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The Oregon Stamp Society
Founded 1916
This is our home on the net. All are welcome. Stay and browse awhile

                                   (Somewhat Under Construction  --  Last updated January 2, 2018)



Visitors are always Welcome

Regular meetings are held in the Oregon Stamp Society (OSS) clubhouse on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 8 PM, unless otherwise stated in the monthly calendar.

The Rose City Stamp Fair is an official OSS bourse and is held at the clubhouse on the second Saturday of each month from 10 AM to 4 PM.

The Stamp Collectors Corner is an official OSS bourse and is held at the clubhouse on the fourth Saturday of each month, except December, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

The Northwest Philatelic Library (www.nwpl.org), a charitable non-profit corporation, is open before meetings and during bourses. Check the calendar for open times.

Our membership forms are online

Join OSS: Membership Forms

The Album Page

is the monthly newsletter of the Oregon Stamp Society.
Click here for current and back issues

Future Programs

January 9th:

January 23rd:
 Vote For Best Stamp of 2017

Weather Permitting
Clubhouse opens at usual time.
See Current Album Page for details.


Watch Here For Future Events in Portland:

Oregon Stamp Society

Rose City Stamp Fair  -  2nd Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Collector's Corner  -  4th Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

both are at the OSS Clubhouse

 4828 NE 33rd Ave Portland, OR

Recent Articles
Harriet Quimby
My First Stamp

We have some excellent articles for helping you plan an exhibit:

Calendar of Events

Clubhouse location and phone#

Driving Directions in Portland

Links to Philatelic Sources

Past Articles

Our Past Presidents

2016 Library Exhibit

2016 Auction Archive

2015 Auction Archive

2014 Auction Archive

PIPEX 2013
   Exhibit Results Here

2013 Auction Archive

PIPEX 2012
   Exhibit Results Here

2012 Auction Archive

2011 Auction Archive

2009 Auction Archive

PIPEX 2009
   Exhibit Results Here

2007 Auction Results

2006 Metro Show
     Exhibit Results

2006 Auction Results

2005 OSS Auction

PIPEX 2005
    - Exhibit Results Here

2004 OSS Auction

2004 Christmas Party

PIPEX 2018

Pacific International Philatelic Exhibition
11, 12, 13 May, 2018
Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach, Portland, OR

PIPEX is The American Philatelic Society (APS) World Series of Philately (WSP) Show
of The Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs (NWFSC).
The Oregon Stamp Society (OSS) is the Local Club Hosting the Show
which is staged by Portland Philatelic Exhibitions (PPE)


Perhaps the most frequently asked question in Philately (Stamp/Cover Collecting)

To have your stamp and cover collection evaluated,
 come to our Stamp Collectors Corner on the

4th Saturday of each month (except December)
1 PM to 4 PM.


===>  January 27, 2018  <===

No appointment necessary.
Occasionally there may be a wait of 15-20 minutes until someone is free to assist the next person(s).

A knowledgeable Club Member will look over your stamp and cover collections (remember, no one knows everything).
An evaluation can usually be done in 20 - 30 minutes.
Depending on its value and your intentions, we will try to give a list of options/recommendations on how to continue the collection or to find it a new home,
if you have no long term interest in stamp collecting as a hobby.

There is no charge.

We are at 4828 NE 33rd Ave - about 6 blocks south of Killingsworth.
Our building is old Firestation #34. It is a distinctive brick building with 5 white columns in front.
A tall white Flag Pole marks the entrance to our parking lot at the south side of the building.

Call us at (503) 284-6770  or email to ephummel@easystreet.net for more info.


Oregon Stamp Society Foundation (OSSF)

The OSSF is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation can accept donations which may be tax-deductible for you, including cash, philatelic materials, or other properties. Our goal is to promote philatelic activities primarily through support to the Oregon Stamp Society.

To obtain additional information on how to make your donations and receive a tax benefit please contact:
Win Bohme (win-bohme@gmail.com or 503.668.6265)

First Stamps

Upcoming Events


Boy Scout Merit Badge

January 6th. and 20th. Locations TBA






Old Portland Fire Station #34

The Oregon Stamp Society (OSS) purchased the building from the City of Portland in 1960. It is our permanent home and we are very proud of it. Over the years it has grown to be a center for Stamp Collectors and a Community Resource for a number of other non-profit organizations.

Oregon Stamp Society Foundation

Northwest Philatelic Library

First Stamps

Vintage Chevrolet Club - Columbia River Region (VCCA)

Corvair Society of America - Corsa Oregon Chapter

Studebaker Drivers Club - NW Chapter

The Portland Society of Magicians

All Ireland Culture Society

Oregon Historical Model Society

The Building is available for one-time short rentals and long term periodic rentals.
We are located in a residental neighborhood and any use of the premises must be in keeping with being a good neighbor.

No parties. No alcoholic consumption.

Basic rates (currently under review) are:

$125 per day for one-time rentals;
$65 per day under an annual lease.
Plus refundable cleaning and key deposits.

Late Updates

Stamp Fest Gary Hoecker

Shilo Inn Convention Center

Willamette 1 Room

Saturday February 3rd.  10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Scheduled Dealers:

     Gary Hoecker, Dave Markowitz, Tom Kinberg and  Grant Williams

Bill Seymour Recovery Fund

     A Go Fund Me account to help pay Bill Seymour's medical expenses has been set up. So far, almost $3200 has been raised. He is now recuperating at home.

Anyone wishing to donate may log on to www.gofundme.com/bill-seymour-recovery. [Note: There will be an option to add a gratuity to support the site.]