The Board of Directors of the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society met yesterday during the Great American Stamp Show currently going on in Sacramento, California. At the meeting, the board voted unanimously to donate $50,000 to Boston 2026 World Expo.
Initially founded in 1948 by prominent philatelists interested in the 1851-1857 Three Cent Washington issue, the group’s scope eventually expanded to the entire classics period. The society adopted its present name in 1964 and is best known for its very highly regarded publication, The Chronicle.
Elaborating on the donation, USPCS President David D’Alessandris said, “The Philatelic Classics Society supports Boston 2026 because our Board believes that the future of organized philately requires the support of all organizations to make the show a success and to secure our hobby into the future.”
Boston 2026 President Yamil Kouri followed up saying, “Boston 2026 is very grateful for the support of the Philatelic Classics Society, helping to make this country’s next international philatelic exhibition a major success. Boston 2026 hopes to secure the future of the hobby not only nationally but internationally. It takes a group effort, and the society’s sponsorship is a significant step in making this happen.” The USPCS will be the second Society Major Sponsor of the show.