Daylight Savings 2017: Sunday, MARCH 12

Society  news and notes
Schedule of Events and Meetings coming up:
*Every meeting: Buy, sell, trade session from 7:00 to 7:30pm. Also, Sales books: Topical stamps and country envelopes are available for 5 cents per stamp.And we have a clothesline where members hang their philatelic material they wish to share with other members. Meetings begin at 7:30pm
Vice-president's Report – Schedule of programs for 1st and 3rd meetings
3rd Monday in Oct - the 17th -40 lot Auction
4th Monday - Executive Board Meeting
1st Monday - Nov. 7 - YSF 12 lot auction + Dealer Night
Sunday -- Nov. 13th - Newsletter Deadline
3rd Monday - Nov. 21 - 40 lot auction
Last Monday - Nov. 28 - Executive board Meeting


Ventura County Philatelic Society
FREE Stamp Collection Review and Evaluation
SATURDAY, May 6, 2017, 9am-3pm
Bring collections for Evaluation from 1-3pm

10949 Telegraph Road, Ventura
Early registration until April 30, 2017 - $8.00
At door May 6, 2017 - $10.00
Contact: Ken Weber: 805-901-5216

Youth Stamp Fair 2015 WAS A SUCCESS
Sponsors: Ventura County Philatelic Society and Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club
c/o John Weigle, P.O. Box 6536, Ventura, CA 93006-6536

Thousands of free stamps along with “basic training” for stamp collectors will be offered at the 24th annual Youth Stamp Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood, Ventura.
The event is sponsored by the Ventura County Philatelic Society and the Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club and, despite the name, is open to everyone who wants to learn more about stamp collecting, which has been called the king of hobbies and the hobby of kings, said John Weigle of Oxnard, chairman of the event and a member of the adult society and adviser to the Anacapa Middle School club.
The Youth Stamp Fair offers a goodie bag to everyone who attends, free stamps, several work stations where stamp collecting techniques are explained, games, a cachet (pictorial envelope) contest, Geosafari games related to stamps, and a large where visitors can search for stamps for their collections. The stamps are free for those up to age 18 and 5 cents each for those above 18. Visitors will also be able to make bookmarks with stamps.
The U.S. Postal Service has approved a special postmark featuring the Ventura Pier and a poinsettia for the event. The artwork for the cancel was prepared by Carolyn Weber, a member of the adult club. The cancel will be used on the cacheted covers prepared by young artists and is available to any visitor who wants it as long as the item offered for the cancellation has first-class postage on it.
The “goodie bag” will include stamps, a color catalog of U.S. stamps, several pamphlets on stamp collecting and a CD containing free stamp albums from the American Philatelic Society, the American Stamp Dealers Association, the American Topical Association and the International Society of World Wide Stamp Collectors and other literature.
More information about the Youth Stamp Fair may be obtained from Weigle at 805-485-7121 or by email (preferred) at
The Ventura County Philatelic Society meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Church of the Foothills,
6279 Foothill Road Ventura. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Anacapa Middle School Stamp Club meets every Monday during the lunch hour and is open only to Anacapa students.
If you have a calendar section:
What: Youth Stamp Fair
When 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015
Where: Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood St., Ventura
Admission: Free
Purpose: To provide an introduction to stamp collecting.
More information: John Weigle, 805-485-7121; email (preferred),



Mystic Stamp Co. again was generous with its starting kits and U.S. catalogs, Kenmore donated packets, and the ASDA provided beginning albums, available for costs. Wish I'd gotten all this stuff when I started collecting.



Quotes to remember:

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.

Never do card tricks for your poker buddies.

Love’s grand. Divorce is one hundred grand.

How can a two-pound box of candy make a person gain five pounds.

Grandchildren are God’s reward for not killing your kids..

If you live in a small town, when you don’t know what you are doing, someone else does.

I went for a walk last night. My kids asked me how long I’d be gone. “The whole time,” I told them.