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.
11 AUG 2017 -- The 2017 CONFEDERATE STAMP ALLIANCE Convention was held 3 - 6 AUG 2017 in Richmond, Virginia in conjunction with the APS StampShow 2017. Click PHOTOS to see some pictures from the convention. The 72nd Southern Supper was held Friday 4 AUG 2017 at the prestigious Commonwealth Club with 88 members and guests in attendance and with President Deane R. Briggs MD presiding. Thanks go to the convention hosts, Peter and Ethyl Powell and Rick Calhoun for the superb effort in planning and coordinating the convention.
The following awards were presented:
CSA Members exhibiting Confederate material at the convention received the following awards:
Our thanks to Tom Lera, Rick Calhoun, and Alex Hall for judging the Confederate exhibits for the CSA awards.
Philatelic Literature Exhibits from Confederate Stamp Alliance Members:
At the APS Writer's Unit Breakfast on 6 AUG 2017, Patricia A. Kaufmann was inducted into the APS Writer's Unit Hall of Fame.
Presentations given by CSA members --
CSA Generals in Attendance at the Southern Supper -- Gen Frank Crown, Gen Jerry Palazolo, Gen Trish Kaufmann, Gen John Kimbrough, Gen Tony Crumbley, Gen Peter Powell, Gen James Monroe, Gen Rick Calhoun, and newly elevated Gen Larry Baum.
At the Southern Supper, Leonard Hartmann announced the recent discovery of the 4th pane of 100 of the 10c Altered Plate Printing Plate that had been missing for many decades. The printing plate section was found accidentally in New Mexico in the effects of a relative who had passed away recently. How the plate came into this family's possession and where it had been for all these years is a complete mystery. The owners of the plate were guests at the dinner and had the plate with them for all to see. The 100 subject printing plate is in excellent condition and appears that no stamps were ever printed from it.
The Annual General Membership Business Meeting was held Saturday 5 APR 2017 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|
Our 2018 Annual Convention will be held in Columbus, OH, in conjunction with the APS Stamp Show at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Members
are encouraged to make presentations and can contact Deane Briggs or
Tom Richards regarding a time slot. We are assured all exhibits
will have a judge knowledgeable in Confederate Philately, so let's try
to have a good showing of exhibits.
Important! Exhibit entry forms are due May 15th.
Lodging: Crown Plaza $135/night (614-461-4100, mention APS for the show rate)
Local Host: Tom Richards (614-530-0447)
Show Hours: Thurs-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Southern Supper: Friday Evening, August 10, 2018, location TBD.
Annual Meeting: Saturday, 9am, Greater Columbus Convention Center.