Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs (WFSC)
Across the Fence Post Newsletter
1998 WFSC Announcements columns



 This page includes The WFSC Announcements columns from the 1998 issues of Across the Fence Post



January issue No column this issue


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April issue

ALL-PURPOSE WISCONSIN STATEHOOD ANNIVERSARY CACHET

The WFSC is offering cacheted envelopes to all WFSC member clubs and individuals on either standard No. 10 or collectible 6 3/4 size 25 percent cotton envelope stock. The cachet is printed in dark blue ink. Use of the envelopes is unlimited: for Wisconsin Statehood first- or second-day cancels, multiple or unofficial postmarks in this sesquicentennial year, club mailings or fund raising with added club name/logo if desired, or to dress up individual correspondence.

The cacheted envelopes will be available at the WFSC table at WISCOPEX '98 for purchase of small quantities by individuals and pickup of club bulk orders. Price of cover is at cost, plus postage charges if needed.

PRICES

WFSC member clubs: 5c ea. No. 10 size; 8c ea. for 6 3/4 size

Individuals: 5c ea. No. 10 size; 10c ea. for 6 3/4 size

See the bulk order form published in the March issue of ATFP.

RECOGNITIONS -

David Smith, of the Sheboygan Stamp Club

Thank you for providing the cachet artwork used on the all-purpose Wisconsin Statehood anniversary envelopes.

Roland Essig, of the Kettle Moraine Coin and Stamp Club

Thank you for the very reasonable quote on printing costs for the all-purpose Wisconsin Statehood anniversary envelopes.

Sheboygan Stamp Club

The WFSC appreciates your monetary donation to help cover expenses for Across the Fence Post.

WISCONSIN ON STAMPS PROGRESSING

Expect to see 80 pages in this 2nd edition specially designed to serve as an album. For those who prefer not to add the actual stamps, it's a good read, too! Preview sample pages at WISCOPEX '98, where we'll be taking orders.

 

 


May/June issue

WFSC WISCONSIN STATEHOOD ANNIVERSARY FIRST-DAY COVER

The WFSC's Wisconsin Statehood first-day cover includes a cachet printed in blue and gold. Cost is $2 each. Send mail orders to: MaryAnn Bowman, P.O. Box 1451. Waukesha, WI 53187. Include a No. 10 SASE and make checks payable to the WFSC.

THANK YOU. AL MARCUS

We owe a tremendous thank-you to AI Marcus, the WFSC's VP. AI provided the cachet design for the FDC described above. He also did the great artwork for the WFSC's Lombardi and "The Stars and Stripes Forever"' covers,

1998-99 SHOW/BOURSE/MEETING INFO FLIER

The annual flier will be updated and sent with the September issue of Across the Fence Post. It includes shows and commercial bourses to be held not only within Wisconsin, but also in areas that border the state.

If you want your show/bourse to appear on the list covering events through the summer of 1999, send details by no later than August 15, 1998, to Karen Weigt, 4184 Rose Ct.,

Middleton, WI 53562-4339, (608) 836-1509, or e-mail karenweigt@compuserve.com include a contact name, address and phone number.


.July/August issue

CHRIS NORTHWOOD ELECTED 1999 CENTRAL REGIONAL VP

Delegates at the 1998 Annual Business Meeting elected Chris Northwood to serve as the next Central Region VP. He will assume the position on January l, 1999. Chris is a member of (he Central Wisconsin Stamp Club, a WFSC judge, and son of Roy Northwood, who is a former Central Region VP.

1998-99 SHOW/BOURSE/MEETING INFO FLIER

The flier will be updated and sent with the September issue of Across the Fence Post. If you want your show/bourse to appear on the list covering events through the summer of 1999, send details by no later than August 15, 1998, to ATFP Editor Karen Weigt.

CLUB MAILING LIST

An updated 1998 WFSC member -club mailing list is available for direct-mail club show/event publicity purposes. Request a copy from: WFSC Central Office and Secretary, Karen Weigt (address shown on p. 2). Note: the list is for WFSC member-club use only.

WISCONSIN SESQUICENTENNIAL CANCELS LIST AVAILABLE

The list of Wisconsin statehood sesquicentennial community event pictorial cancels has grown to over 100. The latest update received from Postmaster Evelyn Leystra, of Randolph, W1, includes cancel dates through mid-September. To receive a copy, send a SASE to. ATFP Editor Karen Weigt.

