2021 News

July 24, 2021

  • Martin Kent Miller has been named editor of The Philatelic Exhibitor, the journal of the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (AAPE). He succeeds Randy L. Neil, a co-founder of the organization, who decided to retire as editor.

    Randy will continue to write a regular column for the TPE.

    Miller's 30-year career in the communications field, includes writing, editing and graphic design. He is the president of the Philatelic Press, a company that serves the communications needs of philatelists and philatelic organizations. He also edits The United States Specialist, the journal of the United States Stamp Society; First Days, the journal of the American First Day Cover Society; and The Pennsylvania Postal Historian, the journal of the Pennsylvania Postal History Society. He previously edited The American Philatelist, the journal of the American Philatelic Society. Miller has been a stamp collector since he was eight years old and is working on his first exhibit.

    Picture of Martin Kent Miller

June 11, 2021

  • Let's Get Back to Philately...Safely

    Covid Badge
    Since March 2020, our hobby and the rest of the world have been changed by the worldwide COVID pandemic. As a result, nearly every stamp club and stamp shows were shut down for more than a year, leaving us to practice philately online and in isolation. Yet, our hobby didn't just survive; it thrived.

    Recently, with the introduction of vaccines, we've watched a sharp decline in cases and hospitalizations. With those positive signs, government restrictions are lifted, and we're finally getting back to normal.

    As we're getting back to normal, everyone in our hobby can make a big difference to not only curb the spread but help ends the threat. So, we're encouraging collectors to get back to philately, visit stamp shows, go to stamp club meetings, and visit philatelic friends and dealers and please remain safe as we work to end the threat of COVID.

    Our philatelic partners representing all facets of the hobby have joined us in using this badge to spread the message. We look forward to seeing you at a stamp club or stamp show soon!

    If your organization would like to join, please contact Scott English, APS Executive Director at scott@stamps.org.

    American Philatelic SocietyAPS Writers Unit #30
    American Air Mail SocietyCivil War Philatelic Society
    American First Day Cover SocietyCollectors Club of New York
    American Revenue AssociationUnited States Stamp Society
    American Stamp Dealers AssociationU.S. Philatelic Classics Society
    American Topical AssociationVirtual Stamp Club
    American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors 

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