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Ralph Phillips of Israel

History of  the Society
from Joseph J. Frasketi, Jr
 
In March 2007 Ralph Phillips and his wife came to the United States and visited a few local posts, I was fortunate to have them visit me and my FMF Local Post. Shown below is one of the special covers I prepared for their visit on March 12. Ralph autographed the cover (on the upper left side of the cover) and his wife also autographed it (on th lower left side of the cover). The covers were mailed and received the the Fort Myers FL postmark the next day March 13 and sent out to other LP collectors and friends.

VP Phillips visit/FMF LP cover

 
This cover has the souvenir sheet of two FMF LP stamps: "Collect Local Posts for the FUN of it!" and "PHILOPOLIST: Collector of Local Posts stamps and covers".
 
 

  •  Did you know that President Ralph Phillips has issued a CD on USA and Canada Local Posts? Its has been expanded to two CDs. You can find out more information about it and how to order by clicking here.


  • The society was originally known as the "LOPO Collectors Society" when it was founded in 1972. It was renamed the Local Post Collectors Society in 1974.
     
    The journal was originally called "The Bulletin" in 1972 and renamed "The Poster" in 1974.

    Joe Frasketi, Jr. is the earliest surviving regular member of the LPCS having membership number of 11 and life member number of 5.

    Leonard Sandler who operated the Bow Wow Local Post was the earliest surviving regular member of the LPCS having membership number of 4, however Leonard died September 2007.
     
     
     
    LIST OF OFFICERS UPDATED
    July 2011:
     
    PRESIDENTS

    Jan. 1972-Dec. 1982:

    David M. Sterling (Scotland) M#3-LM#11

    Jan. 1983-Apr. 1988:

    Tadas Edelis (Phoenix AZ) M#13-LM#9

    Apr. 1988-Apr. 1993:

    Ralph G. Wilson (N. Ft. Myers FL) M#124-LM#17

    May. 1993-Mar. 1994:

    Howard J. Wunderlich (Ronkonkoma NY) M#57-LM#35

    Apr. 1994-Mar. 1995:

    Ken Jenkins (CA) M#345-LM#42

    Apr. 1995-Apr. 1997:

    Dale Goble (Stayton OR) M#408

    May. 1997-Sep. 1997:

    Vacant

    Oct. 1997-Apr. 1998:

    Joseph J. Frasketi, Jr. (Fort Myers FL) M#11-LM#5

    May. 1998-Sep. 2003:

    Peter Pierce (Oxford MA) M#234-LM#31

    Sep. 2003-Feb. 2004:

    Spencer Hudson (Sumner MS) M#223

    Feb. 2004-Aug. 2007:

    Joseph LoPreiato (Newington CT) M#386-LM#50

    Aug. 2007-.........:

    Ralph Phillips (Israel) M#566

     

     

    VICE PRESIDENTS

    Jan. 1972-Jul. 1982:

    Theodore Jensen (Toledo OH) M#2

    Aug. 1982-Mar. 1987:

    Bard C. Cosman (..) M#26-LM#6

    Mar. 1987-May. 1988:

    John M. Howell (Littlerock CA) M#82-LM#2

    May. 1988-Jul. 1989:

    Edward J. Davis (Tiverton RI) M#49

    Jul. 1989-Apr. 1993:

    Howard J. Wunderlich (Ronkonkoma NY) M#57-LM#35

    May. 1993-Apr. 1995:

    Dale Goble (Stayton OR) M#408

    May. 1995-Apr. 1996:

    Vacant.

    May. 1996-Apr. 1997:

    Peter Pierce (Oxford MA) M#234-LM#31

    Apr. 1997-Apr. 1998:

     Vacant

    May. 1998-Sep. 2003:

    Spencer Hudson (Sumner MS) M#223

    Oct. 2003-Feb. 2004:

    Joseph LoPreiato (Newington CT) M#386-LM#50

    Mar. 2004-Oct. 2004:

     Vacant

    Nov. 2004-Aug. 2007:

    Ralph Phillips (Israel) M#566

    Aug. 2007-March 2009:

    James "Lee" Katona (Lakeland FL) M#233

    September 2010-......

    Patrick C. Labbe (Summerville, SC) M#610

     

     

    SECRETARIES/TREASURERS

    This section on secretaries and treasurers is confusing because it has been split up into two positions and later combined into one position and back again.