MANY THANK-YOUS TO:

Italian American Stamp Club, North Shore Philatelic Society of Milwaukee, and Bill Otto - The WFSC deeply appreciates your monetary donations in memory of Ruby Otto, who gave so much of her time and energy in support of many Milwaukee-area clubs.

Outagamie Philatelic Society - It was most gracious of you to pick up the funding for WISCOPEX '98 judging fees and banquet tickets for the 1998 WIFSC Dealer Recognition Award honorees.

Bob Sparks - We applaud your help in taking over the WFSC society table while regular staffers attended file Annual Business Meeting held at WISCOPEX '98.

Rollie Juhnke - Our sincere thanks for the assistance you always willingly provide when the WFSC is represented with a society table. Thank you also for another great set of WISCOPEX photos!

Hank Schmidt - What would we do without your first-day cover advice and canceling expertise'? Your assistance during Statehood Weekend at Madison was most appreciated.

George Cook, Bob Lieb, and Mike Lybarger, of the Badger Stamp Club - Much gratitude to each of you for helping to prepare and sell the WFSC's Wisconsin Statehood first-day covers.


September issue

CALL FOR HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

Nominations are now being accepted for the 1999 Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame. The deadline is December 31, 1998. Qualifications required of nominees are: (1) contributions of a purely local club nature shall not be the sole reason for selection to the Hall of Fame; and (2) a deceased philatelist may not be nominated or considered for selection until three years after his/her death.

Send your nomination(s) together with a statement identifying the nominee, a short philatelic biography, and the reasons why that person should be selected for the Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame to: Karen L. Weigt, Secy., WFSC, 4184 Rose Ct.. Middleton, WI 53562-4339.

Only WFSC member clubs may submit nominations, and two other member clubs must second each nomination. The nominating club is responsible for making arrangements with the seconding clubs to provide those seconds. The nomination and seconds should be sent to the WFSC Secretary in one mailing.

1998 COVER EXCHANGE PROGRAM

The WFSC will again sponsor a nationwide cover exchange program in which all stamp clubs, philatelic organizations, and individuals may participate. This is an opportunity for clubs with leftover show, commemorative and first-day covers to reduce their inventory by exchanging them for different covers for use as club auction items, door prizes or gifts.

The exchange program is being conducted in conjunction with National Stamp Collecting Month in October. The exchange offer will expire October 31, with returns being made to participants by mid-November.

Participants must submit 10 all-alike covers and a large 55c SASE. In exchange, eight different covers will be sent back. (The extra covers will be used for the WFSC's youth program.) Only unaddressed cacheted covers bearing either pictorial or first-day cancels can be submitted. A maximum of 20 covers can be submitted, and the cover exchange program coordinator reserves the right to return covers considered unsatisfactory for exchange.

To participate, send your covers and a 55c SASE to: WFSC, P.O. Box 1451, Waukesha, WI 53187.

GEOSAFARI GAME AVAILABLE

Last spring the WFSC used its accumulated APS credit to purchase a GeoSafari game for use at each year's WISCOPEX youth booth. The game includes several game cards and can be operated by battery or by using an adapter (donated by the Outagamie Philatelic Society) to plug it into an electrical outlet.

The game is available for use by all WFSC member clubs. Make arrangements to borrow the game by contacting Karen Weigt at the WFSC Central Office (address, phone, etc., listed on p. 2).


October  issue

WFSC WEB PAGE

Through the help of the American Philatelic Society Chapter Activities Committee, the WFSC now has an Internet home page. Since it is managed by CAC volunteers, we've kept it simple, but it does list all WFSC member clubs and meeting information. The WFSC Publicity and Public Relations Committee hopes to eventually manage its own site, at which time it can be expanded.

To view the page, go to: http://www.delphi.com/stamps/apschap.html and click on "Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs." If your Web browser is a fairly new version, you do not have to enter the "http://" portion of the address.

CALL FOR HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

Nominations are still being accepted for the 1999 Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame. The deadline is December 31, 1998. For details of qualifications and nominating procedures see the September 1998 issue of ATFP or request information from: Karen L Weigt, Secy. WFSC, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562.

1998 COVER EXCHANGE PROGRAM

The exchange offer will expire October 31, with returns being made by mid-November See the September 1998 issue of ATFP for details of exchange rules.


November issue No column this issue


December issue No column this issue



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