United States Study Group of the Ottawa Philatelic Society “Friendship Through Philately”


       2023 - 2024 Meeting Dates & Programme


Members and guests of the OPS are invited to attend and participate in any of the meetings of the United States Study Group.  We follow a simple agenda for each meeting:


1. Show & Tell - Have you located an interesting piece you think others would like to see?  If so, please bring it, tell us about it and pass it around.  No research or formal presentation is expected.  If you think it is interesting, so will we!


2. Questions & Answers - Do you have a question related to US or related stamps or postal history?  Feel free to ask at the meeting - or preferably email your questions to the study group a week ahead to permit other members time to research or locate examples.


3. Business (if there is any) and Announcements 

4. Our Program Topic discussion for the evening.


The 2023 - 2024 schedule of Program Topics is as follows: 


October 19, 2023 – Show & Tell and Recent Finds

Lead by:  David Giles


November 16, 2023 – An Early Folded Letter Sheet

Lead by:  Ron & Michelle Tidrow


January 16, 2024 – Collecting Airport Dedication Covers 

(In-Person and ZOOM)

Lead by:  Dick Logan


February 22, 2024 – Joint United States Study Group / Canada Study Group

 (In-Person and ZOOM)

The First Three USA-Canada Joint Issues (1959, 1976, and 1984)

Lead by:  David Giles & Martha Anderson


March 7, 2024 – Official Seals 

Lead by: Juzar Noorbhai


April 18, 2024 – The 1940 Defense Issue – How To Study A Short Series

  Lead by:  David Giles


May 23, 2024 – What Did You Find at ORAPEX 2024 & Other Recent Shows and Bourses?

Lead by:  David Giles