StampNews.com is glad to inform our readers about one of the greatest philatelic events that is anticipated by stamp collectors from around the world.
The United Kingdom's premier philatelic show, Stampex, will celebrate its 60-year diamond anniversary during its Feb. 17-20, 2016, spring exhibition.
This will be an extra-special event for all stamp collectors and traders, as well as a unique opportunity to learn more about the history of stamps and the hobby itself. The 60th Anniversary show, organised by The Philatelic Traders' Society, will take place at The Business Design Centre (BDC) in Islington from 17th-20th February 2016.
The exhibition will have a special showcase to commemorate this special anniversary. Visitors can also expect over 100 stands, featuring specialist collections, national competitions and special displays by the Association of British Philatelic Societies entitled 'Seven Nations Challenge' with teams from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, UK and USA, including a full national exhibition.
A children's stand, from Stamp Active Network, will include a range of fun and engaging activities as well as a live auction on the Saturday of the show featuring items donated by Stampex stand holders. As the exhibition falls during half term, this will be a fantastic day out for families, enabling them to embark on their new collecting adventure together.
Unlike most other London-based shows, entry is free and all who visit may purchase a show-specific Smiler Sheet and receive a free catalogue and postcard, which make lovely keepsakes and souvenirs and are highly collectable pieces.