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...
The Chaloner Memorial Trophy

The Chaloner Memorial Trophy

The Council’s Highest Award for Service to Philately The Council’s highest recognition award for service to Council Area philately was named for a Past President Henry Chaloner (President of the Council in 1946), who exemplified the character and the level and variety...
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...