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Welcome to the Fred C. Sawyer
North TX Chapter 56
of the American First Day Cover Society
Texas Philatelic Association Unit #6

Texas Philatelic Association

We are a local chapter of the American First Day Cover Society (AFDCS) located in the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. Chapter meetings are usually held on Saturday mornings at the Wineburgh Philatelic Library in the Special Collections area of the McDermott Library at the University of Texas at Dallas. Except during the summer months we generally meet on a monthly basis. We meet to study, trade and discuss First Day Covers, Event Covers and other items of philatelic interest.

The Chapter is open to all those interested in First Day Cover collecting from the beginner to the advanced collector. If you are a stamp collector and think you might have leanings towards FDC collecting - come and visit.

For information about our chapter please contact:

Special Announcement:

  • Congratulations to Bob Emrick for his First Place win in the AFDCS annual cachet contest for his Bob Cat FDC at the AFDCS convention in August in the Hand Drawn/Hand Painted category. A picture of his cover is in the TPA Journal Sept/Oct 2013 on page 25. You can see all the winning covers (including Bob's) at the web site.
  2013-2014 Chapter Meeting Topics
  November 14, 2013


  • 9:15 to 10:00 AM - Swap and Shop
  • 10:00 - Business meeting
    • Secretaries Report - Anne Benner
    • Treasurers Report - Bob McDermott
    • Presidents Comments - Paul Benson
    • Web site
    • Name badge update
    • Christmas/Holiday Party Dec 13.
      Please advise if you plan to attend (we need a head count)
    • Status of Christmas FDC--Mike Gibson
  • Presentation by Ron Aljoe on Sports covers by Kendal Bevil
    Ron was the first Chapter President in 1986.
  December 13, 2013
  Topic: Annual Christmas Party - Location UTD
  January 11, 2014
  Topic: Joint Issues by Jesse Covey and Dave Lirette
  February 8, 2014
  Topic: Bill Pry-Moon Landing, begin earning credits for 2014 Auction
  March 1, 2014

Topic: TEXPEX 2014
February 28 - March 2, 2014
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 Hwy. 26 East
Grapevine, Texas

Click here for a copy of the entry form & prospectus (pdf document)

  April 12, 2014

Topic: TBA

  May 10, 2014

Topic: TBA

  June ??, 2014

Topic: Annual Picnic - Location TBA

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