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.

January 1949
Vol 62 No 4
Plating Mafeking Bicycles, by A. Lichtenstein, pages 268-274
May 1950
Vol 63 No 8
Juliette Low Commemorative Stamp, page 647
September 1957
Vol 70 No 12
Topicals of the Month, Boy Scout Jubilee Jamboree, pages 965,970-2
plus 1957 British FDC Advertisements
May 1962
Vol 75 No 8
Girl Scout Stamp July 24 [U.S. Chronicle, 1962], page 579
August 1962
Vol 75 No 11
Girl Scout Stamp Issued at Roundup [U. S. Chronicle, 1962], page 812
September 1962
Vol 75 No 12
Thai Scouts 50th Anniversary and 4th Jamboree [Topical Themes], by David Torres, pages 940-941
June 1963
Vol 76 No 9
Topical Themes: Thailand's Scout's Fund Overprints by David Torres, pages 679-81
February 1965
Vol 78 No 5
Nigeria & Ryukyu Islands New Issues Chronicle, pages cover, 384
September 1965
Vol 78 No 12
Portugal Scout Double Impression [Share Your Discoveries], page 916
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 No 11
Our Active Affiliates, by Robert de Violini, pages 1035-7
SOSSI Announced as a new APS Affiliate
November 1991
Vol 105 No 11
Merit Badge Boost [Letters to the Editor], by Walter M. Creitz, pages 965-6
July 1992
Vol 106 No 7
Add Some Spice to Scout Merit Badge, by Bill Olcheski, page 618
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, on front cover
July 1994
Vol 108
1944 Uprising Had Unique Fieldpost, by Adam Berestynski, page 672
August 1997
Vol 111 No 8
VAMPing - The Use of Truly Private Perfs, Boy Scouts of America, by Ken Lawrence, pages 702-706,708
September 1998
Vol 112 No 9
VAMPs with Double Private Perforations - Compound or Confounding Combinations?, by Ken Lawrence, pages 822-824,826
November 1999
Vol 113 No 11
Computer Tools [Letters to the Editor], by Keith Larson, page 1033
September 2005
Vol 119 No 9
Different Aspects of Appropriate Cancels [collecting: coast to coast], by Wayne Youngblood, pages 796-8
June 2007
Vol 121 No 6
First Day Covers, Cancels, Mobile P.O.s, Scouts & More [APS Affiliates], by Jim McDivitt, pages 546-548
Picture of SOSSI Website
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
January 2011
Vol 125 No 1
America in the Line Islands, by Steve Pendleton, pages 54-60
Kiribati Scout Cover from 1983 Jarvis Island DXpedition, canceled at Christmas Island
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(cover)-6, 536-543