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April 2018

OAXACA | MEPSI Oaxaca 2018

11th April 2018 - 15th April 2018
San Pablo Cultural Center, Miguel Hidalgo 907, Centro
Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68000 Mexico

The US based Mexico-Elmhurst Philatelic Society is holding its annual congress in Oaxaca this April. It will be organised in conjunction with the Oaxaca Philatelic Museum, commemorating its 20th year of foundation. As well as a fine display of Mexican material, they have secured a number of speakers for the event, including Omar Rodriguez who has previously won Large Golds and Champion of Champions for his displays of Mexico. Also speaking will be Daniel Piazza, the Assistant Curator of Philately…

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NEW YORK | Colonial Central America at The Collector’s Club

18th April 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Collector’s Club, 22 East 35th Street
New York, NY10016-3806 United States

James Mazepa will be giving a presentation on his Colonial Central America exhibit on April 18th. This postal history collection was awarded  'Champion of Champions' in the APS World Series of Philately last year, the only time the award has been given to a pre-stamp exhibit. Its key theme is demonstrating the development of the postal system in the Kingdom of Guatemala. Mazepa has also previously won a Champion of Champions for his First Issue of Mexico in 2000. The…

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May 2018

JERUSALEM | World Stamp Championship Israel 2018

27th May 2018 - 31st May 2018
International Convention Centre, Sderot Shazar 1
Jerusalem, 9106001 Israel

The first of three F.I.P sponsored World Stamp Exhibitions for 2018 will be held in Israel this May. The two further events will be held in Prague and Bangkok. Twenty-three Latin American competitive exhibits will be on display, representing Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru.

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August 2018

PRAGUE | Praga 2018 Specialized World Stamp Exhibition

15th August 2018 - 18th August 2018
Hotel Olympik Congress, U Sluncové 14a
Prague 8, Czech Republic

Note that this is a multi-venue exhibition with exhibits and events spread across four sites within the city. The dealers will be congregated in the Hotel Olympik Congress but competitive and non-competitive exhibits with be in three separate locations, including the National Postal Museum. Check out the website for full address details. You'll see around 1,500 frames which will include thirty competitive exhibits from Latin American collectors. The usual 'collector's passport' scheme will be operating where (if this sort of…

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September 2018


10th September 2018 - 15th September 2018
National University of Cordoba, Pabellón Argentina, Haya de la Torre, University City
Cordoba, X5000GYA Argentina

The most notable philatelic event in Argentina during 2018, this National Exhibition of Philately is being hosted by the Centro Filatélico Córdoba in conjunction with the Argentine Federation of Philatelic Entities (FAEF).    

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October 2018

LONDON | Haiti, Paraguay and Nicaragua at the RPSL

4th October 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place
London, W1G 6JY United Kingdom

The RPSL will be hosting a Latin American display on the afternoon on the 4th October from 1.00pm. This will include: Haiti postal history from the French Colonial period to joining the UPU Specialised Chile 1910 Centenary issue with much supporting material Paraguay postal stationery from 1881–1928 A study of the 1860 “Lion” essay, its eight known forgery types together with proofs and essays

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SANTIAGO | Exfil 2018

9th October 2018 - 13th October 2018
Hotel Presidente Suites, Luis Theyer Ojeda 383, Providencia
Santiago, 8320000 Chile

  Exfil 2018 is being held alongside the 5th Philatelic Exhibition of the South Pacific between the 9th and 13th October in Santiago. Launched in Quito in 2012 and subsequently held in Bogata, Santiago and Quito once again, it is being organised by the Philatelic Society of Chile (Sociedad Filatelica de Chile) and sponsored by FIAF, the Inter American Philatelic Federation. Further information can be obtained from either Manuel Varela, President of the Exhibition (admin@sociedadfilatelica.cl) or from Heinz Junge Wenzl…

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November 2018

BANGKOK | Thailand 2018 World Stamp Exhibition

28th November 2018 - 3rd December 2018
Royal Paragon Hall 1-3, 5th Floor, Siam Paragon
Bangkok, Thailand

This is the 5th F.I.P sponsored exhibition in Thailand since 1983. Around 2,500 frames are envisaged so there should be lots to see. Two 'royal collections' will be on show, one from a Thai princess and another from a Malaysian Sultan, no less. Cross-collector interest is also being catered for with a numismatic show being held alongside. The F.I.P will be hosting their 75th annual congress at the same time as the event.

