American Philatelic Society

We are celebrating 50 years of the American Philatelic Research Library
with a
Golden Anniversary Celebration
November 2-3 at the
American Philatelic Center
100 Match Factory Place • Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Come Celebrate 50 Years of Research and Resources
Make plans to join us today.

Event highlights

    Meet and Greet • Displays • Tours
    Special Ceremonies • Authors’ Talks • Souvenirs
    Special Saturday Hours in the Library, Expertizing and Circuit Sales
    Other Philatelic Activities
    Golden Anniversary Celebration Dinner


Friday, November 2
6-8 p.m. Meet and Greet (FREE but reservation required)
Big Springs Spirits
198 Match Factory Place • Bellefonte, PA 16823
Attendees will receive two complimentary drink tickets.
Space for Meet and Greet is limited.
Reservations accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

RSVP for Meet and Greet by October 26 or (814) 933-3816
Business Casual Attire

Saturday, November 3

A Day of Celebration

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Library: Open 9 a.m.-5p.m.
    Library Tours: Available throughout the Day
    Rarely Seen Items from the Library Collection on Display
    Expertizing Department:- Open 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Circuit Sales & Internet Sales: Open 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Historic Headsville Post Office: Tours throughout the Day

Special Ceremonies

Library, First Floor, FREE to Attend

    10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Welcome/Library Founders Ceremony
    1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Vooys Fellows Recognition Ceremony
    2-2:20 p.m. Past Librarians Recognition Ceremony

Authors' Talks

Library, Second Floor, FREE to Attend

    11–11:30 a.m.
    Richard Judge — “Moving from Qualitative to Quantitative: Modern Instrumentation in Philately”

    11:30–12:00 p.m.
    Sue Kellerman and Bill Minter — “Disaster Planning for your Collection”

    2:30–3:00 p.m.
    Kitty Wunderly — “Mining the News: Origins of a Local Postal History Book”

    3:00–3:30 p.m.
    Gary Wayne Loew — “Diary of a Philatelic Author”

    3:30–4:00 p.m.
    Tasos Kalfas — “The Future of Philatelic Research: Bridging the Gap Between Researchers and the Libraries that Serve Them”

    4:00–4:30 p.m.
    Charles Epting — “The First Family of Philately: A Century of Harmer Auctions”

Book/Monograph Signings

(Front Lobby, Items for Purchase)

    11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Kitty Wunderly — “Bellefonte and the Early Air Mail 1918-1927” (American Philatelic Society Publication book, 2018 New Revised)

    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Ken Lawrence — “First Day Covers of the 1918 Air Post Stamps — Or are They?”
    (American First Day Cover Society Publication monograph, 2018)

Celebration Dinner:

5-6 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Hors D'oeuvres
Dinner 6-9 p.m. (Reservations Required)
$100 per person (Includes a $25 donation to the APRL)

Sundman Hall
American Philatelic Center
100 Match Factory Place • Bellefonte, PA 16823

Dinner Keynote Speaker: Herman Eberhardt, Supervisory Curator, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (2003–present)

Menu Options

Filet Oscar
Salmon with Orange Dill Butter
Pasta (Vegetarian)
Gluten-free meal option also available upon request

RSVP for Celebration Dinner by October 26 or (814) 933-3816


Best Western University Park Inn & Suites (6 miles)
115 Premiere Dr., State College 16801
Phone: 814-234-8393
Note: You must call the local number to receive the “APS” rate. $79 +tax for a King/Double Queen or $99 +tax for King Suites/Double Queen Suites

Country Inn and Suites (8 miles)
1357 East College Ave., State College 16801
Phone: 814-234-6000 or
Note: You must call the local number to receive the “APS” rate.
$85 +tax

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