Stamp Expositions

2000 $11.75 Achievement and Exploration
July 7, 2000

World Stamp Expo 2000

World Stamp Expo 2000 opened on July 7, 2000.  Several US postal firsts were issued during the show, including the first round, pentagonal, and holographic stamps.

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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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1985 22¢ Ameripex ‘86
May 22, 1986

Opening of AMERIPEX ‘86 

America’s eighth International Philatelic Exhibition opened to the public on May 22, 1986, in Chicago, Illinois.  It was also the first to be held in the Mid-West.

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1999 45¢ Universal Postal Union stamp
November 13, 1989

20th Universal Postal Union Congress

On November 13, 1989, the 20th Universal Postal Union Congress opened in Washington, DC.  It was the first time the Congress convened in the US since 1897. 

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1994 $2 Bureau of Engraving and Printing Centenary souvenir sheet
November 3, 1994

Rare Double Transfer Souvenir Sheet 

On November 3, 1994, the USPS issued a souvenir sheet honoring the 100th anniversary of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing producing US postage stamps.  A relatively small number of sheets were discovered with a rare double transfer.

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1936 TIPEX Souvenir Sheet
May 9, 1936

Opening of TIPEX

On May 9, 1936, the Third International Philatelic Exhibition (TIPEX) opened at Grand Central Palace in New York City.  The exhibition included the issue of a four-stamp souvenir sheet, a visit from he Hindenburg, and more. 

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1977 13¢ Flag Over Capitol Colorano Silk First Day Cover
March 11, 1977

First Se-Tenant Booklet Stamps

On March 11, 1977, the USPS issued its first se-tenant stamps in booklet form.  The stamps had two different denominations, one to meet the first-class rate and one to meet the postcard rate.  This issue also included the first multi-color booklet stamp.

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1956 3¢ and 8 ¢ Statue of Liberty FIPEX Souvenir Sheet
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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 US #3130-31 were issued for the Pacific ’97 stamp show.
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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