Great American Stamp Show

Great American Stamp Show 2020


The Great American Stamp Show
for 2020 has been canceled.
please read this latest article from APS News.


Co-hosted by the American Philatelic Society, the American Topical Association and the American First Day Cover Society

Join us in Hartford, Connecticut for the largest national stamp and postal history show in the country.

Whether you are a new or experienced collector, the Great American Stamp Show packs four days of shopping, seminars, exhibits, education and fun for all ages. (Bring your most comfortable shoes, you will need them!)

The Great American Stamp Show brings together stamp collectors from all over the world to share their ideas on the future of the hobby, the chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones!

The free event is co-sponsored by the United States Postal Service. The USPS will also have a large retail presence offering a selection of current U.S. stamps for sale.

In Regard to COVID-19:

In light of the current challenges with COVID-19, the American Philatelic Society is monitoring developments through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Connecticut Department of Health for the Great American Stamp Show. Very few public events held more than 60 days out have been postponed or cancelled. Presently, the APS continues to plan with our partners from the American Topical Association and the American First Day Cover Society to proceed with the Great American Stamp Show, the nation’s largest U.S. philatelic event each year. The show is planned for August 20-23 in Hartford, CT. We will continue to provide updates over the weeks and months ahead.


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August 20-23, 2020
Thurs. -  Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  • Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd, • Hartford, CT 06103
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* 75+ Dealers - Public Auction - Cachetmakers Bourse

* 800+ Frames of Exhibits & Three of America's Rarest Postal Items

* 35+ Meetings & Seminar - On-the-Road Courses


*Updated weekly*

Society/Organization Meeting/Seminar/Event Date Time


American Topical Association American Topical Association Board Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 19th 8AM - 2PM Room 22
American First Day Cover Society Pre-Show Tour to Mystic Seaport Wednesday, Aug. 19th 9AM -5PM Off-Site
American Philatelic Society APS & APRL Joint Board Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 19th 10AM - 4PM Room 21
  Tiffany Talk Wednesday, Aug. 19th 4:30PM - 5:30PM Rooms 26 & 27 
  Campaign for Philately Reception Wednesday, Aug. 19th 5:30PM - 7PM Cityside Lounge
American First Day Cover Society Executive Committee Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 19th 6PM - 8PM Room 11
Royal Philatelic Society London RPSL Dinner Wednesday, Aug. 19th 7PM


American First Day Cover Society General Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 19th 8PM -10PM Room 22
  Jury Breakfast Thursday, Aug. 20th 7:30AM Room 25
  Show Opens Thursday, Aug. 20th 10AM Show Floor
United States Postal Service First Day Ceremony Thursday, Aug. 20th 12PM Show Floor
  Stamp Soiree Thursday, Aug. 20th 6PM - 9PM Wadsworth Atheneum
  Show Closes Thursday, Aug. 20th 6PM Show Floor
  Show Opens Friday, Aug. 21st 10AM Show Floor
American Topical Association American Topical Association Annual Meeting Friday, Aug. 21st 1PM - 2:30PM  
  Show Closes Friday, Aug. 21st 6PM Show Floor
American Philatelic Society General Meeting Saturday, Aug. 22nd 9AM Rooms 12 & 13
  Show Opens Saturday, Aug. 22nd 10AM Show Floor
  Judge's Feedback Forum Saturday, Aug. 22nd 2PM - 4:30PM Rooms 12 & 13
  Exhibit Medal Level Ceremony Saturday, Aug. 22nd 4:30PM Rooms 12 & 13
  Show Closes Saturday, Aug. 22nd 6PM Show Floor
  Celebration Banquet Reception Saturday, Aug. 22nd 6:15PM - 7PM Ballroom C Pre-Function
  Celebration Banquet Saturday, Aug. 22nd 7PM Ballroom C
  Dealer Breakfast Sunday, Aug. 23rd 8AM Rooms 26 & 27
  Writer's Unit Breakfast Sunday, Aug. 23rd 8:30AM Room 25
  Show Opens Sunday, Aug. 23rd 10AM Show Floor
  Show Closes Sunday, Aug. 23rd 4PM Show Closes
American First Day Cover Society Post-Show Dinner Sunday, Aug. 23rd TBD Off-Site



Admission is FREE!

The show is family-friendly and FREE to the public.
Pre-registration is recommended to help you save time and avoid on-site registration lines.

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Great American Stamp Show

August 20-23, 2020
Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103

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Great American Stamp Show

Hartford, Connecticut | August 20-23, 2020