SESCAL Medal  Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California

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Next Federation Meeting: TBD


Sponsors of SESCAL

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The Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California is APS Chapter 246 -- a 50-year member of the American Philatelic Society. It is made up of local stamp clubs and local chapters of national societies. The Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California is an IRS 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization.

The Federation sponsors the annual SESCAL stamp exhibition, now in its 74th year. One of the features of the show's annual awards banquet is the presentation of the Federation's Distinguished Service Award. The Federation's Exemplary Service Award, although rarely awarded, is also presented at SESCAL.

The area encompassed by the Federation is almost 12,000 square miles and extends from San Luis Obispo at the north 260 miles to San Diego at the south and 90 miles to the Riverside area at the east. At the present time the Federation has 21 members, all philatelic organizations.

Officers of the Federation are members of those clubs/chapters. If your stamp club is located in the southern California area, is not on this list and you feel it should consider becoming an FPCSC member, contact the Federation President for information. The dues are $10.00 per year. That helps cover the cost of this website and the The Philatelic Review. In order to better communicate with our member clubs, back issues of The Philatelic Review are available on the website. Member clubs supply information about their successful activities to be published in The Philatelic Review. The Philatelic Review is normally published in digital format twice a year as new information from the clubs becomes available.

Sister Organization

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Visit our Sister Organization, the Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies.


FPCSC Officers

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NOTE:  The office of President-Elect no longer exists. It had been vacant for over a decade. A motion was made and passed unanimously at the 2010 meeting to eliminate this office.



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The table below provides basic information about each club, including where and when the member clubs meet and a phone or mail contact for further information. Those clubs that are APS Chapters have their Chapter number included in italics following their name. If a club has an e-mail contact or a web site, links are provided in the rightmost column. If the local chapter of a national society is a Federation member, and the parent society has a web site, then a link to the society's web site is provided (leftmost column.)

Send changes or corrections to the President or Treasurer.

Member Clubs, FPCSC, August 2010
Club Name & APS Chapter No. Meeting Location Date/Time Information From
Claude C. Ries Chapter #48 -- Chapter Website --1568
Members' homes,
plus three times a year at area shows.
Various Shirley Ulling
835 N. Orchard Drive, Burbank, CA 91506-1538,
(818) 846-8248
Chapter Info
5940 Carlos Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90028-5584
Once a month Jack Kifedjian
(818) 279-5142
Chia Nan Chapter
Kater-Crafts Bookbinder
4860 Gregg Rd., Pico Rivera
2nd Sun, 2:00p.m. Tom Massa
(805) 647-5503
Southern California Chapter
Meets at area stamp shows Various William O'Connor
3803 Foxglove Ln.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 723-7372
Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections/ESPER
APS Affiliate 239
Website: Gregory Slaughter
First Stamps El Capitan High School
10410 Ashwood Street
Lakeside, CA 92040
Scout Fair
Merit Badge Midway
April 6th, 2019
Phil Kumler,
Executive Director

For more information click here
GOEBEL ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER STAMP CLUB -- 21573 Goebel Adult Community Center,
1385 E. Janss Road,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
1st and 3rd Thursday,
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Jeff Goldstein, President
Cell: 805-358-6162
Home: 805-579-7907
HUGHES STAMP CLUB 942 2nd Monday and 4th Wednesday: 7466 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles 7:00p.m. Gerald C. Sozio, 5303 S. Holt Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056-1121
LONG BEACH STAMP CLUB -- 744 Robert Millikan High School Cafeteria
2800 Snowden Ave. Long Beach
1st & 3rd Tue, 7:00p.m. (714) 962-5089

