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The Northeastern Federation provides a forum for the dissemination of philatelic information of importance to the New England area. We do this by providing a centralized list of stamp clubs and exhibitions. We also stage Philatelic Show every spring and support a youth program. Club application here. Bylaws listed here.

 

The annual meeting of the Federation's Board of Delegates and Board of Directors will be held at Philatelic Show 2016 on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 1PM. Member clubs should send representatives to these meetings.

 

Philatelic Show is the largest annual show in New England and is part of the World Series of Philately, as defined by the American Philatelic Society. Philatelic Show 2016 will take place on May 6 to 8, 2016 at the Boxborough Holiday Inn in Boxborough, MA. Exhibit prospectus and application listed here.


 
 

The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History will host their fourth Spellman Spring Seminar. This year's focus will be on Surface Transportation of the Mail in the United States in the 20th Century. Experts include: Guy Purington on Rural Free Delivery; Frank Scheer on Schedules and Routes of the Railway Mail Service and their Impact on Mail Delivery; Prof. Douglas Clark on Streetcar R.P.O. Postmark Anomalies; and Will Keller and Nancy Clark on Hubs of Communication for a Short Lived Service-the H.P.O.

It will take place on the campus of Regis College (Upper Union Student Hall) in Weston, Massachusetts, where the museum is located, on Thursday, May 5, 2016, starting at 9:00AM, a day before the opening of the WSP Philatelic Show in nearby Boxboro. Admission is free, but registration is requested at www.SpellmanMuseum.org.

 
 
 

Have you inherited some stamp albums or envelopes from a relative and wonder if they have any value? Do you think that perhaps those stamps you purchased as a child are now worth a fortune?

The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History on the Regis College campus in Weston< MA is holding its annual Stamp Roadshow on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from noon to 3:00PM.

The day is similar to TV’s Antiques Road Show. For only $40, stamp experts will review stamp collections and provide information about potentially selling the collection, give advice about how to add to the collection as well as recommend how to properly store the stamps. Evaluations will be done on a first-come, first-served basis and will last up to thirty minutes.

 

This program is designed to initiate youth to the hobby of stamp collecting, with the objective of increasing their awareness of the many countries of the world, their cultures and history. It is a favorite of home schoolers, as well as in-schoolers. For more information click here.

 

On February 12, 2015 the Board of Directors of the American Philatelic Society awarded the Twelfth International Philatelic Exhibition of the United States, to be held in 2026, to Boston. This is the culmination of four years of work by the Northeastern Federation of Stamp Clubs. For more information read the Linn's Stamp News article here.