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CHAIRMANS LETTER - STAMPEX INTERNATIONAL ... A0. SPINK AND SON Spink is the world’s oldest auctioneer of Stamps, Coins, Banknotes, Medals, Bonds & Shares, Autographs, Wine &...

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Along with our ongoing partners, the American Philatelic Society, the RPSL, the Museum of Philately and the ABPS, we are delighted that the F.I.A.P and Japan Philatelic Society have joined us at the show, taking booths and hosting talks. You can explore and shop safely in the Booth Halls knowing that all booths are PTS Verified Members and associates. There are lots of new names and familiar faces for you to meet.
Many of our PTS Members are running special show deals, discounts and giveaways during the live event so do check these out, but if you don’t get time to explore everything at every booth, or you miss a Stampex Talk or two, the show will still be available for you OnDemand until April 28th. Sign up to our Stampex Newsletter at stampexinternational.com and be following us across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn @ ptsandstampex to stay up to date with post-show offers, competitions and news.
We hope you enjoy the show and as always, I welcome feedback and ideas as we look to further develop the Stampex International experience in 2021 and beyond.
Suzanne Chairman The PTS. The International Society for Philatelic Professionals.
C H A I R M A N S L E T T E R
Welcome once again to our Virtual Edition of Stampex International, sponsored by Spink. We were delighted with the response to
our first show in October last year and proud to have been able to share this experience with thousands of visitors from around the world.
Since our pilot event, we have listened to feedback and worked to make this show more user friendly, more engaging and even more philatelic! You can now search for booths using our Keyword Search tool, move quickly from a chatroom back to the booth (using the ‘Visit Booth’ link at the top of the chat) and we have enhanced our live chat feature so you can see files, reply to specific messages and even join a multi-way video chat!
We also have lots of new and exciting attractions including a Booth Hall dedicated to our Gold PTS Members and the new Collectors Lounge sponsored by Corinphila & Heinrich Koehler where you’ll find Meet the Team sessions and Collector Support Sessions facilitated by the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL). We’ve made the Exhibits easier to find and the ever-popular Stampex Talks in the Spink Auditorium are back, with an exciting range of topics scheduled around the clock for you to enjoy.
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S P I N K A R E P R O U D S P O N S O R S O F v I R T U A L S TA M P E x comments by Olivier D. Stocker - Chairman and CEO. Stampex.
We are excited to confi rm we will be the main sponsors of the Stampex brand. This is an exciting opportunity as we work together to drive the digital revolution taking our favourite hobby into the new digital age. We are working together to enhance the community participation and enjoyment within the philatelic community, creating experiences for people to enjoy. Last year, we were impressed by how fast the hobby moved online, as demonstrated by the resounding success of the video conferences of the Royal Philatelic Society of London (RPSL) and many other initiatives across collectables areas. Well done to all those who work hard to take our hobby into the next phase!
Technology is undoubtedly the way forward for our traditional hobby, not only to survive but to thrive. We continue to look at ways to connect globally with technology, last year we migrated our auctions to online only, like Christie’s and Sotheby’s, and saw an acquisition rate of new customers like never before. On some occasions we acquired well over 100 new bidders, something I had never expected for a long-established company like Spink. Top quality catalogues when warranted and internet auctions go hand in hand to promote the hobby to existing and new players.
We have recently relaunched out London Headquarters, where we have brought together two guiding principles; customer experience and technological. We are looking at way to enhance our psychical auctions making them more fun and turning them into real events to celebrate the strength of the hobby.
We look forward to welcoming you to Virtual Stampex and chatting to you at the show on our booth A0, launching three live auctions from the Spink Auditorium and connecting with you online, no matter where you are in the world.
Olivier D. Stocker Chairman and CEO chairmanoffi [email protected]
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C O N T E N TS
P H I L AT E LY A R O U N D T H E C LO C K
Page 5 - What’s On
Page 7 - Gold Booth Hall
Page 8 - Booth Hall
Page 32 - Exhibits Hall
Page 34 - Chat training
Collectors Lounge Schedule
Page 49 - ABPS Non Competitive Exhibits
Virtual Stampex is live 24 hours a day from the 25–27th March 2021 (UTC-8/
GMT-8).
