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Washington City Despatch

The WSCC's newsletter, Washington City Despatch, consists of member news, articles on Washington, D.C. postal history, information on upcoming events, meeting minutes, and want-and-swap ads. The newsletter's title recalls John Wiley's Washington City Despatch local post, which issued a one-cent stamp in 1856 (pictured in our club logo). The nineteenth century spelling of 'dispatch' has been retained.

In May 2010, newsletter editor Jeff Meade transitioned the Despatch into a digital publication. This method promises to get more information out to members more quickly and with less effort.

Archive of Past Issues

Dan Piazza, editor: Jeff Meade, editor: Bill and Janet Hughes, editors: C.A. Stillions, editor:

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