Lately I have received a number of calls asking me what I am doing with the stamps I receive from the public.
Quite often I invite the person(s) asking to my home and show him or her exactly what is being done with the collections.
First I go over the collection as a whole and determine if all stamps or material is Canadian or worldwide.
Following that I sort through the collection and determine if anything of high value is in the collection.
I promise all donors that if I find that thousand dollar stamp that I will tell them and return it to them – no luck so far.
Following this procedure I make packages ready for auction at one of the next stamp club meetings.
Proceeds from these auctions are kept for the next cheque writing session and distribution to the charities the club has chosen: hospital foundation, Moog House and cancer research.
Thanks to the generosity of many donors the club has been able to make some nice donations to charities and the membership has been able to get stamps at auction prices – a nice deal for all involved.
Our doors are always open to the public and one does not have to be a member to participate in the buying at these auctions. To place items on the auction block one has to be a paid up member though.
The next regular meeting will be October 6, 2013 at the Penticton United Church (blue church on Main Street) from 2 to 4 p.m.
Should you have any donations please call Gus at 250-492-3875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Gus at 2600 Cornwall Dr. Hope to see you at one of our meetings.
Gus Boersma, President
Penticton & District Stamp Club