Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ventura County (CA) Youth Stamp Fair

The Ventura County Star reports that thousands of free stamps will be given away next weekend at annual Youth Stamp Fair sponsored by the Ventura County (California) Philatelic Society and the Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club.

According to chairman John Weigle, "The big attraction at the event is generally the pick-and-choose tables were young collectors can pick through thousands of stamps to find one they want to build their collections, and adults can buy all the stamps they want for 5 cents each."

Visitors will also have a chance to guess the number of stamps in a large jar. The person with the closest guess without going over the amount gets the jar of stamps and other prizes to be awarded after the event during an evening meeting of the Ventura County Philatelic Society.

John also reports, "The event will also feature a cachet contest in several age groups for budding artists to prepare pictorial envelopes that will be displayed during the event and judged after it closes."

Visitors will also be able to make stamp bookmarks for themselves or as a gift that will be laminated and mailed back to them with cacheted covers.

More information about the event may be obtained from John at 485-7121 (leave a message on the machine) or by e-mail at

Click here to visit the Ventura County Philatelic Society's Web site.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM