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jimjung
30 May 2015
07:59:55am
I just read about this and thought I'd start a thread. This happens every 10 years and from the website I can see this is going to be a really big show. Or as Ed Sullivan would say, "... a really big shoe."

http://www.ny2016.org/

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30 May 2015
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Jim, it should be like Washington 2006...HUGE..lucky i can take the train down for the day and then go home !!!

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It's a subway ride for me, so I will be there. It opens over Memorial Day weekend on Saturday May 28. Anyone want to meet for coffee either May 28 or Saturday June 4, which is the closing? As odd as it may seem to plan a year in advance, it's worth getting on calendar considering how busy some of us seem to be.

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I have to wait and see which day the Guatemala society plans to hold their meeting...probably Friday or Saturday..i really do not want to wait to go on Sunday !!

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I'll be coming too. My first ever trip to the USA.
Plans are already afoot !! Winking

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Ok Bus...if you reserve a day for the country we can show you around..we have mountains and a river and if you like tomfoolery we can cruise through Woodstock !

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Sounds good Phil ! Thumbs Up

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Does anyone live in the area that has an apt or house that I can stay at? I know there's no way I can afford a hotel. I have a power chair but if you have a garage, I can keep it there and I can walk short distances with assistance.

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jimjung
30 May 2015
06:56:43pm
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I don't live in New York but I used to work there alot. The location is close to Port Authority (West Side Midtown) by the Loncoln Tunnel.

So, if you really want to go, and can't find a place then you could stay in New Jersey close to any New Jersey Transit Bus route and you could be in Port Authority Bus Terminal in 30 minutes. The buses are good and 100% wheelchair accessible.

I once stayed at a Ramada Inn in Hackensack NJ (which is way out) and took NJ Transit to work near Grand Central. From Hackensack, it was 30 minutes to Port Authority and I was waiting for the Subway across midtown. Unbelievable! That would never happen here in Toronto.

You have to travel during the morning and afternoon rush, though. After that the buses run only once an hour. Still doable.

Hard to tell now but I might be able to go ...

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24 Jun 2015
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Their latest Press Release

June 24, 2015
A Joint Announcement from WSS-NY 2016 and the ATA
For Immediate Release

WSS-NY 2016 Named NTSS Presenting Show Sponsor
In a move to expand the promotion of the next once-a-decade philatelic international exhibition to a wider and very active stamp community, World Stamp Show-NY 2016 has been selected as the “Presenting Sponsor” of the American Topical Association’s 66th annual National Topical Stamp Show taking place July 21-August 2 in Portland, Oregon.
As WSS-NY 2016 President Wade Saadi explained, “The ATA is America’s second largest stamp organization and the world’s largest group devoted to topical philately. They were an early supporter of our event, and we thought it fitting to reciprocate when this unique branding opportunity was offered to us.”
ATA President Jack Andre Denys looks forward to WSS-NY 2015. “The ATA is looking forward to NY 2016 and greeting topical collectors from around the world. Personally, I remember my awe as a teenager attending FIPEX in New York in 1956. And I’m eagerly awaiting another International in that great city.”
NTSS will be providing a number of perks for the sponsorship. Besides a prominent ad in the show’s program, WSS-NY 2016 will be mentioned and its logo seen in show promotions of all sorts, including banners, signage, brochures and at the special booth reserved for show-goer to learn more about the international event. NTSS details can be found online at http://www.americantopicalassn.org/ntss/ntss2015.shtml.
World Stamp Show-NY 2016 takes place May 28-June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City. The 8 days will feature 200 dealers and philatelic bureaus from across the globe, meetings and seminars from over 75 specialty societies, auctions, first day ceremonies, youth and beginner activities, and much, much more. Find out more at http://www.ny2016.org.

Thomas M. Fortunato
Chairman, Marketing & Public Relations
28 Amberwood Place
Rochester, NY 14626-4166
(585) 225-6822 evenings and weekends
thomas.fortunato@ny2016.org
stamptmf@frontiernet.net

Vera Felts
Executive Director
American Topical Association
PO Box 8
Carterville, IL 62918-0008
618-985-5100
americantopical@msn.com
americantopicalassn.org

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18 Aug 2015
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Their Latest Press Release

August 17, 2015

For Immediate Release

WSS-NY 2016 Newsletter 9- Hotels and More

The much anticipated information regarding discounted hotel accommodations is contained in the lead article in World Stamp Show-NY 2016's ninth quarterly newsletter. It was timed to be released less than a week before the opening of APS StampShow in Grand Rapids, taking place August 19-23. The newsletter can be downloaded from http://www.ny2016.org/images/ny2016newsletters/2015-08-newsletter9.pdf.

A total of 26 properties are available for show goers to reserve through WSS-NY 2016's hotel consolidator, Experient. All are 2½ to 4½ star rated and selected for their value in a wide range of price categories and amenities. Convenience to the Javits Center was another factor, ensuring all would be an easy walk to the show or to bus or subway transportation to get one there. Nightly prices range from $99 for the Wyndham Garden Hotel-Newark to $359 for the legendary Waldorf Astoria. All reservations may be canceled within 48 hours of arrival without a cancellation fee or penalty.

While over 15,000 room nights are represented among the various hotels, they are available on a first-come basis and some may sell out quickly. Show organizers recommend reservations be made as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
“We realize hotel arrangements are probably the last hurdle potential visitors have to consider before making the final decision to attend the show,” says President Wade Saadi. “We've delayed implementation of our hotel reservation system until now to ensure the widest range of accommodations at the absolutely best prices and cancellation guarantees. Our hotelier partner, Experient, has put together a great reservation web site to take care of all needs.”
Following that article is one that describes using the new MyNY2016 app. It allows show goers to create their own personalized meeting and event schedule, accessible on mobile devices and PCs. In the weeks and months to come items will be added to the listings.
The balance of the newsletter has details about the Beginner’s Pavilion, theme day subjects, an auctioneer update, philatelic gems to be seen at WSS-NY 2016, the United States Classics Society dinner, and more.

Attendees to StampShow are encouraged to visit the World Stamp Show-NY 2016 show booth (Booth BB in the back right corner of the dealer stands near the exhibits) to meet with show representatives, ask questions and pick up a free souvenir pin.

Exhibitors! Applications are due to your national commissioners no later than August 22.
WSS-NY 2016 information can always be found online at www.ny2016.org. Also check out the show's Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages.


Thomas M. Fortunato
Chairman, Marketing & Public Relations
28 Amberwood Place
Rochester, NY 14626-4166
(585) 225-6822 evenings and weekends
thomas.fortunato@ny2016.org
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If I'm in Manhattan, the last thing I'd want to do is play with stamps. (Sorry.)

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Their latest Press Release

September 9, 2015
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New Exhibit Frames to Debut at World Stamp Show-NY 2016

Have you ever thought about reinventing the wheel? That's the type of challenge Vince King of Denton, Texas undertook when he and World Stamp Show-NY 2016 President Wade Saadi started discussing the exhibition's need for exhibit frames. The results will be seen by everyone attending the show next May 28-June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City.

At first thought it sounded like a simple proposal: Design, engineer, produce, assemble and ship roughly 2,000 double-faced frames to hold up to 16 pages of philatelic material. These types of smaller custom projects are familiar to King, an engineer by profession and owner of Entech Design, Inc. He's also President of the Texas Postal History Society, a gold medal winning exhibitor of Texas postal history and member of the National Postal Museum Council of Philatelists.

