SESCAL is the annual World Series of Philately stamp exhibition held in the Los Angeles area as the major event of The Philatelic Society of Los Angeles.

2022 SESCAL Literature Exhibit of Philatelic Articles Competition

The 3rd Annual SESCAL Virtual Literature Exhibit of Philatelic Articles is accepting Literature Exhibits for 2022 Now!


Last year’s Grand Award winners were Peter Schwartz and Calvin Mitchell for their article “Re-Evaluating a Philatelic First: The Earliest Depiction of Black History on U.S. Stamps” published in the American Philatelist.  Anker Nielsen took the Reserve Grand Award for his article “Foreign registration labels with letter codes A, B or C” published in Japanese Philately.

Articles submitted must have been published no earlier than September 1, 2020 and may not exceed 8,000 words.  The submission deadline is September 1, 2022.

Full details, prospectus, application, and previous articles may be found at


The ISJP encourages any ISJP authors who publish an article in Japanese Philately to enter this competition and the ISJP will pay the entry fee.