, promote the hobby and provide a social, educational, and non-commercial setting for the enthusiastic enjoyment of our common passion.
Founded in 1896, the Club counted among its members the leading—even legendary—names in philately. Today's membership is no exception and includes some of the hobby's best-known collectors, exhibitors, and authors. The vast majority of our group, however, are "regular" collectors who have one thing in common—a thirst to share their enjoyment of the hobby and a desire to learn more about collecting among others who take philately seriously.
Our physical "heart" is the Club's landmark five-story brownstone, designed by famed architect Stanford White, located at 35th Street and Madison Avenue in New York City. A $1 million renovation was completed in 2001 to ensure that the Clubhouse will meet our needs now and well into the future. While the majority of our members are from the tri-state area, others come from throughout the US and many foreign countries.
Don Sundman and Cheryl Ganz at the Neinkin Medal presentation.
We were pleased to join the ASDA at their 100th Anniversary Show at the Hilton in New York City during the last weekend of October. It was a grand celebration with a busy bourse, excellent exhibits and a wonderful show ambience throughout the weekend. We shared a booth with the United States Stamp Society. More than sixty Collectors Club members stopped by to say hello, and we recruited seven new members. CBS News reporter Ines Novacic did a wonderful video on the show and stamp collecting which features our youth program. I advise all members to take a look at it. The Best in Show award for a United States Exhibit was received by Gordon Eubanks for his exhibit: The United States Issues of 1851-1856 & Their Importance in an Expanding Postal System, and the Best in Show award for a foreign exhibit was received by Dr. Robert Pildes for his exhibit: Artist Drawings, Essays, Proofs and Associated Material of the 1948 Do’ar Ivri Issue of Israel. Robert will be presenting his exhibit at the February 18, 2015 meeting of the Club. Do join us for this meeting if you are in the City.
Kees and Ulla Adema celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Ile aux Chiens, Saint Pierre & Miquelon.
At the annual cocktail party held at the Club by the Philatelic Foundation during the ASDA Show weekend, Cheryl Ganz was presented with the Foundation’s Neinkin Medal for outstanding service to philately. Don Sundman presented the Medal to Cheryl in the presence of a capacity crowd who joined in to congratulate Cheryl on this exceptional honor and award.
At the October Board meeting I was pleased to announce the appointment of our member Gary Loew to the Chair of the IT/Web Committee. Gary has been overseeing our new IT effort, and has now added the development of the new web site including the module for the digitized CCP to his area of responsibility. Please direct all future issues on these matters directly to Gary. Please join me in thanking him for accepting this critically important and complex assignment.
A number of the members of the Collectors Club attended the FIP-level international show in Saint Pierre & Miquelon during the last weekend of September. It was put on by the local club in Saint Pierre, led by J.-J. Tillard who many members met when he and his wife visited the Collectors Club in 2013. In all respects it was a remarkable show with participants from North and South America and Europe in attendance and a large array of truly exceptional exhibits. The show provided an unusual opportunity to explore this former small French Colony. While on a tour of the small island of Ile aux Chiens, member Kees Adema and his wife Ula celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Readers might enjoy the accompanying photo of Kees and Ula while touring the old Mayor’s house on the island. Seen with them are some of the locals from the early 1900’s when the island was a thriving fishing community. Congratulations to Kees and Ula.
Philatelic Show 2015 (Boxborough, MA)
Other Collectors Club News
Collectors Club Supports National Postal Museum
The Collectors Club will be participating in Philatelic Show 2015 to be held at Boxborough, MA during the weekend of May 1-3, 2015. We are now soliciting exhibits for the show. Feel free to download a letter of information, an exhibit application and the prospectus. We will sponsor a booth at the show and present a Collectors Club Lecture on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. There will also be a joint dinner with The United States Stamp Society on Friday evening. Please check this site for show updates.
Edward Grabowski, Chair
The Collectors Club held its annual One Frame Competition on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Club House. Click here check out the report.
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