Club Members Receive 25 Year Pins at APS Show

Sequoia Club members Joe Coleman and Greg Cykman each received their 25-year American Philatelic Society membership pins from APS president Mike Zais at the recent show in Reno. Joe is a new member of our club, while Greg joined in 2011. Joe said that he...
President’s Message, April 2017

President’s Message, April 2017

After a deep, wet winter, spring’s burst of energy is upon us. Now is the time to think about and start executing on your collecting goals for 2017. Take an inventory of your collections, get valuations in order, identify wants or needs, plan show attendance or start...
The History of Bowling

The History of Bowling

by Marsha Brandsdorfer In the contents of a grave of an Egyptian child, several objects were found, one of which was a stone shaped like a modern day bowling pin. This grave was dated about 3000 B.C. And approximately 56 miles south of Cairo, a room discovered by...
The Yellow Rose of Texas

The Yellow Rose of Texas

By Ken Perkins In 2002 the U.S. Postal Service issued a series of ‘Greetings From America’ stamps, with designs resembling commercial ‘Greetings From…’ postcards. One of them, Scott #3603, honored the state of Texas. It features three...
Britain’s Postal History

Britain’s Postal History

by Marsha Brandsdorfer It was Rowland Hill who initiated post office reform. Instead of the recipient paying to receive mail, Hill reasoned that postage should be paid by a single rate by the sender. A competition was thus held for the design for the new penny...