Show organizers in San Diego, Calif., are planning to follow in the footsteps of CAPEX 22 and host a one-frame international exhibition in 2027.
The exhibition, which is still in the planning stages, would take place a year after the Boston 2026 World Expo, the 12th U.S. international philatelic exhibition, held every 10 years in a different city across that country.
The concept for San Diego’s one-frame international exhibition stems from the recent success of CAPEX 22, according to long-time philatelist Charles Verge, who served on the latter show’s organizing committee. “I think that has to do with two things: one is the success of CAPEX, and the second is they have been in our backyard for the last year, following what we’re doing with interest,” said Verge, referencing the months of planning and promotion for Canada’s recent international exhibition, held this June in Toronto.
“They wanted to do one because they liked what we were doing and they liked where we were going, and they also thought it was the kind of show they could afford to put on.”
The proposed San Diego show may be the next international one-frame exhibition; however, Slovenia has some “very strong leaders who are close to being able to do this,” Verge said, adding any organizers will need to apply for recognition through the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP).