At the November meeting Michael S. Turrini presented our

President Dennis Buss with the coveted "My Hero"Award

This rarely given honor has been bestowed to those persons

that with their dedication and character have impressed

Michael to so be acknowledged. Our thanks to Michael for

his gracious presentation.



Redwood Empire Collectors Club



COVID-19 fears have shut the Marin Civic Center.  We will post new information should it beavailable.

                                     AWARD WINNERS  at  WINEPEX  2019


                                                     2019 WINEPEX PALMARES
Tim Bartshe
, “Occupation Stationary of the Transvaal 1900-08”
Edward H. Jarvis, “Luxembourg Formular Cards 1870-1874”
Bill Lenarz, “Two Centavos Presidentes of Chile”
Stephen Tedesco
, “15¢ Webster Ordinary – Archival and Presentation Material 1879-1913”

Tim Bartshe, “Oncorhynchus mykiss – Rainbow Trout”
Edward J. Laveroni, “Evolution of Postal Services of San Jose de Guadalupe to 1851”
Kurt Schau, “Guernsey, 1941 to 1945, The German Occupation”
Stephen Schumann, “New Zealand Prisoner-of-War Air Letter Cards”
Stephen Schumann, “Ceylon, The KG VI 40¢ Air Letters”

Larry Crain, “Easter Island Postal Markings”
Dider Le Gall, “Military Views Lettercards:  Australian Postal Stationery During WWI”
Bradley Fritts, “Wake Island:  Survey to Surrender”
Daniel S. Pagter, “U.S. Parcel Post – Postage Due 1913 – 1920”

Dennis Hassler
, “Reward Cards”

           Non-Competitive Certificates of Merit
Stephen Schumann, “New Zealand Stamped-to-Order Envelopes”
Stephen Tedesco, “15¢ Webster of 1870 – From Model to Finished to Finished Plate”

           AAPE Silver Medal of Honor
Dider Le Gall, “Military Views Lettercards:  Australian Postal Stationery During WWI”

           Women’s Achievement Award
Daniel S. Pagter, “US Parcel Post – Postage Due 1913 – 1920”

            Club 3rd

Stephen Tedesco, “15¢ Webster Ordinary – Archival and Presentation Material 1879-1913”

            Club 2nd
Bill Lenarz, “Two Centavos Presidentes of Chile”

            Club 1st
Edward H. Jarvis, “Luxembourg Formular Cards 1870-1874”

            Grand Award (Best in Show)
Edward H. Jarvis, “Luxembourg Formular Cards 1870-1874”


 DEALERS AT THIS YEAR'S PROGRAM                       

Bourse Dealer                                                                                                              Specialty 

Mark Baker                                                                                                                                                  Postal History & post cards
PO Box 1210         Pollack Pines, CA 95726    

(530) 647-9025

The Classic Collector   - Sergio Sismondo                                                                       Worldwide classics, expertising
10035 Carousel Center Dr.      Syracuse, NY 13290
(315) 422-2231 

Crown Colony Stamps                                                                                                                             British Commonwealth
PO Box 1198      Bellaire, TX 77402
(713) 781-6563

Gary Hoecker                                                                                   U.S. including Revenues,
12042 SE Sunnyside Rd. #515                                                                                                     plate blocks, sheets, coil strips,
Clackamas, OR  97015        (503) 698-4128                                                                                                 EFOs
Kurt Schau                                                                                          Worldwide postal history
PO Box 659                                                                                                                                               Specializing in British Empire
Petaluma, CA 94953   (707) 347-6343 

Dick Keiser        D.K. Enterprises                                       WW stamps & postal history
 PO Box 1881                                                                                                                                        U.S.  and Worldwide Revenues
Silverdale, WA 98383    (360) 271-9026                                                                            Naval/Military censored & POW mails

Hunt & Co.                                                                                    U.S., British Colonies,
10711 Burnet Rd, Ste. 314                                                                                                                                    Worldwide
Austin, TX 78758              (800) 458-5745  

Ed Dimmick Stamps                                                            Worldwide
4020 El Camino Ave.

Sacaramento, CA 95821   (916)-571-5884
Peter Sargent                                                                                           British Commonwealth
PO Box 4696
Hayward, CA 94540     (510) 887-0125  
Webster Stickney                                                                                                                             Worldwide postal history
7590 Windlawn Way                                                                                                                       Specializing in Russian areas
Parker, CO 80134      (303) 841-0316

Jim Taff                                                                                                                                                 Germany & Cols.
PO Box 19549                                                                                                                                 U.S., Confederate States
Sacramento, CA 95819   (916)454-9007                                                                                  Worldwide

Gary DuBro           
6166 N. Scottsdale Rd, Ste. B2007                                                                                    Worldwide postal history
Scottsdale, AZ 85253   (480)-284-8503

WINEPEX - October 4- 6, 2019

                         Exhibit Chair:       Stephen Tedesco  of RECC:


            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.       Contact us for exhibiting or being a dealer next year!

Since we cannot attend a group meeting at this time we ask that we continue to share

our collecting interests in both philately and in other collections.  As collectors we

at times don't just limit our instinctive gathering desires to philately.  In each of us

dwells the accumulation spirit and we often seek those elusive, mysterious and precious items that warm our hearts.  This is your opportunity to present to the attention of the club what you also collect and in doing such we will all experience humor, fascination and wonder.  Please contact Dennis Buss or Victor Ivashin by phone or email to arrange how we post your item in our Member Philately section of this site.  Thank you One and All  for sending something along while we are sheltering in place as a result of this horrendus virus.

                       Meetings have been Cancelled - Corona Virus Caution

                    NEXT CLUB MEETING time will be posted when we know!

Copyright @ Redwood Empire Collectors Club (Stamps). All rights reserved.


Grand Award - Best in Show

Edward H. Jarvis

 The award, traditionally made of wood, is

         presented by George Shalimoff to

              Edward H. Jarvis for his exhibit

“Luxembourg Formular Cards 1870-1874”


Best Exhibit by RECC Club Member

Edward H. Jarvis

 The award, a perpetual engraved plaque, is

   presented by President Dennis Buss to

             Edward H. Jarvis for his exhibit:

“Luxembourg Formular Cards 1870-1874”

 At  ChicagoPex 2019  (November 22-24, 2019)two RECC members received awards.  This is a national exhibition and show and we are proud to have representation from members of our club.

   Large Silver     -Dennis Hassler-    "Mongolia 1880-1945" - 74 points
   Silver     -Victor Sergei Ivashin-   "Charity Stamps of Russia 1860-1930" - 69 points
   Women Exhibitors Sterling Achievement Award  -Dennis Hassler-  "Mongolia 1880-1945" - 74 points
   American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Award of Honor    -Victor Sergei Ivashin-

                                                                        "Charity Stamps of Russia 1860-1930" - 69 points


HOLMSTEN AWARD:  Named after late APS President

Presented in Redding, California to the highest scoring exhibit displayed by a Council member at the designated show.     Our own Dennis Hassler!!

Dennis Hassler received GRAND Award at NOVAPEX  for his exhibit "Gold Rush Days", and he won the PEOPLE'S CHOICE Award at SOPEX  for his exhibit "Eight Centuries of Mail".


               NICK CARTER AWARD : Honored for their sustained volunteerism for philately:

          Ed and Judy Jarvis,      David McNamee,      Roger Skinner,     Ed Laveroni

                       (Awarded at the APS Town Hall Forum at WESTPEX April 2018)