Mencken Five Cent Stamp
This stamp is not official US Postal issue, but it ought to be. Produced by Society member Otto David Sherman, these stamps won’t pay for your mail to be delivered, but they will allow you to declare to the world your Menckenophilia.
We can’t claim that these stamps will appreciate in value as have the “Inverted Jenny” or the “Benjamin Franklin Z-Grill“, but one can never tell.
Indulge your timbromania. Get this stamp by joining or renewing your membership in The Mencken Society. Renewing members of the Society will receive a strip of five (5) stamps and new members will receive two strips (10 stamps).
Come to the Mencken Day celebration at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, September 8, 2012, and be one of the first to get these (non-USPS) issues.
The Mencken Society is happy to offer its members official Mencken Society T-shirts. These shirts will be for sale at the Mencken Day Celebration, September 8, 2012, at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
The front of the shirt shows the Society’s logo and the back a quote particularly apt during Presidential Campaign season: “No one in this world, so far as I know … has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.”
We offer these shirts, normally $20, at the special Mencken Day price of $15 (price includes Maryland sales tax). All proceeds go to the Enoch Pratt Library for the Mencken Room. Please note that at this time we can only accept cash or checks.
Mencken Day Schedule of Events, Saturday, September 8, 2012
Mencken Day at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD
10:00 AM-5:00 PM: The Mencken Room is open to the public.
10:15 AM. The faithful assemble in the foyer of the Wheeler Auditorium to meet old friends, chat, and browse the exhibits.
10:30 AM. Annual Meeting of the Mencken Society in the Wheeler Auditorium, 3rd Floor. Immediately after the brief meeting guest speaker Dr H George Hahn II, Towson University, will present “The Campus Trials of Mencken’s Satire”.
2:30 PM. 2012 Mencken Memorial Lecture, Wheeler Auditorium. “The Scopes Trial: How the Letter Kills,” will be presented by Dr Richard J. Schrader, professor emeritus of English, Boston College.
There will be a reception in the Poe Room immediately following Dr. Schrader’s lecture.
On Sunday, September 9, The Friends of the H L Mencken House will host a birthday party (with birthday treats) at the Mencken House, 1524 Hollins St, from noon until 6:00 PM. Those unable to come to Sunday’s party may arrange a Saturday (September 8) tour by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mencken Day falls on Saturday, September 8, 2012, and will be held at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore. Details will be posted as they become available.
David Donovan will speak on “H.L. Mencken and the Saturday Night Club” on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the the Pratt Library’s Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Avenue (S Conkling St), Baltimore, MD 21224.