Stamp Show

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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 behruz@gmail.com.

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

WESTPEX Committee Efforts Rewards the World Stamp Show New York 2016

Chairman Edward Jarvis presented a check for $25,000 to Wade Saadi, president of the World Stamp Show New York 2016, on August 18, 2012 at the American Philatelic Society Stamp Show in Sacramento, CA, on behalf of WESTPEX, Inc. and the committee of the WESTPEX Stamp Show,

The efforts of the WESTPEX committee volunteers over the years in making the WESTPEX Stamp Show one of the fine World Series of Philately shows in the United States have yielded accumulated savings which is proudly shared with the international show held in the United States every ten years.  WESTPEX continues its tradition of support for this New York 2016 event, just as it had for the international shows Pacific 97 in San Francisco and Washington 2006 in our nation's capital.

Attending the presentation of the check as shown in the photo are left to right in the back row WESTPEX Director Nestor Nunez, WESTPEX exhibit chairman and Director Ross Towle, Roger S. Brody, chairman of the Collectors Club of New York and NY2016 treasurer, WESTPEX Director and Corporate Secretary Bill Lenarz, WESTPEX Past Chairman George Shalimoff, WESTPEX Chairman Edward Jarvis, WESTPEX treasurer and Director William Barlow, Jr., World Stamp Show NY 2016 President and APS Chairman Wade Saadi,  NY2016 Exhibition Chairman Steven Rod, and APS Executive Director Ken Martin.  Seated in the front row are WESTPEX guest society coordinator Edie Eggen, WESTPEX Director and APS Director-at-Large Kristin Patterson, WESTPEX awards chairperson and Director Vesma Grinfelds, and WESTPEX events chairperson and Director Judy Jarvis.

39 Aug 2012

WESTPEX Supports the World Stamp Show New York 2016

WESTPEX, Inc., the sponsors of the annual WESTPEX Stamp Show, proudly announces its pledge of $25,000 to the World Stamp Show New York 2016. With a unanimous vote of the WESTPEX Board of Directors on June 11, 2012, the pledge of $25,000 will place WESTPEX, Inc. in the "Leaders Circle" of sponsors for this international show held every ten years in the United States.

One of the stated goals of WESTPEX as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization is the promotion of the hobby of stamp collecting and philately.  Support for this showcase international event in 2016 will enhance America's contribution to the hobby, inviting visitors and exhibitors from all nations.

The team of WESTPEX volunteers that work diligently to make the annual WESTPEX Stamp Show a success provided accumulated savings, which allows WESTPEX, Inc. to make this donation.  Just as WESTPEX supported the last international shows in the United States, Washington 2006, and Pacific 97 in San Francisco, this New York 2016 should be a memorable event for all stamp collectors.

17 July 2012 (updated 17 Sept 2012)