Oklahoma Postal History Group Meets Tuesday 9-9-2014

Brady Hunt will be giving a talk on the Butterfield Overland Express in Indian Territory and its 1958 Centennial Celebration. I think you will enjoy learning about this important part of history and how it relates to pre civil war mail in our state.

Hope you will be there. Meet at Johnnie’s Charburger as usual at 6:00 or so for a meal, with the meeting at the college at 7:00.

Brady has added this interesting post:

I have about 500 or so duplicate Oklahoma covers, mostly 1920s and newer that I will be bringing to the meeting tomorrow. They are alphabetized by town. I’m going to sell them at $5 each. I know some are not worth $5, but some are worth much more. You be the judge. I’ll have them available at OKC stamp club too for the same price until our next postal history meeting. The next time we have Postal History meeting, the price will drop to $4 each for that meeting and following OKC stamp meetings until the next Postal History meeting. The price will drop again to $3 and so on until I get tired of toting them to meetings. You be the judge on whether to gamble if the cover you are interested in will be in the box the next time for $1 cheaper. I may decide to remove a cover or two between meetings, who knows. There will be no discounts at these spectacular prices. The fun is in the gamble if the cover will be around for long. If you want a discount, wait a month for the cheaper price, but you will risk it not being there later. Good luck and have fun.


Stamp Fun Fest August 9, 2014




SATURDAY  AUGUST 9th   10 AM- 3:30  PM


1320 SW 38th – Just West of Blackwelder


Free Parking & Admission – Cool Air Conditioned

Note:  There is still space for a few additional tables, so if you want to reserve one they are $20.00 each and can be reserved by sending an email to joecrosby@cox.net.

OKPEX 2014 – June 20-21, 2014

OKPEX 2014 is coming soon, so you need to set aside both Friday & Saturday for Stamp Collecting fun.

Please note that the postcard we mailed out contained a typo on the dates.  The show will be Friday & Saturday, June 20-21.  You can click the links below to learn more about the show and the events that are on the schedule.

OKPEX 2014 Schedule

OKPEX 2014 Exhibits

OKPEX 2014 Dealers

OKPEX 2014 Announcement

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OKC Stamp Club Talks About Tahiti

The regular meeting of the Oklahoma City Stamp Club will be tomorrow night.  The doors open at 7:00 PM and the program will begin right after 7:30 PM.

The program is Ralph DeBoard’s talk on the Postal History of Tahiti.  This is the same program he gave at the New York Collectors Club last month and is based on his National Gold Medal and International Vermeil Medal Exhibit.   So Ralph not only knows his subject, he owns it as well.

This should be a really outstanding opportunity for all of us.

James Michner Cover

Here is a cover mailed by a – soon to be famous – young 2nd lieutenant

There will be APS and OPS circuit books to buy from, as usual.

See you there.

Oklahoma Postal History To Meet Tuesday 3-11-2014

Tomorrow night the OPHS will meet at Johnnies and move to Oklahoma Christian University for a program on Oklahoma Airport Dedication Covers -led by Norm Pence.

The remainder of the planned OPHS programs for 2014 looks like this:

JanTex Edmunds and other Oklahoma WWII Patriotic Covers  by Joe Crosby & Norm Pence

Feb – Oklahoma Revenues – Brady Hunt

Mar – Oklahoma Airport Dedication Covers -  Norm Pence

Apr -  Confederate States of America in Indian Territory – Crosby and Pence Including military courier mail.

May -  Everyone – bring cards & covers pertaining to Oklahoma Wild West shows, street fairs, rodeos, circuses and parades.

June – AT OKPEX 2014  June 21   -  Choctaw County  Norm Pence takes the lead and everyone brings anything they have from Choctaw County  

July – No Meeting

Aug – No Meeting

Sept – Butterfield Overland Mail in I.T.  The original covers & perhaps a bit about the 1957 celebration.  Led by Brady Hunt 

OKPEX Moving To June 20-21, 2014

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OKPEX 2014 is moving to JUNE since we lost our October lease on the Express Event Center (it is being sold).  The show will be held on Fri-Sat, June 20-21, 2014 at the Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City, OK 73110, located off Interstate 40, just 5 miles east of downtown Oklahoma City. Dealer and Exhibitor setup will be on Thursday June 19.  Our costs will go up slightly, but it is felt that it is better to have a nice place, with free parking, in a convenient location.   This move will give OKPEX an opportunity to attract new participants and to increase in size over the coming years.


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The Reed Conference Center, Midwest City, Okla.

 This is a wonderful new facility that has a first floor room with 6000 sq. feet and 16 foot ceilings for the exhibits and the bourse.  The registration, post office, and society booths will be in the large foyer/entryway. It is all carpeted, air conditioned, modern, clean, well-lighted, and has free parking.   The Sheraton Hotel adjoins The Reed Conference Center.  It has set aside a block of rooms with either king or twin double beds at the OKPEX rate of $99.00 which includes a 50% discount on breakfast.  For reservations, call 405-455-1800, ask for reservations, and book your room at the OKPEX special rate.  There are also several other motels within 1-2 blocks of the Reed Center, all with reasonable rates.


