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Big Lick Stamp Club


Roanoke Valley

Roanoke, Virginia

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Spruhan Collection Silent Auction August 21

Included in this month's Spruhan Collection Silent Auction are albums of covers (FDCs, Special Event, Space and other topical), an album of primarily China stamps and one lot of 7 binders containing United States Envelopes and Wrappers, and postal cards - Scott U thru Scott UY.   For a summary of auction lots as well as details of two special lots click on buttons below.

APS New Summer Membership Special

Membership in the APS comes with benefits designed to help you better enjoy the hobby. These include a subscription to the monthly publication of The American Philatelist, buying and selling opportunities, access to the American Philatelic Research Library, discounts on services and more. Join the APS today for 15 months for only $45. No coupon is necessary to take advantage of this special.  Go HERE for more information and a membership application.  Use Big Lick Stamp Club as your sponsor.  If you have any questions contact Jim Pettway.

Big Lick Stamp Club Meeting

Sunday, August 21

The next meeting of the Big Lick Stamp Club is scheduled for August 21 beginning at 2:00pm at Christ Episcopal Church, Roanoke, Virginia. Following the business session of the meeting, we will finalize plans for Roapex 2022 Fall Show and then be treated to a program by Ali Nazemi. To round out the meeting, Kathy Schlicht will have a drawing and distribute to members free philatelic items from the John Spruhan donation.  There will also be a silent auction of more material from the Spruhan Collection.  Auction details later.

Meeting Time and Date:  2:00pm, August 21

Location:  Christ Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1101 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA  24016

                  Click HERE for directions to meeting location.

Program:  Philatelic Phun Phacts with Ali Nazemi

41 Items to be Given Away to BLSC Members ONLY

The John Spruhan Family has donated to the Big Lick Stamp Club, per Father John Spruhan's wishes, a HUGE collection of philatelic items, including publications, supplies, albums and other philatelic material.  On August 21 a third selection from this donation will be given away by way of drawings.  The second selection was given away in the same manner at the July 17 meeting.  You can view the items that will be on display and available to BLSC members ONLY by clicking HERE.  You must attend this meeting to enter your name in the drawing for each item you would like to take home. 


Thank you to Kathy Schlicht for putting together this HUGE donation for club members.

USPS Announces Rate Increase

According to the USPS Postal News released dated April 6, the U.S. Postal Service has filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission of price changes to take effect July 10. 2022.  Of note is a 2 cent increase in postage for a letter of one ounce.  The new rate will be 60 cents from the current 58 cents.  Time to buy up some postage?

Big Lick Stamp Club is a Proud Member of the following Philatelic Organization:

American Philatelic Society