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. Peruse more than 800 frames of world-class exhibits showcasing rare and interesting aspects of philately. 

 

List of Current Exhibits:

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View Listing of Philatelic Exhibits

800+ Frames of Philatelic Exhibits to be on display

List updated as of 5/30/21

Exhibit Title
Exhibitor
Class
The Oceanographic Institute and Museum of Monaco - The First 50 Years - 1910-1960 Fran Adams
Single Frame
The Leticia Incident Fran Adams
Single Frame
Ecuadorian Slogan-Based Covers Related to the Ecuador-Peru Border Conflict of 1941 Adhyatman Agarwala
Youth
Cook County Post Offices Steven J. Bahnsen
Noncompetitive
Poodle Greg Balagian
Single Frame
The Lion - Most Symbolic Animal of All Greg Balagian
General
Postal History of Victoria’s Maritime Mail Routes John H. Barwis
World Series
Walt Disney's Richest Superstar: Scrooge McDuck Edward Bergen
General
Walt Disney's Second Super Star: Donald Duck Edward Bergen
Most Popular Championship
The Essays and Proofs of Guatemala - Excluding Designs by Arnoldo Chavarry Michael Bloom
General
Sardinia: The Gavallini Lettersheets of 1818-1836 Art Bunce
General
Chile: The Presidente Issue of 1911-1934 Art Bunce
General
Postal Cards of Cuba 1878-1898 Octavio Cabrera
General
Project Skylab - The Story of America's First Space Station Ray E. Cartier
General
The Development of Railway Mail Routes in Georgia, 1846-1889 Douglas & Nancy Clark
General
Weeds in the Victory Garden? A Fresh Look at the WWII Patriotic Cover of Victory, VT Basil Copeland Jr.
General
Egypt of the Pharaohs Leroy Crain
General
An Introduction to the Evolution of Plants Christopher Dahle
General
The Philately of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1954-1964 Christopher Dahle
General
The Aspirations of Pumpkins George DeKornfeld
Single Frame
The 3¢ Connecticut Tercentenary Issue of 1935 and its First Days Anthony F. Dewey
General
A Postal History of Hartford, Connecticut Anthony F. Dewey
World Series
The "Settling of Connecticut" Postal Card of 1986 Anthony F. Dewey
General
The Stephen Daye Press Stamp Robert S. Edson
General
Engraved Perforated Royal Portraits Issued in Hawaii 1864-1893 Jeffrey Erichson
General
CUPCAKES Christina Esbeck
Youth
A Penny Saved…Coating Postal Cards for Reuse, 1876-1902 Ladd Faszold
General
Postal History of the 1861 United States 24-cent Adhesive Robert J. Faux
World Series
Chile - The Rouletted Issues 1877-1899 Alfredo Frohlich
World Series
Delaware Postal History 1773-1847 Alfredo Frohlich
World Series
Adelca - Colombia's First Official Airmail Stamps - 1932 Alfredo Frohlich
General
Great Britain and the League of Nations Greg S. Galletti
Single Frame
British Airship R100 Cheryl Ganz
Single Frame
Zeppelin Hindenburg & Tipex Cheryl R. Ganz
Single Frame
The Postal History of: Morocco Foreign Post Offices and Agencies Larry Gardner
General
Creating Envelope Art as a Hobby Larry Gassen
Noncompetitive
"LMG Envelope Art" Celebrating Black Heritage Larry Gassen
Single Frame
Modern Summer Olympics Ghose Chandrajit
General
FIFA World Cup Ghose Chandrajit
General
Bicentennial of USA Independence in 1976 Ghose Chandrajit
General
Postal Markings of the Hong Kong "China" Overprints Ian Gibson-Smith
General
96 Elephants: The Story of Human-Elephant Interactions Catherine and Ken Gilbert
Single Frame
Landpost "uber" Lehrte: An Example of the Rural Mail System in Germany 1933-1991 Ken Gilbert
General
A Postal History Map of the United States Chip Gliedman
General
Zeppelin South America Flights, 1932-1937 James W. Graue
General
1993 Yerevan' 93 lnternational Philatelic Exhibition Stamp (aka Garni) and its 1994 Overprints Igor Grigorian
General
Incense and the Armenian Scented Paper Igor Grigorian
General
Latvia: Postmarks and Postal Routes of the Pre-Stamp Era Vesma Grinfelds
General
The Kansas and Nebraska Overprints Vicky Hadley
General
