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    As an incentive to attract new members, the Mourning Stamps and Covers Club is offering a free mourning cover to any new member who joins the club between now and December.  The offer was announced by Tim Todd, MSCC President.


     The Mourning Stamps and Covers Club, (APS Affiliate 263) was organized in 2006 to bring together individuals worldwide with an interest in mourning and memorial stamps, in black bordered and other designs of mourning covers, “in memoriam” covers, death announcements, mourning ephemera and covers for funeral and burial-related subjects in countries around the globe.  Members receive Mourning Notes, the club’s informative, 20 page quarterly newsletter which is available in hard copy or by e-mail.


    Individuals with an interest in this specialized area of collecting and receiving a free mourning cover, are encouraged to contact James F. Bailey Jr., P.O. Box 937, Brownwood, TX 78604.  He can also be reached at www.mscc.ms.  Annual dues are $15.00 U.S. per year and can be paid via PayPal.  See our website for details and an application form.

JOIN THE MOURNING STAMPS AND COVERS CLUB

AND RECEIVE A FREE MOURNING COVER

JOHN HOTCHNER RECEIVES


THE ERNEST A.  MOSHER MEMORIAL AWARD

Tim Todd, President of the Mourning Stamps and Covers Club announced that John Hotchner is the 2011 recipient of the Ernest A. Mosher Memorial Award.  The award is bestowed annually on the author of the best article or contribution made in the preceding year to Mourning Notes, the club’s quarterly newsletter.  Ernest Mosher’s vast research on mourning covers and his book Mourning Covers: The Cultural and Postal History of Letters Edged in Black, Harbingers of Death, Messengers of Grief, is the seminal work in this area of philately and was key to the foundation of the club five years ago.

John will receive a beautiful framed Inuit print as the prize for the award.  In presenting the award, Todd said, “not only did John supply a number of well written and interesting articles for Mourning Notes last year, he was instrumental in the formation of the club.  Without his efforts we would not have this vibrant and growing community to discuss and promote our interesting niche in the big wide world of stamp collecting.”

In addition to his contributions to many leading philatelic periodicals as an editor or writer, John is a collector, exhibitor and philatelic judge.

The Mourning Stamps and Covers Club (APS Affiliate 263) was organized in 2006 to bring together individuals worldwide with an interest in mourning and memorial stamps, in black bordered and other designs of mourning covers, death announcements, mourning ephemera and covers for funeral and burial related subjects issued in countries around the globe.

Individuals with an interest in this specialized area of collecting are encouraged to contact James F. Bailey, Jr., P.O. Box 937, Brownwood, TX 78604 for additional information.  He can also be reached by e-mail at jfbaliey@directv.net of visit the club’s web site at www.mscc.ms.  Annual dues are $15.00 U.S. per year and can be paid via PayPal.  See the club’s web site for details.

SEPTEMBER 2010

     Tim Todd, President of the Mourning Stamps and Covers Club, announced the establishment of the Ernest A. Mosher Memorial Award, an annual award presented in honor of Ernest A. Mosher and his many contributions to mourning stamp and covers.  Todd referred to the fact that “Ernest’s  vast research on mourning covers and his authorship of  Mourning Covers:  The Cultural and Postal History of Letters Edged in Black, Harbingers of Death, Messengers of Grief,  the seminal work in this area of philately, was key to the foundation of our club four years ago.”    Todd continued, “the Mosher Memorial Award will be bestowed annually  on  the author of the best article or contribution made in the preceding year to Mourning Notes, the club’s quarterly newsletter”.  

    “The club’s board is pleased to present the 2010 Mosher award jointly to Paul Bearer of California and Elmer Cleary  of Montreal, Canada for contributions made by each author over the course of the past three years, since the publication of Mourning Notes’ first issue.  Both have written entertaining and enlightening articles in each  issue and are well-deserving of the award,”  said Todd.   Each of the winners will receive an original art print, numbered and signed by Inuit artist Therese Ukaliannuk.  The artist’s work has been shown in a number of Canadian art galleries.

     Paul Bearer specializes in 19th century United States mourning covers, has exhibited widely in this area,  and closely collaborated with Ernest Mosher in the writing of his book.  Elmer Cleary collects and exhibits worldwide mourning covers, with a special interest in handmade and censored mourning covers mailed during wartime.  Cleary is also a long time collector of the philately of Mexico.

    The Mourning Stamps and Covers Club (APS Affiliate 263) was organized in 2006 to bring together individuals worldwide with an interest in mourning and memorial stamps, in black-bordered and other designs of mourning covers, “In Memoriam” covers, death announcements, mourning ephemera and covers for funeral and burial-related subjects issued in countries around the globe.

    Individuals with an interest in this specialized area of collecting are encouraged to contact James F. Bailey, Jr., P.O. Box 937 Brownwood, TX 78604 for additional information.  He can also be reached by email at  jfbailey@directv.net or visit the club’s web site at www.mscc.ms.  Annual dues are $15.00 U.S.  per year and can be paid  via PayPal.   See our website for details.


 


 


MOURNING STAMPS AND COVERS CLUB ESTABLISHED ERNEST A. MOSHER MEMORIAL AWARD

JUNE 2010

JULY 2011

January 10, 2014 

 

Charlotte, NC   -  The  first  auction  of the Mourning  Stamps and Covers Club, with 28 lots of  mourning covers,  will close on  February 28, 2014.   Tim Todd,  MSCC  President ,  noted that the auction will serve as an added benefit to club members.

Several MSCC members were involved in the preparation of the auction list  with each  lot  illustrated, and clearly described.     This auction list will be enclosed with the October-December 2013 issue of Mourning Notes, the club’s quarterly newsletter, and   will be sent out to members later this month.  Only members of  the  MSCC may bid in this auction.    According to Todd,  “anyone  who  joins  the club will have a chance at a few nice bargains for the low cost of club membership”.   Mourning covers from 10  different  countries   including Canada, Germany, France, India Great Britain, the United States and others  are represented in the auction

The Mourning Stamps and Covers Club (APS Affiliate 263) was organized in 2006 to bring together individuals worldwide with an interest in mourning  and memorial stamps, in black bordered and other designs of mourning covers, death announcements  and  mourning ephemera as well as  funeral and burial related subjects issued in countries around the globe.

Individuals with an interest in collecting mourning stamps and covers  are encouraged to contact James F.  Bailey, Jr.., P.O. Box 937,  Brownwood, TX 78604 for additional information about club membership.  He can also be reached  by email at   jfbailey@directtv.net  or  visit the club’s website at www.mscc.ms.  Annual dues are $15. U.S. per year and can be paid via PayPal.  See the club’s website for details.


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