“Fall for Topicals” during National Stamp Collecting Month

October is National Stamp Collecting Month, and to celebrate the American Topical Association is offering a month-long series of free online seminars to celebrate. Of special interest for CartoPhilatelists is the October 10 seminar entitled Maps, Politics and Stamps: Some Examples from the Middle East.

CPS to Meet at StampShow 2018

StampShow 2018The 7th meeting of the CartoPhilatelic Society is scheduled to be held during the joint American Topical Association (ATA)/American Philatelic Society (APS)  StampShow 2018, in Columbus Ohio USA, August 9-12, 2018. The date and time for the meeting along with the proposed agenda, will be announced later. This will be a great show, with about 100 dealers and 900 exhibit frames, plus many seminars and society meetings.  Details about the show, including hotel reservations, are available at https://stamps.org/STAMPSHOW-SS.

Help is also needed to staff the ATA booth on the show floor. If you plan on attending during the week and can volunteer an hour or two, that would be greatly appreciated. Please contact David Wolfersberger if you plan to attend StampShow 2018, and if you can help at the ATA booth. We look forward to seeing you in Columbus this August!

Report on the 6th Meeting of the CartoPhilatelic Society, May 2016

NY 2016 LogoCPS Meeting
The 6th meeting of the CartoPhilatelic Society took place on May 29, 2016 in New York City, during the 2016 World Stamp Show.  Close to a dozen members and interested visitors attended the meeting held at the Javits Convention Center, venue of the 2016 World Stamp Show.  Four presentations were given during the two hour meeting. CPS President Mark Honig delivered “Maps on Stamps” a colorful and comprehensive presentation by CPS President Emeritus and meeting organizer Miklos Pinther who, unfortunately, was unable to be present that day.  This was followed by TNCP Journal Editor Martin Oakes’ presentation of “Don’t Lick the Stamp” an illustrative lecture on organizing and writing up a collection. In addition Martin presented “CPS Web Status Report” prepared by CPS web administrator Reese Plews, detailing status of some of the web site related updates and projects. Discussion time was available after the presentations.

CPS Booth
In addition to the meeting on May 29th, the Society occupied a booth in the “Society and Study Groups” area of the conference center. It was the first time that the CPS had a booth during a show and we want to thank NYC member Richard Ropiak and all the other volunteers who helped staff the booth during the show.  Attendance at the booth was steady and  many CPS membership brochures were distributed. Displays of a large binder containing the printed version of the Maps on Stamps Rev. 7 Checklist along with the Society’s OP#1 “America on the Map” were also the focus of much interest from the visitors.  A couple of  new members were recruited during the eight day event.

CPS Members Win Awards
Two members of the Society exhibited during the show and both won awards. Mr. Takao Nishiumi from Japan won a Gold Medal for his exhibit entitled “The History of  Cartography-Mapping the World and Regions,” and Mr. Roger Van Laere from Belgium won a Large Silver Medal for his exhibit entitled “Peruvian Prehistory.” Congratulations to both Takao and Roger!  [ if we have missed any other members who exhibited, please let us know! ]  On Friday June 3rd, the American Topical Association held their meeting and one of the highlights was the awarding of the Distinguished Topical Philatelist for 2016 to CPS member Mr. Bob Lamb.

The CPS President and Officers would like to thank Mr. Miklos Pinther and Mr. Richard Ropiak for helping to organize our Society’s attendance during the show and making it a success. Also, a special thanks to so many members and people who visited the both to say hello and show your support for the Society!  [ an additional report about the show and some general thoughts about the show and contents of the philatelic exhibits will be forthcoming in a future issue of TNCP. -web admin ]

 Mark Honig, CPS President
6th CPS Meeting 2016-05-29
  CPS Booth at the 2016 World Stamp
Show in New York City, NY USA

6th Meeting of the CartoPhilatelic Society

World Stamp Show 2016 in NYCAs announced earlier, The CartoPhilatelic Society will be attending the World Stamp Show 2016 being held in the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, May 28 through June 4, 2016.   This is a very major event and we are excited about our participation. We will be having a table in the Society’s area.  Close to 60 other philatelic Societies will be represented during the show. We plan to staff the table during the event to promote the Society and attract new members and will be asking for volunteers to help.

On May 29th the 6th Meeting of the CartoPhilatelic Society will be held from 10:30 am until 12:00pm  in Room 1E11.  A tentative agenda for the meeting is shown below.

  • “Maps on Stamps” a PowerPoint presentation by Miklos Pinther on collecting miniature maps (40 min.)
  • “Don’t Lick the Stamp” an illustrative lecture by Martin Oakes on organizing and writing up a collection (15 min.)
  • “CPS Web Site and Digital Projects Update” by Reese Plews (15 min.)

Please take a moment to let us know if you will be at the show and plan to attend our meeting or if you can help by volunteering at our table by filling out our online form.  You can also use the form to communicate directly with our Society organizer for the show, Mr. Miklos Pinther, president emeritus of the CartoPhilatelic Society.

Be sure to watch this page for more information as the show nears.  Hope to see as many of you as possible in NYC!

Join us in NYC for The World Stamp Show 2016

The CartoPhilatelic Society will be attending the World Stamp Show 2016 being held in New York City, May 28 through June 4, 2016. Please check the more detailed announcement now available on our Events page.

Report on the 5th Meeting of the CartoPhilatelic Society, October 2012

The 5th meeting of the CartoPhilatelic Society was held in NYC on October 12, 2012 at the Collectors Club.  Nearly a dozen members were in attendance at the meeting.  Reports on membership status, Society finances, web site and future projects were presented by the members.  The meeting was productive and a good time was had by all. Plans for a forth coming meeting will be discussed in future issues of the Journal with subsequent news listed on the web site.

5th Meeting of the CartoPhilatelic Society, October 12, 2012, Collector's Club NYC, USA