President's Message - Issue 40

(Published: January, 2016, Volume 16, Number 1, Issue #40) (Table Of Contents)
(Author: Larry Fillion)

Past Stamp Shows
I went on a business trip in mid September and on the way home, I went to the Greater Houston Stamp Show 2015. I saw many philatelic friends but only found a few new malaria items to add to my collection but nothing too exciting. I exhibited (and added the exhibit to the MPI website) a new one frame exhibit for the Morocco's 1962 Anti-Malaria set for 'The World United Against Malaria' Campaign .

Malaria Philatelists International Meeting:
The APS AmeriStamp Expo stamp show will be held in Atlanta, GA on January 29-31, 2016. There will be two anti-malaria exhibits from members Larry Fillion and Mike Birrer. I was hoping to meet with some MPI members at the stamp show so we can chat about malaria stamps and/or about other philatelic matters and also just meet and greet. If members plan to attend and want to meet, please contact me through email at or through the Contact Form and I can coordinate some meetup times. More information on the show is at

Membership Update:
There are 99 members from 20 countries (5 new since last Miasma).
Current Membership: 99 members
Australia1 Brazil4
Canada2 China3
Costa Rica1 France3
Germany2 Great Britain10
India2 Indonesia1
Israel1 Italy4
Kuwait1 Morocco1
The Netherlands1 Norway1
Pakistan1 Scotland1
Spain2 United States57

Always Looking for Articles: Please consider writing an article about some part of your malaria collection, or how you got started collecting malaria stamps, or about a doctor in the malaria field that can have supporting stamps with it, or new varieties that you have found, etc. All I need is the text and some images and I can put together the web page. A text file, MS Word file, and many other formats will work. If you have an exhibit that has interesting malaria items in it, please send scans of the exhibit pages and I can add them to the site.