Milestones in Stamp History coming show

Sussex County Stamp Club Annual Stamp Show set May 20


The Sussex County Stamp Club will hold its annual Stamp Show Saturday, May 20. The theme this year is the first ever Masonic pictorial cancellation from the Post Office in Georgetown designed by the club. This special cancel is the first time ever of this subject in the state of Delaware, which features Endeavor Lodge No.17 A.F.& A.M. and the 2B1ASK1 program .  It means to talk with a person who is a mason, in other words, "To Be One Ask One".

The Sussex County Stamp club will hold its annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 3p.m., Saturday, May 20, at the Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front St. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.

Hourly door prizes will be given away starting at noon, which have been donated by local merchants. There will also be an entire album collection set raffled off with pages (stamps not included) courtesy of the Mystic Stamp Co. and Kenmore Stamp Co.  The winner does not have to be present to claim prize in the raffle.

The bid board will return, allowing collectors to bid on stamps up for bid. All those bidding must receive a bid number prior to placing bids. Free stamps and catalogs will be available for kids while supplies last from Kenmore and Mystic Stamp Company.

Our theme this year is 2B1ASK1 with the Endeavor Lodge No. 17 Postal Station with a special cancellation from the post office.  These will be highly collectible as Masonic cancels are rarely seen. Cancels represented by Masons were made by early post masters and are highly sought after. This cancel will be available for a limited time at the Georgetown Post Office and debut May 20. After a period this cancel will be destroyed and will not be available again.If you can't make the show you can request a cancel by sending a SASE to the post office requesting the cancel.

There will be 10 top stamp dealers by special invitation, some of those to be present are Dutch Country Auction, Clarks Stamps from Wilmington, Ryan Terlecky “10 stamps” from Pennsylvania; also vendors from Maryland are K2 Collectibles, RWR stamps, Fische Stamps will be on hand. For more information go to www.sussexcostampclub.com   for questions email: sussexcostampclub@gmail.com.



Our Officers for

President - William Matalavage

Vice President - Bruce McKinney

  2nd VP - Leon LaChance

Secretary - Paul McDonagh

Treasurer - Ernest Megee III

Junior Members are encouraged to join as there are no age requirements to be a  junior club member. You must be 18 years old to hold an office and vote.

NEW ! Mailing Address:

Sussex County Stamp Club

P. O. Box 52

Georgetown, DE  19947


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The Sussex County Stamp Club holds  meetings at, 7:00 to 9 p.m. the FIRST  Wednesday of each month at St. John’s Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. DE .
The formal meeting starts at 7:00 pm with club news and business, followed by the program and Auction. We typically have a 50/50 drawing at each meeting (1 ticket/$2) to benefit our  programs. Visitors are encouraged to join us at 6:30 for a meet and greet with our regular members.
Presently seeking new members  the club has been active in this area since 1989. Stamp collecting is educational and fun so come visit at our next meeting.Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join.

I hope you will consider joining one of the oldest hobbies still active as clubs throughout the United States

Why Collect Stamps?

Most individuals collect for relaxation and enjoyment although many secretly hope that they will discover a rare and elusive stamp that will make them wealthy. Some individuals collect as an investment. While the American Philatelic Society does not promote this, stamp collecting is a better investment than many other hobbies. As stamps are miniature works of art, it's nearly impossible to collect them without gaining a large amount of knowledge. Stamps also usually provide a much greater return on your investment than other hobbies. While you might not get back more than you invest, how much return can you get on your golf scorecard?

What should you collect?

Anything your heart desires. There are no restrictions on what you collect. The stamp world is vast and full of knowledgeable information. History, the arts, sports and Music the list goes on and on.  You may choose Mint or Used, Plates or full sheets, Worldwide or U.S.A. the choice is yours. One of the great benefits of being a member of a stamp club is that it costs so little.

Even the most expensive Club or society cost less than a $1 a week, with most costing considerably less.  The savings you will make on Stamps, books and accessories will more than repay the cost of joining a stamp club. Presently dues are $15 a year with the Sussex County Stamp Club..

Other Benefits included in your membership are perhaps the greatest. Which are the pleasures and friendships that you will get from joining a Philatelic Society This will last a lifetime and is quite simply priceless!

Member of the American Philatelic Society No. APS #1413-161195

                 We are proud to be the only non 
           profit  stamp club on Delmarva Peninsula

    A Member of the Milton Chamber of Commerce