The standard type of exhibit frame used throughout North America is commonly called an “A” frame, designed around 1985 and used for the 1986 Ameripex international exhibition in Chicago. Basically it’s a double-sided four foot high by three foot wide top-hinged panel on legs. After much deliberation on differing design concepts, Vince's team came to the conclusion that the “wheel,” that basic “A” design, was still optimal for a variety of reasons.
The plan then shifted to reconsider the materials making up each unit. Current “A” frames are constructed of an aluminum frame with an inside backer of Masonite faced with cardboard and white poster board with clear plastic strips to hold the pages. The frame’s viewing window consists of clear 1/8 inch acrylic. The legs are also aluminum. Each assembly weights around 45 pounds. Major concerns with the status-quo included their excessive weight, difficulty of assembly, and lack of portability, not to mention the labor-intensive process needed to fabricate them to begin with. Over 160,000 pop rivets would be needed to hold the frames together, 80 per frame, and all done by hand.

An alternative base material needed to be found--and was--by using polystyrene, a polymer plastic. A dye could be added to make it any desired color, in this case a silver grey. When heated to over 212 degrees F (100 degrees C), the clear, glass-like material liquefies and can easily be fabricated into almost any shape. It turns rigid when cooled and is very strong but lightweight. Parts can easily be bonded permanently using an acrylic “super glue.” A flexible plastic hinge allows the two sides to join at the top.
As for the inner part, a white polystyrene panel replaces the heavy Masonite. Clear acrylic is again used as the face sheets, but at half the thickness as before. Six specially designed security screws on the face of each panel allow for easy access to the inside panel to load and unload exhibit pages. Anodized aluminum poles would again be used as legs.
Each resulting two-sided frame unit has a combined weight of around 24 pounds, compared to the original “A” weight of 45 pounds, for a savings of an estimated 40,000 pounds (20 tons!) for the entire 2,000 frames.

An initial prototype block of the frames was trialed at TEXPEX in February. They proved to be both strong and easy to assemble, but the problem was getting them apart at the close of the show. The interlocking mechanics of the legs to the frame assembly needed to be reworked. A new design was developed and is now finalized. One was displayed during APS StampShow in Grand Rapids August 20-23 at the WSS-NY 2016 booth.

The frames are 100% American made in two locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, ensuring strict quality control and at or below-budget results. Production is ongoing through December. They are being stored, palletized and shipped to New York City from King’s Denton facility at two frame units per box with the legs boxed separately. All frames will be available for sale at the conclusion of WSS-NY 2016 next June. Pricing and order details will be made known closer to show time.

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 takes place Saturday, May 28 through Saturday, June 4 over the Memorial Day holiday at the Javits Center in New York City. Admission is free all 8 days. Learn more on the exhibition’s web site at http://www.ny2016.org.

Thomas M. Fortunato
Chairman, Marketing & Public Relations
28 Amberwood Place
Rochester, NY 14626-4166
(585) 225-6822 evenings and weekends
thomas.fortunato@ny2016.org
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September 21, 2015
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APS Senior Staffers Join World Stamp Show-NY 2016

Two recent hires of the American Philatelic Society are joining current APS Chief Operating Officer Ken Martin as ex-officio members of the World Stamp Show-NY 2016 team.

Scott English is the newly named American Philatelic Society Executive Director, assuming the helm on August 10. From January through August he was the Chief of Staff of U.S. Representative Mark Sanford of South Carolina. Scott served as the Chief Operating Officer of that state’s Department of Education from 2011-2015, before which he was then Governor Sanford’s Chief of Staff. He held numerous positions with Sanford beginning in 1996. Scott is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

Megan Orient was appointed the APS Manager of Shows and Exhibitions in May. For over 15 years she has been serving nonprofit organizations in a variety of management and operational roles. Her collegiate background was in secondary education, receiving a BS degree from Penn State, and later graduating from the Southeast Tourism Society’s program for Tourism Marketing Professionals. Megan’s forte has been in event planning, both domestically and internationally, as well as grant writing and project/facilities management.

Their backgrounds in these broad areas compliment the experience already on the WSS-NY 2016 Organizing Committee. Quoting show President Wade Saadi, “We are very fortunate to have their participation. These APS leaders will play a significant role in making our show a success. We thank all three and welcome them to our organization.”
World Stamp Show-NY 2016 takes place May 28-June 4 at New York City’s Javits Center. Read more information about the international exhibition on the web at www.ny2016.org, or check out the show’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts.

Thomas M. Fortunato
Chairman, Marketing & Public Relations
28 Amberwood Place
Rochester, NY 14626-4166
(585) 225-6822 evenings and weekends
thomas.fortunato@ny2016.org
stamptmf@frontiernet.net

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This label came on an APS circuit book box yesterday...i have been attending the big shows in Manhatten since 1987 and will go to this one also..mainly because its a big event. If you are looking for a particular item you have a great chance of finding it there...but considering what the vendors have to pay for a table...(my opinion) i would not go looking for any bargains!Image Not Found

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Cool! I just put the event into my calendar. I live in the Philly area, but own a house in NJ close to NYC. I haven't been to a stamp show since the 1980s!

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i hope some of us can meet up there..i hope Londonbus can come up my way for a day or so !

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I propose that those interested meet for a no-host happy hour at 5:00PM on Saturday May 28 at Clyde Frazier's, which is a large basketball-focused sports bar and restaurant on 10th Avenue a short distance from Javits.

http://arkrestaurants.com/clydefraziers/

There are dinners every night so a later time would be hard to arrange without affecting someone, and earlier in the day I would expect most members would be in Javits at exhibits, dealers or other events. Personally I would prefer not trying to meet up in the Times Square area; it's just too crowded on holiday weekends.

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I am really looking forward to this show. I haven't been to a show of this magnitude since 1986 in Chicago.

I live in New York City, so that will allow me to come and go throughout the entire week with relative ease.

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While i prefer going during the week i have attended plenty of the big shows on a Saturday. My Guatemala society is going to have a meeting...but they have not announced the day yet..i will do my best to attend on that day..unless its Sunday..i am not going on the last day.

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I am making plans to attend, I really want to attend as I had plans to attend the last two APS Stampshows (Hartford and Grand Rapids) that I had to cancel - and this is a once every 10 year event. I live in Western New York, never been to NYC before.

Has anyone seen any details of shuttles from the various show hotels to the convention center? I think I am going to fly into Newark - my personal preference would be to get a hotel within walking distance of the Javits Center, but some of those hotels seem pricey.

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Josh,

were it me, I would NOT stay near the Javitz; instead pick something more central in Manhattan. Javitz is in a wasteland, and better to walk a little ways and be near activity, than close to Javitz.

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It should also be noted that traversing 11th Avenue or 10th Avenue between 29th and 34th Streets is difficult right now, as it requires going through the massive Hudson Yards redevelopment project, an active construction zone. It would probably be wiser to stay somewhere between Penn Station and Times Square if you want to walk or use a shuttle, or anywhere between Times Square and Midtown East and use the 7 subway to the new Hudson Yards station. That station, at 34th Street, is adjacent to Javits and just opened 3 weeks ago; it is not shown on older subway maps, so be sure to use the most current one from the MTA at this link:

http://web.mta.info/maps/submap.html

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... and don't overlook the neighborhoods further downtown, which are far quieter. From Newark airport, a taxi through the Holland Tunnel lands you in Tribeca and near the West Village; stay there and each day of the show you can hop on the 1/2/3 subway to Times Square and transfer to the 7. That will be my route, as I'm in Tribeca. Remember the show starts on Memorial Day weekend, so Times Square and all of midtown will be packed with tourists.

