Burholme Stamp Club October-09

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Where Stamps can be Fun, Educational and Profitable! THE BURHOLME STAMP CLUB Volume 2 RYERSS MUSUEM & LIBR Issue 3 October 2009 Officers: Stuart Geisler, President/Editor, stampedestu@juno.com. Dan Browning, Vice President. Jacqueline Miles, Corresponding Secretary/Assistant Editor. Arthur Cohn, Recording Secretary. www.stuartstamps.com. October is the month of Columbus Day; a lot of stamps depict this Explorer on this month’s stamp Investment tip. Explore that article on Argentine Columbia
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    THE BURHOLME STAMP CLUB Volume2Issue3October 2009 Officers : Stuart Geisler , President/Editor  , stampedestu@juno.com . Dan Browning , Vice President. JacquelineMiles , Corresponding Secretary/Assistant Editor  . Arthur Cohn , Recording Secretary . www.stuartstamps.com .   October is the month of  Columbus Day; a lot of stamps depict thisExplorer on this month’s stamp Investment tip. Explore that articleon Argentine Columbians! MEETING ****************************************************************The Next   meeting will be held October 31    1:30 pm-3: 00 PM , at the beautiful  Library of the RyerssMuseum , 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . Although most of our members avail themselvesof vehicular access to the meetings, it is also easy to access by public Transportation (   Septa) Bus Route 24, 70,77 and R8 train at “ Ryers ” station in inclement weather. Favorite Stampcolumn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In September, Bill Congagna , assisted by new club member    Ed Weisberg (who is aprofessional printer) gave a wonderfully lecture to our club on the printing processes, as theypertain to  stamp manufacture . Bravo to these members; they did a fabulous presentation and welearn a lot about color mixings on paper . !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Agenda For OCTOBER OF 2009 Meeting !!!!!!!!!!!!  Anthony Montorano ( junior club member and boy scout) will give detaillecture with slide presentation on his favorite topic: dictators on stamps. We will also haveother club members who will talk of their favorite topical collection. What topics do YOUcollect; come and tell us. See you at the Club!!!!!! \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Ryerss Museum and Library ///////////////////////////////////// RobertWaln Ryerss’Museum and Library were   agift to “ People of Philadelphia,forever ” . Reyerss Museum and Librarywill be having Fall  Flea Markets in 2009.We hope all will attend. So before or afterthe meetings go and tour the museum andlibrary , and learn about Burholme history andwho was the Famous Ryerss  . Admission is freeand donations are welcome! Hours 10am to 4pm Friday though Sunday . www.ryerssmuseum.org. Events:   10/31/09 HALLOWEEN   Trick or Treat    Saturday, 5:30pm to 7:30 pm Come to Ryerss Front Door in yourcostume and trick or treat if youdare!! Boooooo 11/7/09: Friends of Ryerss Used Book Sale    Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the basement    //////////////////////////////////////////////////THE STAMP BUCKETNEWS\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\   Because our monthly topic is Topics  , we encourage seasoned Collectors  inthe club to guide our young practitioners  to find topical treasures in theBucket. For those who were absent and received their projects, pleasework on them and bring to the meetings to keep up with your lessons andto ask questions and better to understand stamps. * Members who want to continue receiving this news letter, must remember there isno dues payment to be in this club; only you participation is counted as dues, so youneed to attend at least 4 meeting a year, so as to continue to receive newsletters . We need knowledgeable Club members to help give lectures on Philatelic materials so our hobby can grow, so contact Burholme   President Stuart Geisler at 215-722-2614 or visit our web at www.stuartstamps.com for more info  .   Where Stamps can be Fun, Educational and Profitable!   RYERSS MUSUEM& Columbus Ships  $$$$$$$$$ MONTHLYINVESTMENT TIPS $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ This month, in honor of  Columbus , I recommend the  Argentine Columbians , Scott # 90 and 91   issued concurrently withthe more Famous AmericanColumbians . At $50.00   mint hinged  , they are a bargain . At $100.00 never hinged  , they are a STEAL . This set is scarce . The editor  owns them on an even rarer First   Day Cover !!!     So come tothe Club to learn more about thisstamp!  BEGINNERSCORNER ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? This is an excellent rule of thumb for overprinted stamps : if a stamp catalogues more  money without  an overprint  , it is probably, genuine . If the overprinted stampcatalogues more , Caveat Emptor (  buyer beware  )! I would get a certificateif I were you! Say what? You’er not coming to the Club? Why not? Don’tbe afraid, come and learn about history on stamps, its fun, Free and Educationalbring the kids, bring a friend !!!! Stamp Event Calendar =================================  Oct. 31, 2009 Burholme Stamp Club Meeting, Ryerss Museum and Library , 7370 Central Ave.,Philadelphia, PA 19111, 1:30pm –3:00pm, Library. For more info call 215 - 722-2614 Saturday!!!! Nov. 15, 2009 Binghamton Sunday Stamp Show , Downtown Holiday Inn Arena 2-8Hawley street, Binghamton, NY Nov. 20, 2009 Philly’s Phriday Philately Phest, Radisson Hotel , Roosevelt Blvd. And OldLincoln Highway, 10am – 8pm. 8 dealers more info call Call 215 – 722-2614. Friday!!!!!Nov. 21, 2009 Burholme Stamp Club Meeting, Ryerss Museum and Library , 7370 Central Ave.,Philadelphia, PA 19111, 1:30pm –3:00pm, Library. For more info call 215 - 722-2614 Saturday!!!! **************** Special changed date due to Thanksgiving!*************  Philately Definitions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Overprint:   An inscription or some other feature added to the design side of astamp .Favor Cancellation:A cancel applied to a stamp or cover to especiallyaccommodate a stamp collector by a postal employee.  Schermak: A peculiarly perforated coil roll, done by the Schermak VendingMachine Company.Part Perforation:A stamp sheet that is perforated in one direction but not the other.Many US revenues are part- perfed. =============BURHOLME TOPICAL TEST OF THINGS YOU SHOULDKNOW ============================ Christopher Columbus 1. What was the name of Columbus Three Ships to America?  A) lucy, Sally, and HarryB) Pinta, Nina, and Santa MariaC) St. Flores, Pina Collada, and Holy Water.2. How many stamps are in the Columbian Exposition Issue ?A) 16B) 25C) 32 3. When was these stamps issue and where?  A) 1893/Chicago Columbian Worlds Expo  B) 1502/United States Worlds FairC) 1966/Phillys Columbus look a like contest.4. What is the largest denomination on this stamp and who is on it ?  A) $3,00/ Queen Elizabeth.B) $7.50/ Darth VaderC) $5.00/Christopher Columbus 5. What are the size of the perforations on these stamps?  A) 11B) .66C) 12 6. Name the King and Queen Who are on the $4.00 Columbian ExpositionIssue Stamp and how much is it value used  in Scott Catalogue? A ) King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella/$1,300 B) King George Washington and Queen Martha/$400.00C) Dr. Martin L. King and Coretta Scott King/$376.00
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