We have a variety of services available, for all all ages and all levels of philatelic experience.
If you have some stamps that you’ve been struggling with trying to figure out their age, or whether or not they may possibly have any significant value, then feel free to ask us for help. We deal with all types of stamps, even non-postage stamps, and we deal with stamps from all parts of the globe. Feel free to contact us today for more information.
SPS Wednesday Night Zoom Meetings
Exciting News! We're now meeting via Zoom on Wednesday Nights @ 7PM. Joanne is our facilitator, and she' been doing a wonderful job. Please see the emails from Robert Pope for a link and other information. It’s super easy and you really only need your laptop, tablet or smart phone to join the conversation and fun. No preparation is required, just come as you are. If attending a Zoom meeting is new to you and if you need a little (or maybe even a lot) of help, please let Robert at 916-583-3027, or someone else, know so you can get assistance and be ready. We have about 17 people in attendance each week. Feel free to bring something to share, a new find, what you’ve been working on stamp wise or just listen in. We hope to see you there!
SPS Emails & eBlasts
Members can have their newsletters sent to them via email. Our email distribution is managed by Robert Pope. If you're an SPS member who's not receiving regular stamp club emails from Robert Pope (and you've already checked through your spam/junk emails), then you can contact Robert Pope (his email address is shown below) to provide him with your current email address.
Join Our Club!
Our membership dues are pretty cheap, and you get the opportunity to hang out with folks who share a common interest. Plus, our meetings are a great place for you to be able to show off your latest philatelic finds.
Whether you're looking to buy or sell, there's still a local stamp dealer's shop in town to help you out.
With the shows and club meetings on hold due to the virus, local stamp dealer Ed Dimmick is diligently working at his stamp shop every day except for Mondays. His hours are normally 10 to 5, and he's eager to welcome visitors. The address is 4020 El Camino Ave., about a half mile east of Watt Ave. There are two requirements: first, you have to bring your cell phone and his phone number, (916) 571-5884, to call on arrival because he's inside the building and it's kept locked, so he'll need to let you in; and second, you're not allowed to bring a virus with you. There's plenty of room in the building to keep people apart. So come visit Ed, and see what he currently has to offer.
The SPS sponsors and organizes SACAPEX, our annual 2-day philatelic show on the first weekend in November. SACAPEX features a dealer’s bourse, exhibits, a kids’ area and a silent auction. Also, the show offers meeting spaces for various philatelic clubs/groups to use during the show.
Stamps Needed For Easter Seals
During the COVID-19 crisis, we've been making bags of our Easter Seals two cent donation stamps available for members to pick up at Ed Dimmick’s shop (4020 El Camino Ave, #D4). Members can take a bag of stamps home, and then return them when done, on the Honor System. We're currently unable to get easy access to the materials stored at the Easter Seals facility, and therefore we have only recent donations. If you have stamps that you would like to donate, please let us know. You can drop off donation stamps at Ed Dimmick’s shop, or leave them with either Ernie ( he's in the Tahoe Park neighborhood - firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Joanne ( she's in the East Sacramento area - email@example.com ). We have volunteers who are willing to soak stamps, so it's OK if your donation stamps are still on the envelope paper. If you have stamps to donate that are still mounted/hinged to pages, we have volunteers who can strip them them off for you. Any and all undamaged stamps are appreciated. Now’s the time to clean out those closets, cupboards and drawers!
Joe Ross - Longtime member, and prominent specialist of worldwide revenue stamps.
Fred Rickert – Longtime member, and past club president.
Ken Mitchell – Longtime member, and club officer.
Sandra Willis – Member.
Chuck McFarland – Member, and stamp dealer.
Membership Directory or Prospector
Please contact a Board Member, or Robert Pope, if you are in need a printed copy of the Prospector (our bi-monthly newsletter), or the Membership Directory (our roster).
The Sacramento Philatelic Society (SPS) has established a scholarship program at the behest of a special benefactor, Mr. Charles Poetzl, a stamp dealer who was a longtime member of the SPS. The purpose of this scholarship is assist young philatelists within the SPS family in their quest for a post secondary education.
For more information on the scholarship, click here.
To download an application for the scholarship, click here.