World Stamp Show NY 2016 once-a-decade event will takes place at the Javits Center in New York City from May 28 to June 4 2016.
The stamp show will be held under the patronage of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie and sponsored by the American Philatelic Society.
The United States Postal Service is a major supporter and plans to issue several new stamps and souvenir items in conjunction with the show.
World Stamp Show NY 2016
World Stamp Show NY 2016 continues a 100-year tradition of once-a-decade international philatelic exhibitions held in the United States as selected by the American Philatelic Society (APS).
# More than 4,100 frames of competitive exhibits.
# Around 250,000 people over the eight days.
# About 200 philately dealers selling and buying philatelic material of all kinds.
# Dozens of postal bureaus selling their latest issues.
# Special stamps from United States Postal Service and United Nations Postal Administration.
# Priceless stamp rarities, auctions, seminars, youth and beginner activities.
# The world’s most expensive, the unique 1856 British Guiana 1c magenta stamp.
# first day ceremonies sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service and other nations at Court of Honor.
# Family friendly activities and events, including a large Youth and Beginner Area.
Special Stamps and Cancellations
Various stamps and philatelic items that will be released during the show honoring this great event.
Sunday, May 29
11 AM – USPS: Repeal of the Stamp Act
1 PM – Tuvalu/Gambia/Ghana “Beautiful New York Skyline at Night”
joint ceremony for the multi-national panoramic stamp sheets
Tuesday, May 31
11 AM – USPS: View of Our Planets, Pluto Explored
Wednesday, June 1
11 AM – USPS: Classics Forever
2 PM – Palau: 30th Anniversary- Marine Life sheetlet
Thursday, June 2
11 AM – USPS: National Parks
Friday, June 3
11 AM – USPS: Colorful Celebrations
Official Theme Day Cancels and Cachets
Each cancel is 3 inches wide by 1.6 inches high.
The official show cachets were designed by stamp artist Chris Calle and are representative of the theme of each day.
They are available at the show or through advance orders handled at by the Amerian Philatelic Society.
Prices are $2 per blank cachet/$16 per set of 8, $3 per serviced cachet/$24 per set of 8.