WESTPEX® 2018

Stamp Show

Media Contacts  Robert Pope, 916-583-3027, thepope66@hotmail.com

 

 

WESTPEX® New Chairman of the Board of WESTPEX

WESTPEX, Inc. is pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Clyde Homen as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Initially appointed as Acting Chairman, Clyde Homen soon thereafter unanimously was elected as Chairman of the Board on November 20, 2017. He has been serving on the Board of Directors as Vice Chairman since 2012 as well as contributing as an active committee member since 2010.

"I want to be certain that WESTPEX remains the premier stamp show in the World Series of Philately circuit," states Homen going on to say "I want to build on the excellent foundation created for us by Ed Jarvis".

In addition to his role in WESTPEX, Homen also maintains memberships in numerous philatelic clubs and societies including The Rhodesian Study Circle, The Collectors Club of San Francisco, Clube Filatélico de Portugal and the Arizona Philatelic Rangers. He is a life member of the American Philatelic Society and the Friends of the Western Philatelic Library.  Homen is also a life member and Executive Director of the International Society for Portuguese Philately.

A retired classroom teacher, Homen currently resides in Hollister, California with his wife Lois.  Clyde also enjoys pursuing his other hobbies, traveling, and spending time with his two children, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

WESTPEX® 2018 Stamp Show Call for Exhibits

  • The exhibitor's prospectus is now available for the fifty-eighth annual WESTPEX show April 27-29, 2018 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA, just a mile south of the San Francisco International Airport.  The exhibitor's prospectus and entry forms are available from Bill Lenarz, P.O. Box 251 Kentfield, CA 94914-0251 or at www.westpex.org.
  • This World Series of Philately open exhibition will feature over 300 frames of exhibits, including participation by the Women Exhibitors, the American Air Mail Society and the Rhodesian Study Circle. This is a World Series of Philately exhibition with the Grand Award winner eligible for the Annual Champion of Champions competition at the American Philatelic Society Stamp Show in August 2018.
  • The shows bourse includes seventy-five national and international dealers in stamps, postal history and stationery along with a four-day auction by Schuyler Rumsey Auctions of San Francisco that will fill the bourse with items for the general collector, the specialist and exhibitor. 
  • Numerous specialty societies, clubs, and study groups will hold more than fifty meetings and seminars during the three-day event. There is a WESTPEX sponsored Youth Area with free stamps and supplies for young collectors.  On Sunday April 29th a Boy Scout Merit Badge program is scheduled, which was a sell-out last year.
  • A pre-show event will take place on Wednesday April 25, 2018 and will feature the Collectors Club of San Francisco dinner meeting.  Patricia Stillwell Walker, President of the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (AAPE), will be giving a presentation. Details and reservations at www.westpex.org
  • The Women Exhibitors (WE), a 2018 WESTPEX featured society, will be sponsoring WE FEST VI on Thursday, April 26, 2018 (the day before WESTPEX). WE is about helping men, women, and children exhibit, while exploring philately from a new point of view. For more information about the Women Exhibitors and WE Fest VI visit aape.org/weweb.asp or email womenexhibitors@gmail.com.
  • Arizona Philatelic Rangers Dinner Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Terrace Café, 1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae. No host cocktails at 6:30 pm. Dinner at 7:00 pm (Guests welcome). Pick up tickets from Seny Birkinbine. Booth 50.
  • Continuing the tradition of a local show theme, WESTPEX 2018 will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of California Declares War on Squirrels. WESTPEX will offer a special Cinderella souvenir sheet as well as cachet covers.  The show will officially open at 10 AM, Friday April 27 and you will not want to miss this 58th WESTPEX Stamp Show.  Complete show details, reservations, schedules, and theme story available at www.westpex.org