Stamp club to offer classes, evaluation of collections

Many people who have inherited a stamp collection, bought one in a garage sale or run across one they started as a child and wonder what, if anything, it’s worth.  They’ll have a chance to find out and learn more about stamp collecting at an by the Ventura County Philatelic Society on May 6. The event is aimed at developing new or returning stamp collectors and helping people who need information about collections they own.

The Adult Education Stamp Collecting Seminar and Free Stamp Collection Review & Evaluation will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bonaventure, 10949 Telegraph Road.

The classes will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon and will run for about 45 minutes with time for questions. The classes will be What to Collect, 9 a.m.; How to Collect, 10 a.m.; and Understanding a Stamp Catalog, 11 a.m. A lunch break will run from noon to 1 p.m., and the evaluations will be from 1 to 3 p.m.

The classes are $8 for people who register by April 30 and $10 for those who pay at the door. To register, send your name, address, a postal mail or email address so you can be contacted if plans change, and an $8 check made out to VCPS (Ventura County Philatelic Society), to John Weigle, P.O. Box 6536, Ventura 93006. Weigle’s email address is [email protected].

The Ventura County Philatelic Society meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Guests are welcome.

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