Welcome to the Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs



Please take a moment and click on the link below to read of the life of Jack Congrove.
Jack Congrove 1948 - 2020
Also, read a tribute to David Harris, first webmaster of the Northwest Federation, and leader of the John Arn Symposium

Click here to see the Federation Bylaws revised in 2019.

Show Calendar and CANCELLED shows are on the "StampShows" link below.

The June 2021 Federation Journal is ready on line

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


Dues Rates 2021

2020 / 2021 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 2021

  • 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.


We hope to resume in 2022 the JOHN D. ARN PHILATELIC SYMPOSIUM AT MOSES LAKE WASHINGTON. 
WATCH THiS SPACE!

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

We are one of only three known meetings of this type in the United States. Everyone is welcome.

The program and registration form are now online and can be accessed using the links below. Copies will also be mailed to everyone on our mailing list about the same time.







On Saturday, September 18, the Greater Eugene Stamp Society presents its semiannual STAMPFEST at St. Jude's Church, 43rd and Willamette St..

On Sunday, September 19, the Salem Stamp Society presents its semiannual STAMPFEST at the  Scottish Rite Center, 4090 Commercial St. SE., Salem.  Hours are 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.






SEAPEX 2021
A WORLD SERIES OF PHILATELY (WSP) SHOW
will be 10 - 12 September 2021 at
the Tukwila (WA) Community Center,
followed two weeks later by a Virtual show with a completely different set of exhibits.

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)

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Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
Royal Philatelic Society
of Canada

PIPEX Shows
PIPEX Stamp Shows

Postal History
Society of Canada

Collectors Club
of Chicago

 





Webmaster - George Struble - Salem Stamp Society, Salem, Oregon. Email Me if you have any additions or corrections to make.

Last Updated: January 31, 2021