World Series of Philately

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.


AEROPHILATELY 2022

Location:

American Philatelic Center
100 Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Sponsor:

American Air Mail Society
American Philatelic Society
Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions

Next Show:

November 4-6, 2022

Future Dates:

One-time WSP show

Contact Info.

Stephen Reinhard, Show Chairman
Email:  stephenreinhard42@gmail.com

David Ball, American Air Mail Society President
Email:  davidsball47@gmail.com

Website:  www.americanairmailsociety.org

Palmares: 2022


Americover

 

Combined with APS and ATA See listing for Great American Stamp Show for current show details

 

Palmares: 20192018, 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:

February 17 – 19, 2023
*NOTE:  APS Board suspended the WSP status for 2023

Future Dates:

February 16 - 18, 2024

Contact Info.

Kevin Lesk
Email: aripex2020@gmail.com
Phone: 480-240-0388
Website: www.aripex.org

 

Palmares: 2020, 20192018, 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:

September 1-3, 2023

Future Dates:

TBA

Contact Info.

Carroll Browne
Email: Balpex@verizon.net
Website: www.balpex.org

 

Palmares: 2022, 2021, 2019, 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 18-20, 2022

Future Dates:

November 17-19, 2023

Contact Info.

Jerry Nylander
Email: gnylander@earthlink.net
Phone: (847) 867-3916
Website: www.chicagopex.org

 

Palmares: 2021, 2019, 20182017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

                      Literature Palmares: 2021, 2020, 20192017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009


 

COLOPEX

Location:

Doubletree Hilton Worthington
175 Hutchinson Ave
Columbus, OH 43235

Sponsor:

Columbus Philatelic Club, Inc.

Next Show:

June 9-10, 2023

Future Dates:

TBA

Contact Info.

Guy Purington
(614) 306-3701
Email: gpurington@homesteadcos.com
Website: www.colopex.com

 

Palmares: 2022, 20192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


FLOREX

Location:

Volusia County Fairgrounds
Tommy Lawrence Arena
3150 E. New York Ave
Deland FL 32724

Sponsor:

Florida Stamp Dealers' Association
Central Florida Stamp Club

Next Show:

December 1-2, 2023

Future Dates:

December 6-7, 2024
Dec. 5-6, 2025

Contact Info.

Michael Schumacher
Email: show@florexstampshow.com
Phone: 612-384-4531
Website: www.florexstampshow.com

 

Palmares: 2022, 2021, 201920182017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Garfield-Perry March Party

Location:

Best Western Plus
15471 Royalton Road
Strongsville OH 44136

Sponsor:

Garfield-Perry Stamp Club

Next Show:

March 17-19, 2023

Future Dates:

 March 15-17, 2024

March 14-16, 2025

Contact Info.

Rocco Caponi
Email: rocco.caponi@gmail.com
Website: www.garfieldperry.org

 

Palmares: 20222020, 20192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Great American Stamp Show

Location:

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
300 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

Sponsor:

American Philatelic Society, American Topical Association, American First Day Cover Society
 

Next Show:

Aug 10-13, 2023 Cleveland, OH
 

Future Dates:

Aug 15-18, 2024 Hartford, CT

Contact Info.


Email: greatamericanstampshow@stamps.org
Website: www.stamps.org/GreatAmericanStampShow

 

Palmares: 2022, 2021, 2019,

                         Literature Palmares: 2022, 2021, 2019,


INDYPEX

Location:

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

Sponsor:

Indiana Stamp Club

Next Show:

October 6-8, 2023

Future Dates:

TBD

Contact Info.

Kurt Streepy
Email: ksstreepy@gmail.com
Website: http://indianastampclub.org

 

Palmares: 2022, 2021, 201920182017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


MILCOPEX

Location:

Brookfield Convention Center
325 South Moorland Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005

Sponsor:

Milwaukee Philatelic Society, Inc.

Next Show:

September 22-23, 2023 (two day show)

Future Dates:

TBD

Contact Info.

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

 

Palmares: 2022, 20192018, 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 21-23, 2023

Future Dates:

July 19-21, 2024
July 18-20, 2025

Contact Info.

Randy Smith
Email: rasmary4@frontiernet.net 
Website: 

 

Palmares: 2022202120192018, 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 3-5, 2022

Future Dates:

June 2-4, 2023

Contact Info.

John Schorn
Email: jschorn@gmail.com 
Website: www.napex.org

 

Palmares: 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, no show in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


National Topical Stamp Show

 

Combined with APS and AFDCS See listing for Great American Stamp Show for current show details

 

Palmares: 20192018, 2017, no show in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


NOJEX

Location:

Meadowlands Hilton Hotel
2 Meadowlands Plaza
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Sponsor:

North Jersey Fed. Stamp Clubs, Inc

Next Show:

October 6-8, 2023

Future Dates:

TBD

Contact Info.

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

 

Palmares: 2022, 201920182017, 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 24-25, 2022

Future Dates:

June 23-24, 2023
June 28-29, 2024

Contact Info.

