Welcome to the Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs

The June 2015 Newsletter is ready on line

Click here to see the show calendar for 2015

2015 Northwest Federation Awards now posted on the Awards page.

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 2015
  • 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 26th ANNUAL INLAND EMPIRE PHILATELIC SYMPOSIUM AT MOSES LAKE WASHINGTON will be held on April 9 2016 at the Best Western Conference Center in Moses Lake..

The symposium is dedicated to the founder of the symposium, the late

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 2016.

PIPEX (Pacific International Philatelic Exhibition)
a World Series of Philately (WSP) show will not be held in 2016 due to APS Stamp Show being held in Portland August 4 - 7. PIPEX will return to Portland Oregon in 2017.

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. Click Here for more infrormation.

will be 11 - 13 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


Postal History
Society of Canada


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

Last Updated: June 20 2015