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Westward Expansion/Manifest Destiny: People and National Issues behind the events – Mark Banchik

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Westward Expansion/Manifest Destiny: People and National Issues behind the events – Mark Banchik, San diego, CA

Jan 18, 2023

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Mark E. Banchik, MD MBA
• Research
o U.S. and Mexican northern/western expansions and interrelations.
o Mexican Postal Development including previously poorly documented
Provisional and Civil War eras.
o U.S. Contract Airmail developments
• Publications
o Multiple articles in MEXICANA on varying Mexican themed subjects
o Collectors Club Philatelist (Article and Presidents Letters)
o Air Post Journal (Presidents Letters)
o American Stampless Cover Catalog 4/e volume 3 ‘Mexican War Markings’
o Handbook of Classic Mexico 1/e 2002 (A key reference for production,
distribution and use information for the ‘classic’ period)
• Exhibiting
o 1800’s Westward Expansion (Gold/Grands)
o 1840’s Mexican American War Era (National & International Grands/Gold)
o Mexican Official Airmail (Gold/Grand; International Gold + Special)
o 1914 Vera Cruz Occupation Revenues (Gold/Grand)
o Exhibited in APS ‘Champion of Champions’ competition multiple times
• Invited Presentations
• Collecting Interests
o US Postal History
o US Revenues
o US Airmail development
o US Precancels
o Classic Mexico
o Maritime Postal History
o Indian States
o Other areas which appear intriguing.
• Organized Philately
• Judging
o Accredited US National and International (FIP) judge
▪ (The other is a past FIP Board member) out of 6 total; delegated with
enabling International jurors to perform with a consistent level of
• Society Memberships/Leadership
o The Collectors Club
▪ Past President, Treasurer, and Vice President. 20+ year member Board of
▪ Past Awards Chair; current Membership Co-chair
o American Philatelic Society
▪ Past member Board of Vice Presidents
▪ U.S. Commissioner to International Philatelic exhibitions (Spain x 2;
India; China; Colombia; Japan.
▪ Member Committee on National Exhibiting and Judging: involved with
updating various exhibitor manuals, recruiting/vetting/training judges &
chief judges. Helps beta test and implement policy to keep processes
▪ Expert Committee: Long standing ‘expert’ for Mexico.
▪ APRL Life Member
o MEPSI (Mexico-Elmhurst Philatelic Society International)
▪ Past Board Chair, President, Vice President, Journal Editor
▪ Current: Expert Committee, Awards Committee
▪ Key accomplishments: recruitment of future leadership and outreach.
o American Airmail Society
▪ Past President, current Advisory Executive Board
▪ Involved with past and upcoming AEROPHILATELY exhibitions.
The San Diego Stamp Show
▪ General Show Chair
▪ Mexico research studies based on recently unearthed records archives
▪ Articles in press for MEXICANA.
▪ Updated edition of ‘Mexico Handbook’ in process.
o 8/2020
Collectors Club
The 2021 Alfred F. Lichtenstein Memorial Award
for Distinguished Service to Philately

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January 18
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm