Upcoming events

    • October 01, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • October 03, 2020
    • 7:59 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • www.stampex.vfairs.com


    Virtual Stampex is the first ever virtual international stamp show. Bringing together internationally recognised dealers, auction houses, societies and specialists from all over the globe, this 72 hour event will allow you and fellow philatelists from around the world to come together to buy, sell, learn, explore, network, showcase and enjoy a philatelic experience, all from the comfort of your own home. There will be over 100 PTS Members and affiliated philatelic organisations and societies taking part.

    Whether you are new to the hobby or a seasoned philatelist, you are sure to find something new and exciting at the show.

    So don't forget to register at www.stampex.vfairs.com for this online show.

    Virtual Stampex is live 24 hours a day from 1st to 3rd October (UTC-8/GMT-8).
    London: Open 08:00 on 1st October, closes 07:59 on 4th October
    New York: Open 04:00 on 1st October, closes 03:59 on 4th October
    Los Angeles: Open 01:00 on 1st October, closes 00:59 on 4th October
    Hong Kong: Open 16:00 on 1st October, closes 15:59 on 4th October
    Sydney: Open 18:00 on 1st October, closes 17:59 on 4th October

    Virtual Stampex remains open for viewing booths, links to shops and documents until 28th October 2020.

    This virtual stamp show is a way to bring a stamp show to you at the tips of your fingers, on your device, at your convenience. The interactive online platform provides a virtual experience for you to explore a range of booths from dealers, auction houses, philatelic professionals and societies, as well as family-friendly stamp clubs, so you can meet some of the biggest names in philately. You will be able to view stamps and other philatelic material, to chat to fellow collectors, to learn, to view webinars, and live chat with booths around the clock.



    • October 03, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 437
    Register

    Topical Collecting 101

    Jennifer Miller

    Saturday, October 3, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

    Join ATA executive director Jennifer Miller in the topical classroom for some basic information about getting started in topical collecting.

    Jennifer is an enthusiastic topical collector who lends her many talents to keeping the ATA office running efficiently. Under her leadership, ATA has added significantly to member services and efficiency.

    Once you have registered, you will receive the log in information for this session.


    • October 06, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 475
    Register

    Integrating Errors, Freaks & Oddities into Your Collection

    Cemil Betanov

    Tuesday, October 6, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

    Cemil will discuss what EFOs are and give examples on how to integrate them into your thematic or topical collection. He will also give pointers on how you can find and buy EFOs.

    When Cemil was 13, he had the opportunity to participate in a stamp exhibition in Istanbul and he presented Paintings on Stamps. The stamps from the exhibit are still in his collection, which he has expanded by adding EFOs. He is vice president of the EFO Collector’s Club and edits its quarterly publication, The EFO Collector. He is also webmaster of the group’s website at https://efocc.org. Visit the site for an abundance of EFO-related information.

    Once you have registered, you will receive the log in information for this session.

    • October 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 484
    Register

    The Most Beautiful Bridge in Paris

    Tom Broadhead

    Thursday, October 8, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

    The Seine River, flowing through the French capital, is crossed by many bridges exhibiting striking architecture and dating for more than 300 years. This talk, from a traveler’s and philatelist’s perspective, reviews depictions of Paris bridges on stamps and highlights the most beautiful of all – the Alexander III bridge.

    Tom Broadhead is 2nd Vice President of ATA and has been an avid stamp collector for more than 60 years. Although Tom’s primary collecting interest is the 20th century postal history of France, he is an ardent champion of the study of images on  stamps and how they reflect the history and culture of their issuing nations. A professor of geology at The University of Tennessee, Tom enjoys occasionally teaching a seminar on the culture of stamps for honors students and giving lectures on stamp topics in the honors lecture series. He is active in the Knoxville Philatelic Society, where he has been newsletter editor for 15 years. http://knoxstamps.com. You can reach him at broadhea@utk.edu.