Mexico Elmhurst Society - Chapter #1
3rd Saturday 10 am Informtion from:
Jerry Winerman
(818) 784-7277
or Email
17855 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park
January - April, June -November 2nd Sun., 1:30 P.M.,
May 1st Sunday, 1:30 P.M.
December No Meeting
Ken Coulson
Orange, CA 92866
Every Wednesday
Room opens at 8AM till 10:45AM
Meeting and auction starts 9AM
More Info: Stephen Pattilo
Sr. Ctr. # 714-538-9633
PHILATELIC 25 -- 822 Various members' homes near San Diego 3rd Wed, 7:30p.m. Steve Ellis
(760) 632-8022
PHILATELIC SOCIETY of LOS ANGELES -- 90 Gardena Valley Baptist Church;
1630 W158th Street, Gardena, CA 90247, Room 250
(between LaSalle Ave and Denker Ave)
Enter through front door. If locked call 479-659-2952
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
7:30 - 9:00 pm
(310) 459-6315
POWAY STAMP CLUB -- 1137 San Diego Philatelic Library
12675 Danielson Ct. Suite 413
Poway, California, 92064
2nd & 4th Wed., 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. More information from
RIVERSIDE STAMP CLUB -- 507 Price Science Center, Room 230
La Sierra University, Riverside
2nd Mon, 7:00p.m. Sam McBride, President
SAN DIEGO COUNTY PHILATELIC COUNCIL -- 930 San Diego County Philatelic Library
12675 Danielson Ct. Suite 413
Poway, California, 92064,
Last Mon of Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct., 7:30 p.m. San Diego Philatelic Council, P.O. Box 8004, San Diego, CA 92138
(858) 746-5633
SAN LUIS OBISPO PHILATELIC SOCIETY -- 1484 Fellowship Hall of the Church of Christ
3172 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
1st Tue. & 3rd Thurs., 1:00 p.m. Rod Steelman
(805) 627-1622
SIMI VALLEY STAMP AND COIN CLUB -- 1344 Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center
3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley
1st & 3rd Mon, 1:00p.m. Steve Thomas
(818) 312-6898
Allen Conrad
(818) 489-7678
842 Villa St., Pasadena
2nd Mon, 8:00p.m. Bill Keesling
(818) 908-1869
Members homes

2018 Annual meeting at SESCAL, Sun., Oct. 15.
Saturday noon - 2:00 p.m. David Frick, Secretary
Ed Kawasaki, President
STAMP SHOW HERE TODAY, Southern California Chapter 3rd Sunday every month
Podcast recordings happen every Wednesday at 1:30 around Orange County and at local stamp shows. Caj Brejtfus, President
Dawn Goss, Treasurer
VENTURA COUNTY PHILATELIC SOCIETY -- 535 Church of the Foothills
6279 Foothill Rd., Ventura
1st & 3rd Mon., 7:30p.m. Editor
(805) 485-7121


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Notice: False addresses (email and mail) claiming to be the addresses of the Federation Secretary

The only email addresses for the President, Secretary or Treasurer of the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California are above. All other addresses are scams from an imposter who claims illegally that he holds an office in the FPCSC and he does not. He has used the email address, but he could change it to something else or another provider. Don't be fooled into sending him a dues payment or any private information. For instance: he is asking for the date and amount of your last dues payment. The Federation has that information and does not need to ask.

There seems to be no way to stop this imposer. On October 5th, he has sent out a new email to member clubs using the name "" and again falsely represented himself as Secretary of the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California. He used his real name, "Wes Robbins." But don't be fooled, Wes Robbins is an imposter and does not hold any office in the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California.

His newest scam, dated 14 December 2018, using his long-term email address of, meligns our President John Weigle, sets up a new fake meeting of the Federation in a bar and asks that those on his mailing list pay $15 in dues at this meeting or via mail at his post office box in Culver City. If you'd like to help, report him to yahoo and/or the mail authorities. (The real Federation dues are only $10 per year.)

Under the new BYLAWS, passed unanioumously at the the Federation meeting on 14 October 2018, the clubs voted to cancel any affiliation with and to remove the "The Stamp Album Society" for cause i.e. deceitful representation by the President, Wes Robbins, as Secretary of the Federation. Wes Robbins is the President and Founder (and maybe only member) of "The Stamp Album Society" but he is NOT, repeat IS NOT, SECRETARY of the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California and never has been.

If you feel you have been a victim of his scams, please contact the President of the Federation, John Weigle, or any of the other officers listed above.





Last updated - April 4, 2019