World Stamps

By Colin Sallee

London will host major stamp exhibition in 2020

September 17, 2015 11:21 AM

  • The London Stamp Exhibition is sure to impress in 2020. Be patient, collectors.

By Colin Sallee

1. London 2020 International Stamp Exhibition announced  

The Business Design Centre in Islington, London, will host the event May 2-9, 2020. 

The show intends on being one of the larger ones in the world. Competitive exhibits in traditional, postal history, thematic, revenue, postal stationery, aerophilately, open, literature, and youth classes will all be available for show-goers to enjoy. 

"A website has been established at www.london2020.co, which will be developed as preparations for the exhibition progress," show organizers said in a Sept. 15 press release.

"The UK-based Philatelic Traders’ Society (PTS) is fully supportive of the exhibition and is coordinating booth sales on behalf of the organising committee. Anyone interested in taking a trade stand can follow a link on the website."

2. Seven candidates declare intention to run in 2016-19 APS election

"Ken Nilsestuen, current treasurer for the American Philatelic Society, announced his candidacy for APS president at the APS Stamshow held Aug. 20-23 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

"In mid-September, Nilsestuen and six others posted candidate statements on the Stamp Collecting Forum and the Virtual Stamp Club, two websites devoted to stamp collecting."

Here are some more details regarding the candidates.

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