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Along with our ongoing partners, the
American Philatelic Society, the RPSL,
the Museum of Philately and the ABPS,
we are delighted that the F.I.A.P and
Japan Philatelic Society have joined us
at the show, taking booths and hosting
talks. You can explore and shop safely
in the Booth Halls knowing that all
booths are PTS Veried Members
and associates. There are lots of new
names and familiar faces for you to
meet.
Many of our PTS Members are running
special show deals, discounts and
giveaways during the live event so do
check these out, but if you don’t get
time to explore everything at every
booth, or you miss a Stampex Talk or
two, the show will still be available
for you OnDemand until April 28th.
Sign up to our Stampex Newsletter
at stampexinternational.com and
be following us across Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn @
ptsandstampex to stay up to date with
post-show offers, competitions and
news.
We hope you enjoy the show and as
always, I welcome feedback and ideas
as we look to further develop the
Stampex International experience in
2021 and beyond.
Suzanne
Chairman
The PTS. The International Society for
Philatelic Professionals.
CHAIRMANS LETTER
Welcome once again
to our Virtual Edition of
Stampex International,
sponsored by Spink.
We were delighted
with the response to
our rst show in October last year and
proud to have been able to share this
experience with thousands of visitors
from around the world.
Since our pilot event, we have listened
to feedback and worked to make
this show more user friendly, more
engaging and even more philatelic!
You can now search for booths using
our Keyword Search tool, move
quickly from a chatroom back to
the booth (using the ‘Visit Booth’ link
at the top of the chat) and we have
enhanced our live chat feature so
you can see les, reply to specic
messages and even join a multi-way
video chat!
We also have lots of new and exciting
attractions including a Booth Hall
dedicated to our Gold PTS Members
and the new Collectors Lounge
sponsored by Corinphila & Heinrich
Koehler where you’ll nd Meet the
Team sessions and Collector Support
Sessions facilitated by the Royal
Philatelic Society London (RPSL).
We’ve made the Exhibits easier to
nd and the ever-popular Stampex
Talks in the Spink Auditorium are
back, with an exciting range of topics
scheduled around the clock for you
to enjoy.
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SPINK ARE PROUD SPONSORS
OF vIRTUAL STAMPEx
comments by Olivier D. Stocker - Chairman and CEO.
Stampex.
We are excited to con rm we will be the main sponsors of the Stampex
brand. This is an exciting opportunity as we work together to drive the digital
revolution taking our favourite hobby into the new digital age. We are working
together to enhance the community participation and enjoyment within the
philatelic community, creating experiences for people to enjoy. Last year, we
were impressed by how fast the hobby moved online, as demonstrated by the
resounding success of the video conferences of the Royal Philatelic Society of
London (RPSL) and many other initiatives across collectables areas. Well done
to all those who work hard to take our hobby into the next phase!
Technology is undoubtedly the way forward for our traditional hobby, not only
to survive but to thrive. We continue to look at ways to connect globally with
technology, last year we migrated our auctions to online only, like Christie’s
and Sotheby’s, and saw an acquisition rate of new customers like never before.
On some occasions we acquired well over 100 new bidders, something I
had never expected for a long-established company like Spink. Top quality
catalogues when warranted and internet auctions go hand in hand to promote
the hobby to existing and new players.
We have recently relaunched out London Headquarters, where we have brought
together two guiding principles; customer experience and technological. We
are looking at way to enhance our psychical auctions making them more fun
and turning them into real events to celebrate the strength of the hobby.
We look forward to welcoming you to Virtual Stampex and chatting to you
at the show on our booth A0, launching three live auctions from the Spink
Auditorium and connecting with you online, no matter where you are in the
world.
Olivier D. Stocker Chairman and CEO chairmanof ce@spink.com
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CONTENTS
PHILATELY AROUND THE CLOCK
Page 5 - What’s On
Page 7 - Gold Booth Hall
Page 8 - Booth Hall
Page 32 - Exhibits Hall
Page 34 - Chat training
Page 40 - Corinphila & Heinrich Kohler
Collectors Lounge Schedule
Page 43 - Spink Auditorium Stamp Talk Schedule
Page 49 - ABPS Non Competitive Exhibits
Virtual Stampex is live 24 hours a day from the 25–27th March 2021 (UTC-8/
GMT-8).
London: Open 08:00 on 25th Mar, closes 07:59 on 28th Mar
New York: Open 04:00 on 25th Mar, closes 03:59 on 28th Mar
Los Angeles: Open 01:00 on 25th Mar, closes 00:59 on 28th Mar
Hong Kong: Open 16:00 on 25th Mar, closes 15:59 on 28th Mar
Sydney: Open 18:00 on 25th Mar, closes 17:59 on 28th Mar
On Demand period runs for 30 days from 8am (GMT) 28th March. Whilst
the live chat will no longer be available, Virtual Stampex remains open for
viewing booths, links to shops and documents until April 28th 2021.
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Ofcially sponsored by Spink, this
week’s show (opening at 08:00
GMT on Thursday, running live for
72 hours straight!) has even more
attractions to enjoy and it’s free to
attend.
In the booth hall there is an
opportunity to connect with leading
dealers including Stanley Gibbons,
Spink & Son Ltd, Bill Barrell Ltd, Mark
Bloxham Stamps, Catawiki, Zeboose,
Corinphila, BB Stamps, eBay, David
Feldman, ABPS, Cherrystone,
Heinrich Kohler, The Glasgow Stamp
Shop, Empire Philatelists, Purves
Philatelics and Andrew Lajer.
There is also a new GOLD PTS
Members Hall. The NEW hall is
where you can visit our PTS Gold
Members including the likes of
WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE SHOW?
Mark Bloxham, BB Stamps, Stanley
Gibbons, Bill Barrell, Empire
Philatelists, Rush Stamps and more.
You’ll nd new names on the Virtual
Stampex oor including Grosvenor,
The Joy of Stamps, Samwells, Eric
Jackson, Linns, GBPS and Purves
Philatelics.
Stampex Talks in the Spink
Auditorium, including live talks with
Q&A from the APS, NY Collectors
Club, FIAP and The Royal Philatelic
Society London. Talks are running
from 830am on Thursday 25th
March.
The Collectors Lounge, sponsored by
Corinphila and Heinrich Kohler, this
space will allow collectors to meet
chat and connect. You can arrange to
meet friends, join a relaxed session
on collecting from one of the experts
kindly hosted by The Royal Philatelic
Society London and meet the teams
who are showing in the booth hall.
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We have many special offers from
PTS Members in the Booth Hall so
make sure you click through to the
booths and look around. We have
giveways, Stampex only discount
codes for up to 50% off online shops,
one off only Stampex deals and
promotions, the ability to chat to
dealers and auctions houses live, and
to sign up for future offers.
