ABPS Exhibitions Newsletter – March 2018
|The latest news of philatelic exhibitions in the UK and abroad.
Hot off the Press
Electronic application for UK National Exhibitions is here: From now on you can apply electronically to enter the York and STAMPEX exhibitions.
For further details have a look at the ABPS website (www.abps.org.uk).
Update on UK National Exhibitions
Northern National Exhibition, York – 20-21 July 2018 – York Racecourse Grandstand
The Northern National Exhibition will have 150 frames and is open to all classes shown in the rules. The rules and application procedure are at:
Deadline for receipt of applications: 8 June 2018
Autumn Stampex 2018 – 12-15 September 2018 – Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1
Full National Exhibition with applications invited from exhibitors in the UK and other countries. The American Philatelic Society will be special guest with around 200 frames. The Forces Postal History Society and Civil Censorship Society will also provide displays to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Exhibits can be entered competitively or non-competitively in all classes shown in the rules including literature.
This will be a further opportunity to qualify for London 2020. The rules and application procedures will be available from 4 April 2018 at:
Deadline for receipt of applications: 12 July 2018
Spring Stampex 2019 – 13-16 February 2019 – Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1
Full National Exhibition with applications invited from exhibitors in the UK and other countries. The Royal Philatelic Society London will be the lead contributor with a display on the theme of ‘King George V’ to mark its 150th anniversary.
This will also be the final opportunity in the UK to qualify for London 2020. The rules and application procedure will be published on the ABPS website in August 2018.
Autumn Stampex 2019 – 11-14 September 2019 – Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1
Full National Exhibition with applications invited from exhibitors in the UK and other countries. Plans are being made for a special display on Indian philately. Further details will follow.
Update on International Exhibitions with UK Participation
ISRAEL 2018 – World Stamp Championship – 27-31 May 2018 – International Convention Centre, Jerusalem
Specialised exhibition under FIP patronage. Invited classes: Traditional Philately, Postal History, Modern Philately, Literature. Further information at:
UK Commissioner: Simon Richards Simon@sidebell.co.uk
NORDIA 2018 -8-10 June 2018 – Gardabaer, near Reykjavik, Iceland
Regional exhibition for Nordic countries with UK and US participation. UK Commissioner: Mike Smith email@example.com
PRAGA – 2018 – 15-18 August 2018 – Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague
Specialised world exhibition with FIP patronage and FEPA recognition. The exhibition will include the following classes: Traditional Philately, Postal History, Revenues, Philatelic Literature, One Frame exhibits, Modern Philately, Open Philately. UK Commissioner: Yvonne Wheatley firstname.lastname@example.org
ITALIA – 2018 – 23-25 November 2018
National Exhibition in Verona with international participation in two areas.
1 History of the Great War – An on-line exhibition open to exhibitors around the world. The exhibition will include the following classes – traditional philately, thematic, interophilos, maximafilia, postal history – and exhibits are invited that are between 5 and 10 frames, each of 12 sheets.
2 Literature – Open to any work of philatelic literature: books, catalogues, magazines, journals, websites, software, audiovisuals. Only one copy of each entry will need to be supplied.
All judging will be done electronically. Applications can be made directly to the Organisers through the exhibition website and there is no UK Commissioner. Regulations and electronic application forms for each section of the exhibition are available at www.italia2018.eu
Deadline for applications:
History of the Great War – 31 July 2018
Literature – 10 August 2018
THAILAND 2018 – 28 November – 3 December 2018 – Royal Paragon Hall, Bangkok
FIP World exhibition with 2,500 frames covering all FIP classes. Details at www.thailand2018.org. UK Commissioner: Peter Cockburn (email@example.com)
STOCKHOLMIA 2019 – 29 May – 2 June 2019 – Waterfront Congress Centre, Stockholm
Exhibition open to members of The Royal Philatelic Society London with ABPS recognition. Details and application form are at: www.stockholmia2019.se
Applications can be sent directly to the Commissioner General, Jan Berg, or to the UK Commissioner: Mike JY Roberts at www.rpsl.org.uk
Deadline for applications: 30 April 2018
LONDON 2020 – 2 – 9 May 2020
Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1
World stamp exhibition with provisional FIP patronage. Competitive classes in Traditional Philately, Postal History, Revenues, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, Thematic Philately, Open Philately, Philatelic Literature and Youth Philately. To enable as many exhibitors as possible to be accepted, the frames will be used twice during the week with exhibits being swapped on the evening of Tuesday 5 May. There will be about 3,000 frames available. The IREX and the application forms will be available in a few months’ time. UK Commissioner: Mike J.Y. Roberts – UKcommissioner@london2020.co
Deadline for applications: End of February 2019. Further information
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DETAILS AWAITED for:
The International Exhibitions Calendar
Further information on the full range of international exhibitions up to 2020 is at : http://fepanews.com/International%20Exhibitions
With best wishes, Bill Hedley – Chairman, ABPS Exhibitions, Congress and International Committee