Knoxville Philatelic Society Then and Now

The first Knoxville Philatelic Society was founded in 1895, and nothing is known of a stamp club in Knoxville between 1898 and 1980, when the Expo City Stamp Club was founded in association with the 1980 Knoxville World’s Fair. Since 1980, the club, with its successor names, Knoxville Stamp Club (1983) and Knoxville Philatelic Society (1994) has been an active entity in philately in the southeastern United States.

This exhibit shows important artifacts of the original society and of our club of the 19", 20" and

21* centuries. We hope that you enjoy our exhibit and invite all viewers to become members of KPS!

The Knoxville Philatelic Society.



Dr.S B. Boyd, President, Knoxville, Tenn, C. G. Schrader. Vice President, Knoxville, Tenn, Henry Fenton, Secretary and Treasurer, Drawer, 9, Knoxville, ienn, | pirséToRs. Chas, Ducloux. C, P. Galyon. EXCHANGE SUPERINTENDENT. Chas, Waring. j



_ The object of the Society ıs to promote a friendly Intercourse between the members, by hold- ang month M meetings, when each will have an opportunity of increasing their collections or dis- posing of their duplicates. At these monthly gat orina various Philatelic subjects will be dis- cu , tending to the development of Philatelic know edge. Many collectors are entirely at sea in the mysteries of perforations, water-marks, plate numbers, varieties, etc., and many “a good thing” has been lost through ignorance. > t There are guise a number of collectors in this city, with collections ranging from 10,000 varie- ies down, and the aim of the Society is to enroll every one, as a member, at the same time, it is intended to welcome collectors from all points.

The See Department can be utillzed by members for the sale or Sxohenee of pens x Ra a to hold 120 stamps will be supplied by the Superintendent at the nominal price of each.

Applications for membership can be obtained from the Secretary, H. Fenton, Drawer 9, Knoxville, Tenn., Initiation fee. 25c. Annual dues, 250.

Goals and activities are little changed in more than 100 years, but dues are more.

VOL: 3;

Knoxville Philatelic Society 1890’s




Chas. Waring.

A Home WorKER representative had an occasion to call on Mr. Chas. Waring the Sales Manager of The Knoxyi'l: Philatelic Society, at his office on Clinch St. the other day and found him eagerly bending overa large album of stamps.

“Mr. Waring, you certainly have a fine collection of stamps.”

“Yes, I suppose I have.abont as fine a collection as there isin Knoxville, at least, I havea great- er number of varie- ties. Ths album here is only one of six in which 1 have_ my varieties mount / ed, and if you will notice, I keepthem | ~~ well arranged for ready reference.”

‘*When and how did you first become interested in stamp collecting?”

“I first began collecting stamps when a boy and have been an ear- nest devotee ever since.

small boy, I paid a yisit toa lawyer rel. ative in Ireland who had a large cor- respondence in Great Britain and col- onies and now and then a letter from a foreign country. Hedid not believe in giving money to small boys -without some return, so he paid me for small ser-

KNOXVILLE, TENN., Aprit, 1896.

In the spring of 1851, while s.ill a

vices; one of my duties being to cut up sheets of postage stamps (then unperfor- ated) and arrange them in boxes for use : I soon began to admire the different colors and designs, and commenced to paste into a pocket-book the prettiest of used stamps found:in the waste basket, or picked up here and there.

From this time I collected almost alt used stamps; [come across and several now in my collection have:been in my possession ever since.

In 1856, while at school near London England, I gave an old: lady friend 5000 stamps to-help get an orphan into an \ asylum; Wish I had “\them now to sort “|Over.

During my col- lege and . profes- sional years I was too busy to give much time to stamps; but held on to those I had and about 1874 in Knoxville, I began to arrange my stamps alphabeti- cal yin a blank book, having no cata- logue to guide me. Soon after this I procured a catalogue and started to buy stamps to fill up vacancies,

Excerpt of an article featuring an interview with KPS sales manager Charles Waring in

the Home Worker.

The new Canadian Jubilee Stamps, with which all are doubt- less now familar, may cause a sort of a boom in the stamp busi- ness in Canada, similar to that started in our own country by the Columbian series. Surely it will awake new interest in the hearts of philatelists of older times, whose stampic fever is now dor- mant. The design on this set of stamps is such as will immediate- ly catch the eye of an “outsider”

and perhaps he may be convert-* ed to a collector, sooner or later.

We have been requested by certain persons to support in the Home Worker certain political candidates. This we must refuse, as the Home Worker is stricily neutral in J] such affairs, and does not approve of publishing political “stuff” in connection with philately.

Knoxville Philatelic Society 1890's

Excerpts from The Home Worker

Why she Tolerates Stamps.