    Once you have registered, you will receive the log in information for this session.

    • October 10, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 11, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Kalamazoo County Fair Grounds & Expo Center
    Sponsor: Kalamazoo Stamp Club
    Location:

    Kalamazoo County Fair Grounds & Expo Center

    2900 Lake Street

    Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048

    Contact:

    Jim Smith

    Email:

    arbor@provide.net

    Phone:

    269-578-3248


    • October 10, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 475
    Register

    Maps, Politics and Stamps: Some Examples from the Middle East

    Ian S. Lustick

    Saturday, October 10, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

    Ian S. Lustick is a political scientist and specialist on the modern history and politics of the Middle East. He currently holds the Bess W. Heyman Chair in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He collects worldwide, but with emphasis on maps on stamps and politically instructive stamps.

    Once you have registered, you will receive the log in information for this session.

    • October 13, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 490
    Register

    Presidential Grab Bag:  The Variety You Can Collect

    John Hamman

    Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

    Join John to look at many philatelic items that make up an eclectic collection of US presidents and presidential elections.

    John Hamman is a life-long collector of US philately. He enjoys finding a wide-range of election-related items for his collection. He also collects many topics, including baseball and pirates and their ships.

    Once you have registered, you will receive the log in information for this session.

    • October 15, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 489
    Register

    Nurse Philatelic Stories with a Sampling of Exhibit Elements

    Ann Byerly

    Thursday, October 15, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

    Ann will present philatelic history as seen in postage stamps showing a nurse or nurses. Different philatelic elements will be used to illustrate nurses in philately for a stamp exhibit. Buying techniques and research resources will be discussed. Ann will show her favorite stamps.

    An active philatelist, Ann serves as ATA chapter coordinator. These past months she has been attending meetings of ATA chapters via Zoom.

    Ann tells us this about her collecting: In 1996, I attended the International Council of Nurses conference in Madrid, Spain.  Way in the back of the exhibition room, a nurse had mounted a huge banner type poster featuring stamps with nurses.  My heart and mind jumped for joy—I thought, “I can collect those stamps!”  I collected stamps from countries in which I lived from age 6.  Then at 30, I started my thematic collection of nurses and nursing.

    Once you have registered, you will receive the log in information for this session.

    • October 17, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 481
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    Stamping in Sequim

    Vera Felts

    Saturday, October 17, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

    Join Vera to find out what she’s been up to since retiring as ATA executive director in 2019. Visit her in beautiful Sequim, Washington, and catch up on her philatelic activities.

    Vera has been a country collector since childhood. Her first topical collection was gingerbread on stamps. She has expanded her collection to many topics over the years, many related to gastronomy. She was ATA executive director for 10 years. Since retiring she has moved from Illinois to Washington.

     

    Once you have registered, you will receive the log in information for this session.

    • October 20, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 482
    Register

    Innovations Seen in US Railroad Topical Stamps

    Bill DeWitt

    Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

    United States railroads, significant for the movement of U.S. Mail for 150 years, have been innovators for transportation. This presentation will discuss railroad locomotive innovation from the age of steam in the early 1800s to the era of internal combustion engines as seen in U.S. topical stamps.

    An ATA board member, Bill is active in numerous philatelic organizations, including the Brandywine Valley Stamp Club, The Philatelic Gathering and APS. He is a long-time collector of US transportation related philately. Before his retirement he was a professor at several universities, including the University of Denver and the Maine Maritime Academy, where he taught transportation and logistics. He also held numerous executive positions with the Burlington Northern Railroad.

    Once you have registered, you will receive the log in information for this session.

    • October 22, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 488
    Register

    Indigenous Peoples of the World – on Stamps! 

