July Newsletter by PTS and Stampex International:
The UK’s Largest Stamp Show
Stampex, the UK’s largest annual stamp show, held in London, will boost a range of exciting activities and experiences across four full days, including a late Thursday opening. The show has something for everyone, including historians, collecting enthusiasts, postal history lovers, philatelic exhibitors and stamp collecting beginners. Stampex, proudly sponsored by Spink, is based in the beautiful Business Design Centre in central London from 27th September – 30th September 2023.
With over 60 PTS members already confirmed, including Mark Bloxham Stamps, Stanley Gibbons, Michael Chipperfield, Glasgow Stamp Shop, BB Stamps, Trevor Pateman, Mulready Philatelics, Buckingham Covers, Lighthouse, Corbitts, Thematix and more, this is going to be an exciting show.
The highly successful Table Top Zone will once again be hosted at the “clock end” of the main Mezzanine floor. This is the perfect area to sit, chat and meet dealers whilst hunting through boxes of wonderful artefacts and postal materials.
The Stampex Auditorium, located on the Village Green, will be host to daily Stampex Talks and panel discussions. The full schedule will be announced at the end of August. There will be something for everyone, including learning “How to bid at Auction”, “How to set up or boost a stamp society”, “How to further your stamp collection” and more.
The Exhibiting Experience will allow visitors to learn, explore and meet exhibitors and find out how to advance their collections.
The Society Meeting Space allows societies to host meetings every day throughout the show, as well as take a table to promote their society and publications. To book a space, visit www.stampexinternational.com/societymeetings
The Stampex Court of Honour for 2023 will display a number of Hidden Treasures for that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see beautiful philatelic material up close.
Thanks to support from the Stamp Active Network, the Youth Zone provides children and young adults with the opportunity to explore stamps and take part in fun and games and treasure hunts!
Found some Stamps in the Attic? Visit Stampex and have verified PTS Members help you understand more about your collection, what stories it might tell and what it might be worth. Many dealers at Stampex will buy collections and auctioneers may offer to consign a collection for you.
TICKETS: Please register your attendance in advance at: www.stampexinternational.com/tickets All attendees will receive a free Show Guide. Tickets are £10.00 for entry on Day 1 (Wednesday). Free Entry Thursday – Saturday. Express Entry wristbands are available in advance of the show for all days (subject to small P&P fee). Stampex Patronage – £75 plus complementary Day 1 Ticket
VENUE: The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Str, Islington, London N1 OQH. Nearest Tube Station: Angel Islington (Northern Line)
Wednesday 27th September: 10:30 – 17:30
Thursday 28th September: 10:00 – 18:30
Friday 29th September: 10:00 – 17:30
Saturday 30th September: 10:00 – 16:00