Canal Zone Study Group

The Canal Zone Study Group (CZSG), with members worldwide, promotes the collecting and study of all aspects of Canal Zone philately and of materials relating to the Canal Zone. It fosters friendship among collectors, disseminates knowledge of Canal Zone philately and aids members in acquiring and/or disposing of philatelic materials.

The Canal Zone Study Group is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization and donations may be tax-deductible from US taxes.

Upcoming National Meetings Upcoming Local Meetings
  • WESTPEX 2021 July 30 - August at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel.
    The CZSG will have its meeting from 4-6 pm, Friday, July 30. Afterwards we expect to get together at a restaurant for dinner. There is no charge to attend this meeting and it is open to everyone interested in the Canal Zone.

    One highlight during the meeting will be when Tom Brougham revels a major surprise concerning a Canal Zone stamp issued 100 years ago and completely unnoticed until now. This should lead to a change in its listing in the Scott Catalogue. CZSG awards will be available for Canal Zone exhibits.

  • The Great American Stamp Show - sponsored by the American Philatelic Society. August 12-15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Hall G (5555 N River Rd - Rosemont, IL 60018, just a few minutes from the O'Hara Airport.)

    The CZSG meeting will take place 11-12:30 AM, Saturday, 14 August. CZSG awards will be available for Canal Zone exhibits. Gary Weiss will have a presentation on Numismatic Items for the Canal Zone Stamp Collector. Topics will include Palo Seco leper coins, CZ merchant tokens, CZ wooden nickels, PPIE, other expos, and coins/medals/currency honoring the canal and its people.

    Gary chose this topic because the APS show is running at the same week and convention center as the huge "World's Fair of Money" by the American Numismatic Association.

    If you collect stamps and coins, then this year you should attend to "double your pleasure and double your fun".

  • Philatelic Show, September 24-26, 2021, Boxboro, MA.
    The CZSG will hold a local meeting. There is no charge to attend and non-members interested in Panama Canal Zone philately are welcome to attend. The meeting will be on Saturday, September 25, from Noon - 1 P.M.

  • NOJEX October 15th -17th, 2021
    The CZSG will hold a local meeting. There is no charge to attend and non-members interested in Panama Canal Zone philately are welcome to attend. The meeting time has nto yet been determined yet.

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