Exhibits and Rarities

No other event can offer three grand awards (for National Topical Stamp Show, Americover and APS Stamp Show), three single frame grands, the World Series of Philately Champion of Champions, Most Popular Champion of Champions,  the Youth Exhibiting Championship, a literature competition, and a Court of Honor including rare stamps such as the Inverted Jenny. Plan to attend to peruse more than 800 frames of world-class exhibits showcasing rare and interesting aspects of philately. 


 

Exhibit entry is closed at this time, except for World Series winners - contact [email protected].

 

Frames of Philatelic Exhibits to be on display

List updated as of 5/28/24

AmeriCover Exhibits

Exhibit Title
Exhibitor
Class
# of Frames
Animalistic Art of Legendary American Cachet Artists Greg Balagian
General
2
Baseball Centennial: Every Boy a Cover Jeffery Bennett
General
10
Collecting the Steel Centennial Commemorative Thomas Bieniosek
General
8
The United States Red Cross Issue of 1931 Michael Clark
General
4
Weird Stuff First Day Covers Lloyd A. de Vries
General
3
The Amazing Cachets of Tom Mueller Anthony F. Dewey
Most Popular Championship
7
Vermont Sesquicentennial and its First Day Covers Robert S. Edson
General
9
The United Nations 1962 Housing Issue - a FDC Exhibit Greg S. Galletti
General
7
Smokey Bear Issue of 1984 Rick Gibson
General
8
The Forest Conservation Issue of 1958 Rick Gibson
General
8
The Two Cent Hardings James Hering
General
8
"Combo" First Day Covers of the Fourth Bureau Era James Hering
Single Frame
1
The 1966 Polish Millennium Stamp Ronald J. Klimley
General
10
The Raven Story Stamp of 2021 Eric R. Knapp
General
5
Presidential Inauguration and Swearing in Covers and Related Events 1929 - 2021 Edward Mendlowitz
General
5
U.S. 1938 Presidential Series First Day Covers Edward Mendlowitz
Single Frame
1
Auxiliary Markings on U.S. First Day Covers Ralph H. Nafziger
General
7
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Stamp and the Woman Norma Nielson
General
5
The U.S Winston Churchill Memorial Stamp and its First Day Covers Todd Ronnei
General
10
The 5c Virginia Dare Stamp of 1937 Mark Schwartz
General
8
The Rise of Self-Adhesive Stamps - from their Birth in the 1960s to their Coming of Age in the 1990s Frank Slack
Single Frame
1
Women of the Black Heritage Series - From the Fields of Slavery to the Halls of Congress Mark Thompson
General
8

 

National Topical Stamp Show Exhibits

Exhibit Title
Exhibitor
Class
# of Frames
Picture Post Cards of the 1899 Hague Peace Conference Fran Adams
Single Frame
1
United Nations Special Committee on Palestine: 1947-1951 Fran Adams
General
3
The Oceanographic Institute and Museum of Monaco: 1910-1960 Fran Adams
Single Frame
1
Go for the Gold! The Introduction of Women in the Olympic Games Laurie Anderson
General
3
Poland's White Eagle Dr. Edwin J. Andrews
Single Frame
1
Trains: Components-Types-Uses-Renown Dr. Edwin J. Andrews
General
8
Felines in Armenia and Armenian Culture Greg Balagian
Single Frame
1
In the Name of the Lion Greg Balagian
General
3
Walt Disney's Richest Superstar: Scrooge McDuck and Scrooge's Celebrated Creator: Carl Barks Edward Bergen
General
6
The 13-Cent U.S. Commemorative Stamps Timothy Bergquist
Single Frame
1
Mystery to History - Revealing Nature's Unseen Worlds to the Human Eye Joel Cohen
General
4
From Smyrna to Izmir: Daily Life Yavuz Corapcioglu
General
8
Petroleum - The Industry, its Treatment and Consequences for Our Life Experiences Anthony J. Curiale
General
6
Supernatural - Hunting Monsters in Philately Anthony J. Curiale
Single Frame
1
Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of Human Rights Christopher Dahle
Single Frame
1
The Canada Goose Larry E. Davidson
Single Frame
1
Development, Organization and Operation of Argentina's Railroads: 1857-1947 Paul B. Goodwin
General
8
From Mark of Oppression to Symbol of Gay Pride - The Pink Triangle Tomas L. Griebling
General
2
The Olympic Symbol in Design Tomas L. Griebling
General
10
Pre-Christian Armenia: From Origins to Acceptance of Christianity Igor Grigorian
General
5
Armenian Scented Paper: From Incense to Commodity Igor Grigorian
Single Frame
1
All Aboard! A Grand Tour - American Style, 1915 Dawn R. Hamman
General
8
Art Deco Influence on European Philately Dr. Terry Hursh
General
5
A look at the centennial of the Penny Black by stamps clubs in the US and Canada Charles Karnolt
General
5
Building the Alaska Highway: A story in postcards Eric R. Knapp
General
2
Africa - Evolution of Countries and their Stamp on Stamps Lesley Lorant
General
10
Lincoln - Then and Now Ardis Quick
General
4
Mohan to Mahatma: Gandhi's Life and Legacy Raj V. Rajan
General
10
"The Match of the Century" - A Philatelic Extravaganza!! Michael Schumacher
General
8
Glider Flight Jane Snowdon
General
6
Fifteen Months in the Antarctic Roger Van Laere
General
4
The Iconography of the Atomium Roger Van Laere
Single Frame
1

