In Memoriam and a Call to Action
The last few years have been witness to too many
losses from our Society and the hobby.
The lead article on this page is a
memorial to Ralph Grumke, but the article is not entirely
about our organization's great loss, but includes
a call for recommittment to our hobby. The
people we've lost in recent years were great leaders
for the cause of postal history collecting,
and many of them were founding members of
In Memory of Ralph Grumke, and A Call To Action
Our Editor, Alex Savakis, remembers Ralph Grumke and asks us to
get involved to help make
this Society even better.
In Memory of Frederick Langford
A color Special Issue of the Machine Cancel Forum was created
just to honor the life and impact of Frederick Langford.
His Flag Cancel Encyclopedia is a major study and listing
of these well-known machines. The
memorial to Frederick Langford web page is an edited version of that Forum
In Honor of Reg Morris
A Special Issue of the Machine Cancel Forum was created on the
Centennial of the Boy Scouts of
America. It was dedicated to Reg Morris who was very involved in Scouting.
Bob Payne Obituary
Both our Society, and
the entire collecting fraternity suffered
a great loss with the passing of Bob Payne.
Our Forum editor Alex Savakis has put together
tribute to Bob Payne [PDF File] that describes
Bob's great contributions.
Main MCS Webpage
Contact information for the Society's President.
Updated March 21, 2020
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