Who is a stamp collector?

Who is a stamp collector?

Well, the answer is you and me, of course. However, there are many yous and many mes. We collect for many reasons, but are we fundamentally different from the non-collectors? Maybe, or yes because we are savers; we are not use-once-and-replace people. We hang on to...
Changes at WESTPEX: Ed and Judy Jarvis Retire

Changes at WESTPEX: Ed and Judy Jarvis Retire

WESTPEX 2017 was another smashing success, garnering praise from APS Executive Director Scott English and just about everyone who attended. The show theme was the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco. At the opening if the show and at social...
The APS Show at Reno

The APS Show at Reno

The APS AmeriStamp Expo was held in Reno March 3-5 at the Atlantis Hotel. AmeriStamp Expo is a special APS exhibition showcasing One-Frame exhibits. In addition to a general competition, the show features a Champion of Champions (CofC) class that pits all of the OFE...
Southern Oregon Philatelic Society and SOPEX

Southern Oregon Philatelic Society and SOPEX

SOPEX 2016, the Southern Oregon Philatelic Society’s 54th annual show & bourse is over! The participation of our members again was great -at least thirty members plus four non-member wives helped set-up/tear down, exhibited, chaired a committee, provided...
Sequoia Stamp Club

Sequoia Stamp Club

Stamp Chatter for July-August carries a wide range of excellent features and information. Editor Jim Giacomazzi should take a bow! Among the excellent features is the announcement (with pictures) of the Sequoia Stamp Club honoring two important workers with plaques...
Exhibiting – A Part of the Collecting Hobby

Exhibiting – A Part of the Collecting Hobby

Exhibiting is a facet of the hobby that many people put aside as not for them. Yes, there are many reasons not to exhibit, and there are many to exhibit. What a lot of collectors don’t realize, however, is that exhibiting can augment the fun of other aspects of...

Joy is a Wonderful Legacy

Three incidents in the past few months have put a new focus on my philately. All are about older collections, collections that have been passed from the hands of the original collector to other collectors who are still older than the youth generation of today. There...