on the coming convention...
Details posted as they arrive.
80th Annual RMS Convention
...is coming up!

 2019 RMS Convention Stats
2019 RMS Convention Pics
2019 RMS Convention Report

2021 Convention Info is being posted as it becomes available

Hotel: August 8 - 13th, 2021. Four Points Hotel, 300 Meadow Ave., Scranton, PA, 18505. 570-3449811.Room rate: $89+tax; breakfast included. http://fourpointsscranton.com. Reserve early.
Airport Shuttle Info/Reservations: Hotel does not provide transportation. On your own. Airlines that serve the airport : American, Delta and United.
Travel Information:


Convention Schedule:
Nancy Smith, 3810 Edinburg Dr., Murrysville, PA 15668-1060
Pre-Registration Form: Mitzi Mantz, 1198 Spring Valley Rd., Bethleham, PA 18015

Pre-registration is required for the banquet. You must sign up for the banquet prior to the convention. Send to:

Tours/Scheduled Events:
Silent Auctions:
Penny Auction:
Auction Lots: Any paid-up RMS member may enter up to 15 lots in the convention auction. Send a list (2 copies) w/SASE of what your lots will be to
Convention Program Book: No program book this year.

Display Entry Rules: (need TIPs on making displays?)

Anyone entering a display must be a paid up member of RMS.
2. Displays can consist of used or unused matchcovers, full books, matchboxes or labels. (Salesman's samples, flats, mutilated covers, loose labels and loose pages are permitted ONLY in category #13 - Display.)
3. There are no restrictions as to title size, title placement, or other added material on a display, as long as the entire display is no more than 720 sq. inches in any dimentional combination - e.g., 24" x 30". 20" x 36" (not including the frame). Any display exceeding 720 sq. inches shall be charged as two (2) displays. No display may be larger than 1440 square inches.
4. Each display shall bear the name and address of the entrant on the back of the display. This information shall be covered with opaque paper or a card. The number of the category in which the display is to be entered shall be on the outside of the opaque paper or card. This must be done prior to entering the display.
5. Each display SHALL be covered with transparent material to inhibit removal of covers. (The chairperson wishes it to be known that all reasonable care will be taken to safeguard displays, but neither the chairperson nor RMS assumes any responsibility, either legal or moral, for their integrity).
6. Displays shall adhere to the criteria of the category in which they are entered.
7. Entrants may enter no more than two (2) displays in any category. A maximum of ten (10) displays per membership can be entered.

Display Categories:

1 Single .............................Two (2) of same may be shown to illustrate inside
Sets & Series
Military & Political ..........Army; Navy; Marines; Air Force; Coast Guard; Military Camps and bases;
Military and Veterans Hospitals; no Credit unions; Major and Minor Political

Lodging............................Hotels; Motels; Inns; Cabins
VIPs & Entertainment.......Movie stars; Movies; Theme Parks; Casinos etc.
Thematic...........................Bears; Fairs; Gaming; Top Hats; etc.
Businesses, Products........All Financial institutions; Department and Drug stores; & Services Funeral
Homes; Laundries; etc.

Eating & Drinking.......... Restaurants; Bars; Grills; Drive-ins; etc.
Open Entry to any display
Display only....................No RMS award given but displays are eligible for non-RMS club, individual and
memorial awards
14 People's Choice...............voted on by members attending the convention.

