The WEPS Newsletter For May Through August 2005
CLUB DONATION AUCTION
This evening there will be a slide program: "Collecting Plate Number Coils" presented by Bob Moskowitz and Rob
We will have our regular scheduled auction.
There will be a Show and Tell.
Will be the night of our regular scheduled auction.
This evening we will have a Member's Bourse.
Our regularly scheduled Monday Night Auction.
There will be a Member's Bourse.
First and foremost- the following officers have been elected for the upcoming year:
President - Ron Gollhardt
Vice-President - Jim Smillie
Treasurer - Lou Caprario
Trustee - Robert Reed
Trustee - Phil Clarke
Congratulations and thank you for your wonderful efforts and the jobs you are doing.
As always - it is a pleasure to announce the joining of another new member - David Way.
Some members still have not paid their dues; so, please do so before we have to drop you from our mailing list.
Those who have not paid - a note will be put on the ouside of your newsletter.
Once again - May 9th WILL BE OUR DONATION AUCTION. It is imperitive that as many members as possible participate in this
event. We need buyers and sellers(donators). This is the financial life-blood of the Club. Please help. Thank you.
A yellow flyer has been inserted in this copy of the newsletter - it is further information on the
for the Club. Please make every effort to attend and please bring friends.
Don't forget NOJEX - the show will be held on May 28 - May 30 - bourse, exhibits, and auctions. For more details inquire
at Club Meetings.
Well once again, my favorite topic - the formula for financial success in a hobby - knowledge and "dumb-luck". The
"Dumb-Luck" part - in 1982, your author bought a home-made book of Radio Reception stamps at a WEPS club auction. There
were over 760 different stamps and the purchase price was $10.00. They have been sitting in my closet since that day.
They are Cinderallas- they were produced by the EKKO company in Chicago. And, the way they operated was that when you
had received a signal from a radio station - you would send in a form and 10 cents - and you would receive a stamp with the
call letters from that station.
Now - for the knowledge part - one never knows where or when you will learn something new. At the last post card club
meeting - a gentleman was lecturing about QSL cads - which were used by "Ham" operators to indicate receipt of hearing each
others stations. Anyway, after the meeting I asked if there was any interest in these radio stamps - and he mentioned there
Ebay is just not for selling and buying. Doing a search - a number of these radio stamps were located and at prices from
$0.99 to $70.00. Many were selling for many dollars. So, as it turned out this $10.00 investment on a hunch - just bought
because I like what is different and not found in the Scott Catalog, may turn into thousands. PS: There is a stamp with
the letters WEPS from Gloucester - which I do not own. The design is an American Eagle with telegraph towers on each side.
Also, a beaver is only other design for Canadian and some foreign stations.
HAVE A HAPPY AND PLEASANT SUMMER.
Your Editor: Ray Laplace