WESTPEX® 2016 Stamp Show
The exhibitor's prospectus is now available for the fifty-sixth annual WESTPEX show that will be held April 29—May 1 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA, just a mile south of the San Francisco International Airport. The exhibitor's prospectus and entry forms are available from Ross Towle, 400 Clayton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 or at www.westpex.org.
This World Series of Philately open exhibition will feature over 300 frames of exhibits, including participation by the United Postal Stationery Society, International Society for Portuguese Philately and the Portuguese Philatelic Society. This is a World Series of Philately exhibition with the Grand Award winner eligible for the Annual Champion of Champion competition at the American Philatelic Society Stamp Show in Portland, Oregon August 4-6, 2016.
The show's 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 more than fifty meetings and seminars during the three-day event. There is a WESTPEX sponsored Youth Area with free stamps and supplies for young collectors. On Sunday May 1st a Boy Scout Merit Badge program is scheduled, which was a sell-out last year.
A United Nations Postal Administration First Day of Issue ceremony will take place at 1:00 pm on Friday April 29th in the Irvine Room. The theme for the First Day is "International Dance" and the stamps will be available in six mini-sheets format with 6 stamps on each individual sheet, two sheets in US denomination, two sheets in Swiss francs and two sheets in Euros to represent the three UN Headquarters. The United Nations Postal Administration will also have a booth at the show.
A pre-show event will take place on Wednesday April 27, 2016 and will feature the Collectors Club of San Francisco dinner meeting at L'Olivier Restaurant, 465 Davis Court, San Francisco. After the dinner Ross Towle will make a presentation titled Journeys for Postal Stationary; Expeditions to 5 Continents for Postal Stationery and Information About Them. Details and reservations are available from Behruz Nassre, phone 415-269-8042 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing the tradition of a local show theme, WESTPEX 2016 will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the death of Jack London. WESTPEX will offer a special Cinderella souvenir sheet as well as cachet covers. The show will officially open at 10 AM Friday April 29th and you will not want to miss this 56th WESTPEX Stamp Show. Complete show details, reservations, schedules, and theme story may be found at www.westpex.org.