SESCAL 2021 (Stamp Exhibition of Southern California)

The 77th Annual Stamp Exhibition of Southern California

8-10 October 2021


The SESCAL show committee is currently making plans to hold SESCAL 2021 as scheduled, contingent upon COVID-related health and safety restrictions.  They will hold the show only if it is safe and appropriate to do so.

New to the SESCAL in 2020 is a Literature Exhibit of articles.  Japanese Philately  authors were invited to participate in 2020 and several did participate. All ISJP authors are invited to participate in 2021.  The ISJP will pay the entry fee for any ISJP member wishing to submit a Japanese related article.

2020 Literature Winners


The 1919 Ninoshima Camp Exhibition and its Postcards

by Harold Krische

Wins a “Large Gold”  and Special Award award for best Japanese Related Article at SESCAL 2020.

Other Winners with Japanese Articles



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