President William Dolback presented an updated review to the Ticonderoga Stamp Club at their September monthly meeting on the plans for Ticonderoga’s upcoming 250th Settlement Anniversary celebration. The Ticonderoga Historical Society and The Ticonderoga Heritage Museum are co-sponsors of next year’s celebration.
Representatives of the Committee have been visiting organizations to help generate awareness and interest in developing programs and events for the 250th Celebration. The Stamp Club was a “natural” to give a presentation to since they have a special interest in “History, In Small Doses.” Philately – the interest in study of stamps, has greatly expanded into other aspect of postal history and has earned a following by a much wider group of collectors such as those interested in “Covers.” Local collectors have had a windfall in this branch of postal history with many issues recognizing unique periods, events or individuals in local and regional history. Covers and stamps in the form of illustrative art are a great medium to advance the awareness of local history.
President Dolback brought along a collection of his First Day Covers that presented bits of local and regional history over several decades. One of the Society’s new displays for 2014 will feature a Postal Exhibit. Glen Estus, a member of the Ticonderoga Stamp Club and well know collector and postal scholar, will give a program next May on the “Postal History of Ticonderoga.” A selection of First Day Covers are available in our Olde Post Office Gift Shop.
Anyone interested in helping with the new postal exhibit, or have material they would like to share with us in the new postal exhibit please contact us.