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The 71st Annual Stamp Exhibition of Southern California

Sponsored by the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California
will be held on

Oct. 2-4, 2015

at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel
5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90045; 310-410-4000

(Details and Location of Parking for SESCAL)

The 2015 theme is "Lunar New Year of the Ram." The cachets, cancels and labels celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Japanese New Year (Jan. 1 for Japan and Feb. 19 for China). All the material, along with an article about the theme can be found here.
The price for the set of three covers is $7. A set of four show labels plus a souvenir sheet will cost $5. Covers and sets of labels may be bought at the show or rdered from Michael Litvak, 1866 Loma Vista St., Pasadena, CA 91104-4005. Checks should be payable to "SESCAL". A #10 SASE is required.
The Federation and the SESCAL committee thank the members of the Claude C. Ries Chapter No. 48
of the American First Day Cover Society for the many cachetsd and cancels they have prepared over the years and for their continuing participation in and assistance with SESCAL. Be sure to visit the group's booth in the Plaza Lobby.

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Regency Superior Logo

Regency-Superior is the Official Auctioneer for SESCAL 2015.
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The prospectus for the SESCAL 2015 Stamp Exhibition can be found by clicking here.

SESCAL 2015 is pleased to host the National Conventions of
the China Stamp Society
The International Society for Japanese Philately, Inc.
and possibly others to be announced.

A welcome letter from the China Stamp Society is available here.

A welcme letter from the International Society for Japanese Philately is here.

APS on the Road Course

The American Philatelic Society is offering a course on "Getting the Most Out of the Scott Specialized Catalogues" (the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers and the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840–1940) at the hotel on Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2015 (prior to SESCAL), from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a break for lunch each day of the course.
The instructor will be Jim Kloetzel.
The cost is $45 for APS members and $95 for non-members. A major portion of this course is underwritten by the Toby Tobias scholarship of the Philatelic Society of Los Angeles.
Course Description
The Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers and the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840–1940 are indispensible references for all philatelists. Learn what makes the U.S. Specialized catalogue indispensible for all aspects of U.S. philately, and the Classic Specialized catalogue the most essential and comprehensive single-volume catalogue for worldwide stamps of the classic period.
Get an insider's look at the vastly expanded listings found in both catalogues, the decision-making behind what is listed and what is not, and a look into the current market for U.S. and worldwide classic stamps.
Instructor Biography
James Kloetzel served as catalog editor for Scott Publishing Company for 17 years. His training was in United States history, for which he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree and a candidate in philosophy degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
He began his philatelic career with Richard Wolffers Philatelic Auctions, San Francisco, in 1974, starting as an auction lot describer, then moving to manager of the auction department, and finally becoming the company’s vice president and general manager. He moved to Dallas, Texas, serving as vice president of philatelics for Steve Ivy Philatelic Auctions, before assuming his position at Scott Publishing Co.
He has written numerous articles on United States and foreign philately, covering topics from classic stamps through the most modern stamp issues. He continues to handle all United States and Canada editing and valuing responsibilities for the Scott catalogs on a consulting basis.
To register for the class go here.

SESCAL is a Free Admission stamp show.
Reduced Self-Parking Rate of $9.00 with Validation. Valet parking is $18.

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The Facebook SESCAL site communicates some SESCAL activities leading up to the show in October.
The Facebook SESCAL Home site has over 2,800 friends around the world sharing their stamps and stories. Login at to see the stamps and stories.

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Who's on the SESCAL 2015 Committee?

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For more information, please contact the SESCAL Chairman:
Carl Shaff II,  Chairman, SESCAL 2015
3540 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1112, Los Angeles, CA   90010

Links to information about the FPCSC and future SESCAL exhibitions.

Visit our Sister Organization, the Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies.

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Last updated -- Sept. 28, 2015.
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