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New York City hotels can be pricy. You don't have to stay in New York, there are New Jersey options. There is ample bus and train service into the city, that will drop you into Penn Station (trains) or Port Authority (bus). Either is a short walk to Javits Center.

In fact when we have our model car show, we rent an entire hotel in the Wayne, NJ area. Many of our attendees then took busses from there into the city.

I just looked at the show website and they are listing many hotels with affordable rates including New Jersey properties. Hint- Do Not Stay in downtown Newark! The hotels around the airport are okay.

https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowWSS161/

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The problem with staying in New Jersey is getting from your hotel to the PATH or NJ Transit on the NJ side of the river. One you do, however, it's a piece of cake as public transit, whether you take the train or a bus. The train will leave you at Penn Station; the bus will drop you at Port Authority Bus Station.

Both of those stations are close to Javits. If you're at Penn you can take the 34th Street bus to 11th Ave. From Port Authority you can take the 42nd Street Bus to 11th. Javits is in between those two streets.

Trouble is there is not much to do in NJ in the evenings.

Why not think about staying in downtown Brooklyn. The hotels are less expensive than Manhattan and you can use the subway to get to 34th Street, and then walk or take the bus to Javits form there. The subway runs 24 hours a day.

If you want to stay in Manhattan, I would recommend Union Square or Murray Hill.

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Thanks for all the info. I am going to have to do some research on how the buses and subways work in NYC - I'm from a rural area, public transportation is a relatively alien concept to me, Buffalo or Rochester, NY do not have any traffic compared to what I have seen on the East Coast without even having gone into the bigger cities. I do not like the Jersey turnpike. I have been travelling a bit for work recently, but most of my companies sites tend be be in rural or semi-rural locations, so I just fly to the nearest airport, rent a car, and drive and stay at the nearest town big enough to have a Holiday Inn Express and a few restaurants. Some of the Canadian sites are in the middle of nowhere where it is still a 45 minute drive from the hotel to the site (which I kind of like as long as the weather is good). The couple of APS Stampshows I have attended in the past, I just flew, took the hotel shuttle from/to the airport, and stayed at the show hotels which were attached to the convention center.

I am planning to leave Wed and return Sunday after the show closes, and spend Memorial at home with my family.

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When we went to NYC Thanksgiving of 2013, we stayed in Newark. Not much there, and we took a hotel shuttle to the airport to take public transport into NYC. Time consuming but it worked out well, particularly given the hotel costs.

We are planning to attend and do the family vacation thing. Not sure when we'll go exactly, but the Haiti Philatelic Society meets on the first day, so we'll probably try to be there for the first part of the show.

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The Newark transportation hassle can be reduced a bit by staying at the Hilton Newark Penn Station. It is adjacent to Newark Penn Station, which has a direct "Penn to Penn" train service from there to New York Penn Station. There is an all-weather walkway from the hotel into the station. As others have said, there's little to do around the hotel in downtown Newark, but it would be an economical choice. A taxi ride to or from the airport is only 15-20 minutes. You could use it just as a place to sleep, and spend most of the day in NYC.

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Folks, it's okay to stay around Newark Airport.. that's almost suburbs, on the highway outside of the city. Not a good idea to stay in downtown Newark. This is a city on the US top 10 crime statistics.

They've tried to enhance Newark over the years by building a ball park and a major concert hall downtown. Many years ago we took a bus trip to that hall to see "The Sound Of Music". The promoter gave out a brochure encouraging people to go explore around and look for restaurants before the show. We got as far as crossing the street when our group got stopped by two Newark Police Officers. They told us it wasn't advisable to walk any further and pointed us to the restaurant in the Treat Hotel. Seriously!

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Only seven more months to go.

Follow this link for the WSS October newsletter.

http://www.ny2016.org/images/ny2016newsletters/2015-10-societynewsletter.pdf

It doesn't provide much new information for individuals, other than a reminder about inexpensive airfares. Most of it focuses on information for collecting societies.






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November 7, 2015
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WSS-NY 2016 Hotel Rooms Hot Sellers


After just a few weeks of availability, three hotel properties are nearly sold out of rooms reserved for visitors to World Stamp Show-NY 2016, taking place May 28-June 3 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Weekly hotel room updates continue to be sent to the show’s Executive Committee by Experient, the hotel consolidator. A total of 27 properties in New York City and nearby New Jersey were selected offering discounts to show-goers covering roughly 15,000 room nights over the show’s 8 day run.

Wade Saadi, WSS-NY 2016’s President, explained further.

“Hearing that three hotels already are booked 89%, 93% and 94% more than six months before the show opens sends a strong signal that we have a lot of collectors and their families anxious for our doors to open and take advantage of the great deals. Room reservations will only accelerate in the next month as hundreds of exhibitors around the world learn that their entries have been accepted to take part in the competition.”

Experient additionally expressed their pleasure in the brisk reservation rate for the other hotels and encourages anyone planning to attend to make their selection as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

A link to the reservations page can be found on the World Stamp Show-NY 2016 home page at http://www.ny2016.org. A credit card guarantee is all that is needed to hold a room, with payment not due until arrival in May or June.


Thomas M. Fortunato
Chairman, Marketing & Public Relations
28 Amberwood Place
Rochester, NY 14626-4166
(585) 225-6822 evenings and weekends
thomas.fortunato@ny2016.org
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Here are the U.S. Postal Service stamps commemorating the show.
Anyone recall the last time U.S.P.S printed stamps commemorating a stamp show?
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It was at least as recent as 2006.

https://www.mysticstamp.com/info/history-of-international-stamp-exhibitions-in-the-u-s/

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That was some show...i would love again to witness the sheer mass of Washington 2006 !!

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Still hoping to come, cannot make a decision just yet.
Regarding the commemorative stamps, the 2006 sheet was inscribed thus but not the stamps themselves. It was lovely sheet though and puts to shame the awful issue coming up for the 2016 event.

With the event promising to be hugely successful, whoever designed those stamps should be sent to the White House !!

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Londonbus, if you need a place to stay..we are a two hour train ride (25 bucks round trip) and a 25 minute walk accross Manhatten to the Javits Centers..but my wife will attend to it will probably be bus or taxi ride in Manhatten. I think it its cheaper than a hotel(with breakfast).

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Wow, 25 dollars for a two hour return train ride seems very cheap!

PS I'm not hinting for an invitation, I will not unfortunately be coming to the U.S.

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Its the senior rate from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Station about 85 miles !!

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Thanks Phil (and Jopie) ! Big Grin

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November 7, 2015
For Immediate Release


WSS-NY 2016 Partners with Delta Air Lines


World Stamp Show-NY 2016 has appointed Delta Air Lines as its official air carrier. Arrangements were made through their Group and Specialty Sales Center and recently concluded.

Special discounts are available for both domestic and international travelers off of regularly published prices, which vary based on flight origination and class of service selected.

There are two ways to take advantage of this offer, either online or by phone.

Online go to http://www.delta.com/meetings, click on “Book a Trip” at the bottom then find flights to meet your needs. Near the end of your transaction enter the Meeting Event Code of NMMHB in the appropriate box and the discount will be applied. Try a different browser if you encounter a problem.

