APS AFFILIATE #31
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The Hall Collection

Arctic & Antarctic Postal History

Courtesy of George Hall


Umberto Nobile and
the Search for the ITALIA

 

 
The American Society of Polar Philatelists was founded in 1956 and has grown to become an international organization with approximately 500 members worldwide. Society members enjoy a common interest in the stamps, covers, and postal history of the north and south Polar Regions. Many warm friendships have evolved from these mutual interests in the philately of the coldest regions of the earth. This worldwide membership is held together through the publication of Ice Cap News, our award-winning quarterly magazine. Each issue contains articles, columns, illustrations, and news related to our specialized field. Many articles deal with expeditions from the Heroic Age up until the most recent treks to the ends of the earth. Other articles provide details on the Russian Arctic, trans-polar flights, Antarctic scientific research stations, Alaska, famous polar explorers, Operation Deep Freeze, polar thematic cachets, and new stamp issues. Regular columns discuss polar philatelic activities related to the U.S. Antarctic Program, Tristan da Cunha, Northwest Territories, Scandinavia, polar postal history, and book reviews among others. Our journal ICN is extensively illustrated with photographs of people and places, cachets and cancels, maps and other documents. There are reports of our conventions and members' exhibition awards. The "Trading Post" offers members the opportunity to acquire or trade material. Members are encouraged to contribute articles and columns in order to share their specialized knowledge with others. The ASPP provides mail auctions so that members can buy and sell duplicate material. An Estate Advisory Service assists members and their heirs in the disposal of collections.


The Harvis Collection

Arctic & Antarctic Postal History

Courtesy of Herb & Janice Harvis

 

 


The Society holds periodic conventions, usually in conjunction with a national show. At these meetings members are encouraged to exhibit their collections for a variety of awards. Seminars are held and usually feature a guest speaker or authority on a polar philatelic topic. Local chapters and regional meetings are encouraged to bring members together more frequently. Back issues of Ice Cap News can be purchased from the Treasurer, who will provide a list of available issues and their cost. Send inquiries to:



ASPP Treasurer Ned Harris
120 S. Houghton, Ste. 138-303
Tucson, AZ 85748-2155

USA


E-mail Treasurer Harris
Treasurer Harris

 


 

THE OLD SOUTH POLE STORY

Scott Smith's Virtual Tour of the Old IGY Sation

 

 

Any person of good character with interest in the Polar Regions is welcome to apply for membership in the American Society of Polar Philatelists. New members are listed in the journal and are accepted, subject to final review. All memberships are for the calendar year January-December. New members will receive all issues of ICN for that year. Those collectors who join after October 31st will become members for the following year; however, if they remit two years' dues, they will receive both years' issues of ICN.

The membership application is online and printable for your submission. If you are as interested in what occurs in the lands of the polar bear and penguin as the rest of us are, then we feel certain that you will find your membership in the ASPP a valued part of your philatelic endeavors. We would be pleased to have you join with us in this exciting field. Sample copies of Ice Cap News are available from the secretary at a cost of $3.00 each, sent surface mail:




Byrd II

Byrd III

Presented by Murray Fishler
Joseph Lynch, Jr. and Gary Pierson

 

 


Alan Warren, ASPP Secretary
Box 39
Exton, PA 19341-0039
USA

E-mail Secretary Warren




ICE CAP NEWS
Volumes 1-39 and associated indices on CD ROM!


Adobe Acrobat format for PC and MAC

PRICE TO MEMBERS: $85 PPD.
PRICE TO NON-MEMBERS: $105 PPD.


ORDER FROM TREASURER NED HARRIS

Operation Highjump

Presented by Joseph Lynch, Jr. and Gary Pierson

 

 

HUT POINT / McMURDO SOUND ... SEPTEMBER 2000

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