News & Announcements

Index CartoPhilatelica — A Comprehensive Index to the Society's Journals is Now Available

Index CartoPhilatelica is an exciting new resource from the CartoPhilatelic Society.  Compiled by fellow cartophilatelist and CPS Officer Brian Marshall, of New Zealand, this multi-year project set out to develop a comprehensive subject and personal reference index to the Carto-Philatelist and The New CartoPhilatelist journals.  Index CartoPhilatelica contains indexed content from all the issues of the Carto-Philatelist (1955-03 through 1995-12) and issues of The New CartoPhilatelist (2003-03 through 2020-07 [No. 70]). An announcement for Index CartoPhilatelica appeared in the January (No. 72) edition of The New CartoPhilatelist. A digital (PDF) version of the index is now ready for download on the Index CartoPhilatelica web page. [ “Index CartoPhilatelica is an open resource that will soon become an indispensable tool for research projects by both members of the CartoPhilatelic Society as well as philatelists outside of the group.” – Mark Honig, President, the CartoPhilatelic Society. ]

Retirement of The New CartoPhilatelist Journal Editor - Martin Oakes

Martin Oakes Editorship Retirement
Martin Oakes

After many years of service, Martin Oakes must relinquish his position as Editor of The New CartoPhilatelist (TNCP) Journal. In a group such as ours, the journal is the lifeline, the major method to communicate with members, to share research, to keep up- to-date. Martin did an outstanding job for all these years; he will be missed and will be hard to replace. Martin took over as Editor with the April 2008 edition. Over the ensuing 12 years, he edited an amazing 50 issues. He dedicated countless hours to assembling these issues, as well as contributing articles when there was insufficient material available.  Martin was born in London, England and like many of us, Martin started collecting stamps at a young age, then put collecting aside as he pursued his education and began his work career.  A friend at one of his jobs re-introduced him to stamp collecting and for over 50 years he specialized in Great Britain, a collection that grew to 40 volumes. Martin and his wife relocated to the United States in the late 1960s when he accepted a position with a major electronics company in Indianapolis, Indiana. During this working years he developed an interest in map stamps and joined the CartoPhilatelic Society.  When the group was revived in 2003, he was invited to help design the logos we now use and wrote an article for TNCP 1, “Oh, What a Relief It Is.” The Society and its members were privileged to have Martin as our Editor for so long. Please join us in congratulating him for contributions to cartophilately and our Society.  Thank you Martin and best wishes!

Maps on Stamps Checklist Rev. 9 Ready for Shipping

Checklist Editor David Wolfersberger has been busy working to finalize a major update of the Maps on Stamps Checklist and he is happy to report the new update is ready to ship.

This update includes the addition of over 700 new or previously overlooked issues, numerous corrections, and the addition of missing data such as catalogue numbers, coverage and grade. The updated Checklist has over 40,000 entries.

Revision 9 contains all Checklist Updates through 2020 MoS Checklist Update 01 as posted on our website.

Update of Cumulative Table of Contents (CTC) Listings

The Cumulative Table of Contents (CTC) listings, compiled by our European Representative Volker Woesner, which first were made available on the CPS web site in early 2017, have been updated.  The listing for TNCP is now current through 2019/07.  In addition to the PDF format, Excel files for both TNCP and original the CartoPhilatelist listings are now freely available for download.

CPS Member Wins Awards at NTSS2019

CPS member Roger Van Laere NTSS 2019 Award
Roger Van Laere (center) accepting his award

Congratulations are in order to CartoPhilatelic Society member Roger Van Laere who won two awards at the recent NTSS2019 / StampShow, held in Omaha, Nebraska, in August 2019. Roger’s exhibits the “History of the Borders of Peru and Bolivia” and “Atlantic Puffin: Icon of the Isle of Lundy” both in the NTSS multiframe category, won Gold and Large Vermeil awards respectively.  The photo also shows APS President Robert Zeigler (L) and APS Executive Director Scott English (R).  Nice work Roger!   — CPS Officers

Closed Album: Mr. Ulrich Mailand

Mr. Ulrich Mailand
   Mr. Ulrich Mailand

We were recently informed of the passing of Mr. Ulrich Mailand, on February 18, 2019. Mr. Mailand was the long-time honorary chairman of the German cartophilatelic group “Maps, Land surveying, and Discovery History of the Earth,” [Landkarten – Vermessung – Entdeckungsgeschichte der Erde], and fellow member of the CartoPhilatelic Society.  An engineer and geodesist by trade, he was the head of the land registry office in the city of Gutersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.  Mr. Mailand was active with the German cartophilatelic group for many years, serving as its first chairman from 1987 until 2012. From 1994 to 2006 he was editor of the group’s Circulars journal in addition to serving as the treasurer.  In April 2017, during the group’s anniversary celebration, Mr. Mailand was recognized with a certificate to honor his years of excellent service. While Mr. Mailands contributions over the years to cartophilately were many, he will, in particular, be remembered for his late work “Philatelic Register of all Significant Persons of Cartography , Geodesy, and Earth Discovery“ [Philatelistischen Register Bedeutender Personen der Kartographie, Geodasie und Entdeckungsgeschichte der Erde].  Thank you Ulrich for working beyond language barriers and promoting our activities to the members of the German cartophilatelic group.  – Officers of the CartoPhilatelic Society

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