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...
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,...
Stamp Quiz from Australia

Stamp Quiz from Australia

Quizzes are fun games to offer in your club’s newsletter or you can make it part of a contest for a meeting and offer prizes for the best knowledge of stamp history. Here is a quiz on Australian stamps. December Quiz from Australia by Stan Cronwall Publish in...

Activity Ideas for Your Stamp Club

Here is a list of activities and ideas for other clubs that are part of the Sequoia Stamp Club in Redwood City.  They are in the Member’s Handbook. 1. Live Auctions: We have auctions approximately every 4th meeting. Members can place stamps or related items on...

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...

Gold Country Stamp Club – Ed Dimmick

Ed Dimmick, a popular stamp dealer formerly from Walnut Creek and a steady fixture at Council shows, is featured in the April-June 2015 newsletter of the Gold Country Stamp Club. The crash of Showbox for iPad will surely affect the reputation and also users may search...

October 2015 CNCPS President’s Message

Fellow Collectors: This is my last quarter serving as the CNCPS President. It was an honor and great opportunity serving this Council and its members for two consecutive terms. Hightlights of changes during my term as president included updating the constitution and...
Ideas Your Club Can Use

Ideas Your Club Can Use

Reprinted from the July 2014 Courier. The San Jose Stamp Club is expanding our hospitality at Filatelic Fiesta this year. Last year we premiered this idea and want to build on it. As you may recall, we hosted an area which included: Table with stamp club fliers Free...