Great American Stamp Show

Great American Stamp Show 2021

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

Join us in Rosemont, Illinois  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 12-15, 2021 in Rosemont, IL. We will continue to provide updates over the weeks and months ahead.


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August 12-15, 2021
Thurs. -  Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  • Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd • Rosemont, IL 60018
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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


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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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Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103

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