Special Events and Presentations

See Show Schedule for Rooms and Times

  


EFOs and You: How You Can Benefit from Postal Blunders – Wayne Youngblood - We are very pleased to host an APS On the Road Course. This course will take place the Thursday before Milcopex opens. See Documents page for a flyer and registration information. Separate registration is required by 8/31.

  

Get those Nuts Out of the Post Office - Steven Rod - Come learn about the story of the Post Office’s Philatelic Sales Agency, right from its founding in 1922. You will be fascinated by the personal service the PSA offered in its early years! Includes a hands-on Postal History and Ephemera collection.


Celebrating George W. Linn on Linn’s 90th Anniversary - Steven Rod - George W. Linn was 44 years old when he founded Linn’s Stamp Weekly in 1928, which is still being published today. This lively hands on-presentation will trace his activity as a young teenager all the way to creating the world’s most popular stamp weekly.

 

Men Who Made the Stamps of the 1920s - Rodney Juell - This program is a tribute to the men who produced the wonderful and exciting stamps of the 1920s, highlighting officials of the Post Office Department, stamp designers, engravers, and sideographers.


Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting - Book Signing by author Rodney Juell. The book is a comprehensive introduction to the hobby. Hundreds of pages of information, illustrations, and a comprehensive glossary, this reference work will be appreciated by both advanced and beginner collectors. A must-have reference book for your shelf!


U.S. Special Handling Service - Proofs, Stamps, FDCs, Postal History, Exhibiting and ... A Book? - Bob Rufe - At 93 years, one of the longest continuous running services of the Post Office, and still going strong? Stories and reflections.

 

A Glimpse of Milwaukee Through its Advertising Covers - Jim Meverden – This presentation provides some Milwaukee history as told through advertising covers representing Milwaukee manufacturers, breweries, hotels and other institutions.


Which George Am I? - Karen Weigt - An interactive social experience using elementary basics for identifying the Washington Head issues of 1908-1921.

  

Stamps that Glow - Wayne Youngblood - A brief overview of what phosphorescent tagging is, as well as its history, introduction, and development in the United States. 


Silent Auction - Several silent auctions will be conducted during the show. A wide variety of stamps and stamp related items will be available to the highest bidder.  Minimum bids start at $3.00 or 10% of catalog, whichever is greater. Please bid high and bid often, the silent auctions are an important source of funds for Milcopex. A sample of lots available can be found here.