    Tom Broadhead

    Thursday, October 22, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

    There are more than 600 indigenous groups of people, the descendants of those who first inhabited many previously uninhabited areas of the globe hundreds or even thousands of years ago. These original peoples and their civilizations were often overprinted by European colonists, and their cultural traditions often have faded over the years. In 2007, the United Nations passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, intended to encourage member nations to protect those people and their cultural traditions. Stamps issued by countries with indigenous populations sometimes show those people and their remnant cultures. Explore the history of stamps depicting indigenous peoples world-wide.

     

     Tom Broadhead is 2nd Vice President of ATA and has been an avid stamp collector for more than 60 years. Although Tom’s primary collecting interest is the 20th century postal history of France, he is an ardent champion of the study of images on  stamps and how they reflect the history and culture of their issuing nations. A professor of geology at The University of Tennessee, Tom enjoys occasionally teaching a seminar on the culture of stamps for honors students and giving lectures on stamp topics in the honors lecture series. He is active in the Knoxville Philatelic Society, where he has been newsletter editor for 15 years. http://knoxstamps.com. You can reach him at broadhea@utk.edu.

    Once you have registered, you will receive the log in information for this session.

    • October 24, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 484
    Register

    Telling Stories with Postcards

    Elizabeth Hisey

    Saturday, October 24, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

    This presentation will show you the wide variety of subjects that can be collected.  It will also include the basics for starting to put together a postcard exhibit.

    Liz Hisey has created numerous award-winning postcard exhibits. She is an APS accredited judge and is chair of the Committee on Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judges (CANEJ). She is a member of many philatelic organizations, and before the pandemic she traveled widely to philatelic events.

    Once you have registered, you will receive the log in information for this session.

    • October 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 486
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    COVID-19-Related Philately

    Jean Wang

    Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

    COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of normal life worldwide, including the delivery of mail. This presentation will showcase some of the stamps, postal markings, and postal history that the pandemic has contributed to philately.

    Jean Wang is a hematologist and leukemia researcher in Toronto with an interest in medical philately. She has an award-winning thematic exhibit on blood, writes regularly for The Canadian Philatelist and is the newsletter editor of the North Toronto Stamp Club.

    Once you have registered, you will receive the log in information for this session.

    • October 29, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 482
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    From Me to You: The Philatelic History of Roberto Clemente on Stamps

    Félix L. Pérez-Folch, Jr.

    Thursday, October 29, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

    This presentation will tell the story behind the eight official stamps issued in honor of Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker "The Great One - 21". The attendees will leave with a better understanding that not only was Roberto Clemente a great baseball player but also a great humanitarian.

    Félix became a stamp collector in 1998 while serving in the U.S. Air Force; he later served in the U.S. Army, and in 2018 retired after 29 years of service. His topical stamp collections include Mississippi, Puerto Rico, Black Heritage, Native Americans, African Americans, Women, Penguins, Ships, Flags, Asian/Pacific Americans and Perú.

    Once you have registered, you will receive the log in information for this session.

    • December 04, 2020
    • (EST)
    • December 06, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Kissimmee, Florida 34744
    Sponsor:

    FSDA & Central Florida Stamp Club

    Location:

    Osceola Heritage Park, Events Center, Hall B

    1901 Chief Osceola Trail

    Kissimmee, Florida 34744

    Contact:

    Francis Ferguson

    Email:

    show@florexstampshow.com

    Phone:

    407-493-0956-Cell

    Website:

    http://www.florexstampshow.com


    • August 12, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • August 15, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Rosemont, Illinois

    In August 2021, the ATA will again host NTSS in conjunction with the American Philatelic Society — and this year, the event is being joined by the American First Day Cover Society making this year's show the Great American Stamp Show. Currently planned for August 12 - 15 in Rosemont, IL.

    The show hotel is:

    Donald G. Stephens Convention Center
    5555 N River Rd
    Rosemont, Illinois 60018

    In early 2021, you'll be able to pre-register online for the show and find more details on the event page here. ATA Members are invited to attend the Association's Annual Meeting and President's Reception (tickets required).


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