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The 3c Nashville Provisional

Francis J. (Frank) Crown, Jr. began collecting Confederate stamps and covers when he was about 12 years old. His primary interests are Confederate postmasters’ provisionals and the antebellum postal history of Georgia about which he has written extensively. He also prepared the following works: Surveys of the Confederate Postmasters’ Provisionals (1982). Georgia Stampless Cover Catalog and Handbook (1997), the Confederate States of America Catalog and Handbook of Stamps and Postal History in collaboration with Patricia Kaufmann and Jerry Palazolo (2012), Uniontown, Alabama, Postmaster’s Provisionals (2016), and the Springfield Facsimiles of Confederate Postage Stamps, with Steven Roth and Patricia Kaufmann (2017).

Frank is a past President of the Confederate Stamp Alliance and past Chairman of the Confederate Stamp Alliance Authentication Service.

Stefan T. Jaronski, Ph.D. has collected and studied Confederate States postal history since he, as an eighth grade student in 1960, acquired a Confederate soldier's due cover, awakening in him a lifelong interest in the subject.


Dr. Jaronski has published an over 200 articles on Confederate postal history, and has two major monographs in the American Philatelic Congress Book, the first on Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, the second on evolution of Confederate army camp mail. He served as Editor of the Confederate Philatelist for 17 years, and as a section editor for the Confederate States of America Catalog and Handbook.


As  professional entomologist, Dr. Jaronski spent five years in academia and eighteen years in industry followed by twenty-one years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he developed microbes as insect controls.

Dr. Daniel M. Knowles is an internationally renowned Pathologist who has been listed in "Best Doctors in America" almost annually since 1992. He serves as the David D. Thompson Professor and Chairman of Pathology of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and as Pathologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He has published more than 275 scientific papers, primarily in hematopathology.


Dan is a life member of the American Philatelic Society (50 years) and the United States Philatelic Classics Society,  as well as a member of the Confederate Stamp Alliance and many other philatelic organizations. American Civil War postal history is one of his many collections. His Civil War exhibits won Best in Show at the Texas Philatelic Rendezvous 2016 and the Philatelic Digital Rendezvous 2017. His eight-frame Confederate exhibit won the Grand Award at Napex in June 2019.

Daniel J. Ryterband is Chief Executive Officer and Head of the New York office of FW Cook & Co., which provides consulting services to corporate boards in the areas of executive compensation and corporate governance. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.


Dan has numerous collecting interests including the U.S. 1847 issue, the American Civil War, and inland waterway postal history. His Civil War exhibit won the Grand Award at Stockholm in June 2019 against acclaimed international competition.


His philatelic memberships include the American Philatelic Society, the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, the Confederate Stamp Alliance, and the U.S. Stamp Society.  He is the Treasurer of the Philatelic Foundation, a governor of the Collectors Club (New York), and a member of the Club de Monte Carlo.

Tony L.Crumbley, Program Chairman