Woo-hoo! Big Big  Gala Gala at the Library

Woo-hoo! Big Big Gala Gala at the Library

“I takes a village . . .” (you’ve heard that one before). Well it takes a community to support a library, and the philatelic community in the Greater Bay Area came through with an outpouring of generosity and support for the Western Philatelic Library. The WESTPEX...
Stamp Collecting Is Fun

Stamp Collecting Is Fun

By Larry Crain As I travel to Northern California stamp shows (including Reno and Southern Oregon), dealers ask what I collect or what I’m looking for. They never ask why. Well, the answer is obvious: I collect because it is fun. Now there are other reasons too, but...
Missing: Your Club’s Information – President’s Message

Missing: Your Club’s Information – President’s Message

Question: What is the most important thing to do to attract new membership and increase member participation in club activities? Answer: Publicity — showing members involved in club activities. When we started the Council Courier’s new look two years ago, most clubs...
The New Western Philatelic Library

The New Western Philatelic Library

Grand Open House February 6, 2016 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Western Philatelic Library will be moving to a new address: 3004 Spring Street Redwood City, CA 94063 http://www.fwpl.org/ The FWPL volunteers are pulling together to prepare for the Open House February 6,...

Tips on Mailing – Using Older Postage Stamps

Reprinted from the Post Boy November 2015 Volume 48, Issue 11 Newsletter of the Nevada Stamp Study Society Stamp Collectors know about having a lot of stamps taking up space in boxes, drawers and on stock pages. These are the extra ones you had to buy from the Post...