PSSC Presentations

The PSSC membership wishes to share their passion for things philatelic by making available some of their presentations for all to enjoy. Below you will find exhibits big and small, PowerPoint presentations, Show-and-Tell pages, the occasional video and more as members submit items.

YOUTH AND PHILATELY
LANGUAGES AND CULTURE: JAPANESE & CHINESE

Stamp collecting should not be restricted to study and research … but should also include the sheer pleasure derived from abstract thoughts and arrangements. The study of languages and cultures … could be an entry to the world of collecting and learning. This method provides hours of fun by captivating the attention of a person.

By: Michael Madesker MA, RDP, FRPSC, FRPSL, Chairman Commission for Youth Philately Federation International de Philatelie

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YOUTH AND PHILATELY
LANGUAGES AND CULTURE: INDIAN, LATIN & HEBREW

Stamp collecting should not be restricted to study and research … but should also include the sheer pleasure derived from abstract thoughts and arrangements. The study of languages and cultures … could be an entry to the world of collecting and learning. This method provides hours of fun by captivating the attention of a person.

By: Michael Madesker MA, RDP, FRPSC, FRPSL, Chairman Commission for Youth Philately Federation International de Philatelie

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Orange Free State Forces Official mail, cachets and free franking labels 1892-1900

A study of the various postal methods of communication for the police and military forces of the Republic including cachets in lieu of postage on official mail and franks produced for the Police Force’s and Commando’s use after the War broke out on 11 October 1899.

By: Timothy Bartshe

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BANGKOK B-OVERPRINTS

A primer to the problematic Bangkok Bs a collecting area loved by fakers.

By: Michel Houde

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NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS - SEA MAIL AN INTRODUCTION

Letters from 1837 onwards are described to demonstrate how mail was carried by ships and submarines in an effort for people to communicate.

By: Michael Madesker MA, RDP, FRPSC, FRPSL

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A PHILATELIC NARRATION OF A HUMAN LIFE

The title reflects the common traits of all people. While we are individuals with divergent goals and aspirations, the patterns of life are both similar and interchangeable. We are all born; we live and we die; everything else is incidental. This “biographical” presentation is based on documents pertaining to life cycles and letters written by various people on matters affecting their lives. The imaginary person, or rather the composite created by the presenter, lived in the 19th century North America affected by struggles for daily existence, battling disease, subject to political upheavals and wars. The letters reflect family relationships, mores of the times and anecdotal diversions. Liberty was taken to include materials from several countries and to transgress the boundaries of the period, both to make the narrative more fluid.

By: Michael Madesker MA, RDP, FRPSC, FRPSL

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NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS - THE MORSE CODE

The Morse Code (alphabet) is transmitted by means of electro-magnetic or sound and light impulses. Messages are based on a system of dots, dashes and spaces. Correct usage depends on the proficiency of the operator. "Conversations" at 20 to 30 words per minute are quite common.

By: Michael Madesker MA, RDP, FRPSC, FRPSL

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A SAILOR IS COMING HOME TO REST

JAMES RAY TEMPLETON, a Navy reservist since 1942, was transferred to Active Duty in April 194. On November 19, 1943 he was washed aboard and presumed drowned. His body was recovered after an intensive search and he was buried on Saturday. June 20, 1944.

By: Michael Madesker MA, RDP, FRPSC, FRPSL

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OVERVIEW OF THE EARLY TELEGRAPH SERVICE IN CANADA

This presentation highlights the introduction and development of telegraphic service in Canada starting in 1851. It covers the invention of the telegraph in the 1830s and the major telegraph companies that pioneered the service in Canada. [Part of Michael Madesker’s Non-Verbal Communications theme.]

By: Michael Madesker MA, RDP, FRPSC, FRPSL

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London Cancels During the Victorian Period

The purpose of this exhibit is to trace the development of London postage obliterators from the Maltese Cross to the relatively sophisticated machine applied Duplex cancels and the combined Date and Obliterator cancels of the final decade of the nineteenth century.

By: Anonymous PSSC member

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UK Taxe Marks and their Offices of Use in the Centimes Era

This exhibit illustrates the ‘T’ marks used by the United Kingdom post office from 1875 to 1965. Most mail was taxed in London but many other Offices of Exchange taxed mail.

By: Ken Snelson

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