SESCAL 2019

The 75th Annual Stamp Exhibition of Southern California
Oct. 4-6, 2019
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2019 Theme: 150th Anniversary Completion Transcontinental Railroad

Issued May 10th 2019 for the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the railroad in 1869 with three stamps in panes of 18.

Cachet cover with SESCAL postmark coming soon.

 

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Cachet cover with the 2018 theme.

 

Within this cachet we find Maj Reuben Fleet, the Jenny, Lt. Torry Webb, and the 24 cent airmail stamp issued in 1918. Two versions of this cachet cover will be on sale at the show: 1) on a #10 envelope and 2) on the regular small envelope.

According to Wikipedia:   "The first scheduled U.S. Air Mail service began on May 15, 1918, using six converted United States Army Air Service Curtiss JN-4HM "Jenny" biplanes flown by Army pilots under the command of Major Reuben H. Fleet and operating on a route between Washington, D.C. (Washington Polo Grounds) and New York City (Belmont Park) with an intermediate stop in Philadelphia (Bustleton Field). Among those who were on hand for the departure of the first flight from Washington, D.C., were President Woodrow Wilson, U.S. Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson, and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt. Army...."

The USPS may have some of these commemorative covers available.
If they are still available, they will be at the 2019 show.


2018 Official SESCAL Cachet Cover from Phil Dockter

(Cover has official cancel graphically superimposed. Actual height of cancel is 1 3/4")

 

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Cachet cover with the 2017 theme.

 


In 2017 San Diego USPS did the impossible! They came from San Diego were at the show all three days. At the last minute they were able to produce a beautifully designed cachet commemorating our theme with a unique commemorative cancel. Cachet and cancel artist was Phil Dockter. This is the only cachet and cancel from the show. Because of the late timing it was produced in limited quantity.

The USPS may have some of these commemorative covers available.
If they are still available, they will be at the 2019 show.

Last updated - May 14, 2019