Clark was presented with the cheque – worth about $33,000 Cdn. – by Philatelic Foundation Board Chair Robert Rose. She was joined by Boston 2026 Executive Director Mark Butterline and Commissioner General Yamil Kouri at the recent American Philatelic Society 133rd annual StampShow in Nebraska on Aug. 2.
“The PF supports Boston 2026 because our board believes that the future of organized philately requires the support of all organizations to make the show a success and to secure our hobby into the future,” said Rose, of the 12th international philatelic exhibition to be held in the U.S. in late May 2026.
Based in New York, the Philatelic Foundation was founded nearly 75 years ago by a group of dedicated philatelists wishing to form a non-profit educational organization dedicated to expertizing and authenticating stamps and covers. Today, after issuing more than 555,000 certificates, the foundation makes its knowledge available through its print and online resources, public programs, exhibits and access to its high-tech analytical equipment.
“Boston 2026 is grateful for the support of the Philatelic Foundation, helping to make this country’s next international philatelic exhibition a major success,” said Clark. “Boston 2026 hopes to secure the future of the hobby not only nationally but internationally. It takes a group effort, and the Philatelic Foundation’s sponsorship is a significant step in making this happen.”
The highly anticipated international show and exhibition will be held at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center, which is one of the largest exhibition centres in the northeastern U.S., with nearly 50,000 square metres of contiguous exhibition space.
For more information, visit boston2026.org.