If you prefer, call Delta Meeting reservations toll-free at 800-328-1111 Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 8 PM Eastern. Also reference Meeting Event Code NMMHB. Please note that phone bookings will incur an additional service fee.

Delta partners with Air France, KLM and 17 other airlines as part of the Skyteam global network, offering over 1,057 destinations worldwide.

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Their latest press release:

November 23, 2015
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WSS-NY 2016 Releases Newsletter 10

The tenth in its series of quarterly newsletters has been released by World Stamp Show-NY 2016. A link to the newsletter is available at http://www.ny2016.org/images/ny2016newsletters/2015-11-newsletter10.pdf.

In addition to an introduction by show president Wade Saadi, ten show committee chair members give updates about their specific areas now that WSS-NY 2016 is a little over six months from opening. There are also articles dealing with airline and hotel discounts, the opening of the new Javits subway stop, handicap accessibility of the Javits Center, Liberty Club honor plaques and the appearance of the unique British Guiana 1 cent magenta.

The lead report by Volunteer Chair Mark Butterline explains the great need for show volunteers before, during and after the show. Hundreds of helpers will staff everything from exhibit setup and takedown to show registration to administrative work. A further article by Entry Level and Beginner Chair Michael Bloom outlines volunteers he needs in that specific area. Brief training is provided in all key areas. Whether volunteers can spend 2 hours, or many more, everyone’s time will be much appreciated. Sign up online at http://www.ny2016.org/SubMenu/Become_a_Volunteer.aspx?id=528.

Much more can be found in Newsletter 10 for anyone thinking about or already planning to attend this once-a-decade philatelic spectacular.

WSS-NY 2016 information can always be found online at www.ny2016.org. The show takes place May 28 through June 4 at the Javits center in New York City. Also check out the show's Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages.

Thomas M. Fortunato
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December 18, 2015
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Grant Received for Major Attraction
World Stamp Show-NY 2016 is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the TurningPoint Foundation of $25,000 to fund the enclosed 32 seat theater within the “Welcome to Stamp Collecting Pavilion” on the exhibition floor.
The 5,000 square foot pavilion is being designed to introduce visitors of all ages to the fun of stamp collecting. There are separate sections for youth and adults that will be staffed by knowledgeable philatelists who will guide them through activities and answer questions.
It will be the first destination for all school groups attending WSS-NY 2016. On arrival kids will receive a stamp goodie package filled with a stamp packet, activity booklet and a stamp passport to take home. They will then be brought into the theater to see short video productions prepared by a variety of organizations, including the American Philatelic Society, the National Postal Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, the Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library and the San Jose Stamp Club. Afterwards they can wander and participate in a variety of stamp hunts, electronic games and mini-classes.
Outreach to adult beginners is equally important and a focus of the pavilion. They, too, may watch videos in the theater produced specifically for them, emphasizing the family-friendly lifetime learning aspects of philately. Adults will be introduced to the very successful APS StampBuddy program (http://stamps.org/stampbuddy) to assist them in their hobby endeavors and then partake in their own activities.
The “TurningPoint Foundation Pavilion Theater” is being named after the ten year old Dallas-based organization. Its philanthropic focus is on education and arts projects benefitting a wide range of non-profit groups. A supporter of philately, it is making a substantial multi-year donation to establishing the “Byrne Education Loft” at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and has been a major contributor to the APS Stamps Teach program (http://stamps.org/stamps-teach).
“TurningPoint Foundation is delighted to support the Pavilion Theater at the World Stamp Show. It will be an important part of educating school groups and the public about the rich history of stamps and collecting,” said Molly Byrne, the organization’s president.
World Stamp Show-NY 2016 takes place May 28 through June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City. Admission is free to this once-a-decade event. Show information can be found online at www.ny2016.org as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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I will be attending this. My hope is that others who are planning to go will post to this thread. Perhaps we SOR attendees could arrange an informal get-together at the show.

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When i find out which day i am attending i will post it here..in 2014 i planned to meet a fellow Stamporama member at the Hartford APS show. i had him paged from the APS booth a couple of times..i never saw him and he never posted here again...i hope i don't have a negative effect on people .Happy

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January 20, 2016
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WSS-NY 2016 Promotional Material Available

The World Stamp Show-NY 2016 Organizing Committee is making available a wealth of electronic files and handouts to assist others spread the word about this 8-day extravaganza taking place May 28-June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Stamp shows large and small taking place between now and May can request a packet of material for their freebie table. Brochures, pamphlets, stickers, pins and souvenirs will be sent while supplies last. Request these directly by email from Christine Jimenez, WSS-NY 2016 Executive Assistant, at christine.jimenez@ny2016.org.

A brand new “All About WSS-NY 2016” production is available for downloading in both PowerPoint and PDF formats. The 30 slides provide viewers with the historical background of the show, updated information about getting to and around the New York City area, show features and attractions. Anyone considering a trip to the show will find this of interest. Stamp clubs looking for a timely ready-made presentation will also find this valuable. It premiered at the APS AmeriStamp Expo 2016 in Atlanta.

A show advertising blitz is underway in major US and worldwide philatelic print publications. Ads created for these are available in hi-resolution PDF format in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and (soon to be posted) Chinese in a variety of sizes. Any may be reproduced by philatelic editors for their own periodicals, programs, etc. As a courtesy, the show would appreciate knowing how and when these are being published, and receive a sample copy sent to headquarters if possible.

The presentation and ads can be found on the show’s Graphics/Ads page at http://www.ny2016.org/SubMenu/Graphics_Ads.aspx?id=489. Show logos in numerous sizes and formats are there, too, for anyone’s use in print or electronic media.

To paraphrase Frank Sinatra’s famous hit, “Keep spreading the news!”

Questions on any of the above, or about World Stamp Show-NY 2016 in general, may be sent to info@ny2016.org. Remember to check out Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Rochester, NY 14626-4166
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As an update, it looks like Mon May 30 (Memorial Day) is best given other conflicts on the show calendar, so this is to advise that I will instigate a no-host happy hour at 5:00PM on Mon May 30 at Clyde Frazier's, which is a large basketball-focused sports bar and restaurant on 10th Avenue a short distance from Javits. Hope to see you there.

http://arkrestaurants.com/clydefraziers/

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Quote:

"this is to advise that I will instigate a no-host happy hour at 5:00PM on Mon May 30 at Clyde Frazier's"


It's in my calendar!

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My wife has been wanting to visit NYNY for a few years, now. Maybe this will be the year.

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Call for volunteers:

Dear Friend of New York 2016,

Preparations for World Stamp Show – New York 2016 are very advanced. This includes the recruitment of volunteers for the show. NY 2016 needs hundreds of volunteers and that includes you.

Complete information on volunteering can be found on the WSS-NY2016 volunteer web page. To sign-up, just click on the link to and fill in your information, including what positions would interest you. Then hit the submit button. The NY 2016 Volunteer Committee will take care of the rest.

Form can be found here: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1267418040&ct=t(Call_for_Volunteers_for_World_Stamp_Show2_18_2016)

Questions or comments may be directed to the Volunteer Chairman at Mark.Butterline@ny2016.org.

World Stamp Show-New York 2016 will take place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City May 28 to June 4, 2016. Plan now to attend!

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February 28, 2016
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Newsletter 11 Released

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 has issued its eleventh and final quarterly newsletter exactly three months before it opens its doors on Saturday, May 28. The exhibition runs for 8 days through June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City.