StampShow Exhibits

Exhibit Title
Exhibitor
Class
# of Frames
Jozef Pilsudski: Father of Poland's Independence - the Second Republic Dr. Edwin J. Andrews
General
8
Postal History of Colonial Victoria's Maritime Mails to 1901 John Barwis
General
8
Philippine Islands Special Delivery: The "Running Messenger" Design, 1906-1946 Michael Beck
Single Frame
1
Hawaiian Stamped Envelopes 1884-1900 Michael Beck
General
5
Development and Deployment U.S. Atomic Bomb 1942-1945 Joseph G. Bock
General
2
The Life of the Marquis de Lafayette: His personal, military and political journey Donald Bourassa
General
4
America's Embossed Revenue Stamped Paper Roger S. Brody
General
10
Watermarks and Countermarks of the AQ Lettersheets of the Republic of Venice 1608-1797 Art Bunce
General
10
Irish Postal Stationery 1922-1970 Brian Callan
General
8
Zeppelin On Board Mail 1929 to 1937 Brian Callan
General
5
Costa Rica First Issue, 1863. The Medio Real Stamp Juan Calvo
General
3
Pre-Prohibition United States Beer Stamps 1866-1919 Louis Caprario
General
8
Postal Stationery of Russian Levant Post Office Levantine
Single Frame
1
Philately of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1954-1964 Christopher Dahle
General
4
The Rocket Mails of India 1934-44 Markand Dave
General
8
United Nations Aerogrammes 1952-1982 Larry E. Davidson
General
4
Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamps Charles J. Ekstrom III
General
8
Little Known Pearl Harbor Ships - without postal facilities Lloyd Ferrell
General
6
Transition to War: Pearl Harbor Ships before and after December 7, 1941 Lloyd Ferrell
General
10
U.S. Transatlantic 30-Cent Globe Airmail Stamp at Work (1939 - 1942) Louis Fiset
General
8
Airmail Service used by the League of Nations and International Labor Organizations (1922-1955) Greg S. Galletti
General
3
Clements Photography: Prints & Postcards Cheryl R. Ganz
General
8
A Postal History Map of the United States of America Chip Gliedman
General
3
My Victoria - Imperforate Line Engraved Stamps of Great Britain from Plate Position 'CG' Chip Gliedman
General
8
Canadian Scout and Guide Cancellations 1937 to 2015 J. Alex Hadden
General
7
The United States National Airmail Week 1938 Clem Hegarty
General
5
U.S. Postal Counterfeits - The Classic Period to Modern Times, 1895-2004 John Hotchner
General
5
British India Postal Stationery - UPU Postcards Sandeep Jaiswal
General
5
British India Postal Stationery (11 December 1936 - 15 August 1947) Sandeep Jaiswal
General
8
Return to Sender: The Development of Label P4582 Used on Netherlands Mail Ben H. Jansen
General
3
The "Unknown" Forms on Undeliverable Netherlands Mail Ben H. Jansen
General
3
The inks and shades of the 3c orange red Small Queen and 2c carmine Admiral of Canada Richard Judge
General
2
Dumont d'Urville Helps Reveal Antarctica Serge Kahn
Single Frame
1
Thor Solberg's Odyssey Serge Kahn
Single Frame
1
The Polish Hyperinflation of 1923-24 Ronald J. Klimley
General
10
Indonesian Revolution Postal History on Sumatra, 17-AUG-45 to 27-DEC-49 Bryant E. Korn
General
5
Indonesian Revolution Postal History on Java, 17-AUG-45 to 27-DEC-49 Bryant E. Korn
General
8
ALOHA! The 80¢ Diamond Head Stamp of 1952 Jon Krupnick
General
6
The Making and Use of a Classic US Stamp: The One Cent Issue of the 1869 Series Hal Leland
General
3
Under Government Lock and Key Ronald E. Lesher
General
8
Hawaii Postal Cards Richard Malmgren
General
8
Poland 1920 Officials Ross Marshall
General
8
The Offspring of the Erie Canal: 1825-1862 H. James Maxwell
General
10
Warsaw Postal Administration: First Issues of the New Country November 1918 to June 1919 James P. Mazepa
General
8
Google Doodles Are The New Commemoratives Gauresh Mehra
General
5
Coaching Ways and Coaching Days in Great Britain and Ireland Heloise Mitchell
General
8
UPU British Commonwealth and Empire Specimen Stamps, 1884-1948 Bob Myers
General
5
Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris, 1870-1871 Bob Myers
General
4
Machine Cancels at Japanese Offices in Korea (1920-1945) Kenji Nakano
Single Frame
1
The Dual Currency Issues of Persia, 1881-1885 Behruz Nassre-Esfahani
General
8
The Legend of the Polish Legion as told by the 25th Anniversary of the Polish Legion Postal Cards of 1939 Ray Pietruszka
Single Frame
1
Tunisian First Postage Issues: The Bey of Tunis Coat of Arms Norval L. Rasmussen
General
5
Iceland Stamps Printed by Courvoisier Printers - Color Proofs to Usage 1970-1979 Michael Schumacher
General
5
The First Spanish Perforated and Multicolor Stamps and Their Errors Frank Slack
Single Frame
1
Washington, DC's Earliest Duplex Postal Markings Clarence A. Stillions
Single Frame
1
The U.S. 3¢ Letter Rate: Domestic 1932-1958, International 1931-1958 Stephen L. Suffet
General
7
Insurrectionist Issues of Laos, 1961 and 1974 Emory Earl Toops
Single Frame
1
The 1944 Woldenberg POW Olympics Andrew Urushima
Single Frame
1
Border conflicts from the fall of the Inca Empire to the current borders of Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador Roger Van Laere
General
5
Fiji Islands 1840-1903 Andrew Ward
General
8
The Irish Gerl Definitives - The Pre-Decimal £sd Issues Brian Warren
General
5
Usages of U.S. Coils Issued in the First Decade of the 2000s Robert Washburn
General
10
Panama Postal Stationery 1904-1940 Bradley Wilde
General
10
The Dublin Censor Office 1939-1945 Karl Winkelmann
General
5
The KgU Propaganda Forgeries of East Germany, 1953 to 1957 Oliver Wyrtki
General
2

