2016 PENPEX Cachet image

2016 PENPEX cachet will feature Shirley Temple Black, child film star and later U.S. ambassador. She lived here locally until her death in 2014.

Next Weekend is PENPEX… don’t miss it.

We may not be able to predict the weather two months out, but we can speculate a great
PENPEX stamp show on December 3 and 4, 2016. We already have 14 dealers and the U.S. Postal Service, silent auction lots are piling up, new youth activities are planned, and exhibits are coming in.

Speaking of exhibiting, PENPEX is a great place to show your exhibit, whether it is one frame or 8 frames. The show will have two accredited judges who are happy to give you pointers. Best of all the entry fee is free. Sequoia Stamp Club members can enter just 1 page in the club “My Favorite Things” frame with a maximum of 4 pages. Again, a way to show interested collectors what you are passionate about. For an entry form go to www.penpex.org/show/exhibits.

Busy silent auction night, 2/9

Busy silent auction night, 2/9

SSC members also can sell items in the Silent Auction.

Once again our own Miriam Thurston has created a gorgeous Shirley Temple cachet (see
image to the right.) The cachet will be on sale for $2 with a Saturday, December 3 show cancel. She is also working on a second design for Sunday. You can always bring your own cachets and get them canceled at booth #16.

The Youth Area will be catering to beginners and young collectors under the age of 18. They will have fun activities with stamps involved. The kids get to take the stamps and their projects home with them once they are done.

Those helping with the show setup on Friday, we will begin at 1 pm with table and chair layout followed by frame setup. The Youth Area also needs people to help layout the activities for kids on Friday.

Beginner's Room

Youth Activities Room. Photo by Ken Perkins

PENPEX opens at 10 am both days and closes 5:30 pm on Saturday and 4 pm on Sunday. The silent auction closing at 2:30 on Sunday, will have over 500 lots of single stamps to worldwide collections at great starting prices.