~ MEETING FOR WEDNESDAY   April 18th~

                      Our March meeting will feature our member  VICTOR IVASHIN  presenting:


                         "Unusual Exotic and Unique Postage Stamps of the World"


“The presentation is a Power-Point visual which will show some really incredible and actually to be used postage stamps that exhibit unique sizes and shapes, colors, overlays such as foils, embossments and other attributes that make them really different.  The attempt by postal agencies to encourage the purchase of stamps is an international one.  Many such stamps never make it onto a letter but arrive into stamp collector’s hands and are quickly placed into an album.  The presentation will also focus on the reasons such stamps were produced and how they were meant to appeal to various interest groups.  This is an international review and as such should provide interest to virtually any philatelist.”






 




Victor Ivashin has been collecting stamps for 60 years. Although focused on Russia and Russia related material, with emphasis on non-postal, Victor has encountered much of the material seen in the presentation and like every true philatelist has been fascinated by what we know, or don’t know, about stamps of the world.

 
"Show and Tells" of diverse and eclectic enjoyments should be encouraged and audience participation is highly welcomed.   Please come to our meeting and bring something to share.

    


WINEPEX 2017 WAS GREAT! THANK YOU FOR COMING! 

SEE THE WINNERS BELOW AND THEIR EXHIBITS

Redwood Empire Collectors Club

WINEPEX - October 6- 8, 2017

Exhibit Chair:

Bill Lenarz  of RECC:   bhlenarz@yahoo.com

                                      winepexinfo@yahoo.com

Held each year at the Marin Civic Center

                                          San Rafael, California

Our show and dealer concession arena features wonderful one-frame displays and provides a perfect week-end philatelic entertainment for philatelists both local and national.


                                                 CONGRATULATIONS !

WINEPEX 2017 Palmares

     Silver-Bronze
Dennis Hassler- Eight Centuries of Mail
Ron Matteri- Categories of Propaganda in Stamps
Kathy Samuels- Mark Twain on Post Cards

     Silver
John Kofranek- Postal History of Humboldt Co. California from 1900-1915
     Vermeil
Dennis Buss- A Survey of Netherlands  Surcharged Stamps: 1919 to 1958
Doug McGill- A Survey of the Postal History of the British Channel Islands 1794-1969
Jessica Rodriquex- 1889 Bernardo Soto Series of Costa Rica
Gale E. Self- Varieties of the Penny Black Plate 1-11
     Gold
Vesma Grinfelds- Official Mail Postmarks of Riga: 1771-1860
Dennis Hassler- California Mails - 18th Century to Statehood

Bill Lenarz- Two Peso Abalone Exporta of Mexico, 1976-1985
Paget Leh Lenarz- A Landscape Architect's View of Expo's, 1904-1915,

                                                                                           Through Picture Postcards
Nigel W. Moriarty- Kauai Surf Hotel, Twenty-Five Years of Change, 1960-1985

Joe Ross- The 1880 Court Fee Stamps of Bahawalpur
George V. Shalimoff- The Varnish Lozenges on Issues of Imperial Russia

                                                                            and Soviet Russia in the Period 1901-1919

     Court of Honor
Edward Jarvis- Luxembourg Formular Cards 1870-1874

     AAPE Novice Award
Paget Leh Lenarz- 1st- A Landscape Architect's View of Expo's, 1904-1915,
                                                                                                 Through Picture Postcards

John Kofranek-2nd- Postal History of Humboldt Co. California from 1900-1915

Kathy Samuels-3rd- Mark Twain on Post Cards
     WE Sterling Achievement Award
John Kofranek- Postal History of Humboldt Co. California from 1900-1915
     AAPE Silver Medal of Honor
Jessica Rodriquex- 1889 Bernardo Soto Series of Costa Rica
     Club 3rd
George V. Shalimoff- The Varnish Lozenges on Issues of Imperial Russia
                                                                            and Soviet Russia in the Period 1901-1919

     Club 2nd
Bill Lenarz- Two Peso Abalone Exporta of Mexico, 1976-1985
     Club 1st
Dennis Hassler- California Mails - 18th Century to Statehood
     Grand
Dennis Hassler- California Mails - 18th Century to Statehood


             Our sincere congratulations and thanks to all who exhibited at Winepex

        and to those who helped with the show.  Also a warm thank you to the dealers

          who have provided so much to the pursuit of our mutual collection interests.


                                             UPCOMING EVENTS


WESTPEX  : April 27-29, 2018 at the SF Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel