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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011
Archived: Friday, March 09, 2012

John H. Williams
It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of John H. Williams on October 14, 2011. John was an honorary life member of Western Cover Society, holding membership #656. Life membership is an honor that WCS has bestowed on but 20 of its members in its sixty-one year history.

John spent most of his life in California and at one time collected post marks from all of the California counties. He disposed of this collection of county post marks in the early 1990's for a record sum. After retiring from Chevron Oil's overseas division, he worked on compiling all of the known postal markings of California. After many years of work, in 1997 he published the two volumes set "California Town Postmarks, 1849 - 1935". This work has become the standard reference for all California postal markings. John donated all of proceeds from this effort to the Western Cover Society. Most readers do not realize that John drew all of the illustrated examples of postal marks in these volumes by hand, without the aid of a computer.

John is survived by his wife Nancy. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by sending them to the Western Cover Society at: Box 604, Lake Forest, CA 92609-0604.


Updated: Sunday, May 01, 2011
Archived: Friday, March 09, 2012

WESTPEX
WSC 2011 Officers


WESTPEX
The Western Cover Society new President Michael Perlman presents Robert J. Chandler with a clock in appreciation of of the many years of leadership to the society!



Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010
Archived: Friday, March 09, 2012

Basil C. Pearce Award

Editor Ken Stach

Editor Ken Stach receives the Western Cover Society's highest honor, the Basil C. Pearce Award.


Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 8:28 AM

Memorial Irwin R. Vogel

Director of the Western Cover Society and one of it's most senior members.
By Oscar Thomas

Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 12:36 PM

Memorial Carl Walske

A leading collector and researcher of philatelic forgeries.
By Steven Walske

Posted: Friday, June 05, 2009 3:29 PM

Memorial Floyd R. Risvold

A tribute to a great historian, postal historian and gentleman.
By Richard Frajola



Archived: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:38 AM

HOWARD ALBERT MADER

It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of Howard Albert Mader of congestive heart failure on July 30, 2008 at the age of 83. Howard was an honorary life member of Western Cover Society holding membership number 221. This is an honor that WCS has bestowed on only 17 members of the Society in its fifty-seven year history.

Howard was born, raised and died on his family farm in the Waldo Hills area outside of Salem, Oregon. His family settled on this land in 1848. When asked, He would reply that he was a grass seed farmer by trade but he was always a collector of Western Material by heart.

He is survived by his wife Jackie, two sons Bob and Scott and four grandchildren. Bob is also a member of WCS. Condolences can be express to Mrs. Jackie Mader, 4496 Anderson RD SE, Aumsville, OR 97325.

Dale Forster/Oscar Thomas




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April 25-27, 2008
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