This year, we’ve made getting to the
Exhibits easier with the Exhibitors
Hub, showcasing exhibitions run by
the ABPS, award winning collections
presented by the Museum of
Philately (where you can join a
guided tour) and you’ll have the
chance to learn more about the
upcoming Weitzman Collection from
Sotherby’s New York.
Looking to get a stamp collection
valued or nd out more about a
collection you have inherited? Visit
the Stamps in the Attic booth to
discover specialist PTS Members
who can help.
Social Chat with the likes of Punk
Philatelist, The Digital Philatelist
and Exploring Stamps at The Portal.
The Conversation with Philatelists
team will also be present. Across all
booths, we have enhanced video
chat functionality and the ability to
reply/add les to the text chat boxes!
There’s also lots to do for all the
family, with StampIT and Stamp
Active providing games and activities
for youth philatelists.
We’ve added more ways for you to
maximise your personal enjoyment
of the show including the ability
to register your collector interests
on registration (giving booth
holders immediate insight into your
passions), and a ‘Keyword’ search
option for you to nd booths for a
specic interest.
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SPINK AND SON LTD
BOOTH AO
MARK BLOXHAM STAMPS
BOOTH A1
STANLEY GIBBONS
BOOTH A2
THE GLASGOW STAMP SHOP
BOOTH A3
BILL BARRELL LTD
BOOTH A5
BB STAMPS LTD
BOOTH A6
KÖHLER, CORINPHILA & THE GLOBAL
PHILATELIC NETWORK - BOOTH A8
EMPIRE PHILATELISTS
BOOTH A14
SAMWELLS LTD
BOOTH A15
RUSHSTAMPS LTD
BOOTH B18
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A0. SPINK AND SON
Spink is the world’s oldest
auctioneer of Stamps, Coins,
Banknotes, Medals, Bonds & Shares,
Autographs, Wine & Spirits, Books,
Handbags and Accessories. Since
its foundation in 1666, the Spink
name has become synonymous
with tradition, experience and
integrity. Holder of Royal Warrants
and numerous records for prices
achieved at auction, Spink offers
an unparalleled range of services
to collectors worldwide. We offer
valuation services, collection
consultations and serve philatelists
and stamp collectors of great scope
across all our ofces.
A1. MARK BLOxHAM STAMPS
Mark Bloxham Stamps Ltd is
a family-run stamp business
based in the North East of
England. We specialise in GB and
Commonwealth, of which we have
extensive stock on our website. We
are also interested in buying your
stamps, with no hidden charges,
commission or delays.
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A2. STANLEY GIBBONS
With a distinguished heritage dating
back to 1856, Stanley Gibbons is
the world’s longest established
rare stamp merchant. Our world-
leading experts are at the heart of
everything we do and they travel
globally in search of authentic, high
quality material often of extreme
rarity and value. It is this adherence
to quality that gained Stanley
Gibbons the Royal Warrant in 1914
and allows us to offer a lifetime
guarantee on all our rare items.
We remain the only philatelist
to offer this assurance. The
company continues to serve pre-
eminent collectors, philatelists and
numismatists all over the world.
A3. THE GLASGOW STAMP SHOP
The Glasgow Stamp Shop - Est.
1908. Your Centre for Collecting.
Today, we sit on the foundation
set out by our family. The 2nd
oldest UK stamp shop. Opening
in 1908, we enjoy an established
& exciting history, which covers
more than 100 years. along with the
development of Stamps and Mail
services throughout the late 1800’s
until present.
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A4. zEBOOSE.COM
Zeboose.com is a one-stop online
philatelic superstore bursting with
ne stamps, proofs, covers, artwork,
and more. From classic rarities to
contemporary releases, spanning
Aden to Zululand via Gold Coast
and Great Britain, there’s everything
from the ubiquitous to the unique.
Discover an exceptional mix of
outstanding material, including
better singles, sets, plate blocks,
unusual varieties, and spectacular
errors. All this in an unrivalled
shopping environment. Search.
Choose. Buy. It’s that easy. That
fast. And absolutely secure. Our
commitment to you: Genuine
Stock Expertly Described | 30-Day
Money Back Guarantee | Safe &
Secure Online Payments | Speedy
Worldwide Dispatch | Absolute
Condentiality and Integrity
A5. BILL BARRELL LTD
Bill Barrell ltd commenced trading
in the mid 1980’s. We buy and
sell early GB postal history to the
modern era, and handle quality
stamps from 1840 to date. We
surely have one of the biggest
stocks of GB postal history available
for immediate purchase from
early 1580 Corsini mail through
to modern commercial mail with
everything in between including
usages, destinations, coffee house
mail, cancellations, the Mulready
and its caricatures, Air Mail
including the 1911 Aerial Post, 1d
blacks on cover, underpaid mail, the
list is endless.
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A6. BB STAMPS LTD
GB Stamps 1840 to Date. Mint and
Used Great British Stamps. The
most comprehensive price list of
GB stamps available on the Internet,
with over 40,000 items priced and
listed. Nearly every stamp listed
in complete sections mostly on
one or two pages with easy “one
- click” ordering. We specialise in
Great British (GB) Stamps – Penny
Black stamps, Queen Victorian
stamps, Edward VII stamps, George
V stamps, Presentation Packs plus
genuine mint stamps for postage all
at discounted rates.
A7. DAvID FELDMAN
INTERNATIONAL AUCTIONEERS
David Feldman International
Auctioneers is the world’s most
successful international philatelic
auction house, who’s unparalleled
track record of success spans over
50 years of selling more Grand
Prix and Large Gold Medal winning
collections than any other company
and holding more ‘World Records’
for prices achieved than any other
auction house in history.
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A8. THE GLOBAL PHILATELIC
NETWORK CORINPHILA &
HEINRICH KOHLER
The partners of The Global Philatelic
Network are among the leading
auction houses for stamps and
postal history in Europe, United
States and Asia: HEINRICH KÖHLER
AUKTIONSHAUS GMBH & CO. KG
CORINPHILA AUKTIONEN AG H.R.
HARMER CORINPHILA Veilingen
bv JOHN BULL STAMP AUCTIONS
The Global Philatelic Network
features decades of experience in
the most relevant philatelic markets
internationally, with expertise in
stamps at international and national
levels.
A9. CHERRYSTONE AUCTIONS
Cherrystone is a global leader in
Philatelic Auctions, bringing over
$30 million worth of stamps and
postal history to market yearly. Our
frequently held public auctions
feature the widest selection of
philatelic material in the world, with
a focus on rarity and exceptional
quality.
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A10. THE AMERICAN PHILATELIC
SOCIETY
The APS is the world’s largest
membership organization
dedicated to stamp collecting.
Membership in the APS is open,
and we offer international and
digital memberships in addition to
our traditional membership. APS
members have access to the APRL,
can sell and buy on StampStore,
receive discounts on Expertizing
and a subscription to the American
Philatelist. Since 1886, the APS has
supported the hobby of kings and
queens.
