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.
Visit our Sister Organization, the Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies.
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.
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.)
|Member Clubs, FPCSC, August 2010|
|Club Name & APS Chapter No.||Meeting Location||Date/Time||Information From|
|AMERICAN FIRST DAY COVER SOCIETY,
Claude C. Ries Chapter #48 -- Chapter Website --1568
plus three times a year at area shows.
835 N. Orchard Drive, Burbank, CA 91506-1538,
|ARMENIAN PHILATELIC ASSOCIATION||Salvation Army Center-Hollywood,
5940 Carlos Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90028-5584
|Once a month||Jack Kifedjian
|CHINA STAMP SOCIETY,
Chia Nan Chapter
4860 Gregg Rd., Pico Rivera
|2nd Sun, 2:00p.m.||Tom Massa
|ÉIRE PHILATELIC ASSOCIATION,
Southern California Chapter
|Meets at area stamp shows||Various||William O'Connor
3803 Foxglove Ln.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
|Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections/ESPER
APS Affiliate 239
|Website: http://www.esperstamps.org/||Gregory Slaughter|
|First Stamps||El Capitan High School
10410 Ashwood Street
Lakeside, CA 92040
Merit Badge Midway
April 6th, 2019
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
|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:
|ORANGE COUNTY PHILATELIC SOCIETY -- 726||Villa Park City Hall
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
|ORANGE SENIOR CITIZENS STAMP CLUB||170 Olive Street
Orange, CA 92866
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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AIRMAIL SOCIETY||Villa Gardens, 5th Floor
842 Villa St., Pasadena
|2nd Mon, 8:00p.m.||Bill Keesling
|SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER OF
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR JAPANESE PHILATELY
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
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 email@example.com, 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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" 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 email@example.com, 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