Your guide to Spring Stampex 2014 - the UK's largest stamp collecting event

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11 February 2014
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imports_CCGB_screen-shot-2013-09-02-at-12.20.19_59097.png Your guide to Spring Stampex 2014 - the UK's largest stamp collecting event
Bringing together the country’s top dealers and exhibitors, not to mention the many overseas collectors and traders who attend, Stampex is the UK’s premier philatelic event attracting thousands of collectors to the capital. ...

Bringing together the country’s top dealers and exhibitors, not to mention the many overseas collectors and traders who attend, Stampex is the UK’s premier philatelic event attracting thousands of collectors to the capital.

Click here to watch a video report from a recent Stampex

Royal Mail
The large Royal Mail stand located at the back of the venue will be a hive of activity throughout the show, with a host of stamps and souvenirs on offer, including:

• Classic Locomotives of Wales miniature sheet
• Post & Go ‘Spring Blooms’ stamps
• Royal Mail stamps and souvenirs issued over the past few years

Post & Go
The Post & Go machines at Stampex will no doubt be busy thanks to a number of developments, including the introduction of Jersey Post & Go stamps (read more about Jersey Post & Go stamps here), which will be distributed from one Hytech machine in values of: Local letter (45p), UK letter (55p), Europe (60p), Local large (68p), International (80p), UK large (88p).

Philatelic frames at every Stampex
Following an agreement with the Association of British Philatelic Societies (ABPS), Stampex will now feature a philatelic exhibition at both the Spring and Autumn events, giving collectors the chance to exhibit their stamps and postal history material, and giving visitors the chance to examine some of the country’s top collections, at every event.
In recent years Stampex has hosted the ABPS National Exhibition during September’s Stampex, but now, with space available at the venue for more than 500 frames of exhibits, the programme of exhibitions will be split over the February and September shows.

Stampex souvenirs
As usual, visitors to Stampex will receive a free postcard, the perfect souvenir to take home or to use as a first day of issue mailing at the show (postboxes are available at the Business Design Centre). This time the postcard shows a black and white image of the Parcel Post.
The limited edition Stampex Smilers sheet this time shows ten breeds of working horse, from the Breton to the Clydesdale, and will be available to buy.

Come and say hello!
As ever the friendly Stamp & Coin Mart team are looking forward to meeting collectors at the show and finding out about their collections and purchases. Why not drop by the Information Stand to say hello?

Society meetings
A number of philatelic societies, including the Concorde Study Circle, Great Britain Philatelic Society, Bird Society, Thailand Philatelic Society, and the Wreck & Crash Mail Society will be holding meetings at Stampex on Saturday 22 February.

Get stamp active!
The Stamp Active Network (SAN) will be helping young collectors at the special stand throughout Stampex, with the busiest day set for Saturday when school’s out and the famous Kidstamps Auction takes place. Youngsters can find out about the hobby, start a themed collection and take part in a series of activities. A special ‘All at Sea’ theme will give budding collectors the chance to collect a few monarchs on stamps.

Get more details on Stampex, including lists of all stand-holders and exhibitors in the official Stampex guide, given away FREE with the March issue of Stamp & Coin Mart.

Buy the print edition today or download the digital edition of March Stamp & Coin Mart!


 

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