National World Series of Philately Shows

A WSP show is an APS World Series of Philately show. These are U.S. national level shows that have gone through an accreditation process and must follow standards (WSP Rules/Requirements) to maintain their status. These shows include a bourse (dealers with tables buying and selling), competitive exhibits, meetings and seminars and usually host functions of one or more philatelic societies. While these are generally the largest shows in the country, they vary significantly in size.

Adult multi-frame exhibits that receive a minimum of a vermeil medal at a WSP show may apply to be shown at international FIP shows. The multiframe grand award winning exhibit at each WSP show is invited to compete in the annual Champion of Champions competition at APS StampShow for the highest national level exhibiting honor available.


Americover

Location:

Hilton Atlanta Northeast
Renaissance St. Louis Airport (2019 location)
Visits different cities each year.

Sponsor:

American First Day Cover Society

Next Show:

July 26-28, 2019 
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Future Dates:

August 20-23, 2020 (Hartford, CT)

Contact Info.

Email: showinfo@afdcs.org
Website: www.afdcs.org/americover/americover.html
Phone: 301-974-1564

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


ARIPEX

Location:

Mesa Convention Center
201 N. Center St.
Mesa, Arizona 85201

Sponsor:

Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs

Next Show:

Feb. 15-17, 2019
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Future Dates:

Feb. 14-16, 2020

Contact Info.

Kevin Lesk
Email: kwkual@aol.com
Phone: 480-240-0388
Website: www.aripex.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


BALPEX

Location:

Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn
245 Shawan Rd., I-83 Exit 20 E 
Baltimore, Maryland

Sponsor:

Baltimore Philatelic Society

Next Show:

Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2019
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Future Dates:

September 4-6, 2020
September 3-5, 2021

Contact Info.

Michael Carski
Email: Balpex@verizon.net
Phone: 410-465-5712
Website: www.balpex.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


CHICAGOPEX

Location:

Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Boulevard
Itasca, Illinois 60143

Includes a Literature Exhibition

Sponsor:

Chicago Philatelic Society

Next Show:

November 22-24, 2019
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Future Dates:

November 20-22, 2020

November 19-21, 2021

November 18-20, 2022

Contact Info.

Charles Berg
Email: StampKingChicago@hotmail.com. 
Phone: (773) 775-2100
Website: www.chicagopex.org

 

Palamares: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

                      Literature Palmares: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009


COLOPEX

Location:

St. Andrew--Nugent Parish Hall
1899 McCoy Road
Columbus, OH 43220

Sponsor:

Columbus Philatelic Club, Inc.

Next Show:

June 14-15, 2019 
Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Future Dates:

TBA

Contact Info.

Van Siegling
(614) 440-4173
Email: info@colopex.com
Website: www.colopex.com

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Filatelic Fiesta

Location:

Elks Lodge
444 West Alma Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110

Sponsor:

San Jose Stamp Club

Next Show:

October 20-21 2018
Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Future Dates:

November 9-10, 2019

Contact Info.

Jessica Rodriguex
408-656-0623
Email: jrodriguex@me.com
Website: https://filatelicfiesta.com/

 

Palmares: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


FLOREX

Location:

Osceola Heritage Park
Events Center, Hall B
1901 Chief Osceola Trail
Kissimmee FL 34744

Sponsor:

Florida Stamp Dealers Association
Central Florida Stamp Club

Next Show:

December 13-15, 2019
Fri. - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 
Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Future Dates:

December 4-6, 2020

December 3-5, 2021

December 2-4, 2022

Contact Info.

Francis Ferguson
Email: show@florexstampshow.com
Phone: 407-493-0956
Website: www.florexstampshow.com

 

Palmares: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Garfield-Perry March Party

Location:

Holiday Inn Strongsville
15471 Royalton Road
Strongsville OH 44136

Sponsor:

Garfield-Perry Stamp Club

Next Show:

March 15-17, 2019

Future Dates:

March 6-8, 2020
April 9-11, 2021

Contact Info.

Roger Rhoads
Email: RRRhoads@aol.com
Website: www.garfieldperry.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


INDYPEX

Location:

Hamilton County Fairgrounds and Exhibition Center
2003 Pleasant Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Sponsor:

Indiana Stamp Club

Next Show:

Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Future Dates:

October 2-4, 2020

Contact Info.

