The CONFEDERATE STAMP ALLIANCE sponsors an annual CSA Philatelic Convention and Exhibition held at various WSP 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 philatelic 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). Click the award name to review a listing of past recipients. 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.
The original inscribed plaque of the Haydn Meyer Award is on display at the APRL (American Philatelic Research Library) in the APS Match Factory Headquarters at Bellefonte, Pa. The archives of the Alliance were moved to the APRL in 2002 and are available for research and study.
14 AUG 2018 -- The 2018 CONFEDERATE STAMP ALLIANCE Convention was held 9-12 AUG 2018 in Columbus, Ohio in conjunction with the APS StampShow 2018. Click PHOTOS to see some pictures from the convention. The 73rd Southern Supper was held Friday 10 AUG 2018 at the Black point Steakhouse with approximately 40+ members and guests in attendance and with President Deane R. Briggs MD presiding. Thanks goes to the convention host, Tom Richards, for planning and coordinating the convention..
The following awards were presented:
CSA Members exhibiting at the convention received the following awards:
Our thanks to Tom Lera, Wayne Farley, and Tom Richards for judging the Confederate exhibits for the CSA awards.
At the APS Writers Unit Breakfast on 12 AUG 2018, the following CSA Members were inducted into the Writers Unit Hall of Fame: VanDyk MacBride (deceased), George Malpass (deceased), Leonard H. Hartmann, Francis J. Crown, Jr.
Presentations given by CSA members --
CSA Generals in Attendance -- Gen Frank Crown, Gen Jerry Palazolo, Gen Trish Kaufmann, Gen John Kimbrough MD, Gen Tony Crumbley, Gen Rich Murphy, Gen Larry Baum, Gen Rex Felton.
The newly published Confederate Stamp Alliance book Florida Postal History During the Civil War by Deane R. Briggs MD made its debut at the convention and is now available for purchase.
The Annual General Membership Business Meeting was held Saturday 11 AUG 2018 with President Deane R. Briggs MD presiding. The Alliance is strong financially. Sites of future meetings and conventions were announced with details to follow as they become available. The full report of the General Membership Meeting will appear in the next issue of The Confederate Philatelist in accordance with the By-Laws.
|1999 -- Sarasota, Fla||2000 -- Dallas, Tex||2001 -- Virginia Beach, Va|
|2002 -- Charlotte NC||2003 -- St. Louis, Mo||2004 -- Sarasota, Fla|
|2005 -- Tysons Corner, Va||2006 -- New York City||2007 -- Williamsburg, Va|
|2008 -- Charlotte NC||2009 -- Orlando, Fla||2010 -- Richmond, Va|
|2011 -- San Francisco, Ca||2012 -- Tysons Corner, Va||2013 -- Cleveland, Ohio|
|2014 -- Sarasota, Fla||2015 -- London, England||2016 -- St. Louis, Mo|
|2017 -- Richmond, Va|