A11. CATAWIKI
Catawiki is the most-visited
curated marketplace in Europe for
collectables, art, design, jewellery,
watches, classic cars and more.
Every day, Catawiki’s 200 in-house
experts carefully select only the
most special objects to put up
for auction. Founded in 2008,
Catawiki has grown into a global
platform that offers 65,000 special
objects spanning over 22 categories
every week. Through its protected
platform, buyers are assured of an
exciting, safe and hassle-free buying
experience.
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A12. THE PORTAL
Connecting the Worlds of Online
and Traditional Philately! The Digital
Philatelist, Punk Philatelist and
Exploring Stamps have teamed up
for the March 2021 Stampex. The
Portal is a space for all levels of the
hobby to discuss the connection
between online and traditional
philately. James, Gerard and Graham
are eager to help the beginner
philatelist get started, or introduce
the expert to philately’s online
presence.
A13. ANDREW G LAjER
PHILATELIST
Andrew G Lajer Philatelist has
superb British philatelic material,
specialising in stamps and postal
history from 1840-1952, with an
emphasis on the rare and unusual.
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A14. EMPIRE PHILATELISTS
Commonwealth & GB Stamp
Dealers. Empire Philatelists is
the trading name of Just Posh Art
Ltd. We buy and sell ne quality
British Empire & Commonwealth
Stamps covering all reigns of
Queen Victoria, King Edward VII,
King George V, King George VI and
Queen Elizabeth II, from 1840 to
the 1990s. Stuart, our stamp guy,
took an interest in stamps as a boy
and started collecting in the late
1960’s. After setting up a shop on
eBay to sell some of his collection
he realised he could turn his hobby
into a business and so Empire
Philatelists was born.
A15. SAMWELLS
Full time professional Philatelists
and PTS Members since 1999. GB
specialists & worldwide stamp and
cover dealers.
We are very experienced valuers
of stamps, postal history, covers,
documents & autographs. Whether
you are either selling or looking to
insure your collection we are able to
help and offer impartial advice. We
can also provide formal valuations
for Probate.
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A16. PURvES PHILATELICS
For all your British Commonwealth
philatelic requirements (1840-
2000). Purves Philatelics was
established in 2001 and for many
years has been one of the leading
dealers in British Commonwealth
stamps in the UK. We have built a
reputation for quality and service
that is second to none and also have
one of the largest stocks available
on the web. We currently have in
excess of 18,000 different items
ranging from a few £’s to several
£000’s and are, therefore, well
positioned to cater for pockets of all
sizes!
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B0. ROYAL MAIL
New Issue stamps &
collectibles & British
stamp programme
B1. ART STAMPED
Welcome to Art
Stamped, your one-
stop shop for philatelic
gifts, stamp art, ‘make
your own’ supplies,
and of course,
beautiful stamps,
postal history and
ephemera for your
collection.
B2. THE ROYAL
PHILATELIC SOCIETY
LONDON
The Royal Philatelic
Society London is the
home of philatelic
excellence, expertise
and friendship.
The Royal is an
international voice
for philately and
a world centre,
which coordinates
knowledge for all
philatelists. We have
over 1150 overseas
members, almost 900
members in the United
Kingdom, and our
libraries, collections
and archives go back
to the beginning of
the postage stamp and
beyond. We welcome
new members who
share our aims and
objectives, from
wherever in the world
they may be.
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B3. CHRISTOPHER
GREEN LTD.
Based in Ottawa,
Canada, Christopher
Green Ltd. are dealers
in ne and rare
stamps, postal history,
and manuscripts. We
offer a wide range
of quality items to a
worldwide clientele
through our bricks-
and-mortar stamp
shop and online store.
B4. C.G. COLLECTORS
WORLD
With C.G. Collectors
World you have
more than just one
strong partner for
consignment, auction
and direct sale.
The internationally
renowned auction
and trading house
Christoph Gaertner,
Germany - heart of
C.G.Collectors World
- specialises in postal
history & postal
stationery worldwide,
Thematics A-Z,
ASIA, numismatics,
banknotes, collectibles.
B5. ARTISIO
Welcome to Artisio!
Customisable cloud
based Auction
Management Software
designed to meet the
changing needs of
your auction business
in 2021.
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B6. THEMATIx
All World Thematic
& New Issue Stamps.
Online Shop by
Theme & Country with
c.15,000 items online
B7. PRINz
PUBLICATIONS (UK)
LTD
Suppliers of stamp
mounts, stock
pages, albums and
accessories. World-
wide mail order, all
leading brands offered.
B8. MULREADY
PHILATELICS
We buy and sell GB
and World Classic
Stamps and Postal
History
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B9. PTS FOR EBAY
The world’s online
marketplace
B10. GUERNSEY
STAMPS
Guernsey Post has
produced stamps since
1969 and for Alderney
since 1983. The Islands
are a constant source
of inspiration for
creating memorable
and collectable stamp
issues.
B11. NOBLESPIRIT
Servicing 150,000+
customers in over 76
countries, NobleSpirit
is eBay’s #1 no
reserve high volume
Platinum Powerseller
of coins, stamps, and
collectibles.
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B12. AUCTIONS LASER
INvEST
LASER INVEST
PHILATELIC AUCTION
HOUSE, based in
ITALY both in MILAN
and MANTOVA,
holds public and
on-line Live auctions
every two months
in Philately, Postal
History, Postcards, Art
and Collectibles. Our
specialties: Airmail,
Italy and the whole
ITALIAN AREA, British
Commonwealth. As
well as rare Books
and Maps, Paintings
and Antiques. We also
offer a professional
consulting service for
protable investments
in the philatelic area, as
well as evaluations for
the courthouse in case
of inheritances and
other circumstances.
B13. DAvID MORRISON
AND COMPUSTAMP
David Morrison - Fine
British Commonwealth
Postal History and
Worldwide Postal
Incidents
Compustamp -
Specializing In Fine
Worldwide Postal
History.
B14. MARTIN
TOWNSEND
Great Britain Postal
History Exhibition
Quality 1300 to 1930
and Great Britain
Stamps 1840 to 1930.
Our business has been
established for over 40
years and I try to offer
a personal service
from my varied stock
of Great Britain Postal
History and Stamps.
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B15. CAPEx 22
CAPEX 22 is the rst
International philatelic
one frame exhibition.
The exhibition will be
at the Metropolitan
Toronto Convention
Centre located in
Toronto, Ontario
Canada.
B16. BUSCH
COLLECTIBLES
Specialist in modern
African stamps
since 2000 (Senegal,
Madagascar, Ivory
Coast, Burkina Faso,
Guinea-Bissau, Guinea
...) Interesting online
offer of modern
French stamps.
We also deal with
France mancolists,
contact us. Europe
and World according
to availability.
