The study and/or collecting of postage stamps is known as philately, and is an increasingly
popular American pastime. Some stamps have hundreds of variations. The priciest stamp ever
sold was a printing error called the Three Skilling Yellow, of which only one is known to exist.
This stamp sold at an auction for 2.3 million dollars in 1996.
Here’s a detailed list of well established Bay Area Philately clubs.
Drop in at Our Saviors Lutheran Church Stamp Club, located at 1035 Carol Lane in Lafayette.
The club meets at 10 AM on the 1st Saturday of the months of February, April, June, August,
October and December.
When in Petaluma, visit the Redwood Empire Collectors Club. The club meets on the 3rd
Wednesday of the month at 6 pm in Di Schmire Restaurant, located at 304 Bodega Avenue.
The Sequoia Stamp Club in Redwood City welcomes stamp collectors on the 2nd and 4th
Tuesday of the month at 8 pm. The club meets at the Community Activities Center, located at
1400 Roosevelt Avenue.
Stop by the Fremont Stamp Club on the 2nd and 5th Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. The
club meets at the Cultural Arts Center, located at 3375 Country Drive. Visit
Finally, visit the Alameda Stamp Club on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. The club
is located in the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Chestnut and Santa Clara in the city of Alameda.
Contact Charles Kasdorf at PO Box 1152, Alameda, CA 94501-0118 by snail mail.
Don’t forget the stamp.