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Annual Convention

Our 2017 Annual Convention will be held in Richmond, VA, August 3-6, 2017 in conjunction with the APS Stamp Show.

Fogelmann Conference CenterLOCATION: Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third St., Richmond, VA 23219

HOTEL:    Marriott Richmond, 500 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219 
                   $129 per night using code APS 2017
                  
For reservations call 800-228-9290.

HOURS:      Thursday:      11am-6pm
                      Friday:           10am-6pm.  "Mint Julip Hour" begins at 6pm
                      Saturday:       10am-6pm
                      Sunday:         10am-4pm

CSA HOSTS: Peter Powell (pwwp5502@gmail.com) and Rick Calhoun (r.calhoun@cox.net), registration will be $100 per person including Southern Supper at the Commonwealth Club.  Choice of beef or a vegetarian dish.   Make checks payable to CSA and mail to Rick Calhoun, 131 St. Annes, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Here are some scheduled presentations that may be of interest to CSA members:

Friday 10am - Advertising Covers of Richmond Virginia Through the Civil War - Larry Baum
Friday 11am - West Virginia in the Civil War - Wayne Farley
Friday Noon - Antebellum Virginia, the 1851-1861 Period - Gene Lightfoot
Saturday 9am - Confederate Stamp Alliance Annual Meeting
Saturday 10am - The De La Rue Stamps of the Confederate States of America - Leonard Hartmann
Saturday 11am - The Role of Patriotic Envelopes in Creating Confederate Unity - Randy Smith
Saturday 2pm - Adams Express in Washington D.C. and Virginia and the Civil War - Clifford Alexander


A full schedule of the speakers is available on the APS web site.

Complete information is in our April Newsletter.

Mid-Yead Meeting

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 7-9, 2017



LOCATION:  Homewood Suites, 2987 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

HOTELHomewood Suites 2987 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32301.  Special Room rates are $119.00 per night plus taxes. This is a suite hotel with complimentary hot breakfast.    Phone: (850) 402-9400. Complimentary parking. 

OPTIONAL HOTEL: Hampton Inn, 2979 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32301.   Special Room rates are $106.00 per night plus taxes.  This is directly across from the Homewood Suites. Phone: (850) 309-1300. 

PLEASE NOTE:  We have a total of 40 rooms allocated between these hotels at these rates.  Please reserve a room early.

REGISTRATION FEE:  Member $75, Companion or guest $50.

RESERVED DEALER TABLE:  $225, (includes one member registration fee, companion fee extra.  Non-CSA dealers will receive a complimentary membership in the CSA and all mid-year benefits)

GEORGIO‚ÄôS RESTAURANT:  $65, 4 dinner entree and 3 desert options with wine during the meal, gratuity and taxes included.  A vegetarian option is available with 3 day advance notice made to Alex. 

Please make your reservations as soon as possible and mail appropriate fees payable to the CSA to: Alexander Hall, 7614 White Fence Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32311. Email: pbsphilatelics@mindspring.com   Phone: (850) 402-3057.

AIRLINES:  Prices to fly to Tallahassee can be a little pricey.  There are flights on American and Delta Airlines, most via Atlanta, direct flights from Charlotte and Dallas.  Another possibly cheaper option is the fly into Valdosta, GA. and rent a car.  It is serviced by Delta from Atlanta.  See the following links:

http://www.talgov.com/airport/AirportHome.aspx
http://www.talgov.com/airport/airport-ground.aspx
http://www.flyvaldosta.com/flight-information.html
http://www.flyvaldosta.com/ground-transportation.html


This should be a very special Mid-Year Meeting and the first in Florida since a Chataqua type meeting hosted by the late Connie Bush in Pensacola many years ago.   That was a precursor of what has become nearly annual mid-year meetings.   Hosts Carol and Alex Hall have planned for a great weekend with a private dinner for all CSA members and their guests at their home

Tallahassee has a lot to see and experience, including the old post office building with depression period murals, the State Archives, and a visit to the site of the Natural Bridge Confederate defeat of Union forces with cadets from the Tallahassee Military Academy.



 

A Convention of Philatelists Unlike Any Other...

With friendship and lots of social activities and opportunities to acquire material, CSA conventions are an annual treat.

We sponsor the annual CSA Philatelic Convention and Exhibition held at various national stamp shows across the country. The CONFEDERATE STAMP ALLIANCE Convention and Exhibition is the major annual gathering of Confederate collectors and features spectacular exhibits of Confederate stamps and covers.

The famous Southern Supper is a major convention event. Each year at the Southern Supper, the Confederate Stamp Alliance Awards are presented. These consist of the Haydn Myer Award (service to the Alliance), the CP Writers Award (best article in The Confederate Philatelist since the last convention), and the August Dietz Award (research and writing since the last convention).

In addition to these three awards, the exhibitors at the convention are recognized with a series of various exhibiting awards the most prestigious being the CSA Trophy for the best Confederate Exhibit. The awards presentations are always a highlight of the Southern Supper.

Future Sites of CSA Conventions:

2017 Annual: Richmond, VA, August 3-6, host TBD

2017 Mid-Year: Tallahassee, FL, December 8-9

2018 Annual: Tysons Corner, VA, NAPEX, June 8-10, 2018

 

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