It’s about six-and-a-half hours from Niagara Falls, Ont., but organizers are saying it’s worth the trip for the upcoming show hosted by the American Stamp Dealers Association (ASDA).
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This Oct. 6-9 is the ASDA New York Fall Postage Stamp Show. Held at The New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan Hotel, the show runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day except Sunday, Oct. 9, when the show will close at 3 p.m. Attending dealers include St. Catharines’ Roy Houtby, owner of Roy’s Stamps, who also had a booth at the popular World Stamp Show, held May 28-June 4 in New York City. Houtby specializes in the stamps and covers of Canada and the British Commonwealth.
At 11 a.m., on the show’s opening day, the U.S. Postal Service will host a first-day-of-issue ceremony for its “Holiday Windows” stamp. At 1 p.m. United Nations Postal Administration will host a first-day-of-issue ceremony for its “World Post Day” special event sheet.
Attending societies include the American Philatelic Society; American Topical Association; Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections; Scandinavian Collectors Club; The Philatelic Foundation; and the Vatican Philatelic Society, among others.
Later this week, on Oct. 8, is the Moncton Stamp Fair. Held at the Royal Canadian Legion on 100 War Veterans Ave., the show will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and includes dealer tables; a club table; an auction; and free admission.
This year’s event is being hosted by the Fredericton District Stamp Club (Chapter 148 of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada) at the Fredericton Inn on 1315 Rugent St., in Fredericton, N.B. In addition to a diverse bourse of more than a dozen dealers as well as two exciting exhibitions (one for BNAPEX 2016 and a separate regional competition hosted by the FDSC), this year’s gathering will feature a series of seminars hosted by BNAPS’ various regional and study groups.
The Manitoba Coin Club will also conclude its annual Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Show today. Held at the Sunova Centre on 48 Holland Rd., in West St. Paul, Man., the show features a diverse bourse; a selection of exhibits; free prizes; and ample free parking. Admission is $5 a day.