Saturday, May 7, 2016

International Stamp Shows in United States

Every decade in the last 100 years an international philatelic exhibition has been organized in the United States. These exhibitions were mostly held in years ending in 6 or 7, for e.g. 1926 or 1997. This is to coincide with the year 1847 when the first stamp was issued by United States. The first international stamp show was held in 1913 and the most recent one was in 2006. The next edition is coming up soon, the 11th one, to be held in New York City (May-Jun 2016). Looking forward to the souvenir sheets and stamps to released at the event later this year. Four new stamp issues viz. intaglio version of the two NY2016 stamps (2 panes of 12 stamps), View of our Planets (Pane of 16 stamps), Pluto - Explored (Souvenir sheet of 4) and Repeal of the Stamp Act (Pane of 10) are planned to be released during the World Stamp Show - New York City 2016. Below is a tabulated list of the dates and locations of all the international philatelic exhibitions. Also shown are some of the stamps and souvenir sheets released to commemorate these stamp exhibitions.

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