Philately and Postal History of Southern Africa

Date: 4th May, 2017

Location: Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History and at Regis College (College Hall 202), Weston, MA

Website: www.spellmanmuseum.org

Program

  • 8:00: Exhibition opens at the Spellman Museum’s Exhibit Hall
  • 9:00 – 9:30: Walk/drive over to College Hall room 202, at Regis College
  • 9:30: Opening remarks – Yamil H. Kouri Jr. and Tim Bartshe (moderator)
  • 9:45 – 10:25: “Postal History of southern African Pioneers in World War II” by Peter Thy (California, USA)
  • 10:35 – 11:15:“The Intersection of African Liberation and Philately in the Life of an Activist” by Ken Lawrence (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • 11:25 – 12:05: “The NZASM (Transvaal railroad)” by Tim Bartshe (Colorado, USA)
  • 12:05 – 13:00: Lunch at Regis College cafeteria (Dutch treat)
  • 13:00 – 13:40: “The Philatelic Literature of Southern Africa” by Hugh McMackin (California, USA)   
  • 13:50 – 14:30: “Union of South Africa:  The Darmstadt Trials of 1929” by Eddie Bridges (New York, USA)
  • 14:40 – 15:20: “The South African Border War: including the involvement of the Cubans 1966-1989” by Gawie Van der Walt and Johan Joubert (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • 15:30 – 16:10:“The Development of the Cape Eastern Frontier 1864-1910 by Guy Dillaway (Massachusetts, USA)
  • 16:20 – 17:00: Closing remarks and discussion by Tim Bartshe
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