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Second Quarter of the Courier now on Website
Carl Scheriani
Published on: 7/14/2021
Second quarter issue of The Courier (Volume 9, Issue 2) is now uploaded to the website under Documents
AMG Courier Volume 9 Issue 2 has been delivered to our Printer
Carl Scheriani
Published on: 7/13/2021
Featuring a comprehensive article titled "Postal History In Korea During The Period of U.S. Military Government" and Auction Number 2, there should be something there for all our members. Our auction listing and all scans will be posted to the website once hard copies are published.
Back Issues of A.M.G. Courier Available for Purchase
Richard A Pederson
Published on: 4/21/2021
All A.M.G. Couriers from the year 2015 on are available for purchase on the website's Storefront. This is a great way for newer members to fill in their set of journals. A limited number of year sets and complete runs are available as well as individual copies.
New Format AMGCC Courier Journal Completed
Carl Scheriani
Published on: 4/13/2021
The new format Courier Journal has now been completed by our intrepid Editor, Rich. The larger format (8.5" x 11") allows more 'real estate' for content and larger pictures and looks sensational. Now it's off to the printer.
Carl Scheriani
Published on: 4/7/2021
Secretary / Treasurer, David Arking advises that as of the 26th March 2021, The Allied Military Government Collectors Club has been granted Domestic Non-Profit Corporation status. The Club is now incorporated in the State of Michigan under ID number 802635973. Accordingly all donations to the Club are now fully tax-deductible.
John Hotchner Bestowed Life Membership
Carl Scheriani
Published on: 3/26/2021
The Executive Committee of the AMGCC has bestowed a Life Membership on member and board member John Hotchner for years of devoted service to the Club. John, an editor, philatelic juror, exhibitor and ambassador for our hobby has been instrumental in the creation, nurturing and promotion of the Club. We congratulate and wish him well.
David (Dave) Beeby Bestowed Life Membership
Carl Scheriani
Published on: 3/26/2021
The Executive Committee of the AMGCC has bestowed a Life Membership on President Emeritus, Dave Beeby for his tireless work for the Club. As the longest serving President and most frequent contributor to the Courier Journal, Dave has been instrumental in the promotion, growth and direction of the Club. We wish him well.
Auction # 1 Invoicing Completed
Carl Scheriani
Published on: 3/23/2021
Invoicing for our first auction has now been completed and submitted to winning bidders. Congratulations to all for making this such a success.
Thank you to our Secretary/Treasurer, David for implementing Paypal as an added functionality.
Rich Pedersen Mention in the Possessions Journal
Carl Scheriani
Published on: 3/23/2021
Rich Pedersen's 'The Allure of AMG Collecting" that appeared in The American Philatelist Vol. 135, No.1 January 2021 has been picked up by The Possessions Society in their 1st Quarter Journal of 2021. Thanks to Len McMaster, editor of Possessions for the mention.
First Quarter Journal Proof Approved
Richard A Pederson
Published on: 4/27/2020
The proof of the first quarter A.M.G. Courier has been approved so it will be printed and sent to members in the near future.
AMGCC Election Results and Last minute Changes
Richard A Pederson
Published on: 4/10/2020
Steve Wright was elected President, Harry Chamberlain was re-elected Vice President, and Henry David Arking was elected Secretary/Treasurer via write-in ballot. After being notified of his election, Steve Wright said he was no longer able to assume the President's role. Carl Scheriani has volunteered to fill the position and serve out the term. The transition to Henry David Arking as Secretary/Treasurer will take place after the membership renewal cycle is completed.
Best 2019 Article and 2015-2019 Article Series
Richard A Pederson
Published on: 4/10/2020
Results are in on the member votes to determine the best A.M.G. Courier article of 2019 and the best series of articles from 2015 thru 2019. The winner of best article for 2019 was Carl Scheriani's article in the third quarter edition titled "Ryukyu Islands - A Life-Time Passion". Finishing second was Richard Pederson's article titled "The Forgotten AMGs". The votes were widely split with nearly every candidate article receiving votes. There was a tie in the vote for the Best Article Series of 2015-2019 with "The Philatelic Literature Covering the Postage Stamps Issued by the AMG During and Following WW II" by Dave Beeby and "AMG Military Travel Permit Stamps" by Thomas Richards finishing with an equal number of votes. "Identification of AM Post Issues" by Wes Gregory was a close third. All nominated series received multiple votes. The APS will be notified of the winning articles and article series.
