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COUNCIL OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PHILATELIC SOCIETIES

New Council Judges

New Council Judges Ralph Nafziger from Oregon and Mark Woodward from Redding are the latest to sign up for training as a Council Certified Philatelic Judge. Their first experience will be as part of the jury at SOPEX. When you train as a judge, you get a better...
CNCPS Western Philatelic Library Gets a New Look!

CNCPS Western Philatelic Library Gets a New Look!

A new Safety Committee has been formed by Roy Teixeira (Chair), Ed Jarvis and David McNamee to address critical safety issues with the building housing the WPL. The Safety Committee has solicited WPL supporters for funds to accomplish specific site improvements that...
PRESIDENT’S COLUMN PRESIDENT’S

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN PRESIDENT’S

Fellow Collectors: Stamp collectors should be excited about spring because the year’s run of shows has just begun (such as NOVAPEX in Redding the first weekend of March). However, there may be some trepidation also about spring cleaning. Do we ever want to spring...
WESTPEX  – WEFEST

WESTPEX – WEFEST

The new Vice Chairman of WESTPEX, Daryl Reiber, was introduced by Clyde Homen to the 50-member WESTPEX Committee of volunteers at the March 26 final contact meeting prior to the show April 27-29, 2018. WESTPEX is hosting a number of specialist societies with 60-odd...

2017 Chaloner and Holstrom Award Winners

Larry Crain presents the Chaloner Award to Kristin Patterson. The award is the Council’s highest honor, given to people within the Council that have provided significant service to philately in the Council area sustained over time. Larry Crain and Vesma Grinfelds...
PRESIDENT’S COLUMN

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN

Fellow Collectors: “It is my observation that many of us take the hobby and our participation in it with such seriousness that we neglect the concept that the hobby should be fun.” John M. Hotchner, The American Stamp Dealer & Collector, No. 114 Oct 2017, p 19...
Charting the Future of WESTPEX

Charting the Future of WESTPEX

shared his thoughts and as he began the process of reviewing WESTPEX operations.” I want to be certain that WESTPEX remains the premier stamp show in the World Series of Philately circuit,” he said. “Volunteers are the most important resource we have — their...
Around the Council: Clubs and Members

Around the Council: Clubs and Members

Friends of the Western Philatelic Library This is a repeat of the article from our last issue, because the need is still great. Note the new mailing address for FWPL and the Western Philatelic Library PO Box 7063, Redwood City, CA 94063. Bob Gordon of San Francisco is...

Other Council News

Jo Skinner to Retire from FWPL Board Jo Skinner has been associated with the Western Philatelic Library for more than 40 years. At the May FWPL Board Meeting, Jo announced her intention to step down from her position as Treasurer of FWPL, Inc. at the end of this year,...
October President’s Column

October President’s Column

Fellow Collectors: First, I hope the fires stayed away from everyone’s stamp collection. My home security is not for theft but for fire. The possible thief wouldn’t know the straw from the chaff and wouldn’t have time to take it all. The fire would burn it all. With...