The newsletter is the organization's largest with 12 pages of the latest details about the once-a-decade event. It may be downloaded directly from http://www.ny2016.org/images/ny2016newsletters/2016-02-newsletter11.pdf.
As exhibition president Wade Saadi explains in his opening column, “World Stamp Show-NY 2016 will have something for every collector and in most cases, way more material than you can consume.”

Four of the seven USPS first day of issue releases scheduled to take place are depicted. News about the UN Postal Administration's Peacekeeper issue with a preliminary image and 65th UNPA Anniversary personalized sheet ceremonies is also referenced. Show theme days and subjects are now set.

The hotel room rate discounts arranged by the show will end as of April 23 when the properties revert to full price. Attendees are asked to making reservations now to avoid disappointment. Maps of the show-sponsored hotels in New York and New Jersey are found at the end of the newsletter.

Preliminary exhibitor details are given for the first time. There are 4,118 frames among all competitive classes totaling 697 exhibits from 76 different countries.

The 128 attending societies and organizations manning booths and/or sponsoring meetings is believed to be a record number for any international exhibition. The complete schedule of meetings and events can be found online at http://www.ny2016.org/EventCalendar.aspx. It is updated regularly.

The dealer and postal administration listing is simply too large to include in the newsletter. The updated list can be viewed online at http://www.ny2016.org/NY_2016_Dealer_Search.aspx and http://www.ny2016.org/SubMenu/Postal_Adminstrations.aspx?id=512, respectively. Collectors are encouraged to contact dealers directly before the show to express their interests.

Full show information is online at http://www.ny2016.org. Send questions to info@ny2016.org and check out show social media site links.

Thomas M. Fortunato
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I've started making plans. I am going to combine the stamp show with my other leisurely pleasure, train travel. I'm coming out of Minnesota, but I'll be taking the Capitol Limited from Chicago to DC Saturday night and the Northeast Regional on Sunday. It's a day and a half, but still less expensive that flying. (The Lake Shore Limited, more direct, was much more expensive for a roomette. Plus this way is more time on trains!)

I've signed up to volunteer for eight hours over two and a half days. I'm originally from NJ and have been to NYC many times so I don't feel any strong desire to do anything other than stamps (and maybe some local train rides).

I'm not sure about hotel yet. I'm tentatively thinking about Jersey City, which is only a subway ride and walk to show, or something near the 7 subway line since it goes right to the Javits.

I'll keep an eye out on this message string and plan on joining any meetups!

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I have plans on attending Sat-Mon. I will be staying in Secaucus. I think it is also fleet week in New York City. There should be a lot going on since it is Memorial Day Weekend.
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I'll be staying with my son in Brooklyn. He lives next to the Manhattan Bridge so it's a quick subway hop into Manhattan.

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Its fun to see the sidewalks crowded on a weekend..but the wasteland over by the Javits should not be too bad.Happy

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March 28, 2016
Historic Jenny Biplane to Appear at World Stamp Show–NY 201
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As announced in the April 11 edition of Linn's Stamp News, World Stamp Show–NY 2016 is proud to be presenting a Curtiss JN-4H biplane in the show's registration area at the Javits Center May 28-June 4. This is the same type of aircraft depicted on America's first airmail stamps (Scott C1-3) and on the famous 'Inverted Jenny' error stamp (C3a).

The fully working plane is on loan from the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (http://www.oldrhinebeck.org/) in Rhinebeck, NY, two hours north of New York City. Its Museum and Airshows date to 1960, when Cole Palen, a fan and collector of vintage aircraft, began doing airshows and demonstration flights of his WWI and Lindbergh-era aircraft. The museum and non-profit organization were formally founded in 1993, the year of Palen's passing.

Plans to secure the showing of the plane have been in the works for several months, arranged by members the stamp show committee and Scott Trepel, the president of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries.

Arrangements to have souvenir covers carried on the Jenny before and after World Stamp Show are being worked out with the aerodrome.

Further details are in the Linn's article posted here: http://www.linns.com/news/us-stamps-postal-history/2016/march/vintage-curtiss-jenny-biplane-to-be-displayed-at-world-stamp-sho.html.

The 8 day exhibition takes place May 28 through June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City. Discover more online at http://www.ny2016.org. Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest sites.

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Imagine that..Cole Palens Aerodrome is 2 miles behind my house...he did it for the love of it..but when he passed it just became a business.

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March 24, 2016
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Gems Abound in WSS-NY 2016

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 is pleased to announce that it has finalized arrangements to display an unprecedented array of priceless philatelic material in the exhibition’s Court of Honor and Invited Exhibits. Many can be viewed online here: http://www.ny2016.org/SubMenu/Rarities_on_Display.aspx?id=484.

The world’s most valuable stamp will be there, the unique British Guiana one cent magenta, which was sold at auction June 17, 2014 for $9.48 million to fashion shoe designer Stuart Weitzman. Its celebrated story of being found in 1873 by a 12 year old schoolboy is legendary. The stamp is on a three-year loan to the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum and will be in a special display case at their booth through Friday of the show.

The world’s first two postage stamps will be represented by truly remarkable items courtesy of The Postal Museum of Great Britain and their National Archives. Two specially designed frames will feature two sheets: the very first printed registration sheet of the Penny Black, plate 1 before hardening, dated April 15, 1840; and the earliest known example of the two penny blue, a sheet from plate 3 from January 1841. Both sheets, originally of 240 examples, are nearly intact with just a couple dozen of each removed. The 1d sheet has never been shown outside of the United Kingdom, while the 2d sheet has never been on public display anywhere. A presentation about them, “Postal Reform & the Penny Black,” will be given at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, May 31 by Douglas N. Muir, Senior Curator, Philately, The Postal Museum.

The earliest known example of the Penny Black postage stamp from the collection of Alan Holyoake will also be on display. It was recently discovered in the personal archive of Robert Wallace, the leading postal reformer of the time, who created an archive of items dealing with Great Britain’s penny postage program of 1840. The stamp, lettered A I, comes from the first row of the sheet printed from the first printing plate 1a completed on April 8, 1840. The stamp is attached on a sheet of stout paper together with a proof of a Mulready, as presented by Rowland Hill to the Council of Academicians on April 10 for approval of the proposed design, which was enthusiastically given. At the top of this sheet Wallace inscribed in his own hand, “1st Proof of Penny Postage Stamp Cover, presented to Mr. Wallace by the Right Honable. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Francis Thornhill Baring, April 10th, 1840.” and endorsed beneath the stamp, “Universal Penny Postage Fly or Loose Stamp, presented to me Mr Wallace as above” and noted “ These come into public use on the 6th of May 1840”.

The postal history of the small Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is forever entwined with the story behind its first issue of 1847. Lady Gomm, wife of the governor, was planning a lavish ball and decorated the invitation envelopes with new-fangled postage stamps hastily produced by a local watch maker. Each was to have been inscribed “Post Paid,” but shortly after being released were found to bear “Post Office” instead. It is believed fourteen 1d orange red and twelve 2d deep blue stamps have survived, along with only three Ball covers. The only such cover in public hands will be on display, from the collection of Vikramm Chand.

All of these rarities and many more await visitors to World Stamp Show-NY 2016. The 8 day exhibition takes place May 28 through June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City. Discover more online at http://www.ny2016.org. Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest sites.

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Their latest press release

April 10, 2016
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Exhibits Listing Now Available

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 is pleased to announce that the listings of competitive philatelic and literature exhibits are now posted on its web site at http://www.ny2016.org/SubMenu/Exhibits_Listing.aspx?id=495.

