Texas Postal History Society

NEWS - Details on the 2016 Spring Fling at TEXPEX 2016. In the past, the Spring Fling has been an semi-casual affair with folks bringing food to eat, and the Society providing some snacks and beverages.  For the last several years, we have coordinated the Fling with another activity, usually away from the hotel, followed by members either going on their way or migrating to Show Chairman Vince King's palatial room in the hotel, where we exchanged stories and covers and so on.

This year, there is no event to coordinate with.  The show program lists the Fling as from 8-10 pm.  What that means is that between the Friday close of the show at 6 pm and 8 pm, you should go somewhere for dinner or other activity of your choice.  There are places to eat in the hotel and in downtown Grapevine.

Then, you are invited to come to the Chairman's room and join the Spring Fling.  There will most likely be some snack items (peanuts, etc.) and beverages, and for sure, good postal history stories.  We will have the room number available earlier in the day at the show.

The Texas Postal History Society was organized in 1975 as an affiliate of the Texas Philatelic Association in order to further the advancement and understanding of Texas Postal History through collections, research, publications and exhibitions. There is a wide variety of collecting areas that are written about in the society’s publication - Texas Postal History Society Journal.

The area called Texas has been under five postal administrations including Spain, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States of America and United States. The rich history of Texas adds considerable flavor to any area the collector wishes to explore.

The TPHS meets annually at TEXPEX, the American Philatelic Society accredited World Series Show held each year in North Texas, and at the Greater Houston Stamp Show in the fall. Other get-togethers are occasionally scheduled, usually in conjunction with stamp shows around the state. Meetings are announced well in advance in the Journal.

Dues are $25, payable on a calendar year basis. Those who join during the year are furnished back issues of the Journal for that year. Please contact Secretary/Treasurer Lyle C. Boardman, 3916 Wyldwood Road, Austin, Texas 78739-3005 for membership information. Email lcb1941@att.net.


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