Youth

Exhibit Title
Exhibitor
Class
# of Frames
Blarney Castle Tabitha Fox
Youth
1
World Without Butterflies Sahitya Setty
Youth
1

Youth Champion of Champions

Exhibit Title
Exhibitor
Class
# of Frames
The Life of St. Patrick in Ireland Laurelei Fox
Youth Championship
1
Malaria Still Thrives Sahitya Setty
Youth Championship
1

World Series Champion of Champions

Exhibit Title
Exhibitor
Class
# of Frames
The 3¢ Connecticut Tercentenary Issue of 1935 and its First Days Anthony F. Dewey
World Series
10
The United Nations Precancel, 1952-1958 Anthony F. Dewey
World Series
5
A Penny Saved…Coating Postal Cards for Reuse, 1876-1902 Ladd Faszold
World Series
9
The Offset Lithographed Washington-Franklin Heads Andrew S. Kelley
World Series
8
The 3¢ Iwo Jima Stamp and its First Days and Uses William Kelly
World Series
8
Evolution of Outbound Foreign Mail Cancelled in New York City 1845-1878 Nicholas Miles Kirke
World Series
8
The Handling of Mail in the Confederate States of America by the Confederate Government and Private Individuals from Secession to Appomattox Daniel M. Knowles
World Series
8
Finding Antarctica - Then Finding More of It Juri Kraus
World Series
8
Pan Am Clippers Conquer the Pacific - Aug 1933 to Dec 31, 1941 Jon Krupnick
World Series
10
Postal Rates during the Gold Yuan Era: The Chinese Hyperinflation of 1948-49 - click to view digital version Hugh Lawrence
World Series
8
Britain's Marvelous Machins Stephen McGill
World Series
9
U.S. Vended Postal Insurance (1965-85) Alan L. Moll
World Series
6
Evolution and Impact of Blood's Local Post: 1842 to 1862 Vernon R. Morris, Jr. MD
World Series
10
Classic Costa Rica to the 1889 Overprints Issue Roland Nordberg
World Series
8
Line Engraved Issues of Great Britain 1840 & 1841 Stuart Reddington
World Series
6
Mexico First Issue by District: The 293 Stamp Challenge Omar J. Rodriguez
World Series
8
The U.S. 1847 Issue: America's First Stamps Daniel J. Ryterband
World Series
8
BLOOD: A Modern Medicine Jean Wang
World Series
5