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December 2018

NEW YORK | Auction: The Evolution of Postal Systems in Panama 1777-1881

4th December 2018
Robert A. Siegel International, 6 West 48th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY10036 United States

Siegel will be hosting a single name sale of early Panama in December. Alfredo Frohlich, the well-respected Latin America philatelist, is parting with his highly decorated collection of the evolution of Panama's postal system. With seventeen awards since first exhibiting in 2012, there are numerous rare items amongst the 150 odd lots. Many of the items are, of course, pre-philatelic but there is a very good showing of Great Britain and US Used in Panama, along with usages from other…

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May 2019

ESSEN | The World of Fiscal Philately

9th May 2019 - 11th May 2019
Messe Essen, Hall 1A, Norbertstrasse 2
Essen, 45131 Germany

Central and South American countries have been prolific issuers of revenue stamps (Argentina alone takes up a large chunk of the Forbin catalogue). However, there are few events dedicated to fiscal philately, which makes this show rather interesting. The International Association for Classical and Modern Fiscal Philately will be holding a 'Salon for Fiscal Philately' in conjunction with the 29th International Stamp Fair in Essen and the FIP Revenue Commission. This will be the first event of its kind to…

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DENVER | Rocky Mountain Stamp Show

24th May 2019 - 26th May 2019
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 15500 E 40th Avenue
Denver, CO CO 80239 United States

Each year, the Rocky Mountain Stamp Show organises an event with a particular focus on a certain aspect of philately. Last years theme was  Indian philately. For 2019, it is the turn of Latin America. Four specialist societies will be in attendance: the Peru Study Circle, The Nicaragua Study Group, The International Society of Guatemala Collectors and the Mexico Elmhurst Philatelic Society (MEPSI). A provisional 50 frames have been allocated to each society and there will be seminars throughout the…

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STOCKHOLM | Stockholmia 2019

28th May 2019 - 2nd June 2019
Waterfront Congress Centre, Nils Ericsons Plan 4
Stockholm, Sweden

Now this could be rather special. Four years in the planning, Stockholmia 2019 is the event being held to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Philatelic Society London. In the words of the RPSL, they "hope to redefine and elevate philatelic gatherings" through this landmark event. Many of world's foremost dealers and auctioneers will have a presence but it will very much be a gathering of top philatelists from across the globe. Most of which will, in probability, be…

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June 2019

WUHAN | World Stamp Exhibition

11th June 2019 - 17th June 2019
International Expo Center, Yingwu Avenue, Hanyang Qu
Wuhan, Hubei China

A typical sunset at the Wuhan Expo Center. No, really... A pattern is emerging. This is the third time that China has hosted this event, the last being Luoyang in 2009 and then Beijing 10 years before that. If the year end in a '9' then it must be China. Held under FIP patronage, the exhibition sits under the General World category and starts on June 11th 2019 and is being held at the vast International Expo Center. Thankfully it…

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August 2019

BUENOS AIRES | International Philatelic Exhibition

26th August 2019 - 31st August 2019
Centro Cultural Borges, Viamonte 525
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires Probably the most important philatelic event to be held in Latin America in 2019 will be the International Philatelic Exhibition being held in Argentina this coming August. With sponsorship from FIAF, the exhibition will be staged in the Centro Cultural Borges in the centre of Buenos Aires. The 2nd FIAF Congress of Traditional Philately will take place at the same time.

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May 2020

LONDON | London 2020 International Stamp Exhibition NOW CANCELLED

May 2 - May 9
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington
London, N1 0QH United Kingdom

NOW CANCELLED London will host a major international stamp exhibition in May 2020. The show will have full FIP patronage and an exhaustive selection of frames in multiple classes (up to 2750 frames are to be accommodated). The frames will be swapped for fresh material mid-week to enable as many exhibitors as possible to participate. Over 60 countries have already appointed commissioners and most dealer booths are now sold. Major philatelic organisations, international auction houses and dealers from around the…

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