Welcome to the Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs

The September 2014 Newsletter is ready on line:




The Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs has some 35 member clubs and philatelic organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington as well as British Columbia and Alberta in Canada. With the exception of a short period of inactivity during WW II, the organization has served as a common cause meeting ground for organized philatelic interests within these states and provinces. The federation hosts PIPEX (Pacific International Philatelic Exposition), an annual APS World Series of Philately (WSP) show. Information on and a link for the PIPEX web site is listed below.

The Federation is the only organization of its type with cross border membership and WSP exhibition sponsorship. It continues its member organization communications with THE FEDERATED PHILATELIST newsletter and this web site. The annual Federation meeting takes place at the club hosted site of the annual PIPEX show.



On this site we have listed information of interest to collectors in the Pacific Northwest. On this page and the ones that follow, you will find links to a wide variety of information, including:

  • A calendar of events listing all stamp shows and bourses in the Pacific Northwest, updated for 2013
  • A listing of all member stamp clubs in the Pacific Northwest
  • A list of all Northwest Federation awards presented since 1960.

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look. Any questions, Email Us.
We hope you enjoy your visit and will come back often!
Below is some very useful show and meeting information and some very useful links.


The 25th ANNUAL INLAND EMPIRE PHILATELIC SYMPOSIUM AT MOSES LAKE WASHINGTON will be held on April 11 2015 at the Best Western Conference Center in Moses Lake..

The symposium is dedicated to the founder of the symposium, the late
JOHN D. ARN.

We will have four excellent speakers, a lively auction and good fellowship with northwest stamp collectors. We are one of only three known meetings of this type in the United States. Everyone is welcome.

More information will be provided in early 2015.


PIPEX (Pacific International Philatelic Exhibition) 2015,
a World Series of Philately (WSP) show will be held in Portland Oregon May 8 - 10 2015 at the Red Lion on the River Hotel, Jantzen Beach, Portland.

Click Here For The PIPEX Show Site



The American Topical Association National Topical Stamp Show will be in Portland Oregon July 31 - August 2 2015. The venue will be the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas.



American Philatelic Society StampShow will be held in Portland OR in 2016. Dates are August 4 - 7. More information will be on the APS stamp site.


SEAPEX 2014 will be 12 - 14 September at
the Tukwila (WA) Community Center.

Click Here For The SEAPEX Show Site



American Philatelic Society
American Philatelic Society

American Topical Association
American Topical Association

British North American Philatelic Society
British North American
Philatelic Society (BNAPS)

Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
Royal Philatelic Society
of Canada

PIPEX Shows
PIPEX Shows

Postal History
Society of Canada

 

Youth Activities: Monitor youth activities table and help with youth games and learning activities Reception table: Greet visitors, provide directions, hand out brochures and door prize tickets, sell banquet tickets Exhibits table: Greet visitors, answer questions about exhibits and exhibiting Exhibits: Help mount and take down exhibit pages in the frames Break area: Supervise the area where visitors get coffee and refreshments Security: Watch over the show and the parking lot during loading and unloading


Webmaster - David Harris - Inland Empire Philatelic Society, Spokane, Washington. Email Me if you have any additions or corrections to make.

Last Updated: September 1 2014