September 10, 2021 to September 12, 2021
This year, Seapex honours Jack Congrove, who in his term as the show’s president helped build the event to what it is today.
Congrove died from cancer early last year. An obituary is on the Seapex website at seapexshow.org/SEAPEX2020/JackCongrove/ jack.html plus the American Topical Association (ATA) website at americantopical.org/news/8920219.
The show hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 pm Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Parking and admission are free. The show features 25 stamp dealers and more than 3,200 pages of exhibits. As a World Series of Philately (WSP) show, the Grand Award winners for the single- and multi-frame exhibits will be eligible to compete at the 2022 Great American Stamp Show “Champion of Champions” competitions against winners from other national WSP shows.
In addition to the in-person show, we will be having a virtual exhibition on Sept. 24-26. Exhibits in the virtual exhibition will be judged using WSP standard, but this will not be a virtual WSP show. We are looking into having virtual meetings and presentations this weekend as well.
Both the ATA and the India Study Circle will be meeting this year at SEAPEX. The Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs will hold a town hall meeting, and Women Exhibitors is expected to host a forum. Universal Ship Cancellation Society will also meet.
The event will also present free activities for youth and educators throughout the weekend. Starting Saturday morning, the show will hold a full-day Scout stamp collecting merit badge workshop. Experts will be available to provide free stamp evaluations or directions on what to do with that old stamp collection. The United States Postal Service and United Nations Postal Administration will be on hand to sell current postal items. The show hotel is the Residence Inn South Seattle/Tukwila at 16201 West Valley Highway in Seattle. The Seapex rate for a studio suite is $119 US. Contact the hotel at 425-226-5500.