Development of our
offer of common /
joint issues. Other
original collectibles
(banknotes, medals,
coins...) to discover.
B17. CHRIS RAINEY
British Commonwealth
Postal History
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B18. RUSHSTAMPS
(RETAIL) LTD
Rushstamps is a
family run business
which was started in
1958. Over 60 years of
service to philately.
B19. THE jOY OF
STAMPS
Discover The Joy of
Stamps. Beautiful
stamps at your
ngertips! All the
latest new issues and
modern thematics
from 100+ countries
and territories, with
a strong focus on
Commonwealth,
Europe, Africa, Asia,
Middle East and the
Pacic. 50+ Topics.
B20. MARTELLO
PHILATELIC AUCTIONS
We offer a friendly and
professional approach
to selling your stamps.
We welcome the
opportunity to discuss
the sale of your stamp
collection either by
outright purchase,
or by public stamp
auction. We are based
in Hythe Kent and we
offer at least 4 public
auctions a year of
Quality stamps and
Coins.
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C1. THE POSTAL
MUSEUM
The Postal Museum
reveals ve centuries
of British social and
communications
history as seen through
the eyes of its iconic
postal service. Enter
our stamp vault to nd
out more about our
philatelic collection
including the unique
world class collection
of Victorian postal
history of Reginald
Phillips.
C2. CANDLISH
MCCLEERY LTD
Buying & Selling Great
Britain Stamps 1840-
1970, specialising in
the reigns of QV, KGV,
KEVIII, KGVI & QEII.
With a wide range of
expert knowledge in
Great Britain philately
from Penny Blacks to
Wilding Booklet panes.
C3. ROBERT DANzIG
Great Britain Line-
Engraved, Postal
History, Fine Stimes
on Covers, Postal
Stationary, Illustrated
Envelopes, Channel
Islands, Ephemera,
Stamp Boxes,
Philatelic Literature,
and much more. 40
years of trading and
experience.
C7. COLLECTORS CLUB
Founded in 1896,
we are the home for
Collectors around
the globe. Promoting
the exchange of
knowledge through
our award-winning
journal – The
Collectors Club
Philatelist, virtual
presentations, in-
person talks in our
New York clubhouse
and one of the largest
Philatelic Libraries.
C8. CANADIAN STAMP
NEWS
Canada’s #1 source for
philatelic news and
information
C9. CONvERSATIONS
WITH PHILATELISTS
Weekly video podcast
created and hosted
by Michael Cortese
of NobleSpirit, and
Charles Epting of HR
Harmer. Michael and
Charles interview a
different guest within
the eld of philately,
including collectors,
dealers, auction house
executives, historians,
curators, authors,
professors, and more.
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C4. DOREEN ROYAN &
ASSOCIATES
Fine and Rare Postage
Stamps from Great
Britain and the British
Commonwealth
C5. ABACUS
AUCTIONS
Abacus Auctions is
a Melbourne-based
auction house offering
our clients a wide
variety of Stamps,
Postal History, Picture
Postcards, Coins,
Banknotes, Militaria,
Sporting Memorabilia
and associated
Collectables
C6. STAMP COLLECTOR
/ ALL ABOUT STAMPS
Get your rst issue
of Stamp Collector
magazine for 99p! Find
out more and chat to
the team today.
C10. ERIC jACKSON
Specialist in United
States Revenue and
Telegraph Stamps,
Canada Revenue and
Telegraph Stamps,
and various British
Commonwealth and
World revenues.
C11. FIAP
“The Federation of
Inter-Asian Philately” is
a non-prot and non-
political federation of
philatelic societies in
Asia and Australasia,
founded in Singapore
on the 14th September
1974. FIAP is a young
international philatelic
organization, but she
acts as a powerful
lighthouse guiding
the Asian members to
the route to organise
philately.
C12. GROSvENOR
AUCTIONS
London based
Auctioneers of Stamps
and Postal History
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C13. jAPAN PHILATELIC
SOCIETY FOUNDATION
Japan Philatelic Society
Foundation, JPS is the
largest and leading
philatelic society in
Japan. Let’s enjoy
Japanese Philately with
us!
C14. LONDON 2022
INTERNATIONAL
ExHIBITION
International Stamp
Exhibition in London
19 to 26 February 2022
at the BDC
C15. GBPS
The GBPS (founded
1955) deals with all
aspects of the philately
of Great Britain, and
has more than 800
members in the UK
and abroad. It is the
premier society for
those interested in GB
philately.
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x1. STAMPS IN THE ATTIC
Stamps in the Attic launched by The
Philatelic Traders’ Society welcomes
those people with inherited or gifted
collections to have them appraised
for free during Virtual Stampex.
Businesses including Spink & Son
Ltd, Empire Philatelists, Auctions
Laser Invest, and Purves Philatelics
are all providing FREE VALUATIONS
ON BOOTH
x2. STAMPEx SMILERS SHOP
Buy the very last Smiler Sheet or
shop the back issues to ensure you
have the full collection.
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x3. PTS COLLECTORS HANDBOOK
Register your interest for the new
2021 Collectors Handbook
x4. vISIT STAMPEx IN LONDON
Stampex International & Virtual
Stampex are organised by
The Philatelic Traders’ Society
Limited. Stampex International is
Europe’s number one stamp show
and has been running for over 60
years. The bi annual show is held
at the well known Business Design
Centre in London’s vibrant Islington.
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Find a Member, Apply to Join and
Membership Benets
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Gold Membership Benets,
Information and Application
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x8. DOWNLOAD PTS WALLPAPER
FOR YOUR PHONE!
Download the latest PTS Wallpaper
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Y1. STAMP ACTIvE
Stamp Active is a voluntary group
that promotes stamp collecting for
young people in the UK.
Y2. STAMPIT
Within stamps lies an entire world
of language and culture. StampIT is
an exciting youth programme that
uses stamps to learn about other
subjects.
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ExHIBITS.
MUSEUM OF PHILATELY
The Museum of Philately is a unique
digital platform that captures
and preserves award winning
collectors, collections and rarities,
as well as providing the facility
to track provenance and pricing
information. Available via any web
browser, or through a dedicated
App ‘The Museum of Philately’ (IOS
& Android) will immortalise you
and your collection, ensuring it is
available to view anywhere in the
world at your ngertips, now and
for future generations.
ExHIBITS. SOTHEBYS
Sotheby’s New York is pleased to
present Three Treasures – Collected
by Stuart Weitzman, a dedicated live
auction of three legendary treasures
from the personal collection of the
renowned fashion designer and
collector.
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ExHIBITS. ABPS
The Association of British Philatelic
Societies (ABPS) is a national
organisation with the principal aim
of assisting collectors by providing
support to local Societies, Regional
Federations and specialist National
Societies across the UK. ABPS also
encourages competitive philately by
organising National Competitions
held at various UK Exhibitions.
