The 48th annual Plymouth Show will be held at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 36375 Joy Road, Westland, MI 48185, April 29–30. Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission and parking is free.
The show will feature:
• 40 dealers
• 120 frames of exhibits
• U.S. Postal Service, Nordica, and United Nations will be selling current items
• Cachetmakers Bourse on Saturday only
• Stamps in Your Closet both days 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
• adult and youth education sessions on both days
Society holding meetings include:
• Plate Number Coil Collectors Club
• Peninsular State Philatelic Society
• American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors.
There is an Awards Banquet Saturday evening, reservations are required.
More information is available on the Plymouth Show website, via e-mail, or call 313-533-7737.
For the rest of this month through June, the American Philatelic Society travel schedule is filling up! We will continue to be representing the Society throughout the country visiting clubs and stamp shows during our #StampTour2017.
Here’s a list of upcoming stops with links to the club/show/meeting locations. We look forward to seeing you soon!
April 25: Sequoia Stamp Club — Scott English, speaker
April 26: Sacramento Philatelic Society — Scott English, speaker
April 28-30: Westpex in San Francisco— Scott English
April 29: APS Town Hall at Westpex, 11 a.m.
May 3: Collectors Club of New York — Scott English
May 5-7: Philatelic Show in the Boston area— Scott English
May 6: APS Town Hall, 11 a.m.
May 6-7: Wiscopex Stamp Show in Central Wisconsin — Jay Bigalke
May 6: APS Happenings, 3 p.m.; Banquet 6:30 p.m. (Bigalke speaker)
May 19-20: Ropex in the Rochester, New York area— Jeff Stage; Ken Martin, Exhibit Jury
May 20: Compex in the Chicago area — Tom Horn
May 26-28: Rocky Mountain Stamp Show in Denver — Tara Murray
June 9-11: Napex in Northern Virginia — Scott English
June 9 Ambassador Forum — Tom Horn
June 10 APS Town Hall Meeting — Scott English
June 16-17: Okpex in Oklahoma City — Scott Tiffney
June 23-25: National Topical Stamp Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Scott English
[April 17, 2017 ATA Press Release]
For her wide-ranging contributions to philately, Vera Felts has been selected to receive the American Topical Association’s highest award at the National Topical Stamp Show awards banquet June 24 in Milwaukee.
As ATA executive director since 2009, Felts has brought innovation and a positive attitude to the office and many of the organization’s programs. She spearheaded the highly successful ambassador program which has resulted in hundreds of new members, and managed the transition to a new topical checklist database, which has made ATA’s signature checklists better than ever.
For the past 18 years she has served as registration chair and managed the show cachets for the St. Louis Stamp Expo. She edited the APS gold award-winning newsletter of the Southern Illinois Stamp Club for 15 years, and co-founded its SIRPEX local show.
A life member of APS, she served eight years as coordinator of its newsletter exchange. At the Science Center in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1999 she founded a long-running youth stamp group.
Felts is revered throughout philately for her devotion to helping people advance and enjoy topical collecting.
The Distinguished Topical Philatelist (DTP) award has been presented each year since 1952, by the ATA, the largest affiliate of the American Philatelic Society. Don Smith served as chair of the selection committee. The scrolls signed by all of ATA’s 119 DTPs can be viewed at http://americantopicalassn.org/awardsdtp.
A new $1.15 Green Succulent global forever international rate stamp will be formally issued April 28 in San Francisco, the U.S. Postal Service said Friday.
The Green Succulent global forever stamp will be valid to send a 1-ounce letter to any country where first-class mail international service is available. The stamp, which features a photograph of an echeveria, a succulent native to the Americas, will be sold in panes of 10.
The stamp release coincides with the Westpex stamp show scheduled for April 28-30 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The show will host a first-day ceremony for the stamp at 1 p.m.
William J. Gicker was the art director and Greg Breeding designed the stamp with an existing photograph by Erika Kirkpatrick.
The legacy of last year’s World Stamp Show-NY 2016 continues, thanks to $200,000 in grants from the show to help philatelic groups. Donations include a $25,000 matching grant to the American Philatelic Society to support the society website and marketing, as well as $100,000 to the next U.S. international show.
Read details about all the grants here, http://stamps.org/userfiles/file/news/WSS-NY-Legacy.pdf.