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Posted 03/08/2010   08:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add philb to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
See my post under APS membership renewal !
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Posted 03/08/2010   12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Phil:

I tried Googling SPA and all I found was APS.

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Posted 03/08/2010   2:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Amazing..i could not find them either..they were similar to the APS founded in 1894...had circuit books similar to APS and now there is no record(except in the memory of senior philatelists...someone will have some input on them I am certain !!
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Posted 03/08/2010   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Am I just nuts (Don't answer that!) or did they get absorbed by the APS somewhere way back yonder? There's nothing mentioned in the APS History section on their website, but I swear I remember hearing or reading that somewhere.
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Posted 03/08/2010   4:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Greg,
I think they just faded away like so many other societies and clubs due to lack of membership and support.
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Posted 03/08/2010   4:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wasn't it mentioned in the APS's magazine this past year?
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Posted 03/08/2010   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamperdude I think you are correct..i think the members and officers had a falling out...sound familiar ??? As far as being absorbed by the APS I am sure some of the SPA members then joinned the APS...i remember reading somewhere that the SPA was by and large a Southern organization but the address of the Sales division is Lemont , Pennsylvania 16851 !
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Posted 03/08/2010   5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, heck!

Apparently they were right in my backyard: Asheville, NC is 1 hour east; Great Smokies Nat'l Park is 20 minutes north...


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On August 26, 1937, a souvenir sheet was issued to mark the annual convention of the Society of Philatelic Americans, held in Asheville, North Carolina on August 26-28. The imperforate sheet reproduced the 10-cent National Parks stamp of 1934 in blue green color rather than the original gray-black. The stamp shows a scene from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located near Asheville. The stamp is surrounded by inscriptions giving the date and place of the convention, as well as authorization and production information for the issue.




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Posted 03/08/2010   7:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A quick Google found this on Ask Phil:

Society of Philatelic Americans: founded Feb. 1894 as the Southern Philatelic Association; became the Society of Philatelic Americans in 1918; last issue of journal was Dec. 1983

Here is the Ask Phil link:

http://www.askphil.org/b25s.htm

Scroll way down.
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Posted 03/08/2010   7:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am promoting you guys to detective...i am deflated though..on the back of each page of the SPA circuit book they described how to identify fakes and counterfeits..i looked at my Kansas Nebraska overprints and guess what ??????
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Posted 03/08/2010   9:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
something tells me we're not in Kansas anymore?
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Posted 03/09/2010   11:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Kansas Nebraska overprints


Sounds like a great idea for a new thread. Could you possibly scan that description and post it? I should probably take a look at my Kansas~Nebraska too.

Kirk

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Apologies for condition,
presently in the sweat box to release the gum
prior to restoration.

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A fine example of art deco printing at its best.
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Hello. My father, the late Claude W. Christenson, Jr., was a member of the Society of Philatelic Americans. He was also President of the Des Moines Philatelic Society, 1946-47, and was also 2nd Vice-President of the Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Society in 1956-57. My Grandfather, C.W. Christenson, Sr., was also President of the Des Moines Philatelic Society, 1952-53.

My dad attended the SPA convention in Chicago in 1938, and I still have his badge, below:




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