From the Perspective of the Cachetmaker Arlen Hambarchian
General
Internal Revenue Centenary Commemorative Revenue Stamp Alexander Hamilton
Single Frame
The Jewel City - Postcards of the Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915 Dawn R. Hamman
General
How to Grow Tomatoes Dawn R. Hamman
Single Frame
Mail Flown on the "Giant" U.S. Airships, the USS Akron Z$S-4 and Macon ZRS-5 Robert Helms
General
First Day of Issue Flown Mail Robert Helms
General
An ancient partnership, an uncertain future. Butterflies, moths and man. Greg Herbert
General
The Two Cent Hardings James Hering
World Series
84¢ and 41¢ Issues of Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis Duane Heverling
General
2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from Alaska Duane Heverling
Single Frame
The USA 3¢ Denomination: Design and Uses from 1861 to 1869 Jan H. Hofmeyr
World Series
The American Phototype Two-Cent Instructive Clauses, 1867-1872 Robert D. Hohertz
Single Frame
Tennis - From Game of Kings to Sport for All Norman F. Jacobs, Jr.
World Series
Auxiliary Markings on Correctly Addressed But Returned or Delayed Mail of Netherlands Ben Jansen
General
Ancient Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs Carl Jennings
General
The Evergreen Game Sherri Soraci Jennings
Single Frame
Buffalo and Bison Sherri Soraci Jennings
General
Carol Gordon Cachets Susan B. Jones
General
The Coelacanth and the Comores Susan B. Jones
General
A Spectroscopic Study of Three Issues Cataloged as Blue Colour Errors Richard Judge
Single Frame
The 3¢ Iwo Jima Stamp and its First Day Covers and Uses William Kelly
General
Danish West Indies Foreign Mail to UPU Matthew W. Kewriga
World Series
In the Beginning…Timbromanie, How the Proliferation of Postage Stamps Started a Collecting Revolution Vince King
General
Games of the Xth Olympiad - Los Angeles 1932 Conrad Klinkner
General
Alaska at War: World War II and Western Canada Eric R. Knapp
General
The Development of the Confederate States of America (CSA) Postal Service From Secession to Appomattox Daniel Knowles
World Series
Aloha! The 80¢ Diamond Head of 1952 Jon E. Krupnick
General
Pan Am Clippers Conquer the Pacific: August 1933 to December 31, 1941 Jon E. Krupnick
World Series
The 3 cent Connecticut Tercentenary Stamp of 1935 Peter LaPlaca
General
Postal Rates during the Gold Yuan Era: The Chinese Hyperinflation of 1948-49 Hugh Lawrence
General
China's Non-denominated Domestic Air Letter Sheets Hugh Lawrence
Single Frame
Burma: The Issues of the Republic 1948 to 1952 Michael Ley
General
The Development of the Ethiopian Posts: 1908-1936 Ulf J. Lindahl
General
Getting Collared: The Use of Stamp Collars in the United States Nicholas Lombardi
General
The History of the Bible Mark M. Loomis
General
The Development and Impact of Religious Missions in Southern Rhodesia Mark M. Loomis
General
The 1861 One-Cent Franklin Issue - A Study of Domestic Usages 1861-1869 Keith E. Maatman
Single Frame
Rebel Documents, Yankee Stamps: How the Union Collected Its Stamp Taxes in the Confederacy Michael T. Mahler
General
Hawaii Postal Cards Richard Malmgren
General
The Changing Face of Telegraph Communications Guglielmo Marconi
Noncompetitive
Switzerland Bruce Marsden
General
Rates During the Post-War Chinese National Currency Era H. James Maxwell
General
Imperial & Republic of China Official Postal Seals H. James Maxwell
General
Imperial Germany's 'Crown & Eagle' Series of 1889 Jerry H. Miller
General
Phillumeny Meets Philately Alan Moll
Most Popular Championship
Lundy Island - 1929 to Recent Sidney D. Morginstin
General
Printed Precancellations of Playing Card Makers on Government Die Revenue Stamps, 1862-72 Michael J. Morrissey
General
The 3¢ 1936 Oregon Territory Issue Ralph H. Nafziger
General
The Dual Currency Issues of Persia, 1881-1885 Behruz Nassre-Esfahani
General
America's Libraries - The Stamp Larry T. Nix
General
Melvil Dewey - American Library Pioneer & Social Reformer Larry T. Nix
