President’s Message

As we move through our beautiful and much warmer than normal winter season, it’s inspiring to see new faces at each of our club meetings. That means growth for our club when other clubs across North Carolina may not be as fortunate. Some of that growth is attributed to the beautiful facility we meet in and acquired for us free of charge by our former president, Ed deBary.

Our programs are varied, educational and fun for all. Our every other month club auction attracts a plethora of philatelic items that can be acquired for very reasonable prices. The amount of philatelic knowledge that our membership contains is quite striking. Less experienced members can quickly determine those individuals that can help them significantly in their hobby knowledge growth. As we move into the rest of the year, I invite all members to willingly participate in all of our club auctions, programs, business segments of our meetings, etc. We are a viable club because of your input and participation.

This is YOUR club and the goal of myself and the other officers is for you to get enjoyment and knowledge from our programs.

See you soon,
Robert

Welcome to The Asheville Stamp Club

We have been an active club since 1924. We currently have 65 active members of all collecting interests and meet once per month to share programs, auctions, ideas, buy, sell & trade stamps, and just plain camaraderie. Many of our members have extensive collecting, exhibiting, or speaking experience, and discussions are always interesting and rewarding. New and developing collectors will find an audience ready and willing to help with expanding one’s knowledge and enjoyment of the hobby.

Western North Carolina is in an interesting geographical location: we get visitors from the north during the winter, from the south during the summer, and many people who decide they’ve had enough of either of those climates to move here permanently! We urge visitors of any age with philatelic interests to join us, even if only for a short time. We may even convince you to enjoy our region full-time!

Membership

We welcome collectors of all ages and interests.
Dues are $10.00 a year and includes our bimonthly newsletter “The Smoky Mountain Philatelist”, complete membership list that includes “what we collect” and notices about our meetings with urging to attend and share your interest with us.
Download the Membership Application in .pdf format.

If you have questions, please contact:
Larry Oliver, PO Box 340, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone: 507-254-3008
Email: stamper707@gmail.com

Meetings

We meet at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Center, 1617 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC in the Blue Ridge Room of the Community Center (usually: e-mail an officer to verify for the particular month), at 1:30 pm on the third Sunday of each month.

Stamp Club Activities each month include:

  • A talk, exhibit, show-n-tell – with an auction every other month. The auctions have lots supplied by members and by the club, with no “hammer” premium, and all proceeds going to the provider of the lot. Sometimes there is a Silent Auction in conjunction with a program as well.
  • We have a club stock of worldwide stamps available at 5c each that encourages addition to a collection at an affordable price.
  • We also have current catalogs available for reference at all meetings.
  • December is our Christmas banquet, with no formal meeting.