Indiana Stamp Club 
P.O. Box 20005
Indianapolis, IN 46220-0005

Email: rmarcy1@comcast.net
Website: http://indianastampclub.org

 

Palmares: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


MILCOPEX

Location:

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
6401 South 13th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sponsor:

Milwaukee Philatelic Society, Inc.

Next Show:

September 19-21, 2019
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Future Dates:

September 20-22, 2020

Contact Info.

MaryAnn Bowman
Email: maryann15b@mac.com
or Dona Fagan faganfalls@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.milcopex.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, no show in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Minnesota Stamp Expo

Location:

Crystal Community Center
4800 Douglas Drive North
Crystal, Minnesota

Sponsors:

Twin City Philatelic Society
Lake Minnetonka Stamp Club
Maplewood Stamp Club
Minnesota Stamp Dealers Association

Next Show:

July 19-21, 2019
Fri. - 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 
Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Future Dates:

July 17-19, 2020 
July 16-18, 2021
July 15-17, 2022
July 21-23, 2023
July 19-21, 2024
July 18-20, 2025

Contact Info.

Randy Smith
Email: rasmary4@frontiernet.net 
Website: www.stampsminnesota.com

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


NAPEX

Location:

McLean Hilton at Tyson’s Corner
7920 Jones Branch Dr
McLean, Virginia

Sponsor:

National Philatelic Exhibitions of Washington, D.C.

Next Show:

June 7-9, 2019 
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.-->

Future Dates:

June 5-7,2020

Contact Info.

William Fort
Email: wcfortiii@aol.com
Website: www.napex.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, no show in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


National Topical Stamp Show

Location:

Hilton Omaha
1001 Cass St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68102 
(Visits different cities each year.)

Sponsor:

American Topical Association

Next Show:

August 1-4, 2019
Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Future Dates:

TBD

Contact Info.

Vera Felts
American Topical Association 
P. O. Box 8
Carterville, IL 62918-0008

Phone: 618-985-5100
Email: americantopical@msn.com
Website: americantopicalassn.org/home.shtml

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, no show in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


NOJEX

Location:

Meadowlands Hilton Hotel
5 Meadowlands Plaza
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Sponsor:

North Jersey Fed. Stamp Clubs, Inc

 

Future Dates:

TBD

Contact Info.

Robert G. Rose, NOJEX Chair
Phone: 908-305-9022
Email: robertrose25@comcast.net
Website: www.nojex.org

 

Palmares: 2017, no show in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


OKPEX

Location:

Reed Conference Center
5800 Will Rogers Road
Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110

Sponsor:

Oklahoma City Stamp Club

Next Show:

June 28-29, 2019
Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,

Future Dates:

June 26-27, 2020
June 25-26, 2021

Contact Info.

Exhibit Information:
Email: ralph.deboard@oc.edu

Show Information:
Joe Crosby
Email: joecrosby@cox.net
Website: www.okcsc.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Omaha Stamp Show

Location:

Metro Community College
2909 Babe Gomez Ave.
Omaha, Nebraska

Sponsor:

Omaha Philatelic Society

Next Show:

No Show in 2019
Saturday — 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sunday — 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Future Dates:

September 12-13, 2020
September 11-12, 2021
September 10-11, 2022
September 9-10, 2023
September 7-8, 2024

Contact Info.

Exhibit Information:
Mike Ley
Email: giscougar@aol.com

Show Information:
Herb Eveland
Email: tuvaenterprises@hotmail.com 
Website: www.omahaphilatelicsociety.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Philatelic Show

Location:

Boxboro Regency 
Boxborough, Massachusetts

Sponsor:

Northeastern Federation of Stamp Clubs

Next Show:

May 3-5, 2019
Fri. - 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 
Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Future Dates:

May 1-3, 2020
April 30-May 2, 2021

Contact Info.

Jeff Shapiro
Email: coverlover@gmail.com
Website: www.nefed.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


PIPEX

Location:

The Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach
909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, Oregon

Sponsor:

Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs

Next Show:

May 10-12, 2019

Future Dates:

TBA

Contact Info.