We also support International
Exhibitions, e.g. through our
membership of FEPA, the
Federation of European Philatelic
Associations. Another key element
of our support is to encourage
youth philately through the Stamp
Active Network.
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vIRTUAL STAMPEx - LETS GET CHATTING!
Login to Virtual Stampex with your email address at https://stampex.vfairs.com
You will enter the Virtual Stampex Lobby (Image 1)
Select Chat in the blue header navigation bar this will take you to the main chat room page
(Image 2). You can select any booth chatroom on the left-hand side.
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ACCESSING CHAT DIRECTLY THROUGH BOOTH
You can visit a Booth by:
Selecting the tiles in the Lobby
Browsing the Booth Hall
Search for a Booth.
You can access the Chatroom of the booth directly, by selecting the Chat button on the
bottom right of the white navigation bar, outlined below:
CHATROOM OvERvIEW
Any message typed within the chat room can be seen by everyone. To have a private
message you need to connect with a Booth Representative and they will open up a direct
message channel with you.
Shows all Booth Reps online and who you can speak with 1.
Highlights who is in the chat room2.
All chatroom history from all Booth Reps and Visitors3.
Type and Send message to everyone in your chatroom4.
Chatroom name and the number of current Booth Reps and Visitors5.
Select your name in the top right to add/update your Prole Picture.6.
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DIRECT MESSAGES
All your Direct Message conversations will appear here. You can run multiple Direct 1.
Messages at the same time. As a visitor you can be in several chatrooms at the same time
and can have multiple Direct Messages conversations taking place across the show
Once a Direct Message conversation has been opened, a booth rep can audio call or video 2.
call you.
All Audio Calls and Video Calls take place through the Virtual Stampex show – there is no 3.
need to download any software. If using a mobile device, you may be asked to allow the
show access to your camera and microphone.
All Direct Messages exchanged will only be seen by you and the Booth Rep/dealer4.
If you see a red “1” indicates there is one message that has not been read in the Chatroom. If 5.
you have 10 unread messages, there will be a red “10”
Alerts when you get a new message
As well as the red number next to your Chatroom or Direct Message(s), you will also receive a
sound alert when someone enters your chatroom and when you receive a new message.
Mobile User Advice
The chat function works similarly for Mobile Users. There are slight
differences in accessing various menus which are outlined below.
The three horizontal lines / menu button, will show you all
conversations that are open (Direct Messages and Chatrooms).
The right hand side button will show you all of the Booth Rep’s
and Visitors in the open Chatroom.
Only Booth Rep’s can start a Direct Message with you.
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vIDEO CHAT
A booth holder may start a video chat with you and others1.
When they start the video chat you can choose to either have your video on or off and you 2.
can mute yourself
To exit from a video chat there is no hang up button, instead you close the browser that the 3.
chat is on
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What’s Happening in the
Collectors Lounge?
We are so excited about this new space.
The Lounge will enable collectors to meet,
chat and connect. It has been supported by
Corinphila & Heinrich Kohler. There are two
separate elements to the collectors lounge
Relaxed Collectors Sessions hosted in the chat function and
kindly support by The Royal Philatelic Society London
Meet the Team Sessions hosted in a zoom meeting and
entered by clicking on the ‘Meet the Team’ button within the lounge
Schedule below:
Thursday
09.00 (London) Meet the Team The Digital Philatelist
11.00 (London) Meet the Team Catawiki
11.45 (London) Meet the Team The Postal Museum
12.00 (London) Collectors Support Starting Out Collecting
Wendy Buckle, Abhishek Bhuwalka,
Lillian Swift
13.00 (London) Provenance Karl Louis
15.00 Meet The Team SPINK
17.00 Collectors Support IT & Philately Q&A
Keith Burton, Mark Bailey,
Frank Walton
18.00 Collectors Support International Exhibiting
Peter Cockburn, Graham Winters,
Yvonne Wheatley
19.00 Collectors Support Organising Your Collection
Peter Webb, Lillian Swift,
Gerald Marriner
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Friday
11.00 (London) Collectors Support Advancing Your Collection
Abhishek Bhuwalka, Lillian Swift
12.00 Provenance Karl Louis
13.00 (London) Meet The Team Laser Invest
15.00 Collectors Support IT & Philately Q&A
Keith Burton, Mark Bailey,
Frank Walton
1600 Meet The Team Frank Walton
London 2022
17.00 Collectors Support Exhibiting
Peter Webb, Bill Hedley, Lillian Swift
19.00 Collectors Support Clubs & Societies
Peter Webb, Wendy Buckle, Steven
Harrison, Gerald Marriner
2000 Meet The Team Canadian Stamp News
London 2022
Saturday
09.30 Meet The Team SPINK
With follow on session at booth
12.00 Meet The Team Corinphila & Heinrich Koehler
13.00 (London) Collectors Support Storing Your Collection
Abhishek Bhuwalka, Kim Stuckey
15.00 Meet The Team StampIT
1600 Collectors Support IT & Collecting
Keith Burton, Mark Bailey,
Frank Walton
18.00 Collectors Support Exhibiting Your Collection
Bill Hedley, Graham Winters,
Yvonne Wheatley,
Steve Schumann
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Stamps in the Attic launched by The Philatelic
Traders’ Society welcomes those people with
inherited or gifted collections to have them
appraised for free at Virtual Stampex. There are
several leading dealers taking part in Stamps in
the Attic at Virtual Stampex including:
You can nd lots more on the website including what to do with your collection after you
have found out more about it:
www.stampexinternational.co.uk/stampsintheattic
SPINK AND SON LTD
BOOTH AO
CATAWIKI
BOOTH A11
EMPIRE PHILATELISTS
BOOTH A14
PURVES PHILATELICS
BOOTH A16
AUCTIONS LASER INVEST
BOOTH B12
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We are proud to be hosting 14 exciting webinars during the three day showcase. To
nd the webinars you just head to the Spink Auditorium, clearly signed in the lobby
of the show. When in the auditorium you click on the screen, which will allow you to
see the list of talks available. All talks are rst come rst served and to join them you
simply click on the ‘Join’ button. The schedule includes:
THURSDAY
More information is at the link below.
www.stampexinternational.co.uk/stampextalks
thank you to everyone for taking part.
8am (London)
Welcome Address
8.30am (London)
Marcus Orsi in Conversation with F.I.A.P
2pm (London)
Hugh Jefferies
Stanley Gibbons
10am (London)
RPSL
Digital RPSL: The Perkins Bacon Archives
Nicola Davies with Steve and Vivienne
Jarvis and Frank Walton
2pm
Collecting Royalty
Spink
8am (London)
Japan Philatelic Society Foundation
11am (London)
John Davies & Museum of Philately
2pm (London)
RPSL
Preparing a PowerPoint Presentation
Richard Stock
8pm (London)
RPSL
The Story of the Maltese Cross
- Howard Hughes
10pm (London)
APS Making the Hobby Stronger,
Together
9pm
NY Collectors Club
11pm
George James
Stanley Gibbons
5pm (London)
RPSL
The “Wilding Castles” 1955- 1970 Mike
Roberts
8pm (London)
Discoveries
Spink
Some talks will have a maximum
capacity of 3000, others 500.
