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...

2017 Incoming President’s Message

I am honored to serve as Sequoia Stamp Club’s President for 2017. We begin the year in a great position for growth, education, and fellowship thanks to the tireless work and thoughtful contributions of Craig Butterworth, Jim Giacomazzi, our other officers, and...
Philately Don’t Get No Respect

Philately Don’t Get No Respect

by Ken Perkins I was reading a review of an art exhibit in a recent issue of Art News when the writer took a gratuitous swipe at stamp collecting: “(Hanne) Darboven’s…fastidiousness and fetishism bear a strong resemblance to those of a hobbyist stamp...