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Meeting Information

Meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays, except June–August, at Bethany Reformed Church Community Center, 760 New Scotland Ave., Albany.

Contact

Maris Tirums
PO Box 5475
Albany NY 12205-0475

Phone: 518-438-1657

mxtirums@hotmail.com

Albany Area Map

Membership & Dues

The Fort Orange Stamp Club currently has 40 members. Dues are $10 per year.

Our Officers

Jim Kirby, President | Dan Piper, First Vice President
Dan Piper, Second Vice President | Bob Alheim, Treasurer
Maris Tirums, Secretary

Our History

The initial meeting of the Fort Orange Stamp Club was held on April 9, 1926. Early meetings were held successively in the YMCA and the Lavender Book Shop. In 1936, the club moved to the Albany Institute of Art, where meetings were regularly held. The club currently meets at the Bethany Reformed Church Community Center in Albany.

Now in its eighth decade, the club is in the enviable position of being able to plan the year’s program far enough to publish a printed schedule for distribution to members and friends. Programs cover a wide range of subjects of general interest, and those who attend the meetings will be well rewarded.

Women’s Seal & Stamp Club of Albany

Womens Seal & Stamp LogoThe club was incorporated into the Fort Orange Stamp Club in 2004 at the request of Vera Bunkhof.

This club was founded May 7, 1936 by Mrs. George J. Skinner and Mrs. William Weigmann, as a club where women stamp collectors could get together to enjoy their hobby, as membership in nearly all of the organized stamp clubs of that time was restricted to men only. The club continued over the years and remained primarily a club where women collectors could meet to discuss their philatelic interests before the merger with the Fort Orange club.

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