SESCAL (Stamp Exhibition of Southern California) had been one of the main venues for collectors of Japanese related material to display their philatelic exhibits and literature articles. Sadly, SESCAL has announced that there will be No SESCAL show in 2023 or in the Foreseeable Future!  More information can be found on the SESCAL website here.

ISJP members who were winners in the SESCAL literature competitions are shown below.



Domestic registration labels and stamps used from 1897-1945″  by Anker Nielsen


Reserve Grand Award, Large Gold
Special Award- Best Japanese Related Article
Postal History Society Award.

“Foreign registration labels with letter codes A, B or C”  by Anker Nielsen



Other Large Gold

Meiji Period Mail Collection Seal Books”, by Kenneth Bryson

“The Christmas Postcards of the Japanese POW camps in WWIby Harold Krische



A Postcard in a Bottle“, by Kenneth G. Clark

“Visit of the Great White Fleet to Japan1908: Program and Postcards”,  by Anker Nielsen


Large Silver

Disneyana Japonica, by William Silvester



“Japonica (1) & (2)”,  by Danny Meng



Large Gold
Special Award- Best Japanese Related Article

“The 1919 Nioshima Camp Exhibition and its Postcards”  by Harold Krische




Report: A Personal Discovery, by Kenneth Bryson

The First Showa Series of Definitive Stamps – Coil Stamps/Booklet Stamps”,  Kenneth G. Clark

“‘Double Circle’ type Medium-Size, Single-Circle cancellation with a 2-digit year, New reported sightings from Kōbe and Tōkyō”, by Anker Nielsen


Large Silver

Karl Lewis Yokohama Years”, by Todd Lewis

New Karl Lewis New Zealand Covers?”,  by Todd J. Lewis

Registered domestic mail with proof of delivery”, by  Anker Nielsen



1889 Cover with Interesting Markings by Zach Lawrence


Another Cover with Interesting Markings, by Zach Lawrence