Kevin Blackston
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Blog archives (June 2009)

LPCS elections

It looks like it’s election season again. The Local Post Collectors Society is accepting candidate declarations from members who want to run for LPCS president, vice president, or secretary/treasurer. The winners will serve for five years beginning in January 2010.

According to the candidate declaration form mailed to LPCS members, a candidate must:

  1. be a LPCS member in good standing
  2. have been a LPCS member in good standing for at least the past two years
  3. be familiar with the duties of the office for which he or she is running
  4. not be facing pending disciplinary action by the LPCS or APS
  5. follow the APS Code of Ethics

Are you a LPCS member? What would you like to see the new officers do during their term?

Blogging Philosateleia

In the summer of 2002, Philosateleia was born. Seven years later, it’s time to introduce a new feature: the Philosateleian blog.

My name is Kevin, and I’m the editor of this Web site. As we move forward, I plan to write about stamps, stamp collecting, and the mail in general.

Why a blog?

If you’ve been following Philosateleia for any time at all, you’ve probably noticed the site doesn’t change much. I want to change that, and a blog seems like a good starting point.

One of the reasons I haven’t updated my site that often over the past couple of years is a lack of time. I’m under no illusions that adding a blog is going to help me with time management. I do, however, think it will help in that when I want to add something to the site but have only a couple of minutes to spare, I have an outlet to do that. In the past, adding content has been a major project.

In addition, I like stamps, and I like picking up a pen—or in this case, setting my fingers to the keyboard—now and again. What better way to combine those two things than to blog about stamps?

Join me

I’ll keep this brief, but let me say welcome. I hope you’ll take the time to comment on my posts when you see something interesting, and if you have any suggestions, please let me know. And finally, happy collecting!