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN
THE ExHIBITS?
During the three day showcase the Museum
will unveil a new collector exhibition from
one of the greatest philatelists of the Twenty-
rst century, Anatoly Karpov. As well as being
a collector, Karpov is a Chess Grandmaster and
former World Chess Champion. Whilst his
Belgium collection was sold in 2012 it has been
captured and preserved within the Museum
and available to view in detail at the show via
a web browser or by downloading the App.
Karpov still actively collects and is continuing to
develop collections on Imperial Russia and the
Olympic Games from 1897.
The Museum will also host two Tours lead by the Museum’s curators Marcus
Orsi and Devlan Kruck and will start at the Karpov collection and then highlight
some of the other key rarities and collectors on the digital platform. There will
be two special Tours available at the show taking place:-
Thursday 25th March at 4pm (London)
Friday 26th March at 6pm (London)
The Museum Talk will be hosted by John Davies, whose 1890 Great Britain Penny
Postage Jubilee collection has won gold medals and contains many unique and
rare items. Head to the Spink Auditorium to hear more from John.
The ABPS hosted non competitive exhibition which will be hosted online
through the live show. Full information on exhibiting can be found on their
website www.abps.org.uk. If you want to try exhibiting there are several
sessions on exhibiting being held in the Collectors Lounge
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HOW TO CHAT
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You have spent years, and probably some of your hard-earned money,
puing a collection together on a subject that interests you. Why not
show it to others so that they too can enjoy the fruits of your labour
and perhaps learn from it? Why not also get some recognition for
the work you have done, and maybe ideas from friends on how you
could take it further?
There are many ways in which you can exhibit your collection, from
giving a display to a local club to entering international exhibitions. If
you prefer not to exhibit competitively you are free to organise your
display in whatever way suits you best. But if you decide to enter
competitions you will need to follow their rules on frame numbers
and classes. You will also need to think carefully about what exactly
you want to show and how you want to construct your exhibit to
illustrate your theme to best advantage. There is extensive guidance
available on puing competitive exhibits together and on what judges
will be looking for. If you would like further information, a good
starting point is the ABPS website (www.abps.org.uk).
Exhibitions in the UK are organised by regional Federations and
Associations and at national level (Stampex and Northern National).
All exhibitors are welcome to enter a national exhibition either
competitively or non-competitively. An advantage of entering
competitively is that you will receive feedback from the judges on
how your exhibit could be developed further.
It is often said that exhibiting is the best way to learn about your own
collection as it obliges you to study it in detail. This can be hard work
but also very rewarding. Apart from the pleasure that creating your
exhibit will give you today, it will stimulate the next generation of
collectors. Eventually they may be the people who will want to buy
your collection.
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VIRTUAL UK NORTHERN EXHIBITION SPRING 2021 ENTRANTS
Name: Dr Dinar Athale
Title: Indelible Evidence – The History of Forensic Medicine
Class: Thematic
Description: The development of forensic medicine from early civilisation to modern times
through various philatelic material.
Name: Dr Dinar Athale
Title: Diabetes: The Sweet Smell of Success
Class: Thematic
Description: Understanding, diagnosis and management of diabetes ancient and modern and
the search for a cure told through a variety of philatelic material.
Name: Dr Dinar Athale
Title: The Development of the Indian Air Mail 1911-1941
Class: Aerophilately
Description: India was the rst country to start air mail services. This is the story of development
of the Indian air mail service from 1911 to 1941.
Name: Mr Bruno Bouveret
Title: Royal Air Force (1918-2018)
Class: Maximaphilately
Description: The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom’s aerial warfare force. This
collection intends to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the RAF over the period 1918-
2018, including origins, World War I & II, Cold War, post-Cold War, and the famous Red Arrows
patrol.
Name: Prof Peter Chadwick
Title: Over the Sea to Ireland 1810-1840
Class: Postal History
Description: This exhibit studies two curiosities affecting mail crossing the sea to Ireland. First,
three hypothecated charges services on routes from Wales to Ireland. Second, exceptional
treatment of ship letters for delivery in the Dublin Penny Post area. These two “bye-ways” of
Irish Postal History are neither common nor well understood.
Name: Prof Peter Chadwick
Title: Handstruck Unpaid Charge Marks of the Uniform Penny Post of Great Britain 1840-1853
Class: Postal History
Description: This exhibit explores the handstruck “numeral” charge marks used to indicate
“Postage Due” charges payable on delivery in the Uniform Penny Post. Prepayment marks have
been widely studied, but unpaid marks have been given little attention. This exhibit, and a book
currently in preparation, address this shortfall.
Name: Prof Peter Chadwick
Title: Early Mail Routes of Scotland 1660-1750
Class: Postal History
Description: This exhibit explores the development of mail routes in Scotland, and the slow
adoption of horse-posts after 1715. It shows how the routes were inuenced by the Jacobite
rebellion and by Government concerns: using the medium of postal markings, especially Rex
marks and, later, handstruck town marks.
ABPS Competition
The ABPS have hosted three competitions including Northern Exhibition
and Virtual One Frame.
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Name: Dr Dinar Athale
Title: Indelible Evidence – The History of Forensic Medicine
Class: Thematic
Description: The development of forensic medicine from early civilisation to modern times
through various philatelic material.
Name: Dr Dinar Athale
Title: Diabetes: The Sweet Smell of Success
Class: Thematic
Description: Understanding, diagnosis and management of diabetes ancient and modern and
the search for a cure told through a variety of philatelic material.
Name: Dr Dinar Athale
Title: The Development of the Indian Air Mail 1911-1941
Class: Aerophilately
Description: India was the rst country to start air mail services. This is the story of development
of the Indian air mail service from 1911 to 1941.
Name: Mr Bruno Bouveret
Title: Royal Air Force (1918-2018)
Class: Maximaphilately
Description: The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom’s aerial warfare force. This
collection intends to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the RAF over the period 1918-
2018, including origins, World War I & II, Cold War, post-Cold War, and the famous Red Arrows
patrol.
Name: Prof Peter Chadwick
Title: Over the Sea to Ireland 1810-1840
Class: Postal History
Description: This exhibit studies two curiosities affecting mail crossing the sea to Ireland. First,
three hypothecated charges services on routes from Wales to Ireland. Second, exceptional
treatment of ship letters for delivery in the Dublin Penny Post area. These two “bye-ways” of
Irish Postal History are neither common nor well understood.
