22 May 2020
Stampex, the national stamp exhibition, which was set to be held in London from 30 September to 3 October, has been postponed due to concerns over the Covid-19 virus.
The Philatelic Traders’ Society (PTS), the trade organisation responsible for hosting Stampex International, has announced that the Autumn 2020 Stampex show scheduled for the 30 September to 3 October has been postponed.
A statement from the PTS explained:
'The decision has been made following a full assessment of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic factors affecting the show, including safety and financial implications for our visitors and stakeholders. The show will be replaced with a Virtual Stampex event to be held online where you can still meet PTS members, shop for stamps, attend Stampex Talks and get special Stampex offers.'
Stampex International last took place in September 2019 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, with the usual February event cancelled to make space for the London 2020 international exhibition, which was postponed until 2022.
The news follows the cancellation of the York Stamp & Coin fair which usually takes place in July.
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