Exhibit Information:
Don DeWitt
Email: dewi8095@yahoo.com

Show Information:
Joe Crosby
Email: joecrosby@cox.net

 

Palmares: 2022, 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 5-7, 2023

Future Dates:

May 3-5. 2024

May 2-4, 2025

Contact Info.

David Ball and Mark Butterline
Email: david.ball@philatelicshow.org  mark.butterline@philatelicshow.org
Website: www.PhilatelicShow.org

 

Palmares: 2022, 2021, 20192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


PIPEX

Location:
Monarch Hotel & Conference Center
12566 SE 93rd Ave
Clackamas, OR 97015

Sponsor:

Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs

Next Show:

May 5-7, 2023
**PIPEX is being held at a physical location with dealers, societies and meetings; however all philatelic exhibits will only be shown online on the show website

Future Dates:

May 3-5, 2024

Contact Info.

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

 

Palmares: 2022, 2021, no show 2020, 20192018, 2017, no show 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, no show 2011, 2010, 2009


Plymouth Show

Location:

Hellenic Cultural Center
36375 Joy Road
Westland, Michigan

Sponsor:

West Suburban Stamp Club

Next Show:

April 29-30, 2023

Future Dates:

April 20-21, 2024
April 26-27, 2025
April 25-26, 2026

Contact Info.

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

 

Palmares: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Rocky Mountain Stamp Show

Location:

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
Exhibition Halls A & B
25690 E. Quincy Ave,
Aurora, CO 80016

OFFICIAL HOTEL
Doubletree Denver-Aurora
13696 E. Iliff Place
Aurora, CO 80016

Sponsor:

Rocky Mountain Philatelic Exhibition, Inc.

Next Show:

May 26-28, 2023

Future Dates:

TBA

 

Contact Info.

Ron Lampo
Email: chairman@rockymountainstampshow.com
Website: www.rockymountainstampshow.com

 

Palmares: 2022, 20192018, 2017, 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 24-26, 2023

Future Dates:

March 22-24, 2024

Contact Info.

Fred Boatwright
P.O. Box 247 
Hawk Point, MO 63349

Email: stampooh@centurylink.net 
Website: www.stlstampexpo.com

 

Palmares: 2022, 20192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


San Diego Stamp Show

Location:

http://sandiegostampshow.org/ 

Sponsor:

San Diego Stamp Show, Inc.

Next Show:

February 24-26, 2023

Future Dates:

TBD

Contact Info.

San Diego Stamp Show, Inc.
P.O. Box 675125
Rancho Sante Fe, CA 92067
Email: MEBanchik@gmail.com
Website: www.SanDiegoStampShow.org

 

 

Palmares: 2022, 2021, 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:

January 20-22, 2023
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: 2022, 20202019, 2019 Literature, 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 8-10, 2023

Future Dates:

September 6-8, 2024

Contact Info.

Carol J. Edholm, Show Chair
Email: seapex.show@gmail.com
Website: www.seapexshow.org

 

Palmares: 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015


SESCAL

Location:
Glendale Civic Auditorium (Dealers - Meetings/Seminars)
1401 N Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91207

Sponsor:

Philatelic Society of Los Angeles

Next Show:

October 28-30, 2022
**SESCAL is being held at a physical location with dealers, societies and meetings; however all philatelic exhibits and literature competition articles will only be shown online on the show website.
2022 Virtual Exhibits:
Literature exhibit - https://sescal.org/literature-exhibit/ and philatelic exhibit at https://sescalexhibits.org/
 

Future Dates:

TBA

Contact Info.

Ed Kawasaki
Email: ed@epk.co
Website: www.sescal.org

 

Palmares: 2021, 2020, 2019, 20182017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Southeastern Stamp Expo

Location:

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

Sponsor:

Southeast Federation of Stamp Clubs

Next Show:

January 27-29, 2023

Future Dates:

January 26-28, 2024

January 31 - February 2, 2025

January 30 - February 1, 2026

 

Contact Info.

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

 

Palmares:  2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 20122010, no show in 2009


StampShow (APS)

 

Combined with ATA and AFDCS See listing for Great American Stamp Show for current show details

 

Palmares: 2021, 20192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

                         Literature Palmares: 2021, 20192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010


UNEXPO

Location:

American Philatelic Center
100 Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Sponsor:

United Nations Philatelists Inc.

Next Show:

October 20-21, 2023

Future Dates:

TBA

Contact Info.

Greg Galletti
Email: unstampz1@gmail.com
Phone: 240-394-0915
Website: www.unpi.com

 

Palmares: 2017


WESTPEX

Location:

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

Sponsor:

WESTPEX, Inc.

Next Show:

April 28-30, 2023

Future Dates:

TBA

Contact Info.

Daryl Reiber
Email: Chairman@westpex.org
Website: www.westpex.com

 

Palmares: 2022, 202120192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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