A collector’s wife being asked if she took thesame interest in stamps as her husband „replied : “I hatethe sight of stamps; but my old man’s business occu- pies all his day time, and the mounting of them in his, album and other myste- rious performances connectéd with them keeps him at home nearly every night. - Occasionally the odor of benzine is- worse than the cigar smoke and the maid

‘complains ofthe difficulty of removing those little sticky bits of paper from tihe

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Western Australia 1861 1p rose Sc 26 $115.00 unused Navy Department 3c Sc 037 - $170.00 unused

Canada % p black 1868 Sc 21 - $100.00 unused

Knoxville Philatelic Society 1890’s

KPS had its own sales division in the 1890’s, and this circuit book is notable not only by its stamps, but also by the fact that it was printed by Charles Galyon, an early officer of the club and an active local dealer.

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Scott 69 - $0.08 2012 catalog - $450.00

The sales book contains stamps ranging from 1842 to 1887, ending with the 1887 Victoria Jubilee issue.

Many of the earlier stamps have faults, but at the then-prices of pennies per stamp, the price indicated on the cover $11.92 is fun to contemplate in today’s stamp market.

Expo City Stamp Club 1980-1983

The Expo City Stamp Club was founded in 1980, at a meeting of local philatelists at Midsouth Philatelics, the Knoxville stamp shop of Wilma and Stan Brookshier. The new club was named for the upcoming 1982

Knoxville World’s Fair. THE 1982 WORLD'S FAIR Founding Members were: Jim Bowles Chester Massey Ray Ritter Wilma & Stan Brookshier D. Todd McDougal Bruce Roberts Ralph Kramer Robert Miller William Walbert Les Lebo Jo & Ron Mynatt Greg Ziebell

KPS salutes Jo Mynatt and Bruce Roberts, charter members, who remain current members! Both have contributed many years of efforts to the club and the philatelic community.

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The First Day Ceremony for the World’s Fair Stamps was held in Knoxville, and by a quirk, only club members received official invitations to the ceremony!

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“The Collectors Exchange” was the modern club’s first newsletter, and 32 years later, our newsletter continues to carry news of the club, its members, and general philatelic news.


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Club Elects Officers for 1982

President D. Todd McDougal Vice-President ~ Jim Bowles Secretary ~ Jo Mynatt Treasurer - Wilma Brookshier Director (1) - Robert Miller Director (2) - Don Gray Director (3) Harry Sanders

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Our club has a brand new name! We are now the KNOXVILLE STAMP CLUB. This newsletter is YOUR newsletter, by and for the members of the Knoxville Stamp Club, In order to keep our paper interesting, we are requesting articles, stories, or news of general interest to the club, We need input from our members, Why not sit down and write a letter, opinion, or article and help our newsletter GROW] Please send all articles to: Jo Mynatt, Knox- ville Stamp Club, PO Box 3052, Knoxville, TN 37917.

On its third year anniversary in 1983, the club adopted a new name Knoxville Stamp Club.

Knoxville Stamp Club 1983- Newsletters

Highlights in many issues were the ‘telic tic’les created by club member Dean Treadway.

Dean actually purchased an imperforate roll of EXCUSE ME MISS. I'D LIKE TO RETURN THIS ROLL OF STAMPS. the 20c Flag over the Supreme Court from a post office in Knoxville. He sold pairs to club members at a great price.

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Stamp Collectors You Are Invited To Join The

Knoxville Stamp Club

Club meets First Tuesday of each month 7:30 p.m. at the MLB Building

The club met at the United American Bank branch building in Bearden, then at the Mechanicsville/Londsdale/Beaumont community center, then at Calvary Baptist Church, and most recently at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.

Knoxville Philatelic Society 1992-present

The club was renamed the Knoxville Philatelic Society in 1992, and that name, the same as that of the 1890’s organization, remains today.



(This is a temporary Masthead for this newsletter, required by the change in club name by the adoption at the November meeting of a new Constitution & Bylaws. See inside for a Masthead Design Contest.)


The Knoxville Philatelic Society Newsletter is published by and for the members of the Knoxville Philatelic Society (KPS). Articles and correspondence may be sent to the editor at the address given above. Permission is granted for other clubs to use articles or information contained in this newsletter, without obtaining further permission, if credit is given as to the source of such information.

The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the MLB Building, 2247 Western Ave. (one block east of Keith Ave.), Knoxville, TN. For further. information, you may contact one of the following: -

President - Frank Doyle - 688-1282 President-elect ~ Harry Baldwin Treasurer - Ron Sarson Recording Secretary - Donald Rugh Corresponding Secretary - Frances Nal] Asst Treasurer - Lillard Harvey Directors: Tom Broadhead ('94), Jean Byrne ('92), Paul Phillips ('92),

& William Walbert ('94) Youth Activities Director - Editor & Publisher - Richard Ehrlich - 966-4467

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O X V | | | e KPS is a thriving philatelic organization in the 217

i i Century, with 78 members living in Tennessee, h | | ate | C Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina,

O C | = t y Ohio, Texas, and Papua New Guinea.

