First-Ever Virtual World Series of Philately Show
In May, PIPEX will be online and make history as the first virtual World Series of Philately stamp show. The show offers 50 competitive exhibits and a full schedule of presentations ranging from hobby interests to philatelic talks. The show site also features links to more than 40 dealers for visitors to build their collections.
"I am excited to be part of the first Virtual WSP Show! This is a major responsibility; we have to do it well. But we're on it!” said PIPEX Chair Mark Loomis, “We believe we will be presenting a show worthy of our PIPEX history and one that everyone will enjoy participating in – even if ‘virtually.’”
World Series of Philately Exhibition
The Committee on Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judging approved granting World Series of Philately status to virtual exhibitions for 2021. As a result, the Grand Award winner will be eligible to compete in the Champion of Champions at the Great American Stamp Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
The PIPEX Jury will include:
- Liz Hisey, Chief Judge
- Michael Dixon
- Bill Fort
- Mark Banchik
The PIPEX competition includes 11 international exhibits, including six exhibits from Canada. Visitors can already view the online competition on the PIPEX website.
PIPEX offers a series of talks over the three days of the show. On Friday, May 7, 2021, at 12:30 Pacific, APS Executive Director Scott English will hold a Town Hall meeting presenting the future of the APS and the APRL and taking questions. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.
On Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 9:30 am Pacific, American Topical Association President Dawn Hamman and Executive Jennifer Miller will host a Roundtable meeting.
The entire speaker schedule can be found on the PIPEX website.
For those interested in attending virtual PIPEX, please register now.
Visit the PIPEX website to get more information and participate in the show.