OUR HISTORY & Board
Our history - By Bill oliver
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 resulting in the formation of the Sacramento Stamp Club. The Sacramento Stamp Club held their first meetings at the Y.M.C.A. but the membership grew so rapidly they moved to larger quarters at the Chamber of Commerce, then to the Travelers Hotel where the meeting room was provided by the management.
Since that time the Sacramento Stamp Club has held their meetings at schools, churches, and currently is meeting at the Easter Seal Society Center, 3205 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA. Meetings are every Wednesday evening with the doors opening at 7:00 PM, and the meeting at 8:00 PM. Currently there are about 250 members.
In 1941 the Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies held their first annual stamp exhibit at the Sacramento Hotel with the Sacramento Stamp Club as host.
In 1961 the Sacramento Stamp Club was incorporated as the Sacramento Philatelic Society, Inc. The Sacramento Philatelic Society produced a number of stamp exhibits at the Country Club Shopping Center and in the Hobbies Building at the California State Fair.
The Sacramento Philatelic Society has held a number of stamp exhibitions with SACAPEX beginning first in 1969 at the El Rancho Motel in West Sacramento as a combined effort with Camellia City Stamp Club of Sacramento. SACAPEX was produced solely by the Sacramento Philatelic Society in 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 venue for SACAPEX was held at a number of hotels in the Sacramento area before settling at the Scottish Rite Center.
In 1973 the Sacramento Philatelic Society held their first Easter Seal Show as a community 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 yearly for about the last 20 years. This year (2014), we gave over $6,000.
The Sacramento Philatelic Society is an active stamp club with members presenting a number of programs. The popular 2 cent stamp bins are available most evenings for members to search through and members may take home a shoebox full of 2 cent stamps on the honor system. The club also sponsors silent bid sales, a member’s buy-sell-trade night, a sales circuit and The Prospector newsletter, which is issued bimonthly.
Our Officers & Board of Directors
Here is the 2021 current list of Officers:
Board of Directors: