About WEPS


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BulletPresident -Robert Parkin
BulletVice-President - Rob Loeffler
BulletTreasurer - Diann Pinkowski
BulletSecretary - Open - Diann Pinkowski Acting


BulletHugh Merritt
BulletRon Gollhardt
BulletDavid Way
BulletLou Caprario

Immediate Past President:

Bullet Ron Gollhardt


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The West Essex Philatelic Society (WEPS) was incorporated under the laws of the State of New Jersey on November 5, 1930, with its first meeting held that date and attended by twelve members.

As set forth in its incorporation papers, the Society was founded for the purpose of assisting its members in acquiring philatelic knowledge and to promote and perpetuate knowledge of philately in general. It is also expressly stated in these papers that the Society shall cultivate a feeling of friendship and common interest among its members.

During the past 84 years, the Society has been continuing to carry out these aims fully. It is widely known as one of the most prestigious philatelic organizations in the East. A very wide range of philatelic interests and "specialties" are represented by members as are professional and occupational background, age and gender.

The Society is affiliated with both the American Philatelic Society (APS) and the North Jersey Federation of Stamp Clubs (NJFSC). This assures WEPS members of many advantages otherwise unobtainable.

Important Notice:
As of April 10, 2017, we will no longer be meeting at the Verona Public Library due to construction. We will now be meeting at the Little Falls Civic Center. Please click on the "Map" Link for furthor information.

Meetings are normally held twice monthly, on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of each month at the:

Verona Public Library

17 Gould St.

Verona, NJ

New - As of April 10, 2017

Little Falls Civic Center

19 Warren St.

Little Falls, NJ

Please see our current schedule of events.


While there is swapping, buying and selling going on between members, active collectors find that stamps offered through the Circuit Books provide valuable additions and fillers to members' collections. A monthly auction also enable a "fair-market" exchange of philatelic material to the advantage of both buyers and sellers. Speakers, slide programs, contests and exhibits round out the activities of the club.

Seasonal newsletters with meeting announcements are mailed to members and serve to keep members informed of new reference books, etc. maintained by the Society. Operating costs are met by low-cost dues.

We welcome all visitors but solicit philatelists residing in the Northern New Jersey area to join us. Full membership requires that the applicant be 18 years of age. Applicants between the ages of 15 and 18 may be granted "Junior" status.

January 2005

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