SESCAL  2020

The 76th Annual Stamp Exhibition of Southern California

2- 4 October 2020 -  Cancelled 8/18/2020

We reviewed the St. Louis show, the situation in California, the pros and cons of holding a show, and discussed alternatives such as a local bourse. It is with regret that we decided to cancel SESCAL 2020 except for the Literature Exhibit and work toward and even better SESCAL 2021.

Note: The SESCAL 2020  Literature Exhibit of Articles is presented  as a online virtual competition see  All entries are already in the judges hands and the exhibit is closed.  New articles can not be accepted.   Awards will be posted on 3 October, the date the awards banquet was planned.


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For 75 years SESCAL was sponsored by The Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California.  In 2019 it became impossible to find volunteers to help the show as it had been run.  The Philatelic Society of Los Angeles agreed to take over the show. The 76th show in 2020 and all future shows are presented in these pages by The Philatelic Society of Los Angeles with the new logo as shown above.  Old logo on the Federation is shown to the left.

This section of the website is dedicated to the preservation of the Federation History.

2019 Information

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

The Federation sponsored the annual SESCAL stamp exhibition for 75 years. 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, was also presented at SESCAL.

The area encompassed by the Federation was almost 12,000 square miles and extended 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. In 2019 the Federation has 21 member organizations.

Officers of the Federation were members of those clubs/chapters. The $10 dues charged helped cover the cost of the old SESCAL website and the The Philatelic Review. Back issues of The Philatelic Review are available on this website. Member clubs supplied information about their successful activities to be published in The Philatelic Review. The Philatelic Review was normally published in digital format twice a year as new information from the clubs became available.


  • PRESIDENT: John Weigle, Oxnard, CA  (Note: John died 3 August 2020 while still in office)
  • VICE PRESIDENT:  Edwin Kawasaki,, Long Beach, CA
  • SECRETARY:  Caj Brejtfus, Henderson, Nevada
  • TREASURER:  Lois Evans, Oxnard, CA (805) 983-4741
  • PAST-PRESIDENT:  Jerome V.V. Kasper, Clovis, CA (559) 321-5433

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