The 73rd Annual Stamp Exhibition of Southern California
Sponsored by the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern
will be held on
Oct. 13-15, 2017 (date was corrected on 12-4-16)
at our new location, the Ontario Convention Center,
2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764
Telephone: (909) 937-3000
Fax: (909) 937-30805711
This is a link to a map to the Convention Center.
This is a link to hotels near the Convention Center.
This is a link to restaurants near the Convention Center
Exhibitors' prospectus and dealers' contract
The prospectus for exhibitors for SESCAL 2017 is available here.
The dealers' contract should be available soon. As of May 13, Fred Gregory is still working with the Convention Center on a floor plan.
The SESCAL hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport at 222 North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, California.
The group block of rooms for SESCAL for Oct. 12-15, 2017, is open now. If you use this link no code is needed. Just click on the link to book directly with the SESCAL block of rooms. If you need to adjust the automatic dates that populate, click on the little calendars.
If you prefer to reserve rooms by phon, call 1-800-222-8733 (this number can be called at any time to make reservations) and use the code FPC when making reservations.
The group rate is $109 + tax (single through double occupancy). You have until Sept. 10, 2017, or until the block is full to make reservations at the group rate.
Take a look at the Rossica Society's ad for the program here.
Awards banquet tickets
Information about the time and costs of the awards banquet are available here. Seating is limited, so it's a good idea to order early.
Help us publicize the show
We have a brochure to publicize the new SESCAL. If you'd like to help us publicize the show by posting it or sharing it with others you can download it here.
New chairman, site, hotel and county
Long-time SESCAL chairman Carl Shaff II stepped down at the end of SESCAL 2016 because of health issues. His replacement is John Weigle, who is also president of the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California, which sponsors SESCAL. All other committee members remain in place.
Weigle is a long-time collector and member of the Ventura County Philatelic Society, where he edits the monthly newsletter and chairs the annual Youth Stamp Fair. He collects many things, but his major interests are the postal history of Ventura County, California, where he was born, and post office seals of the world. SESCAL dealers have helped him find material for both collections. He also writes a monthly stamp column for the Ventura County Star.
As noted above, we are in a new location -- the Ontario Convention Center -- in a new county -- San Bernardino. We hope to attract many new people at the new location.
We expect to have the host hotels selected before the end of the year, and more information will be posted at that time.
The 2017 theme has not been selected yet. Keep watching the site, which will undergo major updates as more decisions are made.
Schuyer Rumsey Philatelic Auctions to return
Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions is the official auctioneer for SESCAL 2017.
Details on the auction will be posted as they become available.
Arizona Philatelic Rangers
The time and place of the Arizona Philatelic Rangers SESCAL dinner will be announced.
APS on the Road Course
The schedule for the American Philatelic Society's On the Road courses has not been posted by the APS as of this writing. As soon as we have a course confirmed, we'll post the information.
SESCAL is a Free Admission stamp show.
Parking prices and hotel room rates will be posted.
The Facebook SESCAL site communicates SESCAL activities leading up to the
The Facebook SESCAL Home site has over 3,800 friends around the world sharing their stamps and stories. Login at https://www.facebook.com/sescal to see the stamps and stories.
Who's on the SESCAL 2016 Committee?
For more information, please contact the SESCAL Chairman:
John Weigle, Chairman, SESCAL 2017
P.O. Box 6536, Ventura, CA 90006
Visit our Sister Organization, the Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies.
Please let us know about any technical issues that you encounter. Thanks.