For several years, our website featured a USCS member each month with a short article. Most of these were written by Steve Shay. We have had, and still do have, remarkable members, with significant stories of fascinating endeavors and encounters. This collection of Member of the Month articles documents their stories, and their noteworthy accomplishments.
Tom Armstrong, USCS #9909
Tom Armstrong, USCS #9909 Tom, along with PC1 Pastrana aboard USS Kittyhawk I was born December 1948 in Cleveland Ohio. My Dad was in the Navy during WWII (MM).
Kemp Tolley, USCS #8090 The son of an active duty US Army officer, born at Ft. McKinley, Manila, Philippines on 29 April 1908, Rear Admiral Kemp Tolley, U S Navy
Steve Shay, USCS #L-10,821 I’ve been collecting naval covers for 35 years. I started out collecting stamps and the same album that I still use today is inscribed and dated
John Young, USCS #L-8219 I’ve been a stamp collector since I first took two five cents stamps off an airmail letter received by mother from her Boston cousin. They were
Rich Hoffner, USCS #H-4456 When you are in your sixties today, you are still a relatively young person. But, I find that when you sit down to write about your
Paul Helman, USCS #L-7378 I joined the USCS in 1973. I’ve collected stamps for as long as I can remember. My mother had a large worldwide collection begun by her
Brennan, Lawrence B.
Lawrence B. Brennan, USCS #L-6221 My interest in naval covers developed in the early 1960s as my father encouraged me to write for ships’ postmarks as an outgrowth of my
Joe Lynch, USCS #5279 I would like to express my appreciation for this particular column in the pages of the Log. I find it refreshing and new and quite enlightening.
Dick Morain, USCS #10,310 When I was five, my father sent for a premium from the Planters Peanut Company. It was a small stamp album and a packet of worldwide
Frank M. Hoak III, USCS #H-6194 The United States Navy has been apart of my life since my first day in San Pedro, California in 1937, where my father was
Richard Hall, USCS #9553 I joined the USCS in 1984 as a result of meeting Taze Nicholson at the 1984 VAPEX Stamp Show. He got me interested in Naval covers
Roger Korth, USCS #11,895 I was introduced to the USCS by member number 137, Emil A. Thurman. Of course I’m sure Emil has gone on to a better life by
Don Tjossem, USCS #10,987 My first introduction to philatelic interests began in the 1950s at the age of about 11 when I started sending away for First Day Covers. Since
Sanford Solarz, USCS #9656 The member of the month this month is Sanford “Sandy” Solarz. Sandy provided some personal information that is being fashioned into this article. Sandy is known
Dan Goodwin, USCS #4487 47 years ago on 3 July Sandra and I were married. Raising a family in the 1960’s was much simpler than it is today. We have
Dan Jacobs, USCS #11,343 First and foremost, I’m a stamp collector, an off and on hobby I’ve enjoyed since 1944. My specialties are Canada and U.S. and am now combining