    Jan. 1972-Aug. 1979:

    Wayne D. Martel (Baltimore MD) M#1

    Sept. 1979-Aug. 1982:

    Tadas Edelis (Phoenix AZ) M#13-LM#9

    Aug. 1982-Feb. 1987:

    John M. Howell (Littlerock CA) M#82-LM#2

    Mar. 1987-Mar. 1989:

     Joseph J. Frasketi, Jr. (Fort Myers FL) M#11-LM#5

    (The position of secretary/treasurer was split up in Mar. 1989 the position of secretary/treasurer was reestablished in Nov. 1997)

    Nov. 1997-Nov. 2005:

    Howard DuBose, Jr. (Hurdle Mills NC) M#385

    (The position of secretary/treasurer was reestablished in Feb. 2007)

    Feb. 2007-.........:

    Robert F. Fritz (Sun City AZ) M#517/LM#56

     

     

    SECRETARIES

    Mar. 1989-Oct. 1997:

    Helen McGinley (Chula Vista CA) M#221-LM#25

    (The position of secretary was combined with the treasurer in Nov. 1997)

     

     

    CORRESPONDING SECRETARIES

    Dec. 2003-Nov. 2005:

    Kenneth M. Davis (Muncie IN) M#518

    Mar. 2006..-Feb. 2007:

    Bruce A. Helm (Seattle WA) M#569

    (The position of corresponding secretary was eliminated Sep. 2007)

     

     

    TREASURERS

    Mar. 1987-Dec. 1990:

    Joseph J. Frasketi, Jr. (Fort Myers FL) M#11-LM#5

    Jan. 1991-Jul. 1992:

    Stephen Bluestein (CA) M#172

    Jul. 1992-Nov. 1997:

    Howard DuBose, Jr. (Hurdle Mills NC) M#385

    (The position of treasurer was combined with the secretary in Nov. 1997)

    Sep. 2005-Feb. 2007:

    Bob Fritz (Sun City AZ) M#517

     

     

    EDITORS

    Jan. 1972-Aug. 1978:

    Wayne D. Martel (Baltimore MD) M#1

    Sep. 1978-Aug. 1980:

    Bard C. Cosman (..) M#26-LM#6

    Sep. 1980-Jun. 1982:

     Scott Russel (Racine WI) M#28

    Jul. 1982-Dec. 1983:

    John M. Howell (Littlerock CA) M#82-LM#2

    Jan. 1984-Dec. 1986:

    Joseph J. Frasketi, Jr. (Fort Myers FL) M#11-LM#5

    Jan. 1987-Sep. 1988:

    Alan R. Lavendier (Bedford MA) M#288-LM#21

    Sep. 1988-Dec. 1990:

    Howard J. Wunderlich (Ronkonkoma NY) M#57-LM#35

    Jan. 1991-Jun. 1991:

    Joseph J. Frasketi, Jr. (Fort Myers FL) M#11-LM#5

    Jul. 1991-Dec. 1995:

    Howard J. Wunderlich (Ronkonkoma NY) M#57-LM#35

    Jan. 1996-Aug. 1996:

    Dale Goble (Stayton OR) M#408

    Oct. 1997-Oct. 1998:

    Sam D. Virzi (Riverside CA) M#437

    Nov. 1998-Jul. 2003:

    Ian Robertson (Fairhope AL) M#289

    Aug. 2003-Jun. 2006:

    Chuck Brady (Kapaa HI) M#543

    Feb. 2007-Jun. 2007:

    Jeanine C. Long (La Grange OH) M#594

    Jan-Feb. 2008:

    Joseph LoPreiato (Newington CT) M#386-LM#50

    Mar. 2008-Mar 2010:

    Karen Katona (non-member, wife of Vice President)

    Mar 2010-......

    Patrick C. Labbe (Summerville, SC) M#610

     

    AUCTION MANAGERS

    Jul. 1983-Nov. 1987:

    Tadas Edelis (Phoenix AZ) M#13-LM#9

    Nov. 1987-Nov. 2008:

     Ian Robertson (Fairhope AL) M#289-LM#52

     

     

    WEBMASTERS

    Nov. 2004-Nov 2008:

    Rick Botti (Newark CA) M#562

    Nov. 2008-...:

    Patrick C. Labbe (Summerville, SC) M#610


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