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Badger Stamp Club

APS Chapter #1295

MADISON, WI

Oakwood Village University Woods, Heritage Oaks Apartment Building
Westmorland Room — at main entrance
6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison
Printable Schedule & Parking Map

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month
(trading/buying/selling at 1 p.m.; meeting and program at 1:45 p.m.)

Contact: Charles Shoemaker
209 Shiloh Dr., Madison, WI 53705
608-827-6048

Officers:
Appointed President: Charles Shoemaker
Vice-President: Pete Smith
Secretary: Karen Weigt
Treasurer: Curt Shawkey
Board Members: Bob Voss & John Pare

First Saturday of the month adult general meetings always include an educational program related to postage stamp collecting. Third Saturday of the month adult general meetings always include an auction. The Badger Stamp Club sponsors DANEPEX, an annual stamp show. Members also receive a bimonthly newsletter.

BEGINNERS - INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED TOO!

Dues: $5 per year adult regular; $8 per year family; $2 per year youth

MEETING SCHEDULE

2013

2014

DANEPEX 2014 gray commemorative cover

Two covers are available for DANEPEX 2014: Vicksburg and Gettysburg.

DANEPEX Features: judged philatelic exhibits, 15 dealers, U.S. Postal Service substation, door prizes, free stamp collection appraisals, beginners table for youth and adults, free admission and parking, handicap accessible.

Set of two cachets depict Civil War hero Arthur MacArthur, Jr., as a "boy" colonel and in his later years as a brigadier general. Cancel features Confederate and Union flags. Franked with single stamp from the U.S. 2013 Civil War set of two. To mail order, send $3 each to Curt Shawkey, 610 Malvern Hill Dr., Madison, WI 53718. Include a No. 10 SASE and make checks payable to Badger Stamp Club. The DANEPEX '13 Antietam and New Orleans covers, WISCOPEX '12 Fort Sumter and First Bull Run covers, and DANEPEX '10, and '11 commemorative covers are also available for $3. DANEPEX 08, 09 covers are still available as well, for $2 each.

 

Informal meetings are held during the months of July and August on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at the same time and place. A talk-and-swap session is on the first meeting with an auction slated for the second meeting.

Bring your friends, youth and adults — all are welcome

MONTHLY AUCTIONS

Badger Stamp Club auctions are open to both members and non-members, as buyers and sellers. Sellers must submit the club's standard auction sale form with each item. Forms are available from the auction clerk. If help is required, the auction clerk will be happy to assist in filling out the form. Lot check-in begins during the "talk 'n' swap" (trade/buy/sell) session and must be completed 15 minutes before the general meeting. General meetings begin promptly and all want an opportunity to study lots beforehand.

Bids are taken from the floor as our auctioneer goes through each individual lot. If you are a successful bidder, please announce your name immediately, and a runner will deliver your lot to you. The auction clerk will collect your payment when the auction has concluded. Checks will be accepted.

The club retains a 5 percent commission from the seller. (Currently, club auctions in June and December are commission-free.) Sellers are paid their amount due as soon as all buyers have remitted payment. No-bid lots may be resubmitted at succeeding auctions. Any private transaction of no-bid lots listed on the auction tally for the day of said auction will be subject to the 5 percent commission to the club.

ABOUT PARKING

Heritage Oaks Visitor Outdoor Parking — Angle parking at Heritage Oaks Main Entrance sign before turning right to head down hill to main entrance door.

Underground Garage — Enter garage driveway at Heritage Oaks Parking sign (second garage on the right and immediately across from the Resale Shop). Stop at microphone. Tell receptionist you are attending the stamp club meeting and he/she will open door. Park in any Visitor Parking space and take elevator to main floor. Follow hallway to left or right to receptionist desk and main entrance doors where meeting room is located.