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In Memoriam: Dave Wrisley
May 12, 1945 – November 12, 2016
It is with great sadness that we inform you that Dave Wrisley died Saturday, November 12. Dave suffered a stroke from a blood clot that was a side effect of the treatments he was taking for prostate cancer.
As you all know, Dave, until very recently, was our webmaster, the editor of our quarterly State Revenue News, our catalog editor and Vice President. In other words, Dave was involved in everything the SRS does. He devoted a huge amount of his time to SRS duties and was responsible for much of our success. His greatest contribution was the State Revenue Catalog of which he was both editor and author.
Dave had already successfully transferred to Rob Conley the job of editor of the SRN and the job of webmaster to Adam Hahn. Jeff Hofius has agreed to take over the job of catalog editor and the Board has approved his appointment as catalog editor. All of these men are well able to uphold the high standards Dave established and their willingness to serve is greatly appreciated.
Dave’s contributions to the SRS cannot be overstated. We have lost a good friend and he will be greatly missed. However, the Board is committed to doing all that is necessary for the SRS to continue to thrive.
In Memoriam: Ken Pruess
June 21, 1932 – December 11, 2016
For many years in the early history of the State Revenue Society, Ken Pruess was the heart and soul of the organization. He was editor of the State Revenue Newsletter, as it was then known, from September 1966 through July 1973 — a total of 43 issues and almost 7 years. It was under Ken’s editorship that the Newsletter went from a rather poorly printed publication to one with much better technical qualities. In his message as the new editor in the September 1966 issue he expressed “some hesitation” on becoming editor and said he would “do my best to prepare an informative publication.” In this he more than succeeded as a glance at the issues he edited so clearly show. I think it fair to say that the much improved publication that Ken produced put the State Revenue Newsletter and state revenue collecting on the philatelic map.
First Quarter 2017 State Revenue News
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A new compilation by Ken Pruess. Comments to the author.
EXHIBIT & LITERATURE AWARDS
The American Revenuer, Michael Mahler, Ed.
Pennsylvania Local Deed Tax Stamps Catalog, Robert Conley, Ed.
State Revenue News, Dave Wrisley, Ed.
SRS Exhibit GOLD:
Waterfowl Hunting Permit Stamps, Federal-State-Tribal, Michael Jaffe
California Agricultural Proration, Ken Pruess
California’s Gold Rush Revenues, Aristocrats of American Fiscal Philately, Michael Mahler
A License and Stamp System for Waterfowl Conservation in the 20th Century U.S., Will & Abby Csaplar
The American Revenuer, Michael Mahler, Ed.
First Days, Peter Martin, Ed.
The State Revenue Catalog, Dave Wrisley, Ed.
The State Revenue Catalog!
Completely revised, this Grand award-winning catalog is hardbound with 733 pages containing approximately 28,000 listings, 10,000 color illustrations, updated catalog values, and an informative 18 page Introduction.
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“…among the most important philatelic books of 2014….”
Everett C. Parker, Mekeel's & Stamps MAGAZINE, March 21, 2014
“…a very worthy successor to the 2007 edition….”
Michael Baadke, Linn’s Stamp News, January 6, 2014
“If you collect or aspire to collect state revenues, this is your single most important resource.”
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Cumulative Update Available (as of September 25, 2016)
This catalog is the first attempt in nearly 50 years to classify these rare and intriguing issues, and will prove essential reading for those interested in real estate taxes or Pennsylvania.
"It will serve as a benchmark for collectors of these local stamps for many years to come."
Everett C. Parker, Mekeel's & Stamps MAGAZINE, February 19, 2016
This is a survey article by Scott Troutman published in the September 2012 issue of The Revenue Journal.
Links to this and other future articles, as well as to many philatelic organizations, may also be found on the Links page.
SRN on DVD
Want to do research for an article, or a specialized catalog? Or catch up on the history of a particular topic? An essential reference for new members!
All issues of the Society publication are available on DVD, including published indexes. *
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*Members that have already purchased the original 1959-2010 DVD can receive a free 2011-current electronic file update just by asking the Web editor!
U. S. City and County Revenue Web Site
Go here to see the largest listing of local revenue issues anywhere. Many illustrated.