Stamp Insider for September-October 2015

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  1. Stamp Insider for September-October 2015

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    The September-October issue of the Stamp Insider, journal of the Federation of New York Philatelic Societies, is online and available for free download in PDF format or viewing online with page turning. It is available in both PDF and HTML5-friendly format at:

    http://www.stampinsider.org

    The cover story is “This Cruel War is Over” by Alvin O. Sabo explores events that led to Victory in Europe (VE) and Victory in Japan (VJ) days. A specialist in World War II patriotic covers, he illustrates his article with covers and postcards. In a related article, Steve Davis writes about “VJ Day in Tokyo Bay September 2, 1945” in his Via Airmail column, focusing on use of the US six-cent transport airmail stamp (C25) that was valid on mail sent through army and fleet post offices.

    Steve Swain has written an illustrated how-to article — “Creating Successful PowerPoint Presentations” — showing easy step-by-step instructions to create eye-catching philatelic programs. He plans to follow up with an instructional PowerPoint presentation that will be posted on the Virtual Programs section in November. One of his presentations — “Postal Systems and the Public React to the American Civil War” — is already posted on the site.

    A new virtual program — “All Aboard: the All Aboard stamp issue of 1999” — has been added. PDF and PageFlip versions were generated from scans. The exhibit was by the late Norman E. Wright, Sr., of the Rochester Philatelic Association.

    The featured video is an instructional film by Encyclopedia Brittanica Films to show children the daily activities of city and rural mail carriers in 1946.

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  2. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Beautiful words in the cover and hope that there will be no cruel wars. :)
     
  3. The title "This Cruel War is Over" is adapted from a Civil War broadside ballad, "Weeping Sad and Lonely," whose second line in the chorus is "When this cruel war is over, Praying! that we meet again."
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2015
  4. The song is part of a compilation of music heard on the northern homefront during the war recorded by D.C. Hall's New Concert & Quadrille Band on the Dorian label in the Troy, N.Y., Savings Bank Music Hall, which is considered to have the finest acoustics in the world. The cut has been posted by Naxos of America on YouTube —
     
  5. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Never heard of that song. Thanks for sharing about it.
     
  6. Jehovahnissi

    Jehovahnissi Member

    You can't beat free download. I'll have to check this out. :smuggrin:
     
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