Mark Loomis
Phone: 503-709-6591
Email: mmloomis1@gmail.com
Website: www.pipexstampshow.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, no show in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, no show in 2011, 2010, 2009


Plymouth Show

Location:

Hellenic Cultural Center
36375 Joy Road
Westland, Michigan

Sponsor:

West Suburban Stamp Club

Next Show:

April 13-14, 2019

Future Dates:

April 25-26 2020
April 17-18 2021

Contact Info.

Tim Strzalkowski
Email: showchair@plymouthshow.com
Website: www.plymouthshow.com

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Rocky Mountain Stamp Show

Location:

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Denver
International Airport
I-70 and Chambers Rd.
Denver, Colorado

Sponsor:

Rocky Mountain Philatelic Exhibition, Inc.

Next Show:

May 24-26, 2019
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Future Dates:

TBA

 

Contact Info.

Steve McGill
Email: steve.mcgill@comcast.net
Website: www.rockymountainstampshow.com

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


ROPEX

Location:

The Greater Canandaigua Civic Center
250 North Bloomfield Rd.
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Sponsor:

Rochester Philatelic Association Inc.

Next Show:

May 17-18, 2019
Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Future Dates:

TBA

Contact Info.

Tom Fortunato
Email: stamptmf@frontiernet.net
Website: www.rpastamps.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, no show in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


St. Louis Stamp Expo

Location:

St. Louis Renaissance Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, Missouri

Sponsor:

Area clubs

Next Show:

March 29-31, 2019

Future Dates:

March 27-29, 2020
March 26-28, 2021
March 25-27, 2022

 

Contact Info.

Mike Peter
P.O. Box 50256 
St. Louis, MO 63105

Email: info@stlouisstampexpo.org 
Website: www.stlstampexpo.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


SANDICAL

Location:

Al-Bahr Shrine Temple
San Diego, California

Sponsor:

 

Next Show:

January 2019
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Future Dates:

TBA

Contact Info.

Bob Eygenhuysen
Phone: 619-920-5055
Email: eygenhuysen@cox.net 

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Sarasota National

Location:

Municipal Auditorium
US Hwy. 41
Known locally as 801 N. Tamiami Trail 
Sarasota, Florida

Sponsor:

Sarasota Philatelic Club, Inc.

Next Show:

February 1-3, 2019 
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Future Dates:

TBA

Contact Info.

Liz Hisey
Phone: (941) 444-0777 
Email: lizhisey@comcast.net
Website: www.sarasotastampclub.com/show.html

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


SEAPEX

Location:

Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA

Sponsor:

Seattle Philatelic Exhibitions, Inc.

Next Show:

September 13-15, 2019
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Future Dates:

September 11-13, 2020

Contact Info.

Jack Congrove, Show Chair
Email: jackcongrove@comcast.net
Website: www.seapexshow.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015


SESCAL

Location:

Ontario Convention Center
2000 E. Convention Center Way 
Ontario, California 91764

Sponsor:

Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California

Next Show:

October 12-14, 2018
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Future Dates:

TBA

Contact Info.

John Weigle
Phone: 805-485-7121 Email:john.weigle@gmail.com
Website: www.sescal.org

 

Palmares: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Southeastern Stamp Expo

Location:

The Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Norcross, Georgia 30092

Sponsor:

Southeast Federation of Stamp Clubs

Next Show:

January 25-27, 2019

Future Dates:

January 31-Feb.2, 2020

 

Contact Info.

Scott Mark
Email: sestampexpo@gmail.com
Website: www.sefsc.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 20122010, no show in 2009


StampShow (APS)

Location:

APS Annual Convention
location different each year - see below

Sponsor:

American Philatelic Society

Next Show:

Aug. 1-4, 2019 - Omaha, NE
Thursday, Friday & Saturday — 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday — 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Future Dates:

August 20-23, 2020, Hartford, CT

 

Contact Info.

APS
100 Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: 814-933-3803 ext. 207; Fax: 814-933-6128
Email: stampshow@stamps.org

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

                         Literature Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010


WESTPEX

Location:

San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California

Sponsor:

WESTPEX, Inc.

Next Show:

April 26-28, 2019
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Future Dates:

April 24-26, 2020
April 23-25, 2021
April 22-24, 2022
April 28-30, 2023

Contact Info.

Clyde Homen
Email: cjh1491@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.westpex.com

 

Palmares: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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