Introduction to the Seaposts: Ship Letters, Packet Mail, Paquebots and More - We are very pleased to host an APS On the Road Show Course, Presented by Gary Wayne Loew. Explore the many aspects of how mail was transported across the oceans. Examine the “four pillars” of postal history: rates, routes, means, and marks. See Documents page for more information and registration information. Separate registration required by 8/18
Special Screenings of Documentary "The Six Triple Eight" - (73 minutes) In February 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 black women from the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the SixTripleEight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII. Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, they served with honor and distinction completing their mission in six months. By war’s end, the SixTripleEight had cleared over 17 million pieces of backlogged mail ensuring the troops stayed in touch with their loved ones back home. The last of the women returned home in March 1946. They were never fully recognized…until now. Screening Times: Friday 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM and 6:15 PM; Saturday 2:15 PM and 4:00 PM.
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.