Available in two versions, sorted by frame number and also by exhibitor last name, the details will be useful for those planning a visit to the exhibition, as well as collectors interested in seeing the depth and breadth of subjects on display and in print. These will be updated whenever possible, as minor changes are expected.

The Exhibits Selection Committee received applications for many more frames than were initially available. In fact, the initial allocation of 3,800 competitive frames was increased to meet some of the demand.

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 Commissioner General Stephen D. Schumann and Judges & Judging Chairman Stephen Reinhard commented, “These are the finest selections of competitive exhibits to be shown at a World Philatelic Exhibition in many years. The selection process was very difficult, considering we had over 6,500 frames applied for and we could only accommodate 4,125."

A complete breakdown of frames among the 700 different exhibits is on the web site. Summarizing those results, Postal History leads the way with 204 exhibits, followed by Traditional with 159, Single Frame with 82, Thematic with 61, Youth with 52, and the remaining classes making up the difference.

Also online is the list of 175 literature entries. Like their stamp counterparts, application requests far exceeded initial estimates. These entries are in one of three classes: A: Philatelic books and research papers; B. Philatelic magazines and periodicals; and C. Catalogs. Accepted entries in each class were 103, 38, and 34 respectively.

The medal design for the exhibition was recently released. A very limited quantity of WSS-NY 2016 medals are being custom die struck in antique bronze, measuring 2” x 3” inches and weighing almost eight ounces.

Designed by Niko Courtelis, it features the show logo on the obverse within a raised stamp border, while the back features a stylized magnifying glass that creates an area for medal recipients’ names to be custom engraved.

The medals are being minted by the Northwest Territorial Mint/Medallic Art Company using 900 tons of pressure at a production facilities in Northern Nevada. Medallic Art Company (http://www.medallic.com/) was founded in 1903 and is American owned and operated.

The last of the exhibit frames are on the way from the Texas manufacturing facility to the New Jersey warehouse to join the rest that have already arrived. All will be set up by Javits Center staff and ready for loading by Wednesday, May 25. The frames are available for sale at the conclusion of the show. Anyone interested in purchasing them should email christine.jimenez@ny2016.org as soon as possible for details.

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 takes place May 28-June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City. All 8 days will be filled with meetings and seminars, 200 dealers and postal administrations to browse through, first day ceremonies, and much, much more. Check out more information on the show home page at www.ny2016.org and as well as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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As a reminder I will instigate a no-host happy hour on Mon May 30 at Clyde Frazier's, which is a large basketball-focused sports bar and restaurant on 10th Avenue a short distance from Javits. Due to a conflict with a meeting that NY2016 just scheduled, I will be there at 5:30PM. Others are welcome to come earlier. Hope to see you there.

http://arkrestaurants.com/clydefraziers/

The address is 485 10th Ave, which is between 36th St and 37th St, 3 blocks from Javits.

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I'm planning on going Tuesday 5/31 and the last day June 4th.

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Having worked more than a few trade shows in my time - from both sides of the booth, so to speak - I'd like to offer:

- Carefully pick a realistic number of dealers, clubs, agencies, auctions, events to stop at each day. Remember that you will be distracted at each stop by things that you did not even know that you were looking for.

- For specific interests, contact the dealers in advance of the show. Yes, this is like painting a $-shaped target on your back, but if your interests are specific, you might as well announce them.

- Prioritize the exhibits, too.

- Evening plans should be kept short & simple. I find myself exhausted just from the exposure to all that energy.

- As noted far above, find a hotel out in New Jersey on a train line (better) or bus line. (The buses will be crawling nose-to-butt during the rush hours.) The ride in will give you time to review your ToDo list & floor maps. The ride out will give you time to rest your feet, catch your breath, and make notes. The money saved will give you more money for, you know, like, whatever.

example: where ikeyPikey stays when he is 'in' London on business

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For what it's worth, I've also found over the years to do a quick walk-through of a bourse. I stop only for any philatelic literature or catalogs, since those don't appear very often at shows, and there's usually only one copy available.

Otherwise, it's helpful to do a quick overview, just so you can prioritize which dealers to hit up next.

Just my 2 yens' worth ...

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ikeyPikey,
All great suggestions. I would like to add, bring cash, check and credit card. I try to have a limit but more times than not I far exceed it. I'm looking forward to this show. I attended Washington 2006 and there just was not enough time to cover everything I planned to do. Prioritize, prioritize and prioritize.
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I wish I could go just to look at the exhibits. You could probably spend two full days looking at the exhibit frames and reading the write ups. They'll be exhibits that took many years and deep, deep pockets to assemble. I also really enjoy the topical exhibits. Although they generally don't require the funding of the scarce and classical, the patience needed to bring the material together and the scholarship that goes into them is truly impressive.

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If some truly about future generations, there would be visual record of all exhibits saved for posterity.

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The websites of some shows include copies of past exhibits.

Some clubs even post videos of their lectures.

And, of course, there's always:

Edition D'Or: "beautiful collections beautifully presented"

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This will be my number one priority! I was an exhibitor back in the seventh decade of the last century. My original Ben Franklin exhibit got up to a consistent silver award at the big APS shows. Back then we had to type everything and I used 11x11 pages, which were popular then.

So I'm very interested in seeing the state of exhibiting today. How has computerization improved the presentation? Yea, I may be taking notes to jump back in!

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I have to go for the atmosphere...its hard to believe that was 10 years ago that we were at the Washington show...the dealers are the big boys so i do not know how many bargains i would find. Speaking of exhibits the one the took the top prize in Ottawa was about Napoleans wars in Italy. How the heck do these guys find frames of materials..proclamations..letters etc. I can only $$$$$ imagine !

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Their latest press release:

May 16, 2016
For Immediate Release
Celebrating Exhibiting

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 invites everyone to attend three exhibit award ceremonies taking place Thursday, June 2 at the Javits Center in Meeting Room 1E10.

Exhibitors, their guests, friends and all show-goers are welcome to attend the presentations taking place throughout the day based on the award levels obtained by both philatelic and literature entrants. The 11 AM program honors recipients of bronze, silver bronze, silver and large silver medal winners. The 1 PM program will be for vermeil and large vermeil winners, followed by a similar one for gold and large gold winners beginning at 3 PM.

More than 50 special prize recipients will be announced during these ceremonies as well. These donated prizes are quite unique. Most can be viewed online at http://www.ny2016.org/SubMenu/Awards_Palmares.aspx?id=496. The exhibition’s top three awards, the Grand Prix National, Grand Prix Internationale and Grand Prix d’Honneur will be the only awards presented at that evening’s Palmares dinner, which is sponsored by Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, LLC.

Show officials encourage all exhibitors to come to their appropriate ceremony to accept their medals, certificates and special prizes personally along with the congratulations of their colleagues. Please check in on your arrival to inform us of your attendance.
Questions about the awards ceremonies may be addressed to the exhibitor’s appropriate national commissioner, or emailed to info@ny2016.org.

Full show details can be found online at www.ny2016.org and Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Do not miss this once-a-decade event May 28-June 4! Admission is free.

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New Yorkers have just suffered through half a week of traffic misery in midtown Manhattan. It's Graduations Week (Columbia, NYU), summer is in the air, Metro North had a major rail service outage (we set up the air mattress at 10PM to host a stranded friend who lives in Connecticut and had no way to get home; she said hotels were asking $500 for the night), the streets have been packed with cars, there were no taxis today, 3X Uber peak pricing, and hours-long TSA lines at the airports. I hope show week is grand but it's not looking good!

