Introducing Great American Stamp Show: a new name for a new era

Introducing Great American Stamp Show: a new name for a new era

In September, you sent in your suggestions. You voted between five name options. And you agreed in overwhelming numbers: the new name of the largest stamp collecting event of the year is


Thank you to the nearly 3,000 people who cast a vote - your passion for our annual show has never been more obvious, and we look forward to channeling this energy into Great American Stamp Show 2020, which will be in Hartford, CT this August. 

From APS Executive Director Scott English: “A new era brings a new name. We’re looking forward to bringing together the American Philatelic Society, American Topical Association, and American First Day Cover Society under the Great American Stamp Show umbrella. Thank you to all the creative minds who contributed to name suggestions and those people who voted in the poll. Over the last two years, we’ve worked and succeeded at making this annual show one of the best reasons to be a collector. Start making plans to join us in Hartford in August 2020 to see the next evolution in this live event!”

American First Day Cover Society president Lloyd A. de Vries told us: "We know the addition of our Americover to what was already a very good stamp collecting show will make this event ‘great’.”

The final tally for votes is as follows:

  • Great American Stamp Show, 1402
  • StampShow, 747
  • StampFest, 441
  • StampCon, 263
  • Stampapalooza, 78

Stay tuned for news about Great American Stamp Show, information about exhibits and the dealer bourse, plans for seminars and show meetings, and details on exciting new events. Great American Stamp Show 2020 will bring together our great stamp collecting community like never before, and we're excited to share our plans for the show with you.

President of the American Topical Assocation, Dawn Hamman, says "This wonderful collaboration of three great organizations now has a wonderful new name. Hartford, here we come!"


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Great American Stamp Show

Hartford, Connecticut | August 20-23, 2020