Bill Moll, last living Sequoia Stamp Club founder.

On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, a good time was had by all at the Sequoia Stamp Club’s 65thAnniversary party. Over 55 members and guests got together to celebrate the occasion by viewing photos of our early days, reminiscing with the old timers, and enjoying the refreshments. A special anniversary yearbook and newly designed membership pin were distributed to all members with the first recipient being Bill Moll, our only living charter member. Ten lucky members won door prizes and will have a $10 credit toward their next purchase in either the silent or live auction.

Space for exhibits still available

The November entry deadline is approaching soon, but there is space for exhibits still available. There are a few frames available for single frame exhibits; multi-frame exhibits will be appreciated. As a reminder, PENPEX does not accept exhibits which have attained a Gold Medal at a National WSP level. We encourage novices and brand new exhibits from more experienced exhibitors.

PENPEX 2012 has a jury panel of three (one being an apprentice.) There is an accredited APS juror on the team. A critique at the frames will be available and a standard UFE form with comments will be provided to exhibitors so that they can learn what the judges liked and how to improve their exhibit in the future.

As always, there is no entry fee! PENPEX appreciates your participation. Entry forms are available at

Special note to Sequoia Stamp Club members

PENPEX 2012 is your chance to show off and display for others what favorite items are present in your collection! Please consider showing them to fellow members and viewers at the show. Your 1-page creation will be appreciated; multiple 1-page creations are allowed! Your 1-page does not need have stamps only – it can be covers or postcards. Perhaps, it is just a single item that is special to you.

The 1-pager need not be computer-generated. Show your item and write a short description about it, telling us what it is interesting about it. It need not be valuable or expensive as it just has a special meaning to you. Share it with us! If you are interested, give your 1-page or pages to Kristin Patterson by November 13.

The Sequoia Stamp Club offers much for local collectors from auctions, presentations, local news, question and answering opportunities, circuit books, and fun with friends. Included in this monthly news eBlast are the upcoming Sequoia Stamp Club activities and area stamp shows.

2012 Schedule:

  • Oct 9 – Philatelic Quiz – Ken Lewetzow
  • October 16 – Pizza Party, Mountain Mike’s [5:30 pm]
  • Oct 23 – Live Auction – 3rd Club Donation
  • November 9-11 – Filatelic Fiesta, San Jose
  • Nov 13 – Swap Meet – Nomination of Officers
  • Nov 27 – The Maiden of Maiden Flights – Jim Giacomazzi – Election of Officers [6:15 pm Executive Board Meeting]
  • December 1-2: PENPEX Stamp Show, Redwood City

Happy stamp hunting.
Kristin Patterson, PENPEX Chair,

Please forward this page to anyone who might be interested in attending PENPEX or a Sequoia Stamp Club meeting.

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