CATS ON STAMPS STUDY UNIT 

 OFFICERS

President:

Ole Nordhavn
   

Vice President: Frederick L. Freeman
   

Secretary-Treasurer:

Bob Jarvis

bobmarci@aol.com

Director:

Jack Weigel


Editor:

Cat Mews,
Marci Jarvis
catmews1@yahoo.com

 


WHO WE ARE

Dues:   $14 U.S.
              $20/1 year all others  
              $10 E-version only, worldwide


Membership includes four (4) issues of Cat Mews.


PayPal is accepted: bobmarci@aol.com

To request a free pdf file of Cat Mews, please contact Bob Jarvis, bobmarci@aol.com.

A BRIEF HISTORY

   In the fall of 1979, Virginia Haywood, an enthusiastic stamp collector, published the first issue of Cat Mews, continuing the newsletter through 1981.


 Robert F. Yost revived the publication in 1985 through 1989. His efforts led to the American Topical Association Charter of the Cats on Stamps Study Unit (COSSU) on May 22, 1985 and in 1988, COSSU was also approved by the American Philatelic Society (APS) as an affiliate. 


The group was reactivated in 1994 thanks to Donna Wilson, Virginia Gifford, Susan Minniear, and others. Cat Mews resumed publication with Virginia Gifford as editor.
   

Virginia's untimely death in the summer of 1994 brought Frank and Nancy Ladd to the helm. Cat Mews earned the first of many APS literary competition awards. Frank remained the editor until the close of 1999.
 

Beginning with the first issue of 2000, Marci Jarvis assumed the editorial duties for Cat Mews. The journal garnered more APS literary awards. Two full color pages  were introduced in 2004, a yearly index in 2007, and four additional pages were added in 2009. In 2011, Cat Mews changed to a magazine-style format with a glossy cover. By 2015 Cat Mews had a total of 40 pages, with at least six in full color.


​COSSU is an international organization with members from around the world.


We are a registered not-for-profit organization (ID 0891-8635).

APS Literary Silver Award

Cat Mews

Hartford, Connecticut, 2015

The Cats on Stamps Study Unit (COSSU) is a nonprofit organization (ISN 0891-8635) of the American Topical Association (ATA), affiliated with the American Philatelic Society (APS).