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About the WSCC

Scott #573, $5 Statue of Freedom stamp of 1923The Washington Stamp Collectors Club was formed on January 1, 2006 through a merger of the Collectors Club of Washington (founded 1927) and the Washington Philatelic Society (founded 1905). The Club's mission is to foster the philatelic enjoyment of its members and to bring educational benefits to stamp collectors in the Washington, D.C. area.


Club Activities

  • Scott #572, $2 Capitol stamp of 1923trading, buying, and selling stamps and covers;
  • programs of interest to novice and advanced collectors;
  • four to six auctions annually;
  • U.S. and worldwide stamp circuits at each meeting;
  • philatelic quizzes and contests;
  • annual awards banquet;
  • a popular end-of-year holiday auction and party; and
  • refreshments and snacks at each meeting.

An Open Invitation . . .

Scott #571, $1 Lincoln Memorial stamp of 1923Please visit the rest of our site and see what membership in the Washington Stamp Collectors Club can offer you. Learn some of our club's distinguished history and see what we are doing now. If you have any questions, contact any of the officers or come in person to any of the upcoming club events listed on the left hand side of your screen. We believe that our club will prove to be of great value to you in helping you further your hobby, and we hope to see you at our next meeting or event! Don't forget to bookmark this page and return often, as we update regularly.




The three stamps shown above are from the U.S. definitive series of 1922-30, often referred to as the Fourth Bureau Issue. These stamps are popular with collectors because of their innovative design and crisp engraving, which depicts District landmarks: the Lincoln Memorial on the $1; the Capitol with the House of Representatives wing in the foreground on the $2; and a detail of the statue of Freedom atop the Capitol dome on the $5 (misidentified as America on the stamp). More Washington, D.C. stamps are featured throughout the website.