More Bush Album Pages Posted
Published on: 7/14/2019
Additional Bush album pages have been posted including varieties and revenues for VG and FTT as well as postal stationery pages for the Ryukyu Islands.
All A.M.G. Couriers Are Now On-line
Published on: 4/19/2019
All A.M.G. Couriers are now on-line for members to view and download. Courtesy of the original Editor, Jim Koncz, the last 2 missing journals, Volume 2, Numbers 1 and 2, have now been made available for download to the club website.
More Bush Album Pages Posted
Published on: 3/18/2019
Bush album pages have been uploaded for a variety of topics including FTT BOB, AMG VG Varieties, AMG VG Revenues, German Military Travel Permit Stamps, AMG FTT Gutter Pairs, and more. Access is to Members Only so, if you are not member, join the AMGCC today.
4th Quarter A.M.G. Courier
Published on: 1/31/2019
Proofs were approved this morning so you should be seeing it in the mail before long.
4th Quarter A.M.G. Courier
Published on: 1/31/2019
The digital (pdf) copy of the 4th Quarter A.M.G. Courier is now on-line under the Documents folder.
AMG Lots in Dutch Country Auctions #321
Published on: 1/31/2019
The final auction with AMG lots from the John Chaite stock will be held March 8-9, 2019. Lots have not been posted yet. Dutch Country Auctions also directly purchased some of the Chaite stock so anyone that is interested should contact them directly.
4th Quarter A.M.G. Courier
Published on: 1/2/2019
The 4th quarter of the A.M.G. Courier is in process but will be a little delayed so don't be alarmed if you don't see it in the next couple of weeks.
AMG Lots in Dutch Country Auctions #320
Published on: 12/18/2018
The stock of ex-AMGCC member, dealer John Chaite, who passed away last year, is being sold by Dutch Country Auctions in Auction 320, to be held January 11-12, 2019. Lots I spotted that might be of interest to AMGCC members include lots 338-339 (Ryukyu Islands), FTT (1221-1227 and 1647 which has some FTT), and Yugoslavia Trieste (1647). The web site for Dutch Country Auctions is You will have to register with Stamp Auction Network to bid. Contact the auction house if you have any questions by phone at (302) 478-8740 or E-mail at
Deadline for 4th Quarter Article Submission
Published on: 12/6/2018
To be included in the Fourth Quarter edition of the A.M.G. Courier, articles should be submitted no later than December 17th. Articles are still needed for the next edition.
Deadline for 3rd Quarter A.M.G. Courier Articles
Published on: 7/24/2018
Articles submitted for inclusion in the A.M.G. Courier to be mailed in October (September edition) should be received by the editor no lkater than September 15, 2018.
AMG Catalog
Published on: 7/24/2018
The AMGCC officers and directors are looking at options for creating a new AMG catalog. Further information will be published at a later date.
Deadline for A.M.G. Courier Articles
Published on: 5/8/2018
Deadline for Articles submitted for the next (2nd quarter) edition of the A.M.G. Courier June 11th.
AMGCC Now An APS Chapter
Published on: 10/14/2017
As of September 30, 2017, the AMGCC is an APS chapter.
A.M.G. Courier at Printer
Published on: 10/14/2017
The third quarter edition of the A.M.G. Courier is at the printer. Members should receive their copy within the next two weeks.
AMG Collectors' Club Has Filed to Become an APS Chapter
Published on: 7/17/2017
The AMGCC has filed the paperwork with the American Philatelic Society (APS) to become an APS affiliate.
New Memberships & Renewals Now On-line
Published on: 4/5/2017
New members or existing AMGCC members who are renewing may now do so on-line.
New Website for AMGCC
Published on: 4/5/2017
The AMGCC is looking for feedback to improve its website.