Description & History

Every ten years an international philatelic exhibition is held in the United States under the patronage of the FIP. After the initial show was held in 1913 in NYC, all subsequent full American international shows have been in years ending in 6 or 7. The next four American internationals, held in 1926, 1936, 1947 and 1956, were also held in NYC.

Starting in 1966, American internationals were staged outside of New York. These were SIPEX in 1966 in Washington, DC, Interphil in 1976 in Philadelphia,Ameripex in 1986 in Chicago, Pacific in 1997 in San Francisco, and Washington 2006 in Washington, DC.

The 2016 show, named World Stamp Show-NY 2016, is scheduled to return to NYC, after a 60-year interval. NY 2016 will be staged at the Javits Center from May 28 to June 4, 2016. Attendance at the 2006 show was ~72,000 people. Similar attendance is expected for NY 2016. For non-philatelist, this show can be best described as the Olympic Games of stamp collecting.

About the organization

World Stamp Show - New York 2016

Mark Butterline
Volunteer Chairman
844-977-2016 ext: 3
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