WESTPEX® 2019 Stamp Show Details & Call for Exhibits

News Release for Immediate Release
Media Contacts
Robert N. Pope, 916-583-3027, thepope66@hotmail.com
Bill Lenarz, bhlenarz@yahoo.com

The exhibitor’s prospectus is now available for the fifty-ninth annual WESTPEX show April 26-28, 2019 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA, just a mile south of the San Francisco International Airport.  The exhibitor’s prospectus and entry forms are available from Ross Towle 400 Clayton Street, San Francisco CA 94117 or at www.westpex.org.

This World Series of Philately open exhibition will feature over 275 frames of exhibits, including participation by the United States Stamp Society, Military Postal History Society, American Society of Polar Philatelists, Universal Ship Cancelation Society, and the Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society. The Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary at WESTPEX 2019. This is a World Series of Philately exhibition with the Grand Award winner eligible for the Annual Champion of Champions competition at the American Philatelic Society Stamp Show in August 2019.

The show’s bourse includes seventy-five national and international dealers in stamps, postal history, and stationery along with a four-day auction by Schuyler Rumsey Auctions of San Francisco that will fill the bourse with items for the general collector, the specialist, and exhibitor.

Numerous specialty societies, clubs, and study groups will hold more than fifty meetings and seminars during the three-day event. There is a WESTPEX sponsored Youth Area with free stamps and supplies for young collectors.  On Sunday, April 28, a Boy Scout Merit Badge program is scheduled, which was a sell-out last year.

A United Nations Postal Administration First Day of Issue ceremony will take place on Friday, April 26.  The theme for the first day is “Endangered Species” and the stamps will be available.

The American Philatelic Society in conjunction with WESTPEX will conduct a special pre-show “On-the-Road” course titled “Competitive Thematic Exhibiting” taught by retired philatelic judge Phillip J. Stager on Thursday April 25.  See the APS website stamps.org for details and required pre-registration.

Arizona Philatelic Rangers and the Collectors Club of San Francisco dinner Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Terrace Café, 1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae.

Continuing the tradition of a local show theme, WESTPEX 2019 will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the extraordinary John W. Geary, Postmaster of San Francisco and San Francisco’s first and youngest mayor. WESTPEX will offer a special Cinderella souvenir sheet as well as cachet covers.  The show will officially open at 10 AM, Friday, April 26 and you will not want to miss this 59th WESTPEX Stamp Show.  Complete show details, reservations, schedules, and theme story available at www.westpex.org.