Club/Individual/Organization Awards to be Presented:

Best Combo Display
-Big Boy Restaurant Club: No award this year
-Connecticut MC: Best Coal Display
-Denver Strikers MC:
-Forest City MC: Best Airplane Display
-Girlie Club:
-Hallmark Club: No award this year
-Huggable Bears Club: No award this year
-Jewelite Club:
-Liberty Bell MC: Best Animals Display (no sets;no albums. Certificate+$25 prize
-MARVA: No award this year
-Mermaid Club:
-New England MC:
-New Moon (gives two):
-Penn Ohio MC: No award this year
-Southeastern MC:
-Tobacco Club:
-Trans Canada MC: No award this year
-Tri-State MC: Best Outstanding Sets display (no albums)
-Keystone-Lehigh (Harry Stump Mem. Award):
-Mary Ross Memorial Award:
-Pat Flynn Memorial Award:
-Ward Chase/Evelyn Hovious Memorial Award: No award this year
-Empire (Manny Phillips Award):
-Empire - (Sam Schroeder Award):
-Stella Williams - John Williams Memorial Award: No award this year

Hall of Fame and Outstanding Collector of Year Nominations:
Hall of Fame Nominations: It's now time to start thinking of those people who deserve a place in the RMS Hall of Fame. This is a means of honoring those individuals, either living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the hobby. The plaque containing the names of inductees is a permanent tribute to those who have helped to make our hobby what it is today.
Individuals nominated for the 2021 RMS Hall of Fame may be living or deceased. If living, they should be RMS members in good standing with twenty or more years of membership. Deceased individuals considered must have joined RMS at least 10 years prior to nomination.
The nomination should include a resume of the individual's contributions to the hobby along with a statement by the nominator as to why the person should be considered as a member of the RMS Hall of Fame. Be sure both the name and RMS# of the nominator and the nominee are included. Send names, with the qualifications of the candidate(s) to the chairperson below. By mail, they need to be received by Sunday, August 1st, 2021 or by hand at RMS, by Tuesday.
Chairperson - RMS Hall of Fame Committee - Bill Gigantino, 3232 Whitney Ave., #902, Hamden, CT 06518-2147 wkg1957@aol.com
Outstanding Collector of the Year Nominations: Nominations for the 2021 RMS Outstanding Collector of the year Award. Send nominations to Chairperson.
NOMINATIONS ARE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING: An Outstanding Collector shall be selected from RMS members in good standing and based on his/her achievements in the Hobby and the Society during the 5 years immediately prior to the award (2021-2016). Nominees must have contributed to the advancement of the hobby in a manner far above the average in one or more of the following ways:
1. Promotion, publicity, or public relations on a national or international scale.
2. Organizational efforts in connection with the advancement of the hobby.
3. Author of books, pamphlets, articles, check lists, and similar material which have been circulated to a large number of collectors.
4. Creation of good will among old and new collectors.
5. Sustained performance of above average work for the hobby in one or more of the above or other helpful categories.
Any member in good standing may nominate a candidate for this award by sending in their name with a full resume of the candidate’s achievements. DEADLINE: By mail or e-mail, Tuesday, August 4th, 2021 and by hand at RMS by Tuesday, August 10th, 2021. Consideration for the award will be based on the information and qualifications contained in the resume. Mail to - Mike Samuels, 4301 Military Road NW Ph03; Washington DC 20015 masamuels@samuelsinternational.com
*Note: As there was no RMS Convention last year, the Committee may decide to select two Outstanding Collectors (one for 2020 and one for 2021.) Previous winners may be considered again.
People To Contact For:
-Convention Chairpersons:

-Airport Pickup:
-Auction Lots:
Shirley Sayers, 1290 Corporation St., Beaver, PA 15009
-Awards: See Convention Chairpersons
-Club Meetings:
-Cover Donations:
-Day Trips/Tours - Pre-Registration Form:
-Dealer Tables:
-Dining Excursion:
-Display Room: Loren Ross, 2743 Flangel Street, Lakewood, California 90712-3730
-Freebie Tables:
-Games & Prizes:
-Hall of Fame Nominations:
-Outstanding Collector of the Year Nominations:
-Penny Auction:
-Program Book: No program book this year.
-Raffle & Game Prizes:
-Registration Bags:
-Silent Auctions:
-Thank you Bags:
-Travel Info: convention chairpersons (see above)
-Trophies, plaques, etc.:
Please direct all other inquiries regarding committees, or to volunteer to help, to the Co-Chairs.

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