The U.S. Philatelic Classics Society (USPCS) has named Jane Sodero, of Halifax, N.S., as its regional vice-president for Canadian and other non-U.S. members.
Sodero, who began collecting stamps in childhood before moving on to postal history, currently serves as the secretary of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC), whose social media committee she also chairs. Accredited by the RPSC as a national-level judge in both Canada and the United States since 2008, Sodero is on the jury for the National Virtual One Frame Philatelic Exhibition that kicked off yesterday and runs through the end of the month. In addition to the RPSC and USPCS, she’s also a member of the Postal History Society of Canada, Nova Scotia Stamp Club, British North America Philatelic Society, American Philatelic Society and American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors.
As a collector, Sodero exhibits the postal history of Guysborough County, N.S., plus Nova Scotia postcards and the 10-cent “Inuit Hunter” stamp (Scott #351) issued by Canada’s Post Office Department in 1955. She also collects Czeslaw Slania- and Martin Mörck-designed stamps; France’s Vimy Memorial issue; and items related to Michelin.
The USPCS bills itself as the premier association for collectors of 19th-century U.S. stamps and postal history.
In addition to serving Canadian collectors of U.S. stamps, the USPCS publishes an award-winning quarterly journal, The Chronicle of the U.S. Classic Postal Issues, which publishes original research on transatlantic and other foreign mails of interest to postal historians worldwide. Most Chronicle issues are publicly available on the USPCS website, uspcs.org, along with other census data, research files and monographs.
The USPCS held both its 1978 and 1996 annual meetings at the respective CAPEX international shows held in Toronto.