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It is Memorial Day week, with Monday being a holiday. This traditionally is a week people take for vacation. In the facility management business we'd schedule large organizational moves this week since fewer people would be in the office.

On the other hand, this is New York City so maybe a lot of those vacationing folks will be coming here! We'll have to see!

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I am sure that there will be plenty of tourists in NYC next week. It seems to me that on any given day there are well over 250,000 of them roaming the streets. This week, I have had difficulty getting from the subway station at Bowling Green to my office on lower Broadway as I have had to dodge what seem to be 1,000 people gawking at the Wall Street Bull statue. It's worse than usual.

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May 20, 2016
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A Brief Guide for Visitors

With World Stamp Show-NY 2016 now just a week away from opening, here are some last minute details and tips for those planning a visit.

Admission is free, but everyone must wear his or her badge to gain entrance to the show floor. Take advantage of preregistration and print one before attending. Fill out the form for yourself and up to three additional attendees using this link: http://www.ny2016.org/Registration.aspx, print the badge(s) and pick up a badge holder when you arrive from one of the greeters in the lobby. Onsite registration will begin at 8 AM daily, but expect long lines, especially the first weekend.

Subway Line #7 stops just across the street from the Javits Center at 34th Street/Hudson Yards. The New York Metro Transportation Authority web site (http://www.mta.info/) has rail, bus and subway information and maps. Most bus and subway single-ride tickets in New York are $3.00 each way. Buying a MetroCard reduces the cost to $2.75 per ride, with a 7 day unlimited pass being the best value at $31.00. Separate bus and rail lines service New Jersey destinations, but all converge at New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal or Grand Central Station a few blocks east from Javits.

Use the closest Javits Center entrance doors at 11th Avenue and 35th Street. Ground level is actually the third floor of Javits Center, where the show is located in Halls 3B-D-E. Check out Javits’ newsletter here: http://market.javitscenter.com/. Wheelchair and motorized vehicle rental information is available through this link: http://www.javitscenter.com/attend/mobility-vehicle-rental/, which need to be reserved ahead of time. The entire facility is handicapped accessible.

Special badge holders should bring a photo ID with them, and look for the appropriate registration desk (i.e. Booth Workers, Exhibitors, Liberty Club, Special Badges) in the Crystal Palace Lobby. Journalists who requested a press pass in advance, or wish to register on-site, should go to the Special Badge booth before proceeding to the Press Room, 4B2, on the fourth floor.

Opening Ceremonies kick off at 9:15 AM on Saturday, May 28, with an hour-long presentation that will include some entertaining surprises. If you have not already registered online, arrive at 8 AM to do so in person. Make sure you have your admission badge beforehand to enter the show right afterwards at 10:30. For the remaining days of the exhibition, hours are 10 AM to 6 PM with the exception of the last day, Saturday, June 4, when the show closes at 3 PM.

Only booth-holding dealers and show committee operational staff will be allowed on the show floor during off-hours. Society representatives may enter 15 minutes before the doors open.

Liberty Club members should make the APS Super Booth (Booth #721 just inside the left entrance to the show) their first stop to pick up their membership pins. Palmares tickets may also be purchased or picked up there if reserved in advance. Also purchase an exhibition catalog for $10 there while supplies last along with serviced and unserviced official show cacheted covers.

With more than 200 dealers from around the globe, you are sure to find what you’re looking for no matter what your philatelic interests. Be aware that they are not only selling, but buying single items up to entire collections. Six world-class auctions are scheduled daily from Sunday through Friday.

Pick up a free philatelic passport at the Linn’s/Scott Booth #951 or the Beginner’s Area #125. “Take a trip around the world” by visiting more than 50 postal administrations, collecting stamps and cancels along the way. Many show-related issues are here: http://www.ny2016.org/SubMenu/Stamps_Cancels_Cachets.aspx?id=516. By the way, several more first day ceremonies have been scheduled in the last few weeks.

Pick up a free show program that contains a complete listing of the day’s events and show information sponsored by Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries. Three free special show editions of Linn’s Stamp News will be given away on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday.

The Court of Honor and Invited Exhibits area will be nothing short of spectacular. Most of the world’s great philatelic rarities will be on display, never to be seen in one place at one time ever again. Please note that photography will be strictly prohibited in this area.

There are 706 competitive exhibits among 4,454 frames that await your perusal. Literature entries top 173, consisting of books, periodicals and catalogs. Make some time to look over the 50+ special prizes the judges will be awarding.

Check out one of the largest gatherings of philatelic societies in history. Hundreds of meeting hours have been scheduled by organizations covering every facet of the hobby. Many are hosting tables to greet you personally and answer your questions.

Bring the whole family! Introduce those young and old non-collectors to the fun we all have through the “Welcome to Stamp Collecting Pavilion” activities and TurningPoint Foundation Pavilion Theater presentations.

Please note that there has been a last minute change of time slots for the three awards presentations on Thursday, June 2. The Bronze, Silver Bronze, Silver, Large Silver ceremony will begin as originally planned at 11 AM. The ceremony for Vermeil, Large Vermeil, and Special Prizes (if applicable) will begin at 12 Noon, followed by the final ceremony at 2 PM for Gold and Large Gold and Special Prize winners.

Hungry? Starbucks opens daily at 7 AM. The Marketplace Food Court (also on Level 3) will have selective vendors open at 9 AM with the rest open by lunchtime right through 6 PM. These include the Crystal Palace Grill, Tortugas Voladoras, Vegan Asian Tacos, Red Sauce Italian and Go Natural.

All this and much more awaits all show-goers. Make every effort to attend this once-a-decade event. You can’t afford to miss it!

Check out our web page at www.ny2016.org as well as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Share your show photos with us in our Google photo album at https://goo.gl/photos/aqThCViRScxZMu689

Full show details can be found online at www.ny2016.org and Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Do not miss this once-a-decade event May 28-June 4! Admission is free.

Thomas M. Fortunato
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28 Amberwood Place
Rochester, NY 14626-4166
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Looks like Saturday is the day we will be taking the train down to the big show..the President of our Guatemala society had a great idea and e mailed his cel phone number ot to the membership. If anyone is going Saturday and want to meet up..perhaps we can exchange phone numbers ! Its always great to see the members in the flesh ! phil

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Phil, scout out the cover dealers for me (look, don't buy) and let me know who I should visit

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Due to that pesky thing called work, my plans have changed. I was originally going on Tuesday but now it is going to be Wednesday and then I am going the final Saturday.

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David, i sure will..i always hit the cover dealers..the APS always makes sure there are dollar tables for covers and 10 cent boxes for stampers !

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I've been searching around looking for a list of exhibits that will be there. Would love to be regaled by stories of amazing philatelic exhibits when you get back. You all have fun at the show!

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http://www.ny2016.org/Exhibit_Search.aspx

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Thanks Michael, reading through the exhibit titles makes me wish I was there:

Lithographed general issues of the confederacy, the effect of the civil war on the mails, mail of the gold rush and the list goes on and on. I bet there will be more to see than the National Postal Museum in DC.

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Overview of dealer area on main show floor

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A small corner of the exhibit area.

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Mystic Stamp Co. is displaying a complete set of 1893 Columbians, in unbroken full mint sheets. The full sheet of the $1 value is for sale for $1 million.

