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George Washington Masonic Stamp Club


Click on "Events - Meetings" tab at top of page for details, and map  and  link  Upcoming Meeting on Saturday, September 3, 2016, or Sunday, February 26, 2017
(Meeting twice annually in February & Labor Day Saturday).

2013 GW Birthday Cover

GWMSC 2016 BALPEX meeting
(at Baltimore Philatelic Exhibition).

Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016
Labor Day weekend.
Room:  Salon C  (1:00-2:00PM)
1:00 PM :  Assemble, Trade Covers, & socialize.
1:00 PM:   Meeting ("Call to Order")
1:00 PM-2:00 PM  Meeting
Meeting Room:  Salon C  1:00-2:00PM
The room will be available from 1:00PM-2:00PM only, with the Meeting at 1:00PM.
Speaker:   Walter Benesch
Topic:   Jean Sibelius, the great Finnish composer and Mason - the strange history behind his Opus 113.”  

Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn (Wyndham)
245 Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031
I-83 at Shawan Road (Exit 20)
Phone: 1-410-785-7000
Free Parking for all.  Use "BALPEX" for Special Room Rate of $120/night, if staying over.
North of the Baltimore Beltway on I-83 toward York, PA.
See Map and Link to BALPEX web site below.
BALPEX Show - Three Day Admission: $5.00 (recheck
Admission fee not required to attend GWMSC meeting only!
Friday, September 2:     10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 3: 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 4*:   10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
* Senior Citizen's admission is free on Sunday.
Labor Day, Monday September 5, 2016.
Note the change back to a "Saturday meeting" at BALPEX!
For a Life Membership Application, see above Membership link/tab button.  Membership Applications will be balloted upon at each meeting, and require a completed application, payment of the $20.00 Life Membership fee, and evidence of current membership in a recognized blue lodge (photocopy of 2013 Blue Lodge dues card, or letter from the Lodge Secretary on Lodge letterhead from a recognized Lodge).
GWMNM address: 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA  703-683-2007
Some Hotels Near Masonic Memorial (updated 1/17/11):

Embassy Suites-Alexandria  703-684-5900  800-EMBASSY  (0.4 mi)

Hampton Inn-Old Town, 1616 King St  703-299-9900  800-HAMPTON  (0.4 mi)

Hilton-Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King St.  703-837-0440  800-916-2221  (0.3 mi)

Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town, 1456 Duke Street  703-548-5474  888 236-2427 (0.6 mi)

Residence Inn Alexandria at Carlyle; 2345 Mill Road  703-549-1155  888 236-2427 (0.7 mi)

Westin-Alexandria 400 Courthouse Square, 703-253-8600  866-716-8117 (0.8 mi)


Some more distant Hotels:

Courtyard Inn Alexandria 2700 Eisenhower Ave, 703-329-2323   800-321-2211 (1.1 mi)

Springhill Suites Alex.Tech.Center 2950 Eisenhower Ave, 703-317-0013  888 236-2427 (1.1 mi) Open 3/11

Holiday Inn SW-Eisenhower Metro 703-960-3400  800-HOLIDAY  (1.7 mi)

Holiday Inn-Alex.Historic District 625 First St  703-548-6300  800-HOLIDAY  (2.0 mi)

Questions:   Contact
John R. Allen, Secretary & Past President-GWMSC; 
2831 Swanhurst Drive;
Midlothian, VA  23113-2278


Michael R. Aulicino

7413 Falmouth St

Springfield, VA  22150-4004



Questions: Contact

John R. Allen, Secretary & Past President-GWMSC;

2831 Swanhurst Drive;

Midlothian, VA 23113-2278

The GWMSC Cover List is updated through 2009.  For the complete list in Adobe PDF format, click on "GWMSC Covers" tab (top of page).

The GWMSC Cover Album:

February 22, 2010 Washington's Birthday Cover

2009 Washington's Birthday Cover
Mt.Vernon GWMSC Pictorial Postmark, 02/22/09

GWMSC Cover Chairman & Past President, Paul Williams, died at 12:45 AM on August 14, 2003.  GWMSC Past President Edward P. Smith died on August 23, 2003.  Our thoughts and prayers are with their families!   Brief obituaries are under the News tab. 
Current Cover Chairman:  Order all GWMSC covers from:

Michael R. Aulicino

7413 Falmouth St

Springfield, VA  22150-4004

2005 - Feb. 22 - Washington's Birthday $1.50

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1985-2005 Reagan Dual $4.00

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2005-1981 Reagan $4.00

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2005-1977 Carter $2.00

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2002 Club Postmark & Cover:

Special Masonic Postmark-GWMSC Cachet 11-4-2002.

Price in PDF cover list. Click for enlargement.

250th Anniversary of

George Washington being made a Freemason

Entered Apprentice Degree - November 4, 1752

November 4, 2002 Cachet with Masonic postmark prepared by

George Washington Masonic Stamp Club

Available from:

Michael R. Aulicino

7413 Falmouth St

Springfield, VA  22150-4004

$1.50 each plus #10 Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope.

Irving Berlin, Sept. 15, 2002 First Day of Issue

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Click here to download February 2004 Newsletter.

There are several active Masonic Stamp Clubs. Our Links page will provide information & selected Stamp Club Internet addresses, as they become available. Member Home Pages might also be added.

Please provide your email address if you'd like to receive occassional GWMSC emails, or sign-up for automatic notification when certain of our web pages are updated.


Download PDF - Banquet Program-Feb.22,2004

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We invite you to attend our semi-annual meetings. Members and non-members may order club covers.

Meetings details are listed on our Events page, and are generally held as follows:

[A] Annual Meeting each February at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, VA, convenes around 2PM, generally the Sunday after the 22nd of February.

[B] Our BALPEX (Baltimore Philatelic Exhibition) meeting is the Saturday preceding Labor Day, around 2PM.  Location: Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, MD, just North of the Baltimore Beltway on I-83 toward York, PA.
Click the "Events-Meetings" tab at top of page for complete details of the next meeting, when available.

Below are two designs used as official USPS Postmarks on October 30, 2003 in Williamsburg, VA, and December 22, 2003 in Fredericksburg, VA.  [The actual postmark used entirely black ink.]

Grand Lodge of Virginia 225th Anniversary Postmark
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Royal Arch Mason 250th Anniversary - 1st Documente

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Geogre Washington Masonic Stamp Club
c/o John R. Allen, Membership Secretary * 2831 Swanhurst Drive* Midlothian, VA 23113-2278 * USA