You have come to the website for the San Jose Stamp Club.  The club welcomes anybody with an interest in stamps, from the beginner to the seasoned collector.  The club meets twice a month.  At the meetings we have presentations by club members, share information, plan the various social activities the club has, work on various youth activities the club conducts and plan and promote the annual club show (Filatelic Fiesta) which occurs every November.  It is always fun and enlightening to attend the meetings.  Come and join us for a good time and a chance to learn more about the wonderful hobby of Stamp Collecting.


APS Chapter #0264-025791


“Stamp Collecting dispels boredom, enlarges our vision, broadens our knowledge, makes us better citizens and in innumerable ways, enriches        our lives.” Franklin D. Roosevelt  (U.S. President. 1882-1945)


* * * Upcoming Events – See Calendar for Details * * *

08/21/2019   San Jose Stamp Club Meeting – Guests Welcome

08/22/2019   San Jose Postcard Club Presentation

08/24-25/2019   Vintage Paper Fair – San Francisco

09/04/2019   San Jose Stamp Club Meeting – Guests Welcome

09/7-8/2019   Great American Stamp Expo, Napredak Hall, Santa Clara

09/14/2019   SJSC/SJPC Joint Summer Picnic

09/18/2019   San Jose Stamp Club Meeting – Guests Welcome


10 Responses to Welcome!

  1. Courtney McCook says:

    Hi, I am a stamp collector who is helping out a friend. He has inherited a large amount of stamps that he might sell or donate either to a company or to a person. He lives in the Bay area so it would have to be local to that region. Does anyone know anyone who accepts donations in the Bay Area? Thanks.

    • Brian Jones says:

      Courtney, it is nice to hear from you. The San Jose Stamp Club has a very active youth/beginner program. We hosted approximately 100 youth at booth with stamp collecting projects. We are able to offer these programs with the stamps that are donated. We’d love to add these stamps to the material we use to offer these programs. Please send an email to sanjosestampclub@gmail.com to make arrangements to meet up someplace. The vast majority of stamps are collectible, but not valuable. If it turns out the stamps are valuable, we can discuss your options.

  2. Niall says:

    I, too, have a small collection of stamps which I would like to donate to a collector. I can be reached at lounrc@yahoo.com.au

  3. Akshat says:

    Dear Sir:

    My name is Akshat and I am a seventh grader. I have inherited a huge collection of stamps from my grandfather. I would like to learn what characteristics a stamp may have and what they signify. For this reason, I am interested in attending the monthly meet-ups. Being a student I can only attend over the weekend. Please let me know the process of becoming a member. Thank you.


    • Brian Jones says:

      Hi Akshat, it is great to hear from you. I think the best way for you to learn about stamp collecting and what to do with the stamps you inherited from your Grandfather is to get you a mentor. The San Jose Stamp Club meetings are at 7:00pm on the first and third Wednesday and everyone is welcome to attend. However, since that is a school night and I’d like you to have the opportunity to get personal attention, I suggest we find a mentor for you to help you one-on-one. Please send your personal information and little about your goals to the club email address at: sanjosestampclub@gmail.com

  4. Bob mag says:

    I have some stamps that were collected many years ago .I want to donate to a person who is starting a collection . No charge for the stamps They can email me at bobmag@comcast.net

    Bob Mag

  5. Tina Corina Capote says:

    Hi my name is Tina Capote. I have a one cent Benjamin franklin stamp and I just want to see if someone can look at and let me.know if it is in fact a rare one. Please contact me.via email. Thanks

    • Brian Jones says:

      Tina, someone would have to look at the stamp to determine value. There are several variations of early stamps that causes value to range from a few pennies to a few thousand. Condition also has a HUGE effect on value. Please keep in mind that it is more likely to be worth a modest value because these are the stamps that are more common.

      Do you live in the San Jose area? It can be evaluated if you bring it in to be examined.
      Please send an email to sanjosestampclub@gmail.com and perhaps with a photo to make arrangements to have it looked at.

  6. Kalpesh Patel says:

    San Jose, San Jose Stamp Club. 
    Good Day sir,
    I am from India, a having a hobby of Philately, My subject is early india cancellation. Also having a research work and collocation which had awarded Silver medal at national level exhibition organised by Postal department of Government of India.Also a life member of Philately congress of Indis is a oldest forum in India.
    I wish to visit San Jose during late July 2018 to Nov 2018, during this period my head camp will be San Jose .
    I wish to attend few sessions at your esteem stamp club. An can also make presentation if permitted by the club authority.
    In view of the above your response is requested to plan my vacation staying at San Jose.


    Kalpesh Patel
    A-1 Raj Apartment,
    B/ h, Kothawala Flats
    Gandhikunj, Kocharab
    Land line no 079 26581241.
    Mobile 091-9427088339.

  7. Punya R. Sthapit says:

    Stamp Collecting has become the most significant provision that offer wonderful opportunities of meetings with various people of this divine universe of mankind,
    Punya R. Sthapit, NEPAL (Email – sthapitpunya@gmail.com)

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