Name: Prof Peter Chadwick
Title: Handstruck Unpaid Charge Marks of the Uniform Penny Post of Great Britain 1840-1853
Class: Postal History
Description: This exhibit explores the handstruck “numeral” charge marks used to indicate
“Postage Due” charges payable on delivery in the Uniform Penny Post. Prepayment marks have
been widely studied, but unpaid marks have been given little attention. This exhibit, and a book
currently in preparation, address this shortfall.
Name: Prof Peter Chadwick
Title: Early Mail Routes of Scotland 1660-1750
Class: Postal History
Description: This exhibit explores the development of mail routes in Scotland, and the slow
adoption of horse-posts after 1715. It shows how the routes were inuenced by the Jacobite
rebellion and by Government concerns: using the medium of postal markings, especially Rex
marks and, later, handstruck town marks.
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VIRTUAL UK NORTHERN EXHIBITION SPRING 2021 ENTRANTS
Name: Dr Brian Dow
Title: Norwegian Air Mail and Priority Labels 1926-2019
Class: Cinderella
Description: The exhibit attempts to provide examples on cover of all the different Air Mail labels
and the more recent “A” and “B” class labels. An unlisted aw, examples of parcel labels and
sheets complete the exhibit.
Name: Dr Stewart Gardiner
Title: Sealing and Securing
Class: Open Philately
Description: The exhibit brings together many rare and important postal uses of wafer seals,
patent envelopes and examples of the rst gummed envelopes manufactured by Waterlow and
Sons to provide a comprehensive story of the topic including seals promoting Peace and Anti-
Slavery, the Temperance Movement, Vegetarianism, and the Anti-Corn Laws Movement.
Name: Mr Chandrajit Ghose
Title: FIFA World Cup
Class: Thematic
Description: My exhibit will be in 4 parts: 1) Stamps issued by HOST from 1930 till 2018. 2) History
of FIFA and centenary. 3) Stamps issued by and for WINNERS. 4) Stamps issued by nearly 110
countries who have never hosted nor won the FIFA World Cup
Name: Mr Chandrajit Ghose
Title: Modern Summer Olympics
Class: Thematic
Description: My exhibit will show the advent of Summer Olympics in 1896 with reference to
Ancient Olympics. Stamps, FDCs and other philatelic material issued by GREECE and other HOST
COUNTRIES from 1896 till 2021 will be displayed.
Name: Mr Ray Harris
Title: Northern Nigeria manuscript cancellations and the Lokoja oval
Class: Postal History
Description: Northern Nigeria became a Protectorate on 1 January 1900. This display shows the
former Niger Company cancellation being used at Lokoja, and manuscript cancellations used by
the administrators across Northern Nigeria prior to metal cancellers being available.
Name: Mr Lubor Kunc
Title: WWI Inuence on Austro-Hungarian Postal Operation
Class: Postal History
Description: This exhibit shows the key impacts of the war on the Austro-Hungarian civil and
eld post services. The war meant creation of the Austro-Hungarian Field Post Administration.
The large quantities of the transported military mail caused in 1916 a reform of the printed
matter delivery.
Name: Mr Lubor Kunc
Title: Field Post Systems on Czechoslovak Territory October 1918 – February 1919
Class: Postal History
Description: The exhibit shows the philatelic material illustrating the transformation of Austro-
Hungarian and Italian eld post system into the new Czechoslovak one. The exhibit also
introduces very early military correspondence of Nov. – Dec. 1918 and mail sent during the
military campaigns launched from Jan. 1919 to Feb. 1919.
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VIRTUAL STAMPEX SPRING 2021 ONE-FRAME ENTRANTS
Name: Mr David Ogden
Title: The British Empire Exhibition, Wembley Park 1924 /1925
Class: Traditional
Description: The purpose of this exhibit is to show the range of material of interest to philatelists
that was produced for the “Wembley” Exhibition. This includes, of course, Great Britain’s rst
commemorative postage stamps.
Name: Mr David Ogden
Title: The British Empire Exhibition – Publicity and Advertising Labels
Class: Cinderella
Description: This exhibit provides examples of the various types of publicity and advertising
labels that were used in connection with the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley.
Name: Mr Simon Richards
Title: Grenada Postal Stationery
Class: Postal Stationery
Description: The purpose of this exhibit is to show the development of the island’s postal
stationery to 1936, starting with the postal cards, then the wrappers and then the registered
envelopes; Grenada did not issue postal envelopes until the reign of George VI.
Name: Mr Danny Wong
Title: Taiwan Postal History
Class: Postal History
Description: Postal history of Taiwan, from the Imperial Courier Post, through the French naval
blockade (1884-85), Taiwan elevated to provincial status (1885) and postal reform, to the cession
of Taiwan to Japan in 1895. It ends with Taiwan reunication with China in 1945 with the use of
overprinted Japanese stamps.
Name: Mr Jack Zhang
Title: Sir Rowland Hill’s Postal Reform and his Achievements
Class: Open Philately
Description: The exhibitor would like to use ve frames of some essays, covers, line-engraved
issues, Mulready stationery, letters, and some ephemera to illustrate and commemorate the
greatest British Postal Reformer - Sir Rowland Hill, his inventions (Uniform Penny Postage and
Penny Black) and his great achievements.
Name: Mr David Hall
Title: North Korea’s Flora Diplomacy 1974-1976A
Class: Thematic
Description: Between 1974-1976, North Korea produced 8 sets of ora thematic stamps. This
exhibit presents North Korea’s attempt to soften its international image and gain support for its
reunication proposal through philatelic soft diplomacy.
Name: Mr Michael Parker
Title: Alexandre Dumas
Class: Thematic
Description: The display concentrates on material relating to the famous French writer
Alexandre Dumas, whose works include The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and
aspects of his private life. There are also sheets featuring his father, Alexandre Thomas, and his
son, also named Alexandre.
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Name: Mr Terence Pickering
Title: The Stillwell Highway
Class: Postal History
Description: Military Mail from American forces in Burma under the command of General
Joseph Stilwell during on the construction of the Ledo Road from China to Northern India via the
Burmese town of Myitkyina. The Ledo Road was opened on 12th January 1945 and renamed the
Stilwell Highway.
Name: Mr Christopher Podger
Title: Cyprus Queen Victoria Payment & Accounting for Unpaid and Underpaid Postage
Class: Revenues
Description: The development by the British Administration in Cyprus of the system to charge
for unpaid and underpaid postage from the use of postage stamps, then ones with JAB initials on
rst postage stamps, then on revenue stamps, then using POSTAL SURCHARGE overprint stamps
from 1881 to the mid-1890s.
Name: Dr Dickson Preston
Title: Greenland Mail during World War II
Class: Postal History
Description: This exhibit presents provisional measures used to process Greenland’s civilian
mail during the German occupation of Denmark from April 1940 to May 1945, which led to new
mail routes, new delivery methods, and new mail handling procedures.
