The Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California is APS
Chapter 246 -- a 50-year member of the American Philatelic Society. It is made up of local stamp clubs
and local chapters of national societies.
The Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California is an IRS 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization.
The Federation sponsors the annual SESCAL stamp exhibition, now in its 74th year. One of the features of the show's annual awards banquet is the presentation of the Federation's Distinguished Service Award. The Federation's Exemplary Service Award, although rarely awarded, is also presented at SESCAL.
The area encompassed by the Federation is almost 12,000 square miles and extends from San Luis Obispo at the north 260 miles to San Diego at the south and 90 miles to the Riverside area at the east. At the present time the Federation has 21 members, all philatelic organizations.
Officers of the Federation are members of those clubs/chapters. If your stamp club is located in the southern California area, is not on this list and you feel it should consider becoming an FPCSC member, contact the Federation President for information. The dues are $10.00 per year. That helps cover the cost of this website and the The Philatelic Review. In order to better communicate with our member clubs, back issues of The Philatelic Review are available on the website. Member clubs supply information about their successful activities to be published in The Philatelic Review. The Philatelic Review is normally published in digital format twice a year as new information from the clubs becomes available.
Visit our Sister Organization, the Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies.
NOTE: The office of President-Elect no longer exists. It had been vacant for over a decade. A motion was made and passed unanimously at the 2010 meeting to eliminate this office.
The Federation has become aware that an individual who is not an officer of the Federation is communicating with SESCAL vendors. The individual claims to be a Federation officer and demands that the third party vendor stop using the name SESCAL and stop doing business with SESCAL. The individual uses the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The individual also uses the following postal address: 9854 National Boulevard, #171, Los Angeles, CA 90034. Neither address is authorized by the Federation. Based on prior communications where Wes Robbins has used the foregoing postal address, we believe Wes Robbins is the person who has sent unauthorized communications to third party vendors. Mr. Robbins has also used the following e-mail addresses to misrepresent himself as an officer of the Federation and for sending unauthorized communications to Federation members: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Robbins is not an officer of the Federation.
The Federation disavows communications you may have received from persons using the foregoing addresses and urges you to disregard them. The only persons authorized to act on behalf of the Federation are listed below with e-mail addresses.
All authorized SESCAL Committee Members are listed on the website Committee Page which is: http://www.sescal.org/committee.html
Because the individual could change addresses, you are urged to disregard all messages and requests for information regarding Federation affairs that purport to be from the Federation or one of its officers unless it emanates from one of the authorized e-mail addresses and lists the authorized postal address for reply. The only authorized postal address for the Federation is: P.O. Box 6536, Ventura, CA 93006. The only authorized Federation email is email@example.com
Mr. Robbins claims membership in the Federation via membership in "The Stamp Album Society." On 14 October 2018, the Federation member clubs voted to cancel any affiliation with and to remove the "The Stamp Album Society" for cause i.e. deceitful misrepresentation by its President, Wes Robbins, claiming to be Secretary of the Federation.
If you feel you have been a victim of his scams or if you wish to speak to a Federation officer regarding the communications from Mr. Robbins or others using the unauthorized addresses, please contact the President of the Federation, John Weigle, or any of the other officers listed above.
The table below provides basic information about each club, including where and when the member clubs meet and a phone or mail contact for further information. Those clubs that are APS Chapters have their Chapter number included in italics following their name. If a club has an e-mail contact or a web site, links are provided in the rightmost column. If the local chapter of a national society is a Federation member, and the parent society has a web site, then a link to the society's web site is provided (leftmost column.)
|Member Clubs, FPCSC, August 2010|
|Club Name & APS Chapter No.||Meeting Location||Date/Time||Information From|
|AMERICAN FIRST DAY COVER SOCIETY,
Claude C. Ries Chapter #48 -- Chapter Website --1568
plus three times a year at area shows.
