Forthcoming events of the Association of British Philatelic Societies, ABPS

Published on Author José Ramón Moreno

Forthcoming National Exhibitions

Autumn Stampex 2017
13-16 September 2017 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1.

A Full National Exhibition and an excellent commercial show with more than 70 dealer stands and a wide range of interests in the exhibition.

Highlights will be:

  • The Sarawak Specialist Society as lead contributor will show 150 frames, both competitive and non-competitive. This marks the 70th anniversary of the Sarawak Society.
  • The Hungarian Philatelic Society will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first Hungarian postage stamps with a special display in 20 frames.
  • The Inter-Federation Competition will take place at the same time with eight competitors, each with three frames in different classes. The following have notified the organisers of their participation: The Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies and the Yorkshire, Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Mid-Anglia and Essex Philatelic Associations and Federations.
  • Nigel Gooch will lead a seminar at 11.00 on Saturday 17th  in the Executive Centre on the topic of ‘Giving Club and Non-Competitive Displays’. This will be free – all are welcome so why not come along?


Spring Stampex 2018 
14-17 February 2018 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1.

Full National Exhibition. Includes a special display by the Channel Islands Philatelic Society as lead contributor. In conjunction with the Ephemera Society, we are also looking at introducing exhibits of ephemera at Stampex for the first time on an experimental basis.

Frames will be available as usual for individual exhibitors. The Rules and Entry Forms will be available at

after Autumn Stampex and we are hoping to enable on-line application for Spring Stampex though this has still to be confirmed. The deadline for applications is Friday 8 December.

Please note that fees at UK National exhibitions will be £25.00 per frame or literature entry from 1st January 2018. This includes Spring Stampex 2018.

Autumn Stampex 2018
12-15 September 2018 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1.

Full National Exhibition. We are expecting the American Philatelic Society to visit, and the Forces Postal History Society and Civil Censorship Society have also offered to provide displays to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.


Future Stampexes
If your society wishes to be the lead contributor at a Stampex exhibition, please contact us at


London 2020, 2-9 May 2020. UK Commissioner:  Mike JY Roberts

The last opportunity to qualify for London 2020 in the UK will be at Spring Stampex 2019.


Seminar in Exhibiting and Judging

There will be a national seminar for existing and would-be Federation judges, and for potential and existing exhibitors on 25-26 November 2017 at the Sun Hotel in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

For details contact David Alford at


The August 2017 Newsletter also informs about the FEPA and FIP Exhibitions listed in the FEPA Calendar.