Welcome to the Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs

Click here to see the proposed Federation Bylaws revised in 2019.

NOTE: Nominations for the Federation awards are due to the Executive Secretary (larry.crain@gmail.com)
120 days before PIPEX (i.e., 10 January 2020)

The SEPTEMBER 2019 Federation Journal is ready on line

Click here to see the show calendar for 2019

Click here to read the December 2017 Northwest Philatelist article concerning a useful procedure for taking exhibits across the border between Canada and the United States.

CLICK HERE to see a map of all Northwest Federation Member clubs.

Dues Rates 2019

2019 / 2020 Club Report Form (pdf)

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, Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada, and including the Yukon and Nunavut territories. 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 2018
  • 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 30thth ANNUAL JOHN D. ARN PHILATELIC SYMPOSIUM AT MOSES LAKE WASHINGTON will be held on April 4th 2020 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 later in the year.

PIPEX (Pacific International Philatelic Exhibition)
a World Series of Philately (WSP) show will be held in 2020 in Portland Oregon May 8 - 10.

Click Here For The PIPEX Show Site


will be 11 - 13 September at
the Tukwila (WA) Community Center.

Click Here For The SEAPEX Show Site

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Museum is presenting a fascinating exhibit of early mail delivery from The Dalles Oregon. CLICK HERE for a preview of the exhibit and information on the museum.

American Philatelic Society
American Philatelic Society

American Topical Association
American Topical Association

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

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Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
Royal Philatelic Society
of Canada

PIPEX Stamp Shows

Postal History
Society of Canada

Collectors Club
of Chicago


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

Last Updated: October 21 2019