US Stamps

Schedule set for Westpex 2024, April 26-28

Apr 4, 2024, 11 AM

By Linn’s Staff

The annual Westpex stamp show will take place April 26-28 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, Calif., near San Francisco.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. A $5 admission fee, good for all three days, will be charged. Children under the age of 15 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

A bourse (sales area) of more than 70 national and international dealers will offer stamps, postal history and supplies.

A youth area will offer free stamps and supplies for young collectors, and a Boy Scout merit badge program is scheduled for Sunday, April 28.

Schuyler Rumsey Auctions of San Francisco will conduct its Westpex sale April 25-28 at the show hotel. The lots, ranging from single items to large collections, will be available to view before the auction.

Westpex 2024 has chosen the 150th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union as its show theme.

“While not a local theme, it is concretely philatelic, and Westpex is dedicated to enhancing and enlightening the world via stamps to stamp hobbyists, scholarly philatelists, philatelic enthusiasts and the public,” the Westpex website states.

Michael S. Turinni, an avid and multifaceted hobbyist, will give a presentation on the show theme during the show’s opening at 9:30 a.m. Friday. There will be some giveaways for those attending the opening.

This World Series of Philately open exhibition will feature more than 250 frames of exhibits.

The guest societies will be the Royal Philatelic Society London, United States Possessions Philatelic Society, Colombia Panama Philatelic Study Group and Canal Zone Study Group.

Also, numerous specialty societies, clubs and study groups will hold a variety of meetings and seminars during the three-day event, and first-day ceremonies for the United States Postal Service’s $1 Floral Geometry stamp and the United Nations Postal Administration’s Endangered Species stamps will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., respectively, on Friday.

For more details on the first-day ceremonies, see the report in the Feb. 29 issue of Linn’s. For a complete schedule of all events, visit the show’s website.

Because Westpex is an American Philatelic Society World Series of Philately show, the multiframe grand award winner is eligible for the Champion of Champions competition at the Great American Stamp Show in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 15-18.

The Westpex 2024 single-frame grand award winner will be eligible for the single-frame championship at the Chicagopex show Nov. 22-24 in Itasca, Ill.

An awards banquet will take place Saturday evening. The judges include chairman Peter McCann, Santiago Cruz, Simon Richards, Akthem Al-Manaseer, James P. Gough and apprentice Andrew Kelley.

For more information, visit the show’s website.

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