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Salem Stamp Society Club History
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Founded in 1933, Salem Stamp Society is located in Salem, Oregon.  It is dedicated to the hobby of philately which includes all aspects of stamp collecting.  The club is affiliated with the American Philatelic Society (APS) and was an early member of the Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs which is a sponsor of the Pacific International Philatelic Exposition (PIPEX) that is held in Portland, Oregon each year.  We are a State of Oregon Non-profit organization. 

Salem Stamp Society currently holds monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month.  Members begin gathering around 6 PM to buy, sell, trade stamps, look at the meeting’s auction materials, or just visit.   Meeting programs are varied and have included APS slide shows, presentations by club members and members from other organizations.  Meetings also feature door prizes, special drawings, and a silent auction bid board.  There are two club sponsored auctions a year; two member’s auctions a year where the members provide the auction materials; and two nights where every member is a dealer or a trader.  The club sponsors STAMPEX, which is a stamp bourse and exhibition.  It is held twice a year, once in the Spring and again in the Fall.  STAMPEX events draw collectors and dealers from the entire Pacific Northwest.

The society’s second Wednesday meetings are held at Marion County Fire District #1, 300 Cordon Road NE, Salem.  The meetings are open to all. Please drop by!

Payne Plaque






Edwin R. Payne Memorial Plaque
for postal history research

from 1962 to 1974

This plaque was donated by long time Salem Stamp Society club member Al Winget.


1979 Newspaper Article

Statesman Journal Article of 1979

about our Stampex Show.

Submitted by Allen Maul.

You can click on the picture to the left to enlarge it.

The postcard pictured on the right was mailed on December 3rd 1934 at 10:30 AM.

The sender Connell C Ward anticipated that this notice would arrive in time at the Salem address, for this person to attend the meeting held that same day.

Notice the Beaver and Maple Leaf Cachet on the back of the card.

He used this card not only for the Salem Stamp Society announcements, but also for the Canadian Association of Portland.

This card was donated and is now in the Salem Stamp Society Archives.



1958 reminders of club meetings

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Reverse of 1958 reminders, how do you like that scroll?

Stampex 1974 Program Stampex 1975 Program
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