KPS offers a special membership rate for attending Southeastern Stamp Expo.

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Meetings 1“ and 5" Tuesdays 7:00 pm 4 Saturdays each year 12:00 pm

Programs at each meeting, swap and shop, business meeting

Gift magnifiers Janet Klug’s Jan. 26 Refresh-

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Members of the Knoxville Philatelic Soci- ety show off the magnifiers they received

in the society’s gift exchange. October During the gift exchange at Stamp Collecting Month Live Auction the Knoxville Philatelic Society's

monthly meeting, nine lucky and happy members and guests re-

December ceived magnifiers. Forget about . . . the Wii and the xBox 2008’s KPS Holiday Dinner and Gift Exchange best holiday gift for your favorite

stamp collector was a magnifier.

Tom Broadhead Knoxville, Tenn.

Knoxville Philatelic Society 2000-present APS Circuit Sales

As a chapter of the American Philatelic Society, KPS participates in the APS circuit sales program, which brings many opportunities for members to purchase great stamps at great prices at each KPS meeting. Jim Pettway coordinates the circuit sales program for KPS.

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Contents (If more than one country, list country with greatest number of stamps first.)

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Knoxville Philatelic Society 2000-present KPS Stamp Sales

Once or twice a year, KPS members Bruce Roberts and Thomas Lane attend a Regency Stamp Auction to buy large lots of stamps that are then priced individually and sold to KPS members.

Shopping the Regency lots takes place at all KPS meetings, and sale prices are usually about 20%-30% of Scott Catalog.

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Special Events

KPS members regularly attend and participate in local stamp shows, regional shows, and APS national shows. In 2012, KPS chartered a bus to bring members to the APS AmeriStamp Expo/Southeastern Stamp Expo in Atlanta.

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Read all about it online at or become a member and receive it by mail! Read about member’s interests in monthly articles, such as .

A Brief Look at the Philatelic History of Haiti By Tom Broadhead

The world’s attention was drawn to Haiti, one of the poorest nations, when it was wracked by an earthquake on January 12, 2010. Philatelically, Haiti has a richly beautiful history of stamp issues going back to its first stamps in 1881, which featured the head of “Liberty” wearing a typical bandana-like island head cover (Scott #1 at left). Most later nineteenth

century issues are beautifully engraved depictions of the p ss cla =] country’s coat of arms (Scott #38 at right) and various } = presidents of the country. 2 > My Civil War Heritage By Charlie Wade

With the sesquicentennial of The Civil War, there will be issues of new US stamps. But stamps commemorating this period's events and heroes have been released since 1867 with the issue of the 15c Abraham Lincoln (Scott 77). Stamps can commemorate more than Civil War heroes, battles, and sites. In 1949 the United States honored veterans of both the Grand Army of the Republic (Scott 985) and the Confederacy (Scott 998). My heritage includes ancestors from both of these armies.


Shepheard’s Hotel - Cairo By Elaine Evans

Delightful surprises are often offered on stamped postcards. In 1902, one such postcard was mailed from Cairo, Egypt to St. Louis, Missouri. It bears two values of 1884 Egyptian stamps, a one millieme and a three millieme, with 1 images of the Great Ss us and pyramid. of Khufu on each. But of more significant interest is a clear, hand = stamped cancel of Cairo’s

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Knoxville Philatelic Society 2000-present Newsletters

KPS members receive their monthly newsletters in a beautiful cachet, created by Ralph Dinwiddie.

Ik Knoxville Philatelic Society News

January 2013 Volume 2013, Number 1

Tom Broadhead, Editor Ralph Dinwiddie, Publisher KPS - P.O. Box 50422 Knoxville, TN 37950-0422 htm Southeast Federation APS Chapter 1189-119261 www. virtualstampclub. com/apschapknoxville. html of Stamp Clubs

Emancipation Proclamation Stamp President’s Column the Tennessee Connection! I would like to start by wishing everyone reading this

At long last, on November 26, the US Postal Service newsletter (members and nonmembers alike) a very released the design for the Emancipation Sesquicentennial stamp. It has a great graphic design

happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. May at least some of your fondest philatelic dreams come true in 2013!

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KnoxPex the annual KPS stamp show

KPS holds its annual stamp show KnoxPex on the 1“ weekend in March.

The show features: e Theme with cachet and cancel e 13 dealer bourse e USPS station e Exhibits e Live auction e Youth & Beginner area e Door prizes

KnoxPex 2013 celebrated the 150" anniversary of the Siege of Knoxville and Battle of Fort Sanders.

The Knoxville Philatelic Society Honors the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sanders

Siege of Knoxville Sesquicentennial March 2, 2012