May PHS ZOOM Meeting

The fourth PHS ZOOM meeting of 2024 was on Monday 6th May at 2.30pm.  We had 12 members attend and saw 2 fascinating displays. The first was given by Julian Bagwell on the British Levant 1855-1923 and we spent a very interesting hour in his company learning all about British Post Offices in the declining years of the Ottoman Empire. The second was given by a Past President of the Pennsylvania Postal History Society, Rick Leiby in conjunction with Scott Kennedy, on 19thc Transatlantic Freight Money Covers. Both displays were very informative and Rick had gone into the subject in a lot of detail with corresponding charts and graphs as background to the display. I am sure it will be of interest to the many members who collect Ship letters and Transatlantic mail when it is available on our Facebook page. We also plan to create a link from our website to a dedicated page on You Tube in the near future, where all the ZOOM meetings will be available to Members. It is hoped Rick will write an article for a future edition of the Postal History Journal on the subject.

I am still keen to hear from members who would like to give a display at a ZOOM meeting. Please contact me if so and I will add you to the list.