In accordance with Walkersville UMC policy, if Frederick County Public Schools
are cancelled, no evening activities will be held.
Leslie Cope (Jack) passed away March 2, 2013 in Frederick, Maryland.
Jack was born December 2, 1943 in Pennsylvania and grew up in
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
READ IT HERE
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.
Tuesday, July 20, 2004, Channel 7 had a news clip on the article with a brief (very brief!)
interview with club member Jack Cope.
was a nice article about Rick and Smokey in the Sunday, July 15, 2007 Frederick News-Post. Read
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.
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
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
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.
22 Main St
Walkersville, MD 21793-8518
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.
more club information please contact Larry
Strube at (301) 662-5760.