Gibraltar Post plans to put on sale Limited Edition stamp sheet commemorating the New York World Stamp Show taking place from May 28th to June 4th.The sheets are individually numbered and bares the New York World Stamp Show official logo.
World Stamp Show-NY 2016 (www.ny2016.org) is the United States’ once-a-decade international celebration of stamp collecting taking place at the Javits Center in New York from May 28 to June 4, 2016. This will be the first international stamp show to be held in New York since FIPEX in 1956.
Mr Dhanjay Desai is national commissioner from India for this exhibition.The show brings together stamp collectors, dealers, exhibitors, postal administrations and societies from around the world together to sell, buy and discuss all aspects of the hobby known as philately. Between 250,000-300,000 visitors are expected to attend the show during the eight days it takes place.
There will be more than 4,000 entrants to the competitions from collectors in 70 countries.
Some 200 dealers will also be present, offering visitors the opportunity to buy and sell.
There will also be invited exhibits and a court of honour, giving stamp fans the chance to see some of the gems of philatelic history. Most prestigious among them will be the 1856 British Guiana 1c Magenta, bought by shoe designer Stuart Weitzman for a philatelic record $9.5m in 2014.
Several auction houses will also be hosting sales in New York during this time, including Robert A Siegel, Daniel F Kelleher and HR Harmer. Wade Saadi, the former American Philatelic Society president, is the head of the organising committee – so you know who to thank after an unforgettable trip to the Big Apple.
Around 250,000 visitors are expected over the eight-day event, which is promising to be one for the ages.
The show is a continuation of a series of international philatelic exhibitions that have taken place in the United States approximately every 10 years since the beginning of the 20th century, typically in a year ending in 6 or 7.