General
Georgia Bicentennial Charles J. O'Brien, III
General
Frank Lloyd Wright- First Days and Usage of the 2¢ Issue Charles J. O'Brien, III
World Series
U.S. Sesquicentennial Exposition 1926 Charles J. O'Brien, III
General
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Alvaro Pacheco
General
The Evolution of Airmail Service Between Bermuda and the U.S., 1925-1939 John Pare
General
The 1948 Wisconsin Statehood Issue: Production, First Day Covers and Postal Uses John Pare
General
Early History of the German East Asia Cruiser Squadron 1895-1900 Louis P. Pataki
General
World War I Comes to the German Mail in Shantung, China Louis P. Pataki
Single Frame
U.S. First Issue "Playing Cards" Revenue Stamps and Uses (1862-67) Kristin Patterson
General
Artist's Drawings, Essays, Proofs and Associated Material of the 1948 Do'ar Ivri Issue of Israel Robert B. Pildes, MD
General
First Days of Issue of the Republic of Moldova 2018-2019 Gheorghii Plugari
General
Famous Americans Gheorghii Plugari
General
Buddhist Mudras M. Lokeswara Rao
Single Frame
The U.S Winston Churchill Memorial Stamp and its First Day Covers Todd Ronnei
General
New Jersey Stampless Covers: Handstamp Postal Markings 1775-1855 Robert G. Rose
General
Utica, New York's Handstamped Postal Markings 1798-1855 Robert G. and Ellen N. Rose
Single Frame
Fire on the Water: Steamboat Mail in New York: 1808 to 1855 Daniel J. Ryterband
General
A Country Divided: Effects of the American Civil War on the Mails Daniel J. Ryterband
World Series
The Postal History of Salem Massachusetts - Domestic Mail to 1883, Foreign to UPU Mark S. Schwartz
World Series
The First U.S. International Postal Card and Its Forerunners Mark S. Schwartz
World Series
Washington & Franklin Coils Flat Plate and Coil Waste Issues 1908-1915 Gregory Shoults
General
Chile and Peru Ship Mail Lawrence Soley
General
The Coconut Palm - Palm of Life & Palm of Commerce Phillip J. Stager
General
1924 Panama Arms Issue for Use in the Canal Zone Kurt Streepy
Single Frame
Rates and Usages of the U.S. 3-Cent Circular Die Stamped Envelopes: 1917-1960 Stephen L. Suffet
General
Women of the Black Heritage Series - From the Fields of Slavery to the Halls of Congress Mark Thompson
Most Popular Championship
Women of the Black Heritage Series - From the Fields of Slavery to the Halls of Congress Mark Thompson
General
25¢ Honeybee - From Design to Postal Usage Robert E. Thompson
General
Provisional Issues of South Vietnam and Their Use: 1963-1980 Emory Earl Toops
General
The Trucial States: Palm Trees and Dhow Series of 1961 Emory Earl Toops
Single Frame
U.S. 1907-1919 2 ¢ Oval Die Stamped Envelopes Ross Towle
General
Cunard Line: The Ships and the Transatlantic Mail 1840-1867, the Monopoly Years Eigil Trondsen
World Series
History of the American Paper Industry, 1815 - 1900 A.J. Valente
General
The Eradication of Smallpox Roger Van Laere
Single Frame
Flemish Milk Maids Roger Van Laere
General
History of the Borders of Peru Roger Van Laere
General
The Post of Thurn and Taxis During the 18th Century and Ending in 1867 Tonny Van Loij
General
American Heroic Age Polar Expeditions Hal Vogel
General
Unification of Germany 1850-1872 Otto von Bismarck
Noncompetitive
U. S. Civil War Documentary Taxes 1862-1872 Timothy G. Wait
General
Rockford Illinois Postal Markings 1837-1939 Timothy G. Wait
General
The 32 cent Flag Over the Porch Plate Number Coil Stamps Scott Walker
General
Blood: A Modern Medicine Jean Wang
World Series
The Sun, Myth, Science, Effects, Culture Anthony Wawrukiewicz
General
Russian Gold: The Small Heads of the First Definitive Issue of the USSR Richard Weinberg
General
SCADTA: To, through, and from the Isthmus of Panama Bradley Wilde
General
The 1980 Coral Reefs Issue and Its First Day Covers Paul Williams
General
Queen Victoria's Federal Law Stamps of Canada Richard S. Wilson
Single Frame
The Postage Due Issues of Peru 1874-1948 Charles C. Wooster
World Series

