The American Philatelist

The American Philatelist

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The American Philatelic Society' publication The American Philatelist, is the oldest continuously published philatelic journal in the world, the first issue having appeared in January 1887.  Presented here are a few Scout related articles which are of particular interest to collectors and researchers of Scout philately.

May 1950Juliette Low Commemorative Stamp, page 647
June 1963
Vol 76 No 9
Topical Themes: Thailand's Scout's Fund Overprints by David Torres, pages 679-81
January 1969
Vol 83 No 1
The Czech Scout Official Mail Delivery Service of 1918 by Ivo Kvasnicka, pages 1, 27-41
November 1990
Vol. 104
Our Active Affiliates by Robert de Violini, pages 1035-7
SOSSI Announced as a new APS Affiliate
December 1992
Vol 106
Britain's Scout Post by Chad Neighbor, pages 1116-9
May 1994
Vol. 108
#1145 on Forehead of Face Surrounded by Stamps, page 1
July 1994
Vol 108
1944 Uprising Had Unique Fieldpost by Adam Berestynski, page 672
April 2008
Vol 122 No 4
Learn More, Do More, Enjoy More Through the APS! [President's Column] by Nick Carter (SOSSI member), pages 371-372
August 2010
Vol 124 No 8
US New Issues: Scouting Celebrating 100 Years!, pages 786-7
July 2012
Vol 126 No 7
US New Issues: Celebrate Scouting, pages 686-8
April 2013
Vol 127 No 4
Bangladesh Overprints, by Dr. Allen C. Peyser, page 342-4
June 2015
Vol 129 No 6
Boy Scouts of America Stamp of 1950 by Charles M. Posner, pages 505-6, 536-543