ASDA Spring Postage Stamp Show 2013, one of the most important events related to the Stamps collecting in United States of America, has run from April 11 to 14, at The New Yorker Hotel in the city of New York, NY. The show brought together both experienced collectors and a younger generation of newbies to check out thousands of stamps. This important trade event has been organized by American Stamp Dealers Association.
The show was a real paradise for stamp collectors with some of the country's most famous and valuable stamps displayed. Among the highlights were a $60,000 Special Printing stamp, a 1978 2 Cent Pan American Invert stamp worth $46,000 and the first postal stamp ever printed, made in 1847 with a picture of Benjamin Franklin.
The show also drew in a younger, less experienced crowd with a recently launched social media campaign, The Stamp Love, aimed at raising the image of stamp collecting in a digital world.
The association tapped a few surprising celebrity stamp collectors, like tennis star Maria Sharapova and actor Patrick Dempsey, to raise awareness to the historical, artistic, and other sides of philately world.
"Any stamp is a work of art, and they're for everyone," said Amy Nicklaus, the ASDA's executive director. "It doesn't matter if you like "The Simpsons" or "Harry Potter" or French scientists, there's stamps for you."