For the first time, co-authors have won the La Posta Richard W. Helbock Prize awarded to the best postal history article appearing in the previous year’s La Posta: The Journal of American Postal History. James W. Milgram, M.D., Lake Forest, Illinois, and Tony Wawrukiewicz, Portland, Oregon, won the 2021 Helbock Prize for “Postal Markings on Registered Covers Showing Registered Package Envelope Numbering,” which appeared in the Second Quarter 2020 La Posta.
The La Posta 2021 Charles A. Fricke Award for the best “Small Bites of Great American Postal History” article (one or two pages) appearing in the in 2020 issues of La Posta went to Jesse Spector, M.D, Lenox, Massachusetts, for “The Outdoor Cleanliness Association of the City of New York.” The article appeared in the First Quarter 2020 La Posta. It explored a 1937 cover from the association that led to an examination of the purpose of the group, its impact on New York City, and its relationship to similar groups in other cities.
La Posta Publications Publisher Peter Martin announced the release of a new product intended to put, “Reference information at your fingertips.” La Posta Factoids are pages with essential reference information. The 8-1/2 x 11 inch, double-sided, laminated, and three-hole-punched pages can be kept on a desktop, in a folder, or in a notebook. La Posta Factoid #1 covers “Statehood Dates.” In addition to the territorial and statehood dates, information about formation history, statehood sequence, accepted state USPS and standard abbreviations, data related to the original 13 colonies, Washington, D.C., the Confederate states and unrecognized states and territories, are included.
La Posta Publications Publisher Peter Martin has announced the September release of the second of their new monograph series. The first La Posta monograph, Independent State Mail and Confederate Use of U.S. Postage—How Secession Occurred; Correcting the Record by Patricia A. Kaufmann, was ground breaking and set the record straight about Confederate secession dates.
“Our second monograph, 19th Century American Genre Paintings: Reading Newspapers in Tavern Post Offices by Diane DeBlois and Robert Dalton Harris, again breaks new ground and provides an intriguing combination of postal history, art, 19th century history, and ephemera,” Martin said.
The La Posta 2020 Charles A. Fricke Award for the best “Small Bites of Great American Postal History” article (one or two pages) appearing in the in 2019 issues of La Posta went to Don Glickstein, Seattle, Washington, for “1944 Diplomatic Pouch Mail to Ceylon.”
Charles Neyhart Jr. of Portland, Oregon, has won the 2020 Richard W. Helbock Prize for his “A Case Study of the Demise of the West Portland Oregon, Fourth Class Post Office” article that appeared in the First Quarter 2019 La Posta.
La Posta Publications Publisher Peter Martin announced that its La Posta Back Issues Archive is now available on its website at www.lapostpub.com.
La Posta Publications Publisher Peter Martin has announced that the La Posta 2019 Charles A. Fricke award for the best “Small Bites of Great American Postal History” article (one or two pages) appearing in the in 2018 issues of La Posta went to Stephen Kochersperger, Washington, D.C., for “32 Days Hath October.”
La Posta Publications Publisher Peter Martin has announced that James W. Milgram, M.D., of Lake Forest, Illinois, took top honors in the voting for the 2019 Richard W. Helbock Prize that is awarded to the best postal history article appearing in the previous year’s La Posta: The Journal of American Postal History.