Literature Entries:

Updated 5/10/2024

Class
Literature Title
Articles A Miscellany of Belgium Golf Philately
Articles An Unlisted Major Double Transfer on the Trenton Match Co.'s U.S. Private Die Proprietary 1c Revenue Stamp RO176d
Articles Barrackpore Mutinity of 1824 during the Anglo-Burmese War
Articles Department of Florida National Woman's Relief Corps
Articles Dominica #55 - What Is It?
Articles Hometown Collecting and Genealogy: Hohenems, Austria
Articles Hotel Stationery and Pre-Maximaphily Pioneers
Articles How to Topically Collect your Hometown: A case Study of Asheville, NC
Articles Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Articles On the Origins of Maximum Card Precursor Families by Means of Concordance Selection
Articles Printed on Both Sides: 1919-1921 Latvian Stamps on Banknote Paper
Articles The 1869 Safety Paper Essays: New Discoveries and Perspectives
Articles The Barefoot Mailman
Articles The Headsville Post Office: From West Virginia to Bellefonte
Articles The Imperial Durbar of 1877
Articles The U.S. 3¢ 1851 Stamp: Newly Discovered Plate Flaw on 91R1L
Articles The US Post Office at the Centennial of 1876
Articles William B Hale: A World Class Swindler
Catalogs 1948 Interim Period Stamp Album
Catalogs Scout and Guide Meter Stamp Catalog
Catalogs The Yugoslavia Stamp & It's Varieties
Electronic Material www.Paleophilatelie.eu - The place where Paleontology and Paleoanthropology meets Philately
Handbooks Anguilla's Quest for Identity - The Philatelic Story
Handbooks Behavioral Diversity Among Birds
Handbooks Cites: Endangered Species on Stamps
Handbooks Collecting Third Reich Philatelic Material
Handbooks Graf Zeppelin LZ-127 South America Airmail 1930 to 1937
Handbooks MS Gripsholm and the US-Japan Diplomatic Exchanges in World War II
Handbooks New York City Foreign Mail 1845-1878 (Volume 1, Volume 2)
Handbooks Now That's Fascinating: Birdlife on Stamps
Handbooks Plating Canada's 1/2 Queen Victoria Stamp
Handbooks Reprints Counterfeits and Forgeries of Mexico's First Design - Stamps of the 1856, 1861 & 1867 Issue - CANCELLED
Handbooks The Beak
Handbooks The New River Mail - A Postal and Social History of Virginia's Montgomery, Pulaski, and Giles Counties
Handbooks The Parliament - Gallery of Owls on Postage Stamps
Handbooks The Pigeon
Handbooks The Stamp Cancelling Machine Slogan Postmarks of Trinidad and Tobago 1923-2023
Handbooks The West Point Post Office, 1815-1981
Handbooks The Women's Philatelic Society of New Haven and The New Haven Railroad Y.M.C.A. Stamp Club
Handbooks Understanding the Grill Stamps of the United States
Journal/Periodical Bulletin of the Polonus Polish Society
Journal/Periodical Duck Tracks
Journal/Periodical Excelsior! Journal of the New York State Postal History Society
Journal/Periodical First Days
Journal/Periodical Georgia Post Roads
Journal/Periodical Ice Cap News
Journal/Periodical Journal of Sports Philately
Journal/Periodical Military Postal History Society Bulletin
Journal/Periodical NJPH, The Journal of the New Jersey Postal History Society
Journal/Periodical North Carolina Postal Historian
Journal/Periodical Souvenir Card Journal
Journal/Periodical The Canadian Aerophilatelist - Vol XXXIX
Journal/Periodical The Posthorn
Journal/Periodical Topical Time
Journal/Periodical VORLÄUFER - Journal of the German Colonies Collectors Group

Exhibit Jury

Michael Ley, Nebraska (Chief)
Akthem Al-Manaseer, California
Timothy Bartshe, Colorado
Bernard Beston, Queensland, Australia
Jere Dutt, Ohio
Tom Fortunato, New York
Elizabeth Hisey, Florida
Mark Loomis, Oregon
Jane Sodero, Nova Scotia, Canada
Ross Towle, California
Ken Trettin, Iowa
Charles Verge, Ontario, Canada

FIP Option Jury

John Hotchner, Virginia
Ed Kroft, British Columbia, Canada

Literature Competition Jury

Patricia Walker (Chief), Florida
Bill DiPaolo, Florida
Peter McCann, Florida

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