Wednesday, October 07, 2009

SESCAL 2009 -- October 9-11 in Los Angeles

Collectors are invited to attend SESCAL 2009, an American Philatelic Society World Series of Philately show sponsored by the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California. This 65th annual exhibition will be held from October 9-11, 2009 at the Radisson at Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 6225 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90045.

Show hours are 10-6 on Friday and Saturday, and 10-4 on Sunday. Admission is free and reduced-fee validated parking is available (be sure to check the SESCAL website for location of validated parking).

Featuring more than 35 dealers, over 40 exhibits (218 frames), two postal administrations and nine Societies, the show will also host the national conventions of the Universal Ship Cancellation Society and the Sports Philatelists International. The two hosted societies are holding several meetings and have provided a significant number of interesting exhibits.

There will be regional meetings for the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors, the American First Day Cover Society, the Plate Number Coil Collectors Club, the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, the Postal History Foundation, the China Stamp Society and the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California. Overall the show schedule includes nearly 25 meetings. There will be two Regency Superior auctions on Saturday and Sunday with viewing of lots startiing Friday at 10 am.

This year we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the 1984 Summer Olympics Games held in Los Angeles. The Sports Philatelists International has arranged a Court of Honor exhibit of Olympics Memorabilia by the Los Angeles Olympics Committee. Philatelic artist and USPS Art Director Carl T. Herrman speaks on “Sports Illustrated” at 1 p.m., Saturday. He has designed over 400 postal stamps including 1996 Olympic series, Beijing Olympics, Extreme sports, and many more.

The show cachet was created by noted cachet designer Bernard Goldberg who will be autographing covers on Sunday afternoon. Details for ordering cacheted show covers are on the SESCAL Website.

On Sunday, the Claude C. Ries Chapter of the American First Day Cover Society will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary. A special cacheted cover honoring Claude C. Ries, the founder of the chapter, is available at the show and by mail.

For the first time, the American Philatelic Society will be offering an educational course in Southern California. This two-day course, Exhibiting for the Prize, will be taught by Richard Drews on Wednesday and Thursday (Oct. 7-8) at the show hotel.

A Youth Activities area will be open for youth and adult beginners all three days of the show. A large selection of stamps for these collectors will be available free of charge.

For additional information, click here for meetings schedules, dealers list, floor plan, a list of exhibits and awards, banquet information and much more.

See ya there!
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM