SCRANTON STAMP CLUB
The Scranton Stamp Club meets the 1st. and 3rd Wednesday of each month
from September through June. During July and August meetings are only held on the
first Wednesday of the month. Although the meetings start at 8 PM, most members get
there about 7:30 PM to browse the items that are for Sale
Our meetings are held in the Covenant Presbyterian Church,
550 Madison Avenue (corner of Madison & Olive), Scranton, PA. When you enter the building,
just tell the attendant you are with the stamp club and he will direct you to the
meeting room where we hold our meetings.
The first meeting of the month consists of a short business
meeting followed by a stamp related presentation. The presentation is usually put
on by one of the members. The subjects range from talks about their own collections,
special areas they may be pursuing, general collecting interest, or any subject that
may be of interest to a collector.
On several occasions, a presentation will
be given on material furnished by the American Philatelic Society (APS) and include
forgeries, tagging, paper types, and things of that nature, etc. No matter what the
subject it, one thing is for sure. The few minutes spent on the presentation is always
interesting, informative, and stamp related.
At the second meeting of the month you can expect another hour of interesting
stamp collecting events. As usual, there is a short business meeting. That out of
the way, everyone gears up for the auction.
is an activity that allows the members to buy, sell, acquire, or otherwise just have
fun with an auction. The auctions are conducted in a friendly and casual manner.
Most of the items auctioned are not expensive. The material for the auction is sometimes
single stamps, sets, first day covers, post & postal cards, catalogs, posters,
labels, stock books (some with stamps and some empty), whole collections, albums
with or without stamps, or any other item a member may wish to try an make some money
on as long as it's stamp collecting related.
Keep in mind these auctions are
low key, meaning they represent those items a collector no longer wish to be associated
with and is usually just lying around getting in the way. No matter what the item
may be, whether expensive or cheap (most are), it is a good way to have some fun
and maybe help another collector get new material at a price he or she can afford
and at the same time get rid of excess material and make a little money. Emphasis
on little. The best part is every one has fun!