Sacramento Philatelic Society


Stamp Show

November 2nd & 3rd
@ the Scottish Rite Masonic Center

Mark your calendar for SACAPEX 2019!

Coming November 2nd and 3rd


The Sacramento Philatelic Society sponsors this annual stamp show November 2nd & 3rd. There will be exhibits, a dealer’s bourse (last year saw 26 dealers), USPS booth and children’s area. A bid sale begins Saturday afternoon and Sacramento Philatelic Society members may submit up to 10 lots to the sale. Lot forms and cards will be made available at club meetings. Golden Gate Pre-Cancel Collectors and Cal Revenue collectors meeting times will be announced within a few weeks. SACAPEX 2018 takes place at the Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H St, Sacramento, CA 95819.

Volunteers are always welcome! We'll help with the show set up Friday evening beginning at 5 pm and take down Sunday at 4 pm, registration table, SPS Circuit table, silent bid sale and other duties. Sign-up sheets will be at the club meetings. This show could not be done without the efforts of many SPS members. Please sign up for a shift and help us out with Sacramento’s only major annual philatelic show.

Looking to stay locally?

Here are some ideas for you.

We recommend the Larkspur Landing Hotel (a two minute drive from the event!). You'll find a few more options in the accompanying map.

If you are looking for something a little more home-like, there is a growing AirBnb community as well.

Both Lyft and Uber are active in the area.

If you have any other questions about the SACAPEX event, please get in touch! We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Are you looking for information about this year's dealers?

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Dealer Phone Email
Douglas Gary 408-274-3939
A to Z Stamps & Coins 480-844-9878
Euro-Asian Stamps 408 623-7095
Oceanview Stamps 510-522-3242
Gary Hoecker 503-698-4128
Jim Taff Stamps 916-454-9007
Jim Leer Stamps & Supplies 530-533-3455
Ed Dimmick 916-571-5884
Mark Baker Enterprises 530-647-9025
Kyle Nybo
Michael Jaffe Stamps 360-695-6161 760-724-1153
A & D Coins & Stamps 925-935-8212
R.G.Stamps 530-868-1873
Classic Asia Pacific Stamps & Covers
A Keith Kaufman 310-822-9385
Stamp Art / Tom Kinberg 503-910-9552
Stamp Art / Tom Kinberg 503-910-9552
SPS 916-359-3720
The Stamp Act
Asia Philatelics 408-238-0893
Peter Sargent Philately 510-887-0125
Gutter Pairs 775-841-6241
Kurt Schau 707-347-6343
Newport Harbor Stamp Co. 949-509-4747
Wulff's Stamps 800-884-0656

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Upcoming Events

We have several special events per year in addition to our regular meetings. Check below for more information!

Our Club History

History of the Sacramento Philatelic Society

By Bill Oliver

1960 Centennial Pony Express Stamp

In 1914 Mr. A. W. Spanton placed an advertisement in the Sacramento Bee newspaper asking all interested in stamp collecting to meet for the purpose of forming a stamp club. Twelve responded with the result that the Sacramento Stamp Society was founded, and in 1961 was Incorporated as the Sacramento Philatelic Society.

The Sacramento Stamp Society held their meetings at the Y. M. C. A., but the membership grew rapidly and they moved to larger quarters at the Chamber of Commerce then to the Travelers Hotel where a meeting room was provided by the management.

Since that time the Sacramento Philatelic Society has held their meetings at churches, schools; and currently meeting at the Easter Seal Society Center, 3205 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA every Wednesday evening with the doors opening at 7:00 PM, and the meeting at 8:00 PM. Currently there are over 250 members.

1941 saw the Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies hold their First Annual Exhibit at the Sacramento Hotel with the Sacramento Stamp Society as host.

The Sacramento Philatelic Society has held many stamp exhibitions, and in 1969 began their annual stamp exhibition SACAPEX (Sacramento Camellia City Philatelic Exhibition). This was a combined effort by the Sacramento Philatelic Society and the Camellia City Stamp Club of Sacramento for the first exhibition, but was produced solely by the Sacramento Philatelic Society the following years.

The name SACAPEX (Sacramento California Philatelic Exhibition) was continued and scheduled every two years until 1974 when it became an annual event.

The Sacramento Philatelic Society in 1957 started their Easter Seal Stamp Show as a communality project with all proceeds going to the Easter Seal Society. The first year began with a donation to the Easter Seal Society of $200.00 and the donations have increased every year to about $5,000.00 for the past twelve years, or more.

The Sacramento Philatelic Society celebrated their ninetieth anniversary in 2004 when the American Philatelic Society held their annual Champion of Champions exhibition at Sacramento.

The Sacramento Philatelic Society is an active club with many active members, and a number of activities by members for members. If you are in Sacramento on a Wednesday evening please come and say hello. Visitors are always welcome.