ARTICLES & PRESENTATIONS
FAKES & FANTASIES
APS Affiliate #38
SICP Meetings in 2013
There will be two SICP meetings in 2013. The first meeting will be from 2 pm to 3 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in connection with WESTPEX at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel. The theme of this SICP meeting will be Vietnamese Philately. More information on WESTPEX can be found at www.westpex.org. The meeting room should be 8042, but you should confirm this in the WESTPEX program upon arrival. Even if you can’t stay for the entire meeting, please stop by to meet at least two SICP officers.
The second meeting will be our usual annual meeting in connection with NAPEX at the McLean Hilton Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia on Saturday, June 1, 2013. NAPEX has a “special” nightly rate of $140, but I was able to get a senior rate of $103. We will have our usual Saturday night Traditional Vietnamese Dinner at the Four Seasons Restaurant. If you are able to give a presentation, please contact Jack Dykhouse.
THE INDO-CHINA PHILATELIST
The Indo-china Philatelist is sent electronically in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format to members who have requested to receive it in this format. The electronic format has full-color images and it arrives the moment Ron Bentley has finished compiling it. If you'd like to receive your issue via e-mail or as a download from the web, contact Ron Bentley to let him know.
Issue 208 includes the following articles:
Printable National Liberation Front (Vietcong) Stamp Album Pages
The printable album contains pages for all the stamps issued for the Vietcong forces in South Vietnam during 1963-1976. The pages are fully illustrated by high resolution images and include spaces for the stamps. The album contains short introduction and each stamp is accompanied by a short description. The pages fit to A4 paper size so you can print them in your home printer and mount your stamps.
Note: when printing the pages, please choose "none" under "Page Scaling" in your printer instructions (Otherwise, the stamp frames would shrink).
VietcongAlbum.pdf by Eli Moallem
40th SICP anniversary pin.
In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Society’s founding, a membership pin is being made available for purchase. Please see all of the information for the 40th SICP anniversary pin.
Author & Keyword/Title Index - 1971-2009
Author & Keyword/Title Index - 1971-2009
South Vietnam at War 1952 - 1956 (2009 NAPEX Presentation)
South Vietnam at War 1952 - 1956 (4 MB, PDF format).
Kingdom of Laos Stamps Album Exhibition
In the Exhibits section, E. Moallem exhibits his Kingdom of Laos stamps album. The exhibition depicts a complete collection of the stamps and souvenir sheets issued by the Kingdom of Laos from 1951 to 1975 with thematic descriptions emphasize on Lao culture, tradition and history.
SICP Revenue Catalog Garners Award
The Society's Indo-china Revenue Stamp Catalog (second edition) received a vermeil award in the literature exhibit at NAPEX in June 2008. With 40 publications competing, NAPEX now has the third largest literature competition in the United States. The award breakdown was as follows: 1 Grand Prize gold, 15 gold, 11 vermeil, 8 silver, 1 silver-bronze and 5 non-competitive.
Please read a little more on the catalog.
March 2008 Supplement to the ICP.
THE LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE BASIS FOR THE POSTAL SYSTEM IN FRENCH INDOCHINA
Distributed with the March 2008 ICP is a special supplement prepared by Joel Montague. The document is a translation of a portion of a comprehensive work by J. de Galembert, "Administrator First Class of the Civil Services in Indochina" ,on public administration covering the French Indochinese postal service up to the year 1924. The text is complemented with a selection of postcards from Joel's extensive collection.
Comprehensive CD-ROM Available
Thanks to President Richard Aspnes, a comprehensive CD-ROM is available to SICP members with a complete run of SICP print publications. In total, the collection comprises over 4,650 pages, being ICP whole number 1 through 199, years 1971 through 2011 inclusive. Included on the CD are all the indexes published during that period, as well as the two comprehensive indexes prepared by Andrew Crenshaw, and Ken Thompson. These two indexes are hyper-linked to the specific ICP, so navigation from index to specific publication is easy.
Each document is stored in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) in a black and white resolution of 600 dpi. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) was automatically performed on each scanned document, and all are completely word and phrase searchable, either individually, or globally.
To obtain your copy of the CD-ROM, please send $50.00 plus postage ($3.00 domestic or $5.00 foreign) to:
Ron Bentley - Editor / Executive Secretary
2600 North 24th Street
Arlingon, VA 22207
Society's Indo-china Revenue Stamp Catalog (2008)
The second edition of the Society's Indo-china Revenue Stamp Catalog (2008) is available for sale on CD-ROM. The updated catalog includes listings of Laos revenues by Kenneth Thompson; Cambodia revenues by Jack Dykhouse; Indo-china revenue stamped paper by Ron Bentley, Jack Dykhouse, and Maurice Lange and Pecule overprints by Maurice Lange. Maurice Lange also updated the Vietnam local revenues section through 1975 with many additional listings and illustrations. Nearly all stamps depicted are color scans from collections. Contact Ron Bentley to order your copy. The price is $20 post-paid in the US, $25 mailed to other countries.
ICP Garners Award
At the literature competition held in connection with the American Philatelic Society's StampShow in Columbus, Ohio on 7-10 August, The Indo-China Philatelist was awarded a "vermeil." A total of 28 journals were in the "periodicals" competition. The distribution of awards in the "Periodicals" Category was as follows: 1 Best in Class, 3 gold, 9 vermeil, 8 silver, and 4 silver-bronze. Three periodicals were not in competition. See the award.
As a reminder, Joe's Vietnamese military mail exhibit is also available on CD-ROM. This is an invaluable reference for understanding Vietnamese military mail. The exhibit shows what to look for with both South and North Vietnamese material and covers all aspects of this interesting collecting area. Click here for more information.
A Yahoo! Group has been established for SICP members. You can chat with other collectors at the site, post your want list, share images of items in your collection, etc. Visit the group here. Please use it to post comments, ideas, questions, stamp finds, news, etc.
Click Here for membership information and to order a sample copy of the journal.
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