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.
Ciesielski, Gregory R.
Gregory R. Ciesielski, USCS #11879 First and most importantly, I am married and have been for 23 years. My wife is my best friend and greatest supporter. We have had
Karl Zurn, USCS #11,248 “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
Chuck French, USCS #L-2603 It is appropriate that this year the USCS honors the 60th Anniversary of the 1946 Bikini Atom Bomb Test, as that’s the event that got me
Roger A. Wentworth, USCS #9963 I began collecting FDC covers and U.S. postage stamps when I was about 10 years old. I then branched out into U.S. Possession covers and
Jackson Bosley, USCS #L-7488 I have been involved with some aspect of philately since 1931 – just 76 years! It started when a neighbor lady formed a group of stamp
Bob Rawlins, USCS #5490 Looking back, I often wish that I had known about the USCS when I was a midshipman at the Naval Academy during WWII. Or even after
Cunningham, Joseph E.
Joseph E. Cunningham, USCS #2763 Joseph and I have corresponded some over the past 10 years and I’ve learned something about his service life and work life and I thought
Wallster, Everett E.
Everett W. Wallster, USCS #H-14 To this point the Member of the Month articles have been about current USCS members. Perhaps some day future naval cover collectors will find them
York Briddell, USCS #H-1 (If York Briddle and John Young could have crossed paths in late 1935, this is York’s story as he would have told it to John. USCS
Glenn Smith, USCS #8073 with his favorite former shipmate, RDML Michelle Howard In 1951, when I was 10, I walked into a stamp dealer’s store in Mobile, Alabama (in
McDevitt, James Edward Sr.
James Edward McDevitt, Sr., USCS #5860 Jim joined the USCS back in 1967. Jim’s interests are Coast Guard related philatelic material, USS Maine (SSBN-741) philatelic material and Chess on Stamps.
Larry Groh, USCS #920 I became a collector of Naval covers while I was a general stamp collector going back to 1929; but it might have been earlier than 1935.
Robert Quintero, USCS #3893 Robert (Bob) has been very active in naval cover collecting, printing over 200,000 covers with over 350 printed cachets. He also produced around 65 rubber stamp
Fred Kuntz, USCS #3411 Fred is one of a few 50+ year members of USCS, joining in 1956 while a sophomore in high school. His father was a naval officer
Bill Boss, USCS #9068 I began collecting stamps in 1933 at 10 years of age and living in Tyler, Texas. The economy was in a severe depression so most of
Musgrove, Harry “Pete”
Harry “Pete” Musgrove, USCS #6106 Pete Musgrove is well known to naval cover collectors and students of naval history. He is the author of the “US Naval Ships Data arranged