The CIVIL WAR PHILATELIC SOCIETY sponsors an annual CWPS Philatelic Convention and Exhibition held at various WSP Shows across the country. The CIVIL WAR PHILATELIC SOCIETY Convention and Exhibition is the major annual gathering of Confederate and Union collectors and features spectacular exhibits of Confederate and Union stamps and covers. The famous Southern Supper (now the CWPS Dinner) is a major philatelic event. Each year at the Society Dinner, the CWPS awards are presented. These consist of the Haydn Myer Award (service to the Society), the CP Writers Award (best article in the Civil War Philatelist (formerly 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 CWPS Trophy for the best Civil War Exhibit. The awards presentations are always a highlight of the Society Dinner.
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 Confederate Stamp Alliance were moved to the APRL in 2002 and are available for research and study.
26 JAN 2023 -- The 2023 Civil War Philatelic Society Convention was held 20-22 JAN 2023 in Sarasota, Florida, in conjunction with the Sarasota National Stamp Exhibition 2023. Click PHOTOS to see some pictures from the convention. The Society CWPS Dinner was held Friday 20 JAN 2023 at the Sarasota Indigo Hotel with 30 members and guests in attendance and with President Mike O'Reilly presiding. Thanks go to the convention hosts, Deane Briggs MD and Tom Lera, who planned and coordinated the entire event.
The following awards were presented:
Exhibits and Awards:
Literature Exhibits and Awards:
Our thanks to Deane Briggs, Dan Knowles, and Mike O'Reilly for judging the exhibits for the CWPS awards.
Presentations given by CWPS members --
Generals in Attendance -- Gen John Kimbrough MD, Gen Rich Murphy, Gen Frank Crown, Gen Tony Crumbley, Gen Stefan Jaronski, Gen John Walker, Gen Deane Briggs MD, Gen Jerry Palazolo
The Annual General Membership Business Meeting was held Saturday 21 JAN 2023 with President Mike O'Reilly presiding. The Society continues strong financially. Elections for new officers and trustees will be held at the end of the year, and a new membership chairman will need to be recruited. Membership is declining and has dropped below 500 for the first time in many years. This is a problem common to all philatelic organizations. A summary of the Trustee's Meeting and the General Membership meeting will be published in the next issue of the Civil War 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||2018 -- Columbus, Ohio||2019 -- Sarasota, Fla|
|2020 -- Not Held||2021 -- Tysons Corner, Va||2022 -- Baltimore, Md|