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Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center

OKPEX has designated the Sheraton Hotel as its official show hotel, and will welcome visitors to a new hospitality suite there on Thursday and Friday evenings.  The Awards Breakfast will also be held at the Sheraton on Saturday morning.    We remain committed to keeping OKPEX the friendliest stamp show in the country.     Plan now to rent a booth if you are a dealer, enter an exhibit if you are a WSP exhibitor and attend both days if you are a collector.    We expect to have 16 dealers from 6 states bringing interesting material.  Most will be our faithful dealers who have supported OKPEX for many years, but we will attract some new dealers as well with the change of date from October to June.   The third weekend in June was selected to avoid conflicts with any other WSP shows and to make it convenient for all exhibitors and collectors who want to participate.  The National Topical Stamp Show will be held the following weekend in St. Louis, MO.

We will have 115 competitive multi-frames and 10 competitive one-frame exhibits. Youth and single frame postcard exhibits can be shown in addition to these limits.  The APS jury will be Mrs. Elizabeth M. Hizey of Florida, Chief, Judge; Dr. Mark E. Banchick of New York, Judge; and Jeffrey A. Switt of Texas, Judge.

The OKOKPEX LogoPEX 2014 Grand Award winner is eligible to participate in the Champion of Champions competition at APS StampShow, Hartford, Ct. Aug 21-24, 2014. The OKPEX 2014 Grand one-frame exhibit Award winner is eligible for the one-frame Champion of Champions at AmeriStamp Expo, Riverside, CA. Feb. 13-15, 2015.

OPS LogoThe Oklahoma Philatelic Society will hold its annual meeting at OKPEX 2014.  The Oklahoma Postal History Society will hold its June program meeting at OKPEX 2014.    The local chapter of the American Topical Association will hold its 3rd OKPEX “Roundtable Meeting” and the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors will hold an “Open Forum on Exhibiting” for exhibitors and those interested in becoming exhibitors.  Any other philatelic groups who would like to hold regional or national meetings or programs at our new show venue are welcome;  contact OKPEX chairman, Joe Crosby at joecrosby@cox.net.    A marvelous separate meeting room is available right across the foyer from the OKPEX Exhibit Hall.

If you would like a Dealer Booth at OKPEX 2014 , please contact Joe Crosby,  at joecrosby@cox.net.   If you would like to exhibit at OKPEX 2014, please contact Ralph DeBoard, Exhibits Chairman at ralph.deboard@oc.edu.   For the most current information about OKPEX, click the OKPEX tab above.  We hope to see you at our new home in Midwest City, Oklahoma June 20-21, 2014.

Click This Link For Printable PDF Of Above Info:   OKPEX 2014 Announcement

Click This Link For OKPEX 2014 Prospectus:  OKPEX 2014 PROSPECTUS


Annual Christmas Party

You are invited to the Oklahoma City Stamp Club

Annual Christmas Party

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

6:30 PM at

Earl’s Rib Palace

5508 W. Memorial Road

Oklahoma City, OK.



Earl’s Rib Palace is on the Eastbound side of Memorial Road which is the

South Side of the Kilpatrick Turnpike.  Come to NW McArthur and Memorial

Turn East on Memorial and go about 1/4 mile to the restaurant.




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OKPEX 2013 Coming This Weekend

OKPEX 2013, scheduled for October 25-26, will again this year be held at the

Express Event Center

8512 NW Expressway

Oklahoma City, OK   73162

  We hope you will consider attending and/or exhibiting this year. 

Follow the links below for the latest information about this year’s show.

OKPEX 2013 Exhibit List:  OKPEX 2013 EXHIBITS


 OKPEX 2013 Dealers:  OKPEX 2013 DEALER LIST

 OKPEX 2013 Prospectus & Entry Form:  OKPEX 2013 PROSPECTUS

 Show Hotel:

La Quinta Inn & Suites   4829 NW Expressway  Okla. City, OK 


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OK Postal History Society Meets 9-10-2013

That is right….. It’s back in the fall just like the NFL.   The lst program was scheduled to be Joe Crosby speaking on the Postal History of Comanche County (a program he gave to the Lawton-Ft. Sill Stamp Club 7-8 years ago).  Problem…. he can’t find that notebook…anywhere.
So…..the program will be Joe Crosby with 5 super-duper I.T. and Okla. covers to talk about.
And…if you have a super-duper I.T. or Okla. cover you want to talk about, please bring it.
See you at Johnnies Charcoal Broiler at 6 PM.
P.S.  Joe says you will only understand all of this if you were born before 1940.