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Arizona federation’s Aripex show Feb. 14-16 in Mesa

Jan 23, 2020, 10 AM
The 2020 Aripex show will be held Feb. 14-16 in Mesa, Ariz. The show theme commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven.

By Linn’s Staff

The Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs will present the 62nd annual Aripex stamp show Feb. 14-16 at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., in Mesa, Ariz.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and covers all three days. Parking is free. 

The show theme commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven.

The official first-day ceremony for the United States Let’s Celebrate stamp will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the convention center’s theater room. For more information about the Let’s Celebrate stamp, see the story in the Feb. 10 issue of Linn’s.

The show will include a 36-dealer bourse (sales area); 248 exhibit frames; a U.S. Postal Service booth; and a program providing informal appraisals of stamps, covers and postcards.

Women Exhibitors (WE), the Christmas Seal and Charity Stamp Society, the Plate Number Coil Collectors Club and the Arizona – New Mexico Postal History Society will meet at the show.

The awards banquet will take place Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., preceded by a 6 p.m. cash bar cocktail hour. Tickets are $54 per person until Feb. 12; after that, prices increase to $75 per ticket.

Aripex is an American Philatelic Society World Series of Philately show. The multi-frame, grand-award winner will be invited to compete for the Champion of Champions award at the APS Great American Stamp Show Aug. 20-23 in Hartford, Conn.

The winner of the Aripex single-frame grand award will be invited to compete in the single-frame Champion of Champions competition at the Chicagopex show to be held Nov. 20-21 in Itasca, Ill.

For more information about Aripex, visit the show’s website.

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