December 28, 2013
September 12-14, 2014
American Philatelic Center, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
2014 is a special national philatelic exhibition
approved by the
Philatelic Society with FIP Recognition and world-wide
Eighth Postal History
Symposium - 2014
The eighth Postal History
Symposium is scheduled for Sept. 12–14, 2014 at the
American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, PA, in
2014 a national all-air mail philatelic
exhibition with FIP recognition and worldwide
participation hosted by the American Air Mail Society.
"Development of Transoceanic Air Mail Service"
Philatelic Center, Bellefonte, PA
Call for Papers:
Deadline for Paper Proposals May 1, 2014.
The Symposium is co-sponsored by the APS, APRL,
and Smithsonian National Postal Museum.
The Symposium committee is Tara Murray (APRL), Steve
Reinhard (APS), Tom Lera (NPM),
and Jim Graue (AAMS). A call for papers is available on
the APS website and has been
promoted via the Philatelic Literature Review,
AP, and AAMS and NPM websites. It will be
forwarded to academic history departments in
Pennsylvania and surrounding regions.
Suggestions for other avenues of promotion are welcome.
The deadline for paper proposals is
May 1, 2014, and as of early
February, 5 proposals have been received.
In addition to symposium panels scheduled on Friday
and Saturday, the weekend will include
bourse, and 3 aerophilatelic talks (coordinated by the
AAMS), as well as tours of the Match Factory, a
presentation on APRL resources related to air mail, and
on Saturday evening a banquet featuring the symposium
keynote and Aerophilately awards.
American Philatelist has proposed an all air mail
edition to accompany the event and has issued a call for
papers for that special edition.
Exhibit Application and Prospectus
Prospectus (Regulations) and Official Entry Form for
Aerophilately 2014 are now available on
both of the following sites:
American Philatelic Society website and here:
Deadline for receipt of entries is May 1, 2014.
exhibits of one (1), five (5) and eight (8) frames
will be accepted.
Class 1. Aerophilately
Class 2. Astrophilately
Class 3. Traditional, limited to airmail stamp
Airmail postal history
Class 5. Thematic, limited to airmail, aviation or astro
Class 6. Postal Stationery, limited to airmail postal
Class 7. One frame exhibits of the above classes
On Saturday, November 23, 2013,
the FIP Board, meeting at Brasilia, approved
Aerophilately 2014 to be a FIP Recognition
Exhibition. International qualified exhibits, both 5
frame and 8 frame, will be judged at full FIP level.
Dr. Peter McCann will be
responsible for any FIP-related issues as a member
and team leader on the jury.
A formal confirming letter from
the FIP Secretary General has been received.
FIP Director Peter
McCann reported that the FIP Board was very positive
about Aerophilately 2014 as they see it as a good step
in confirming relationships between FIP and its
individual Member Federations. They hope Aerophilately
2014 will serve as a model for future smaller national
and regional exhibitions to request FIP Recognition for
qualified for an FIP exhibition will be awarded
not qualified for FIP recognition will be awarded
APS-recognized national level medals.
We see FIP
Recognition as a major advantage in view of the upcoming
international philatelic exhibition at New York in 2016.
There is limited space at Bellefonte, so there will be
no "open" (i.e., non-competitive) class.
Exhibit fees are very simple and reasonable:
$50.00 Entry Fee plus $10.00 per frame.
Single Frame = $60.00, Five Frames = $100.00, and
Eight Frames = $130.00. No other exhibit sizes will
be accepted. These fees apply to all exhibits, whether
or not FIP qualified.
Stephen Reinhard, APS President
Ken Martin, APS Executive Director
Peter McCann, FIP Director
Jim Graue, AAMS President
Stephen Reinhard, Jury Presidsent and Team Leader
Peter McCann, Team Leader
Santiago Cruz (Colombia)
Charles Verge (Canada)
Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
Dr, State College PA 16801
reservations directly to this hotel
by phone or email. Do not use “Central Reservations.” Space is limited and
reservations should be made as soon as possible.
It is the FIP
Recognition that drives our need for donations, as there
is an FIP
Recognition fee of 5,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Coupled
with other expenses (e.g., jury) we will need $10,000,
so that is the target for donation revenue. Please send
donations to AAMS Treasurer Stephen Reinhard, Box 110,
Mineola NY 11501. Donations should be made payable to
AAMS with “Aero 2014” as the designated recipient in the