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Chairs were two deep at Coverman, one of lower-cost dealers. Wide aisles between dealer rows made the show look less full than it really was.

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The front portion, only, of the enormous stand of the USPS

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Canada Post goes "all in" for Star Trek

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John Lennon's boyhood stamp album and related display.

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Display of the original printing plate of the Mauritius "Post Office" issue. The actual plate is out of sight behind the stand representative who I couldn't get to move aside ... the plate is about 6" x 9".

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Large youth area was well attended.

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A portion of just one exhibit, this one showing examples of all the early Cape of Good Hope "triangles", with production methods, proofs, examples on cover, etc.

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Court of Honor (rarities area): Nearly intact full sheets of the GB 1840 1d black and 2d blue.

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The unique British Guiana magenta also is in this area; it doesn't photograph well, although at this show it is actually displayed with brighter lighting, and on a pedestal that is easy to approach, as compared to its dim, nearly hidden long-term mounting at the US Postal Museum in Washington.


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Thanks for sharing photos. Looks like it could take several days to see the exhibits alone and much longer to visit the dealers. Hope attendance lives up to the expectations....

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It looked like there was an acre of exhibits. I think it would take three days to carefully look over each frame. ,it took me the better part of an hour jus to look at one row.

I worked behind the scenes on Saturday, so I was not able to judge the number of people on the show floor, the opening ceremonies were well attended - about 2,000 people. On Sunday there were a good deal of people there. I couldn't get close to some of the dealers I wanted to visit. I attended one workshop, which wasn't that well attended - too many people at the dealer booths. Today - Monday there were far more people there than yesterday. I attended another workshop on the Falkland Islands, which lasted three hours, there were about 35 people there. The court of honor was crowded, but there wasn't a line.

I will not be back until later in the week. Work calls.

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Looks like a busy exhibition but why hold it in a building that seems to be full of scaffolding. Surely a better venue could have been found. Reminds me of a Walmart store in construction.
The Canada post booth must have pulled all the stock in from all the retail outlets, no wonder our local post office has a lousy selection.
Glad that our members who went enjoyed themselves and even found some goodies to bring home.

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Actually there isn't any scaffolding in the building. It's the fault of the architect, who apparently had a "thing" for scaffolding.


There isn't another venue in NYC large enough to comfortably host this show.

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Great pictures..it did seem like the whole world was there .Happy

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Hi Anglophile,

Any Aussie displays. I know Australia Post was there (they said so in a pamphlet). But was there any significant droolworthy Australian displays (Like some of Rob1956's stamps but under glass for all to see)?


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David,

Not that I recall on the main show floor, but certainly there should be in the exhibits. I am returning to the show tomorrow. If you would kindly search the online exhibits list and identify the frame number(s) of one or two you are interested in, I can try to find them and post photos.

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assuming the weather holds, I'm heading to the show tomorrow as well. i'll stop in at Coverman and CS&CSS for sure. I may even try to broaden my philatelic horizons and stop at some new booths

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ApplauseWas an exhibit awards list released yet? I would think the awards ribbons are on the frames by now.Applause

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Here is a link to the awards.
http://www.ny2016.org/images/medallevels.pdf

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I thought that the catwalks & circular staircases up inside the roof of the atrium were awesome.

Daydreaming about being able to walk around up there made me feel young again.

Look up!

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My dad (who lives in NJ) tells me that the Javits center is HUGE. Sounds like it was really the BEST (if not only) place to host a show like this in NYC.

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It is the "Go To" show arena in NYC. It replaced Madison Square Garden and the old Coliseum when it was built. They hold major events like the annual NY Auto Show there.

It's set up so they can host several smaller events at the same time, so I don't know if the stamp event is using the entire building.

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Their Final Press Release(?)

June 23, 2016
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An Open Letter to the Philatelic Community
by Wade Saadi
President, World Stamp Show-NY 2016
wade.saadi@ny2016.org
Well, the big show is over and many of us who have been planning this extravaganza for more than decade are finally catching our breath. It gives us all a chance to reflect on what we planned and how it all turned out, with the goal of sharing that knowledge and experience with the Boston 2026 team preparing America’s next international philatelic exhibition.
We know you have some immediate questions of us, so allow me to let you know what’s what.
Did the show make money? The simple answer at this time is that it looks like we will make a modest surplus when all is said and done. Just how much is yet to be determined, as we still await invoices from the Javits Center, Freeman our decorators, and several other major suppliers. Really! Final bills can take several months to receive and confirm, or dispute their charges, as our colleagues running Washington 2006 well know. Nothing different here. But initial estimates definitely have us in the black.
How many people came to the show? While thousands of people took advantage of online pre-registration through our web site (thank you!), many thousands more were walk-ins. That wasn’t unexpected. Their hand-written registration slips are being processed now and being added to the attendance database, which will be cleansed of duplication and reported on when ready. Keying these additional registrations into the database on people’s arrival would have caused much longer lines and required additional manpower and equipment that would have been cost prohibitive. So doing this afterwards made sense, and kept thousands more dollars to our bottom line. Hiring help or lining up volunteers to get a “click count” of people going onto the show floor would not have given us accurate numbers. How many times do you think people went in and out over their visit to get food or see the Jenny on display in the lobby, go downstairs to attend first day ceremonies or meetings or auctions, visit the NYC sites and then returning? You get the idea. Waiting for a true count will be worth the delay in getting these legitimate numbers out in just a few more weeks.
What are attendees saying? You can probably imagine the hundreds of emails I have been receiving from visitors around the world congratulating the show committee on putting on a spectacular show. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many and truly appreciated by everyone. Several show-goers passed along suggestions for improvements that we are reviewing and will get these to the Boston team. All feedback continues to be much appreciated.
Were dealers pleased? In the song “Home on the Range” there’s a line that goes, “Where seldom is heard a discouraging word.” That pretty well sums it up. Several dealers reported recouping their booth and show costs after the first two days of the show. I saw patrons three-deep at one dealer’s booth continually that first weekend. That wasn’t every dealer’s experience, but those I’ve reached out to or contacted me were extremely happy with the turnout and the results. The same can be said for the many postal administrations manning booths.
Our Committee is in the process of preparing an official report that will be presented to the APS Board in August at Stampshow in Portland. I will be giving attendees to Saturday’s APS membership meeting a brief review of the show, answering some of the remaining questions above.
The biggest challenge awaits us: How do we capitalize on this great event for the good of philately’s future? Every one of us should be working on that now. Can we find an easy way to inform casual collectors of upcoming shows in their area on a regular basis to help bolster attendance? How about inviting them to attend a local stamp club meeting to foster their budding philatelic passion, or join the APS or a specialty society? Can we help them start a new stamp collecting club?
I can’t end this message without giving a heart-felt thanks to everyone who assisted making World Stamp Show-NY 2016 such a success. Hundreds of collectors (and some of their family members!) came forth before, during and after the show offering their time and talents in a variety of roles for a few hours or days on end. And remember—everyone was a volunteer! That fact was even more impressive to the professionals at the Javits Center, Freeman Decorating and others who put on shows like this all the time and get paid for doing the many tasks our volunteers took upon their yoke, albeit a happy burden.
Isn’t that our ultimate legacy? The people we meet along the way who become our friends and share our philatelic passion eventually eclipse the very pieces of paper we so eagerly seek.

See you in Portland,

Wade Saadi

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