Monday Morning Brief | World Stamp Show-New York 2016

April 18, 2016 08:23 AM

Watch as Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee discusses two well-known stamp collectors’ reminiscences of their first international stamp shows.

Greetings fellow stamp enthusiasts! Welcome to the Monday Morning Brief for April 18.

If you’ve stopped by our website,, lately, you might have noticed some new content related to Word Stamp Show-New York 2016, the once-a-decade international stamp exhibition that will be held in New York City May 28 through June 4.

A number of these articles are taken from our special World Stamp Show preview issue that was sent to Linn’s subscribers with the April monthly issue of Linn’s.

If World Stamp Show will be your first international, I encourage you to read through two of the articles in particular.

In the first, Linn’s Stamps Down Under columnist Janet Klug reminisces about her first international stamp show: London 1980.

Though the passage of time has dimmed some memories, Klug still vividly recalls that Queen Elizabeth II made an appearance at the show to inspect her Royal Exhibit that was one of many highlights on display. “That sure gave me something to crow about!” she recalls. “You never know who you might see at a stamp show.”

Michael Laurence, former editor and publisher of Linn’s, writes fondly of his experiences at the 1956 exhibition, the last international show to be held in New York.

While journeying home for summer vacation, Laurence had some time to kill in New York. So he visited the show and was “transfixed” by an exhibit featuring a single stamp. That encounter set him on the path that eventually led to the creation of his specialized exhibit of the 10¢ 1869 Pictorial stamp, which will be on display at World Stamp Show.

Finally and as a reminder, World Stamp Show-New York 2016 will open its doors at the Javits Center in New York City in just about six weeks. Hundreds of dealers, dozens of societies, thousands of pages of exhibits, and more await you. This incredible philatelic spectacle is not to be missed. Members of the Linn’s and Scott catalog editorial staffs will be at the show, and we encourage you to stop by booth number 951 and say hello. We look forward to meeting you.

For Linn’s Stamp News and the Scott catalogs, I’m Chad Snee. Have a great week enjoying our wonderful hobby. Cheers!