WESTPEX recognizes the seriousness of the COVID19 pandemic and will wholeheartedly follow recommendations of health authorities.
The sixty-first annual WESTPEX show will be held July 30 – August 1, 2021 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA, just a mile south of the San Francisco International Airport.
This World Series of Philately open exhibition will feature over 280 frames of exhibits, including participation by the American Helvetia Philatelic Society, The Nepal and Tibet Philatelic Study Circle, Collectors Club and Philatelic Foundation. This is a World Series of Philately exhibition with the Grand Award winner eligible at the next Champion of Champions competition. Elliot Gruber, Director, Smithsonian National Postal Museum will speak at 2 pm on Friday in the Newport/Irvine Beach rooms.
The shows bourse includes seventy-five national and international dealers in stamps, postal history and stationery along with a four-day auction by Schuyler Rumsey Auctions of San Francisco that will fill the bourse with items for the general collector, the specialist and exhibitor.
Numerous specialty societies, clubs, and study groups will hold a variety of meetings and seminars during the three-day event. The United Nations Postal Administration will hold a pre-launch of its new Mother Theresa stamp at 1 pm in the Irvine/Newport Beach rooms on Friday, July 30. Lawrence Haber, President, Collectors’ Club will speak at the Collectors Club (SF), Collectors Club (NY), Philatelic Foundation, and Arizona
Philatelic Rangers Dinner on Friday evening, July 30. There will be an APS Town Hall Meeting at 11 am on Saturday in the Anaheim Room with Scott English, Executive Director of the American Philatelic Society.
There is a WESTPEX sponsored Youth Area with free stamps and supplies for young collectors. On Sunday August 1st a Boy Scout Merit Badge program is scheduled.
Continuing the tradition of a local show theme, WESTPEX 2021 will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of Proposition Q, the Charter Amendment formally protecting San Francisco’s Cable Cars. WESTPEX will offer a special Cinderella souvenir sheet as well as cachet covers. The show will officially open at 10 AM, Friday July 30th and you will not want to miss this 61st WESTPEX Stamp Show. Complete show details, reservations, schedules, and theme story will be available at www.westpex.org.