Name: Mr Jonathan Spooner
Title: British Postage Rates for Overseas Letters: 1952 to 1971
Class: Postal History
Description: A display of covers illustrating the postage rates for Overseas Letter services offered
by the British Post Ofce from 1st May 1952 to 14th February 1971.
Name: Mr John Barbour
Title: Germany 1945-1946: Postmaster Provisionals
Class: Postal History
Description: These issues were produced by or on the instructions of the postmaster of the
respective town and in the majority of instances, the postmaster produced the issue himself
utilizing materials available.
Name: Prof Peter Chadwick
Title: The “Flat-topped three” of the London District Post
Class: Postal History
Description: This exhibit presents the material on which the eponymous book (published 2020)
is based. In 1811, the ten rides of the London District Post “country area” were rearranged, to
improve coverage and to allow “way posts”. Routes are described and the new handstamps
issued to the CSOs are studied.
Name: Prof Peter Chadwick
Title: The Post Road to the far North of Scotland
Class: Postal History
Description: This exhibit explores the early mails to the Far North of Scotland. A regular postal
service was established to Inverness in 1669, but this was not extended further north until 1715.
This delay, and the operation of the service, were inuenced by social and political factors,
explored in this exhibit.
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Name: Mr Alan Cowie
Title: ‘Fun with Modern Japan’ or ‘Mixing Disciplines’
Class: Postal History
Description: As an example of low-cost collecting, this display. describing common denitives
from 1966-92 which depict National Treasures of Japan and their changes to improve PO
procedures, also identies the various, relatively scarce, Foreign Mail Roller cancels used on
business mail and the often strangely titled cancelling PO locations.
Name: Dr Brian Dow
Title: Norwegian Air Mail & Priority Labels 1926-2019
Class: Cinderella
Description: This exhibit attempts to provide examples of all the Norwegian airmail/ priority
labels from 1926 until date. In addition, some examples of parcel post etiquettes are provided
and also some examples of unused strips of labels. Many labels are extremely elusive despite
the huge quantities printed.
Name: Dr Stewart Gardiner
Title: Stamps of Tobago - An island in one frame
Class: Traditional
Description: An exhibit covering the stamp issues of Tobago from 1879 to 1889. All main stamp
issues of Tobago are covered. Highlights: 1880 essay for £1 value; constant aws ; specimens;
overprint varieties and two largest known blocks of the 1889 provisional overprinted issues
which helped establish the overprint settings.
Name: Mr Ulf Lindahl
Title: Rarities from Ethiopia
Class: Postal History
Description: Rare items from Ethiopia’s pre-UPU period reecting the unique path the Ethiopian
Posts took in its development since Ethiopia was not colonized and had to forge its own unique
path. The Ethiopia Cover List census records 1400 items from that period estimated at 90% of
the preserved mail.
Name: Mr Tim Schoeld
Title: GB Machine Cancel Trials 1857-9
Class: Postal History
Description: Experimental trials of machine cancels from September 1857 to the beginning of
the trial period in 1859 are shown. Cancellations from Pearson Hill machines, Rideout machines
and The French Machine are included. Trials in London, Manchester and Liverpool are displayed.
For many types less than 5 examples are known.
Name: Mr Brian Sole
Title: British Greetings Telegrams 1935-1938
Class: Open Philately
Description: An introduction to a series of colourful telegrams with messages of congratulations
for weddings, birthdays, and other joyous occasions., introduced by the GPO in July 1935,
concerned at the decline in use of the normal telegraph service.
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Name: Mr Kurt Streepy
Title: 1924 Panama Arms Issue for the Isthmus of Panama
Class: Traditional
Description: This exhibit explores the development and use of the 1924 Panama Arms issue
within the Isthmus of Panama. Material includes the 1924 Panama Arms issue utilized by Panama
and overprinted for use in the Canal Zone. Focusing on mail originating or arriving in the Canal
Zone.
Name: Mr Károly Szücs
Title: Philatelic Canaan: Early Copper Print Issues of Hungary
Class: Traditional
Description: The prehistory and the beginning of the printing of self-made stamps with engraved
copper printing in Hungary. Detailed philatelic analysis of all denominations of engraved stamp
issues from 1871 to 1881.
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TIPS ON HOW TO START A ONE-FRAME
EXHIBIT
The main idea of exhibiting is to share your
knowledge, enjoy the visual appeal of your
collection more and spend time with others
discussing and browsing other collections.
At Stampex a One-Frame Exhibit is normally 16
pages. However, check the rules as the number
of pages differs between clubs and societies.
Choose what to exhibit.
Space is tight so you need to pick your best
material, which tells a good story, and you need
to have enough of it.
The First Page.
The key to any exhibit is actually the opening
page. It needs to be really concise.
Judges will see this initial page prior to the exhibition.
It is the opportunity to tell your story so that the judges
know what to look for. A synopsis of the overall exhibit
should be included.
Displaying your collection.
It needs to look visually appealing. Pages should not be
overcrowded nor should there be too much white (empty) space.
You can handwrite your display or use a computer.
You can create a template on your computer to ensure that text and fonts are consistent
and use this for each page.
Once you have decided the layout you can type everything up.
We recommend getting someone to proofread it.
Album pages must be pale coloured, ideally cream or white
Judging is done to a schedule.
You are marked out of 100. The allocation of marking varies but covers treatment, importance,
knowledge, research, condition, rarity and presentation.
A breakdown of the judges scoring scheme can be found at www.abps.org.uk
Good Resources
www.abps.org.uk - The Association of British Philatelic Societies (ABPS). The UK’s umbrella
organization for collectors. Information about societies, events and exhibitions is available here.
https://fepanews.com - Federation of European Philatelic Associations (FEPA) is a Continental
Federation of 43 national European federations (such as ABPS).
www.f-i-p.ch - Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) is the world organisation for
philatelic collector associations (such as ABPS). This is the source for international events,
exhibiting class information and competitive exhibition rules and guidelines.
Good Luck
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BACK COVER
PTS MEMBERSHIP
Members of The Philatelic Traders’ Society have all applied and been referenced
prior to joining the society. They then have to abide by a strict code of ethics,
which means you can be condent when buying, or selling stamps.
The society was founded in 1929 by a group of established dealers who wished
to found a society which would act for, and on behalf of, its members, for the
greater good of philately.
This society would not only protect its members but it would also protect the
hobby as a whole, ensuring that customers could shop in condence. Our so-
ciety doesn’t just cover dealers nowadays we have expanded and our 300 plus
global members include auction houses, magazines, insurance companies and
more.
We pride ourselves on the work we do and our members proudly display the
shield, a mark of integrity A full list of members can be found in the back of the
2020 collectords handbook & a further list can be found online at:
www.thepts.net/ndamember
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