The Crescent City Stamp Club was organized formally on April 14, 1932 for the purpose of advancing the cause of philately, through educational programs and exhibits and to participate in philatelic activities.
At present, the club has 4 elected officers and 8 additional members on the Board of Directors. We have approximately 40 active members. The general membership is not from only New Orleans. Some of them live in Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas. Among them are several accredited philatelic judges, national officers of the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, and recognized experts in almost every area of philately. Although our membership is small compared to other national philatelic organizations, we maintain a visible presence in the philatelic community through sponsorships and donations to several national and international philatelic organizations.
Today, several of our members “show” at philatelic exhibitions both nationally and internationally with successful competitive results. Areas of expertise among the membership that have been and are shared through published articles and exhibitions are as follows: United States classic stamps and postal history, U.S. classic stamp cancellations, U.S. bank note plating and printing, the issues of the U.S. 1851; 1869; the bank note era; postal stationery; presidential autographs, and fancy cancels have been specifically addressed nationally. Our membership also includes postal historians who have expertise not only in many facets of United States postal history but also in interrupted mail, transatlantic mail, Russian, Spanish Antilles, British Colonies and general worldwide issues.
If you have an interest in any areas of our expertise, please drop a line to us via the contact form to the left and we shall pass it on to an appropriate member. Although we cannot guarantee an answer to all questions, we shall try to provide information as to where an answer can be found.