1847-1947  

Sponsored by
Greater Eugene Stamp Society (GESS)

Salem Stamp Society (SSS)

 
In conjunction with GESS STAMPFEST : March 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. -- St. Jude's Catholic church, 43rd and Willamette, Eugene Oregon
and SSS STAMPEX : March 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.-- Red Lion Hotel, 3301 Market Street, Salem, Oregon

Parking and admission are free at both locations

The Willamette Valley Stamp Exhibition will be held on March 17-18, 2018.  This exhibition, presented by the Greater Eugene Stamp Society (GESS) and the Salem Stamp Society (SSS), will be in Eugene on March 17, in conjunction with GESS's semi-annual Stampfest.  The show will continue in Salem on March 18, in conjunction with SSS's semi-annual STAMPEX.  We know of no precedent for a two-day, two-city show.  But since Stampfest and STAMPEX have shared a weekend for many years, it seemed the natural thing to do. 

The exhibits will be judged, and a variety of awards presented in Eugene at the end of the first day.  There will be a second awards ceremony at the beginning of the show in Salem on Sunday -- presenting the same awards.
     

All stamp collectors are encouraged to provide exhibits. This is meant to be a low-key friendly show.  George Struble, the exhibits chair, says this is in keeping with the first reason to exhibit: show your friends what you do.  Exhibits may be 1/2 frame (8 pages), or 1, 2, 3, or 4 frames.  No previous exhibiting experience is necessary.  In fact, exhibits that have won gold awards in WSP shows like PIPEX and SEAPEX are not eligible for competition in this Exhibition. See the Prospectus (button at the left) for details.

Collectors who are not exhibiting should come to the show, in either city, to see what your friends do, learn more about aspects not in your primary collecting area -- and maybe some things in your area. Learn who has interests similar to yours. And wrap your mind around the idea of producing your own exhibit next year!