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How the Temperance Movement Used the 19th Century Mails – Chip Gliedman

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Temperance organizations in English-speaking countries used the mails to spread their messages and build community. This presentation will show how they took full advantage of the mails to do so – in some very colorful ways. This Temperance propaganda cover, produced by James Valentine of Dundee,  incorporates imagery from Hogarth’s “Gin Lane” and “Beer Street” etchings. Similar designs were issued in the U.S. and Canada, Similar covers from G.B, U.S. Canada, and Australia will be shown – as well as a bunch of other cool covers and mailings.

Chip Gliedman is a collector, exhibitor, writer, and presenter on many aspects of postal history. He is not afraid to bend the exhibiting rules to make the most informative and entertaining exhibits possible, regardless of the impact on an arbitrary award. At the same time, one of his exhbits won a Grand Prix award at CAPEX, the Collector’s Club Single Frame Grand, and the AAPE CoC award for 2023. He is the section editor for the U.S. 1861-issue period of the U.S. Philatelic Classic Society Chronicle, the author of a number of articles, and the editor for the next edition of the American Stampless Cover Catalog, which will be re-branded as the American Postal Markings Catalog and available as a searchable online database.

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May 8
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm