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World Stamp Show — NY 2016

Click for the: First Special Edition: The First U. S. International Stamp Show, New York City - 1913
(Second Special Edition through the Tenth Special Edition listed below.)

We're On Our Way! With less than a year to go—a year that will fly by quickly—we now embark on our journey to World Stamp Show-
NY 2016 (WSS-NY), which will be held May 28-June 4, 2016 in New York City.

We will lead up to the next U.S. International Philatelic Exhibition in eleven special editions that feature news of the 2016 International as
well as revisits to each of the previous Internationals that were held in the United States.

From the Publisher's Desk
by John F. Dunn

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Click for the: Second Special Edition: The Second U.S. International Stamp Show, New York City - 1926
Click for the: Third Special Edition: The Third U. S. International Stamp Show, New York City - 1936
Click for the: Fourth Special Edition: The Fourth U. S. International Stamp Show, New York City - 1947
Click for the: Fifth Special Edition: The Fifth U. S. International Stamp Show, New York City - 1956
Click for the: Sixth Special Edition: The Sixth U. S. International Stamp Show, Washington, DC - 1966
Click for the: Seventh Special Edition: The Seventh U. S. International Stamp Show, Philadelphia, PA - 1976
Click for the: Eighth Special Edition: The Eighth U. S. International Stamp Show, Chicago, IL - 1986
Click for the: Ninth Special Edition: The Ninth U. S. International Stamp show, San Francisco CA - 1997
Click for the: Tenth Special Edition: The Tenth U. S. International Stamp show, Washington, DC - 2006

Below you will find a two-part presentation — a compilation of the material from the above 10 Special Editions, including WSS-NY news updates. 

Part One—coverage of the 10 U.S. Internationals [PDF Document] from the first in 1913 to the 10th in 2006. 
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Part Two—coverage leading up to World Stamp Show-NY 2016 [PDF Document], including the many stamps issued by the United States Postal Service at the show. (Document may take a moment to load.)

1913 First U. S. International site:
Engineering Societies' Building, Nos. 25 to 33 West 39th Street, New York. This splendid structure, the princely gift of Andrew Carnegie to the Engineering Societies of America, is located in the heart of the metropolis, near the hotel, theatre, and shopping districts and convenient to many lines of public transit.


This picture of the President with his stamp collection was taken in the White House last week. Mr. Roosevelt pushed a button which signalized the opening of the Third International Philatelic Exhibition in New York, 1936.—Courtesy, Washington Star


At the CIPEX, May 22, 1947, Leonard Turley of Louisville, Ky., made some freehand sketches, one of which is shown above. It shows the line-up to view the famous British Guiana 1c.


“The stamps of the world are powerful object lessons in the eternal hunger of men for knowledge and news about their fellow men. They are a pictorial history of all the arts and sciences, and human progress, since the earliest civilizations.”
—Dwight D. Eisenhower


From the May 14, 1966 STAMPS: The Shoreham Hotel…is a luxurious 1100 room hotel…about 15 minutes from the heart of Washington, D.C., the hotel overlooks beautiful Rock Creek Park.…Sleeping rooms are among the most spacious. Rates for SIPEX range from $12…suites are $35.

AMERIPEX 86 - One of four designs
of the 1986 Presidents miniature sheets, each incorporating nine 22¢ commemorative stamps honoring deceased U.S. Presidents

Tenth U. S. International World Philatelic Exhibition 2006 - Souvenir Sheet

U. S. International Stamp Shows of the Past Century — from 1913 to 2006

1913 — The First U. S. International, New York City

(From Mekeel’s Weekly, January 18-November 8, 1913)

January 18, 1913
Exhibition News - This is exhibition year. The prospectus is ready. Have you received one? The beautiful stamp is out. Have you got yours? The building has been engaged, have you seen it? A large amount of insurance has been bought. How much of it will be required for your stamps? Many hundreds of collectors have become members. Is your name enrolled with the others? The last donation towards the expenses, one hundred dollars came from the American Philatelic Society and twenty-five dollars from Mr. Edwin Fleisher. Many well known collectors have . . .

Continue reading "The First U. S. International -1913" [PDF Document - Special Edition in Mekeel's Weekly Magazine, August 14, 2015]

 

1926 — The Second U. S. International, New York City

(From Mekeel’s Weekly, February 8-November 1, 1926)

February 8, 1926
The Exhibition Prospectus -
By now every reader of Mekeel’s should have a prospectus of the International Philatelic Exhibition, which is to be held October 16th to 23rd. This is the first edition, and is subject to changes and modifications . . . This large size, 12-page prospectus, covers every phase of the exhibition, and is intended as a guide to exhibitors. Nevertheless, it holds a great deal of interest to those who are already planning, to visit this, the biggest and . . .

Continue reading "The Second U. S. International - 1926" [PDF Document - Special Edition in Mekeel's Weekly Magazine, August 28, 2015]

 

1936 — The Third U. S. International (TIPEX), New York City

(From STAMPS Magazine, May 9-June 13, 1936)

May 9, 1936
The stage is all set for the opening of the Greatest Philatelic Exhibition in the History of Philately. For over a year Committees have been meeting regularly and during the past three months the Directing Committee has met on an average of twice a week to work out the details for the show.

As a result of all of this activity, practically all of the finest collections in the world will be on display on the first three floors of the Grand Central Palace in New York from May 9th to the 17th inclusive. It will require a force of over . . .

Continue reading "The Third U. S. International - 1936" [PDF Document - Special Edition in Mekeel's Weekly Magazine, September 25, 2015]

 

1947 — The Fourth U. S. International (CIPEX), New York City

(From STAMPS Magazine, May 3, 1947)

News, Views and Comments
As the time for the long-awaited Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition draws nearer, there are more and more evidences of the widening of its interest. In New York, as elsewhere in the country, everyone seems to be growing more stamp-conscious.

A survey of the dealers, department stores, and booksellers of the New York area reveals a greatly increased sale of albums, moderate and low-priced stamps, etc. Several books on stamp collecting have recently been released by . . .

Continue reading "The Fourth U. S. International - 1947" [PDF Document - Special Edition in Mekeel's Weekly Magazine, November 13, 2015]

 

1956 — The Fifth U. S. International (FIPEX), New York City

(From STAMPS Magazine, April 16, 1955 - May 19, 1956)

September 3, 1955
It has been known for sometime that the opening of the Coliseum would have to be delayed on account of the collapse of one of the floors some months ago. In fact, the actual date of April 28 to May 6, 1956 could not be announced until the lease was actually signed . . . as originally planned, the Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition will be the first show to open the tremendous $35 million project.

The fact that stamps has been selected as the opening show is a tremendous endorsement of the international interest in stamp collecting. No other industry covers the entire world as does stamp collecting. This fact played an important part in the decision of the Triborough Authority to give this important spot to our show, and as a result we are endeavoring to see to it that every country of the free world, which number seventy-four, will be represented . . .

Continue reading "The Fifth U. S. International - 1956" [PDF Document - Special Edition in Mekeel's Weekly Magazine, November 27, 2015]

 

1966 — The Sixth U. S. International (SIPEX), Washington, D.C.


SIPEX, the Sixth International Philatelic Exhibition, in the United States, was held May 21-30, 1966 in Washington, D.C. This was the first U.S. International to be held outside of New York City—and came about only after plans for another New York event were scuttled.

The August 14, 1965 STAMPS summarized the events leading up to the choice of Washington, D.C.

Continue reading "The Sixth U. S. International - 1966" [PDF Document - Special Edition in Mekeel's Weekly Magazine, January 22, 2016]

 

1976 — The Seventh U. S. International (INTERPHIL), Philadelphia


In America's Bicentennial Year, the philatelic highlight was the 7th U.S.-hosted International, held appropriately enough in Philadelphia. In previous U.S. Internationals, the U.S. Post Office Department helped promote the show and issued stamps at the big events. In 1976, now as the U.S. Postal Service, it took a leading role, along with government agencies, issuing Bicentennial stamps, souvenir sheets and cards before and at the show. The 1975 and 1976 STAMPS Magazine issues provided full coverage leading up to the show.

Continue reading "The Seventh U. S. International - 1976" [PDF Document - Special Edition in Mekeel's Weekly Magazine, February 19, 2016]


 

1986 — The Eighth U. S. International (AMERIPEX), Chicago


As I stated in our March 4 edition, AMERIPEX was one of the most successful shows ever held in the United States. This was in part due to the tremendous pre-show news and publicity that was generated, under the leadership of show director Les Winick. There was so much material from the 1986 news releases that we ran "part One" in our March 4 issue, in the form of a summary announcement that covered the plans of the organizers.

Continue reading "The Eighth U. S. International - 1986" [PDF Document - Special Edition in Mekeel's Weekly Magazine, March 25, 2016]

 

1997 — The Ninth U. S. International (PACIFIC '97), San Francisco


More than any previous U.S. International—even Interphil in the Bicentennial Year—the story of Pacific 97 revolved around the new issues released at the show. In particular the issues of the U.S. Postal Service drew attention for their designs as well as for the controversy surrounding their availability. In this review we will cover the show as reported as in Mekeel’s & STAMPS. Instead of reprinting the articles in chronological order, we will start with the show’s many other features, then turn to the USPS and worldwide Pacific 97 new issues.

Continue reading "The 9th U. S. International - 1997" [PDF Document - Special Edition in Mekeel's Weekly Magazine, April 22, 2016]


2006 — The Tenth U. S. International (Washington 2006), Washington, D.C.


Washington 2006 was the second United States International to be held in the nation's capital, the first being the 1966 Sixth International (SIPEX), which we covered as the Sixth International in our retrospective on all of the U.S. Internationals. 

This review of Washington 2006 completes our coverage of the past U.S. Internationals as we build up to the 11th U.S. International—World Stamp Show–NY 2016. In addition to our prior coverage, our May 20, 2016 Mekeel's & STAMPS will be our WSS-NY Special Edition.

Continue reading "The 10th U. S. International - 2006" [PDF Document - Special Edition in Mekeel's Weekly Magazine, May 6, 2016]

2016 — The Eleventh U.S. International (World Stamp Show-NY 2016), New York City


Below you will find a two-part presentation — a compilation of the material from the above 10 Special Editions, including WSS-NY news updates. 

Part One—coverage of the 10 U.S. Internationals [PDF Document] from the first in 1913 to the 10th in 2006. 
(Document may take a moment to load.)

Part Two—coverage leading up to World Stamp Show-NY 2016 [PDF Document], including the many stamps issued by the United States Postal Service at the show. (Document may take a moment to load.)