|A specimen from my own philatelic art collection from this date in 1977, the day I was admitted to the Postal Commemorative Society. The ten cent stamp is one of a block of four designed by Frank P. Conley to observe the bicentennial of the Continental Congress. The thirteen cent stamp is one of a four-stamp strip designed by Vincent E. Hoffmann that he based on Trumbull's painting of the Declaration of Independence about to be signed by John Hancock.|
Independence Day Announcement: The George Washington Masonic Stamp Club will meet during the Baltimore Philatelic Exhibition next month in Maryland.
When reserving accommodations, cite BALPEX to receive the $129 room rate. Parking is free.
To attend the Baltimore Philatelic Exhibition, admission to all three days (August 30 & 31, and September 1) costs only five dollars.
Mark your calendars: The George Washington Masonic Stamp Club will host its annual meeting, with the Master of Philately conferral upon new members, on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia.