The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History will host its fifth annual postal history symposium, co-sponsored by the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa. The symposium’s theme is Philately and Postal History of Southern Africa. It will take place on the campus of Regis College (College Hall 202) in Weston, Massachusetts, where the museum is located, on Thursday, May 4, 2017, starting at 9:30AM, a day before the opening of the WSP Philatelic Show in nearby Boxboro.
The symposium presenters include Peter Thy on Postal History of Southern African Pioneers in World War II, Ken Lawrence on The Intersection of African Liberation and Philately in the Life of an Activist, Tim Bartshe on The NZASM (Transvaal railroad), Hugh McMackin on The Philatelic Literature of Southern Africa, Eddie Bridges on Union of South Africa: The Darmstadt Trials of 1929, Gawie Van der Walt and Johan Joubert on South African Border War: including the involvement of the Cubans 1966-1989 and Guy Dillaway on The Development of the Cape Eastern Frontier 1864-1910.
Admission to the symposium is free but the Museum asks that attendees register at this site: www.spellmanmuseum.org. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.psgsa.org.