In accordance with Walkersville UMC policy, the meeting will be cancelled if Frederick County Public Schools are cancelled, no evening activities will be held.

Tuesday, September27, 2016
- 7:00 to 8:30PM at the Walkersville United Methodist Church, 22 Main St., Walkersville, Md. (in Georgetown Hall).
Topic is bring unusual mailed items
Bring your stamps to SHOW - BUY - SELL - TRADE.
Please remember everyone is welcome here, regardless of experience. 

George Russell (1927-2013)

George Ely Russell, Jr. passed away January 9, 2013. George was a long time member and the treasurer of our stamp club. His stamp room was a sight to behold! An extensive obituary was published in the Frederick News-Post on January 14, 2013. Read it here.

Jackson Leslie "Jack" Cope(1943 - 2013)

Jackson Leslie Cope (Jack) passed away March 2, 2013 in Frederick, Maryland. Jack was born December 2, 1943 in Pennsylvania and grew up in Catasauqua.

He received a Masters degree in Physics from Lehigh University. He taught Physics in High Schools and Technical Schools.
He traveled the world setting up satellite networks for Hughes Communications. Jack was an avid chess player and a member of MENSA.

He had a lifelong interest in stamp collecting. He was a founding member of the local Frederick Stamp Club and a member of many other Philatelic organizations. He generously shared stamps and covers with his friends. He also loved collecting baseball cards, HO Trains and Star Wars characters.

Jack will be fondly remembered by friends Rosemary McDermott, Gary Lazo, Rick Calvert, Tom Germack and members of the Frederick Stamp Club.

Published in The Frederick News-Post on April 2, 2013


We get a lot of calls from people looking to sell or get a value on stamp collections they either started as a child or received from a parent, grandparent or other relative. Generally, if what you have is a box of stamps (foreign or US) that were torn off of envelopes from the mails they are of little or no value. Also even though you think they are old and valuable, anything newer than 100 years old isn't old for stamps (or course there are RARE exceptions).
Our club will try to give an objective opinion on what you have. If you would like the club's advice, call or email Larry @ 301-662-5760.
There was an article in the Washington Post recently about this very subject. 

There was an article in the Frederick News-Post (Sunday, August 31) about Mike Croghan. 
read it here



Now that Frederick is in the news because of the anthrax terror attack and Dr. Bruce Ivins' suicide, some of you will remember back in June 2004 when the club was visited by a couple of U.S. Postal Inspectors looking for clues to the 2001 anthrax attack. We were polite (except, of course, for Larry, who wanted to see their guns) but we didn't have any relevant information. They wanted to know if the local post office had sold any 34 cent stamped envelopes and if we had purchased any. We told them that we didn't use that stuff - we liked real stamps! They guessed stamped envelopes were used to avoid leaving DNA evidence, although the envelopes still have to be sealed somehow. 
UPDATE: FBI says the four letters were all taped along the seams with transparent tape. Also, the postal inspectors were looking for any of the 34 cent envelopes, used or unused. The four recovered envelopes all have a particular printing variation, which we know is not uncommon on stamped envelopes. They wanted to know what post office they were purchased from.

 Read the article in Sunday's Washington Post here. On Tuesday, July 20, 2004, Channel 7 had a news clip on the article with a brief (very brief!) interview with club member Jack Cope.

There was a nice article about Rick and Smokey in the Sunday, July 15, 2007 Frederick News-Post. Read it here.

We are sorry to report the death of member Michael Croghan, Jr. on October 1, 2006. Mike was an active member of both the Hagerstown and Frederick Stamp Clubs. He will be missed.
 Click here for his obituary.

At our October meeting, Rick Gibson showed us some of his Smokey Bear collection and gave an interesting talk on Smokey history and lore. The scope of what he has is just amazing.
Click here for some photos.

Mid Atlantic Post Office Database

The Frederick Stamp Club is a group of men and women (along with some children) who are interested in the pursuit of stamp collecting (philately) as a casual pastime, educational endeavor or serious hobby. Our interests are quite diversified: from worldwide to US only to topicals - "you name it.".

Membership is free and all are welcome.

Meetings typically consist of a brief business review usually followed by a short presentation of an interesting stamp related subject. We also do buying, selling, and trading at meetings. The majority of our members are also APS members and we subscribe to the APS Code of Ethics.

We are currently meeting at the Walkersville United Methodist Church (in Georgetown Hall), 22 Main St., Walkersville, Md. A Yahoo map link is provided below. Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7pm to 8:30pm.

[ Yahoo! Maps ]
Map of 22 Main St
Walkersville, MD 21793-8518

We are saddened to report the May 4, 2004 death of one of our original members, John Richard "Dick" Boyd. Dick was the chairman of our first stamp show. We will all miss him greatly. The family suggests memorial donations to the American Heart Association. A copy of the Frederick News-Post obituary is here.

For more club information please contact Larry Strube at (301) 662-5760.


  Frederick Stamp Club