60 years of Stampex to be celebrated in February
By Colin Sallee
1. Celebrate 60 years of London's Stampex
The United Kingdom's premier philatelic show, Stampex, will celebrate its 60-year diamond anniversary during its Feb. 17-20, 2016, spring exhibition.
The show, which is organized by the Philatelic Traders’ Society, will take place at The Business Design Centre, in Islington.
“The exhibition will have a special showcase to commemorate this special anniversary,” a release from the Philatelic Traders’ Society reads. “Visitors can also expect over 100 stands, featuring specialist collections, national competitions and special displays by the Association of British Philatelic Societies entitled ‘Seven Nations Challenge’ with teams from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, the UK and the USA, including a full national exhibition.”
A children’s stand, from Stamp Active Network, is among the highlights of the show.
More information on the Diamond Anniversary Stampex show can be found here.
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