 

View Listing of Literature Exhibits

Listing of Literature Exhibits that will be displayed:

List updated as of 5/30/21

Class
Literature Title
Article "Civil War Era Fiscal History" column in "American Stamp Collector and Dealer"
Article "Rebel Documents, Yankee Stamps…" series in "Kelleher's Stamp Collector's Quarterly
Article 1942 Pow Mail to Actress Deanna Durbin
Article A 1941 Christmas Seal Tied to a Cover with a "Released by Prize Court" marking
Article A Noteworthy Pre-Cancel on Lancaster Watch Company's Advertising Covers
Article Article "17th Congress of the All-Union Communist Part (of Bolshevics): Congress of Victors or Congress of Executed?"
Article Article "On History of Cognac Production in Armenia", part I and part II
Article Collector In Chief
Article Military Postal Stationary of Australia
Article Re-Evaluating a Philatelic First: The Earliest Depiction of Black History on U.S Stamps
Article The "Suzhong Pictorial" Stamps of 1945-46
Article The Evolution of 'via Siberia' Mail, 1897-1945
Article The First (and only) Stamps of Bergedorf
Article The Long Sea Route - a remarkable postal circuit between imperial Russia & British India
Article The Philately of Civil War Medecine
Article Thomas Edison and The Bulb
Catalog Arizona Territorial Postmark Catalog, Thirteenth Edition
Catalog Catalog of Postal Stationary Airgraphs
Catalog Catalogue of Puerto Rico Revenues - U.S Administration 1899-Present
Catalog China Stamp Society Specialized Catalog of China to 1949
Catalog Illustrated Guide of All Coupon Types (UPU and Non-UPU)
Catalog The 7-1-71 Affair
Catalog The Municipal Revenues of Latvia: 1883 to 1945
Catalog The Overrun Countries Series, Book 8, The Greece Stamp & It's Varieties
Catalog Worldwide Christmas Stamps
Electronic Crown Illustrated Censuses of Confederate Postmasters' Provisionals
Electronic GLHSONLINE.ORG
Electronic NJPH, Journal of the New Jersey Postal History Society
Electronic PennyPost.org (website of the Carriers and Local Society)
Electronic the10cprexiecoil.com
Electronic www.AlbrechtDurer.study - the website of the Albrecht Durer Study Unit
Electronic www.AmericanTopical.org - the American Topical Association website
Electronic www.PaPHS.com - the website of the Pennsylvania Postal History Society
Handbook A Study of the Printing Process of the Republic of Indonesia's Postage Stamps Issued by the Pitt for Java and Madoera 1945-1949
Handbook Albert Einstein on Stamps
Handbook Buddhism On Stamps
Handbook Captian James Cook: Third Voyage 1776-1780, First Day and Event Covers Vol 1&2
Handbook Creating the Philatelic Exhibit Synopsis: A Master Class
Handbook Echoes of Empire: Sierra Leone Philatelic legacy 1786-1980
Handbook Index CartoPhilatelica
Handbook Pan Americans Final Flight
Handbook Postmarked West Point: A US Postal History of West Point and its Graduates
Handbook Spanish Colonial and Mexican Mail in the United States
Handbook Stamp Taxes in Nevada IV. An Illustrated Census of Documents Bearing / Nevada State Revenue Stamps, 1865 - 1873, by Type and Tax Rate
Handbook Stamp Taxes in Nevada l. Silver Fever! Nevada Territory Stock Certificates, 1863-4
Handbook Stamp Taxes in Nevada ll. Adhesive Revenue Stamps of Nevada, 1865-1873
Handbook Stamp Taxes in Nevada lll. Chronological/Geographic Analysis, 1863-1873. "Ghosts of Glory Trail"
Handbook The 3c Nashville Provisional Adhesive: A Study in Postal History Research
Handbook The Christmas Florida Post Office: A Philatelic Giant in a Tiny Town
Handbook The Civil War Cigar Stamps
Handbook Topical Adventures: A Guide to Topical and Thematic Stamp Collecting
Journal ARPA Journal
Journal El Quetzal
Journal Enophilatelica
Journal Europa News
Journal Excelsior! - The Journal of the Empire State Postal History Society
Journal Gay and Lesbian History on Stamps Journal
Journal Ice Caps News
Journal Journal of Sports Philately
Journal Menelik's Journal
Journal Mexicana
Journal Postal History Journal
Journal Postal Stationary
Journal Postal Stationery Collector
Journal Rossica Journal
Journal The American Revenuer
Journal The Birth of New Jersey's Post
Journal The Congress Book
Journal The Cuban Philatelist Journal
Journal The Czechoslovak Specialist
Journal The Israel Philatelic
Journal The New CartoPhilatelist
Journal The Oregon Country
Journal The Philatelic Gourmet
Journal The Ration Board
Journal The United States Specialist - the Journal of the US Stamp Society
Journal Topical Time
Journal Universal Ship Cancellation Society Log
Journal WE EXPRESSIONS
Journal Yule Log


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