Gulf Coast Stamp Club
Meeting Dates: First Saturday of each month
General Club Meeting Times: 2:00 PM
Meeting Location(s): St. Martin Library, 15004 LeMoyne Blvd., St. Martin, Mississippi
President: Rob O'Dell
Vice President: Al Allegue
Treasurer: Mike Kayes
Secretary: Bob Marousky
Address: Gulf Coast Stamp Club, P.O. Box 3906, Gulfport, MS, 39505
Club Website: www.gulfcoaststampclub.org
Club History: Membership is open to anyone interested in any aspect of stamp collecting. The club is Local Chapter #932 of the American Philatelic Society. We are a growing and progressive club with collectors of varying interests. Our membership includes beginners to advanced specialists. Membership fees are $10.00 per year for individuals and families. A junior membership is available free to those between the ages of ten and eighteen.
The monthly meeting consists of members and visitors enjoying a short visit with each other beginning around 2 pm. At this time the Club makes available an American Philatelic Society sales circuit for members and visitors to inspect and purchase items. Members frequently bring material for trade to the meetings. This is followed by a short business meeting.
The Gulf Coast Stamp Club has sponsored an annual stamp show called GULFPEX since its inception in 1973. Experienced dealers from across the south ..... special Penny Black drawing ..... U.S. Postal services available ..... Boy Scout workshop ..... Beginner workshop ..... Stamps, albums, postcards, first day covers, other philately related products for sale ..... free program souvenir ..... collections reviewed by experts ..... thousands of stamps on display ..... free stamps for kids ..... freebie table ..... free parking and admission ..... lots of family activities ..... Exhibitions from local members ..... Special tables honoring our local/national women's organizations ..... commemorative caches created by our local members
Our February General Club meeting is at the St. Martin Library on February 2 at 2 pm. GCSC Webmaster Gordon Nelms will give a talk after the meeting on how to effectively use our web site and philatelic links to enhance your collection efforts, including internet purchases.
Please visit the Gulf Coast Stamp Club web site.
Al Allegue, GCSC Vice President, submitted an article for publishing in Filatelia de Cuba December issue. It is a great article on an unusual historic event. Click here to go to the Member Activity web page and read the article.