The first donation pledge from this year’s World Stamp Show fund balances was presented to officials of America’s next international philatelic exhibition, Boston 2026, at the American Philatelic Society (APS) StampShow in Portland, Ore.
WSS-NY 2016 President Wade Saadi and Vice-President Steven Rod said while finances for the New York international show are still being finalized, this contribution to the Boston show would be forthcoming by the end of the year.
After being introduced to the crowd by APS Executive Director Scott English, Saadi handed the jumbo-sized check for $100,000 to Boston 2026 Director Yamil H. Kouri and President Nancy B. Clark. It continues the tradition of providing seed money to support the country’s subsequent every-decade international event.
Saadi added the NY2016 website, ny2016.org, will remain online for several years to honour the hundreds of volunteers who added to the show’s success and allowed worldwide viewers the opportunity to relive the excitement of all eight days. Attendees can continue to add photos to the show’s Google Photos archive through the Show Information-Photos page.
For more information about Boston 2026, visit boston2026.org.