The 75th Annual Stamp Exhibition of Southern California
Oct. 4-6, 2019
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SESCAL 2019 Conventions TBA - 2018 below


U.S. Philatelic Classic Society

Meetings: Friday, Oct. 12, 2018,
Meeting Room 103
1 - 2 p.m.

David D'Alessandris: "Mail Routes from the Americas to New York, as Illustrated by the Lanman & Kemp Correspondence"

2 -3 p.m.

Dwayne Littauer: "Transatlantic Mail: The One Month Period under the 1847 U.S. Bremen Convention"

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. - Society Dinner
Rossa’s Cucina Enoteca in Ontario, California

Combined dinner with the Arizona Philatelic Rangers. Advance tickets only: Tickets are $42.50 from Les Lanphear III, P. O. Box 80843, San Diego, CA 92138. If space is still available tickets may be purchased at SESCAL at the US Philatelic Society booth. See Rangers webpage for menu.

Meetings: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018
Meeting Room 106
8-10 a.m.

Board Meeting (Society members only)

10 a.m.-noon

Classics Society Annual Meeting

noon-1 p.m.

Mark Schwartz – "The NY Postmaster Provisional Stamp of 1845"

A link to their website is provided here.



Meeting: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 2-4 p.m.
Meeting Room 106

The Western Cover Society promotes the study and understanding of western mail. We do this by researching and sharing knowledge of early Western mails with other collectors and historians. Since its creation in 1950, the WCS has been the premier conduit through which this valuable information has been made available to members and fellow students. Our award-winning quarterly research journal, Western Express, is an invaluable resource to anyone interested in the transportation and delivery of mail in the Western United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and Western Canada during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Visit our website at

Scott Prior, WCS secretary, will give a talk at SESCAL at 2:00PM on Saturday, October 13. The subject is: "Mail delivery modes to the northern California gold camps, 1850-1865." Free copies of the WCS journal, Western Express, will be available to attendees.


British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group

Meeting: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Meeting Room 103

A link to their website in provided here.

Hawaiian Philatelic Society

A link to their website in provided here.

Meeting: Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon
Meeting Room 106

The Hawaiian Philatelic Society (Society) promotes the study and understanding of Hawaiian postage and postal history. The Society was founded on Thursday, April 13, 1911 by a handful of local philatelists lead by Warren H. Colson, New England Stamp Company representative and new arrival in Honolulu. On November 11, 1914 the Society applied for, and was granted, membership in the American Philatelic Society (APS) Affiliate #136.

Currently, the Society has 200+ members in Hawaii, Mainland USA and Internationally. The Society conducts a membership meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month which also includes an auction of 90-100 lots consisting of United States, Hawaii, and the world. Every May and December an all Hawaiian auction is conducted. The Society's Bulletin is published monthly, which includes scanned color copies of the auction material with descriptions. Bidding is restricted to members only. Twice a year the Society publishes its journal, The Po'Oleka O Hawaii emphasizing Hawaiian philately. The Society also provides an expertizing service to anyone with a reduced fee for members.

The Society continues to expand its boundaries by arranging "Meet & Greet" sessions at high profile shows such as SESCAL. This year Fred Gregory will be presenting "Leis for the Boys in Blue, Hawaii in the Spanish-American War" on Sunday 10:00AM to Noon in room 106. All are invited to share some aloha!

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Last updated - April 11, 2019