From 26th to 28th April, Westpex will be organising its 59th annual philatelic exhibition at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Burlingame, Calif. Over 275 frames of exhibits will be showcased at the three-day event. The United States Stamp Society, Military Postal History Society, American Society of Polar Philatelists, Universal Ship Cancellation Society, and the Ryukyu Philatelic Specialist Society will be participating in the event, the latter of which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. The winner will be eligible for the Champion of Champions competition at the American Philatelic Society Stampshow that will be organised from 1st to 4th August in Omaha, Neb.
75 national and international dealers will be offering various types of interesting philatelic material for sale. Schuyler Rumsey Auctions of San Francisco will be organising a four-day auction. Over 50 meetings and seminars will be held by different philatelic groups and organisations. Free stamps and supplies would be handed over to young collectors. A Boy Scout merit badge program will be held on the last day of the event. The First-Day ceremony for this year’s stamps from the Endangered Species series of UNPA will be held on 26th April. Retired philatelic judge Phillip J. Stager will be conducting a course named “Competitive Thematic Exhibiting” on 25th April, which will be organised by American Philatelic Society and Westpex.
The 200th birth anniversary of John W. Geary, postmaster of San Francisco and the city’s first and youngest mayor, will be the theme for the show. A Cinderella souvenir sheet and cacheted covers will be available.
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