Stamp Exhibitions

2006 $1, $2, $5 Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition, souvenir sheet
May 27, 2006

Washington 2006

On May 27, 2006, the tenth US International Philatelic Exhibition opened at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Officially named Washington Philatelic Exhibition Inc., its most often referred to as Washington 2006.

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1947 3¢ US Postage Stamp Centenary
May 17, 1947

Opening of CIPEX 

On May 17, 1947, doors opened on the Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition in New York City. It celebrated the 100th anniversary of America’s first postage stamps with reproductions of America’s first two stamps.

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 US #1623Be – The se-tenant pair from the booklet. Click image to order.
March 11, 1977

First Se-Tenant Booklet Stamps

On March 11, 1977, the USPS issued its first se-tenant stamps in booklet form.

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 US #1076 – Issued on the third day of the show, this stamp pictures the convention hall as well as the Columbus Monument in Barcelona, Spain.
April 28, 1956

Opening of FIPEX

The Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition (FIPEX) opened its doors to a record 60,000 visitors on April 28, 1956.

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1997 32¢ Stagecoach
March 13, 1997

First U.S. Triangle Stamps

On March 13, 1997, the USPS issued its first triangle-shaped stamps to promote the upcoming Pacific ’97 Stamp Show.

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 U.S. #630 – America’s first souvenir sheet.
October 16, 1926

2nd U.S. International Philatelic Exhibition

On October 16, 1926, the U.S. hosted its second international philatelic exhibition in New York, New York.

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