Postcard Corner – San Francisco Zoo

Postcard Corner – San Francisco Zoo

This linen postcard is from the 1930s showing the elephant enclosure at the zoo. The San Francisco Zoo was originally named the Fleishhacker Zoo after its founder, banker and San Francisco Parks Commission president Herbert Fleishhacker. In 1929 a zoo was planned next...
Patterson Honored with the Chaloner Memorial Award

Patterson Honored with the Chaloner Memorial Award

The Council of Northern California Philatelic Societies’ highest recognition award for service to Council area philately was awarded to Sequoia Stamp Club member, Kristin Patterson at the PENPEX 2017 Awards Banquet. The recipient’s name is engraved on a perpetual...
New Year President’s Message

New Year President’s Message

From Club President – Christopher J. Palermo Winter both brings our club year to a close and opens the best time of the year to work on stamps. As colder, wetter weather means more indoors days, these are the ideal times to reach further completion of your key...
The History of American Comic Books

The History of American Comic Books

By Marsha Brandsdorfer According to Shirrel Rhoades’ book, A Complete History of American Comic Books, the initial beginning of comic books was in the 1930s with 64 pages of comic strips reprinted from the newspapers. Finally, by 1935, comic book titles started...
Northern California

Northern California

Written by Ken Perkins, who is almost a native Northern Californian. San Franciscans think their City by the Bay is the most important place in Northern California. Maybe in the whole state, and the Postal Service seems to agree with them. Take a look at this stamp:...
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