835 N. Orchard Drive, Burbank, CA 91506-1538,
|ARMENIAN PHILATELIC ASSOCIATION||Salvation Army Center-Hollywood,
5940 Carlos Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90028-5584
|Once a month||Jack Kifedjian
|CHINA STAMP SOCIETY,
Chia Nan Chapter
4860 Gregg Rd., Pico Rivera
|2nd Sun, 2:00p.m.||Tom Massa
|ÉIRE PHILATELIC ASSOCIATION,
Southern California Chapter
|Meets at area stamp shows||Various||William O'Connor
3803 Foxglove Ln.
Fallbrook, CA 92028
|Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections/ESPER
APS Affiliate 239
|Website: http://www.esperstamps.org/||Gregory Slaughter|
|First Stamps||El Capitan High School
10410 Ashwood Street
Lakeside, CA 92040
Merit Badge Midway
April 6th, 2019
For more information click here
|GOEBEL ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER STAMP CLUB -- 21573||Goebel Adult Community Center,
1385 E. Janss Road,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
|1st and 3rd Thursday,
6:30 - 8:30 PM
|Jeff Goldstein, President
|HUGHES STAMP CLUB 942||2nd Monday and 4th Wednesday: 7466 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles||7:00p.m.||Gerald C. Sozio, 5303 S. Holt Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056-1121
Mexico Elmhurst Society - Chapter #1
||3rd Saturday 10 am||Informtion from:
|ORANGE COUNTY PHILATELIC SOCIETY -- 726||Villa Park City Hall
17855 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park
|January - April, June -November 2nd Sun., 1:30 P.M.,
May 1st Sunday, 1:30 P.M.
December No Meeting
|ORANGE SENIOR CITIZENS STAMP CLUB||170 Olive Street
Orange, CA 92866
Room opens at 8AM till 10:45AM
Meeting and auction starts 9AM
|More Info: Stephen Pattilo
Sr. Ctr. # 714-538-9633
|PHILATELIC 25 -- 822||Various members' homes near San Diego||3rd Wed, 7:30p.m.||Steve Ellis
|PHILATELIC SOCIETY of LOS ANGELES -- 90||Gardena Valley Baptist Church;
1630 W158th Street, Gardena, CA 90247, Room 250
(between LaSalle Ave and Denker Ave)
Enter through front door. If locked call 479-659-2952
|2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
7:30 - 9:00 pm
|POWAY STAMP CLUB -- 1137||San Diego Philatelic Library
12675 Danielson Ct. Suite 413
Poway, California, 92064
|2nd & 4th Wed., 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.||More information from
|RIVERSIDE STAMP CLUB -- 507||Price Science Center, Room 230
La Sierra University, Riverside
|2nd Mon, 7:00p.m.||Sam McBride, President
|SAN DIEGO COUNTY PHILATELIC COUNCIL -- 930||San Diego County Philatelic Library
12675 Danielson Ct. Suite 413
Poway, California, 92064,
|Last Mon of Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct., 7:30 p.m.||San Diego Philatelic Council, P.O. Box 8004, San Diego, CA 92138
|SAN LUIS OBISPO PHILATELIC SOCIETY -- 1484||Fellowship Hall of the Church of Christ
3172 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
|1st Tue. & 3rd Thurs., 1:00 p.m.||Rod Steelman
|SIMI VALLEY STAMP AND COIN CLUB -- 1344||Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center
3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley
|1st & 3rd Mon, 1:00p.m.||Steve Thomas
|SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AIRMAIL SOCIETY||Villa Gardens, 5th Floor
842 Villa St., Pasadena
|2nd Mon, 8:00p.m.||Bill Keesling
|SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER OF
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR JAPANESE PHILATELY
2018 Annual meeting at SESCAL, Sun., Oct. 15.
|Saturday noon - 2:00 p.m.||David Frick, Secretary
Ed Kawasaki, President
|STAMP SHOW HERE TODAY, Southern California Chapter||3rd Sunday every month
|Podcast recordings happen every Wednesday at 1:30 around Orange County and at local stamp shows.||Caj Brejtfus, President
Dawn Goss, Treasurer
|VENTURA COUNTY PHILATELIC SOCIETY -- 535||Church of the Foothills
6279 Foothill Rd., Ventura
|1st & 3rd Mon., 7:30p.m.||Editor
Last updated - October 13, 2019