The Australia 2013 World Stamp Expo will be the highlight of the 2013 philatelic calendar. Under the auspice of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) the exhibition will be held in Melbourne, Australia in May 2013.
The Expo will feature the largest collection of philatelic and numismatic items on show in Australia since 2005, and will commemorate the centenary of the 1913 Kangaroo and Map Stamp – Australia’s first national postage stamp.
The World Stamp Expo will bring together national and international dealers, traders and collectors from over 30 countries. Over 85 trade stands will be operated by local and international stamp dealers, postal administrators, mints and other stamp organisations. Visitors to the exhibition will see the latest World Stamp Expo issues and products, as well as innovations in stamp design and production. There will be plenty to see and do for novice collectors, or the more seasoned philatelists, and those with an interest in history and design.
Expo highlights will include the Court of Honour featuring items from the Royal Philatelic Collection and Australia Post’s National Philatelic Collection, over 54,000 album pages of competitive exhibits, free appraisals, talks and an extensive onsite presence by Principal Sponsor, Australia Post.
The Expo will run for six days from Friday 10 May to Wednesday 15 May 2013 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton.