World Stamp Show exhibit frames available for purchase

While significant quantities of exhibit frames have already been purchased by Canadian, U.S., Japanese, Panamanian and Israeli philatelic organizations since last summer’s World Stamp Show, more than 1,000 frames—used only once during the once-in-a-decade show—remain up for sale.

According to Thomas Fortunato, chairman of marketing and public relations for WSS-NY2016, these “ultra-durable” frames are about half the weight of those used at most U.S. national and international shows in the past three decades. Each unit includes the required legs and provides two faces, each of which holds 16 standard-size exhibit pages. The frames also come with new screws, re-engineered since last summer, for easier setup and added security.

The cost is $150 a unit plus shipping from Bellefonte, Pa. Shipping costs can be avoided by arranging pickup from the American Philatelic Society (APS) in Bellefonte or at the August APS StampShow in Richmond, Va.


  • Familiar, easy-load “A Frame” design
  • Main panels measure four feet high and three feet wide
  • Each front and back unit weighs 10.8 kilograms (24 pounds)
  • Strong, durable polystyrene base
  • White polystyrene inner panel
  • Clear one-eighth-inch acrylic face sheets
  • Easy to attach anodized aluminum legs
  • Heavy duty security screws
  • Shipped with two units per box
  • Legs boxed separately
  • Includes custom screwdrivers

To watch a video of the frame setup visit,

To arrange purchase or for additional information, contact Ken Martin at the APS at 814-933-3817 or

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