London: Open 08:00 on 25th Mar, closes 07:59 on 28th Mar
New York: Open 04:00 on 25th Mar, closes 03:59 on 28th Mar
Los Angeles: Open 01:00 on 25th Mar, closes 00:59 on 28th Mar
Hong Kong: Open 16:00 on 25th Mar, closes 15:59 on 28th Mar
Sydney: Open 18:00 on 25th Mar, closes 17:59 on 28th Mar
On Demand period runs for 30 days from 8am (GMT) 28th March. Whilst
the live chat will no longer be available, Virtual Stampex remains open for
viewing booths, links to shops and documents until April 28th 2021.
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Officially sponsored by Spink, this week’s show (opening at 08:00 GMT on Thursday, running live for 72 hours straight!) has even more attractions to enjoy and it’s free to attend.
In the booth hall there is an opportunity to connect with leading dealers including Stanley Gibbons, Spink & Son Ltd, Bill Barrell Ltd, Mark Bloxham Stamps, Catawiki, Zeboose, Corinphila, BB Stamps, eBay, David Feldman, ABPS, Cherrystone, Heinrich Kohler, The Glasgow Stamp Shop, Empire Philatelists, Purves Philatelics and Andrew Lajer.
There is also a new GOLD PTS Members Hall. The NEW hall is where you can visit our PTS Gold Members including the likes of
W H AT ’S G O I N G O N AT T H E S H O W ?
Mark Bloxham, BB Stamps, Stanley Gibbons, Bill Barrell, Empire Philatelists, Rush Stamps and more. You’ll find new names on the Virtual Stampex floor including Grosvenor, The Joy of Stamps, Samwells, Eric Jackson, Linns, GBPS and Purves Philatelics.
Stampex Talks in the Spink Auditorium, including live talks with Q&A from the APS, NY Collectors Club, FIAP and The Royal Philatelic Society London. Talks are running from 830am on Thursday 25th March.
The Collectors Lounge, sponsored by Corinphila and Heinrich Kohler, this space will allow collectors to meet chat and connect. You can arrange to meet friends, join a relaxed session on collecting from one of the experts kindly hosted by The Royal Philatelic Society London and meet the teams who are showing in the booth hall.
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We have many special offers from PTS Members in the Booth Hall so make sure you click through to the booths and look around. We have giveways, Stampex only discount codes for up to 50% off online shops, one off only Stampex deals and promotions, the ability to chat to dealers and auctions houses live, and to sign up for future offers.
This year, we’ve made getting to the Exhibits easier with the Exhibitors Hub, showcasing exhibitions run by the ABPS, award winning collections presented by the Museum of Philately (where you can join a guided tour) and you’ll have the chance to learn more about the upcoming Weitzman Collection from Sotherby’s New York.
Looking to get a stamp collection valued or find out more about a collection you have inherited? Visit the Stamps in the Attic booth to discover specialist PTS Members who can help.
Social Chat with the likes of Punk Philatelist, The Digital Philatelist and Exploring Stamps at The Portal. The Conversation with Philatelists team will also be present. Across all booths, we have enhanced video chat functionality and the ability to reply/add files to the text chat boxes!
There’s also lots to do for all the family, with StampIT and Stamp Active providing games and activities for youth philatelists.
We’ve added more ways for you to maximise your personal enjoyment of the show including the ability to register your collector interests on registration (giving booth holders immediate insight into your passions), and a ‘Keyword’ search option for you to find booths for a specific interest.
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MARK BLOXHAM STAMPS BOOTH A1
STANLEY GiBBONS BOOTH A2
BiLL BARRELL LTd BOOTH A5
BB STAMPS LTd BOOTH A6
KöHLER, CORiNPHiLA & THE GLOBAL PHiLATELiC NETWORK - BOOTH A8
EMPiRE PHiLATELiSTS BOOTH A14
SAMWELLS LTd BOOTH A15
RuSHSTAMPS LTd BOOTH B18
Spink is the world’s oldest auctioneer of Stamps, Coins,
Banknotes, Medals, Bonds & Shares, Autographs, Wine & Spirits, Books, Handbags and Accessories. Since its foundation in 1666, the Spink name has become synonymous with tradition, experience and
integrity. Holder of Royal Warrants and numerous records for prices achieved at auction, Spink offers an unparalleled range of services to collectors worldwide. We offer
valuation services, collection consultations and serve philatelists and stamp collectors of great scope
across all our offices.
A1. MARK BLOxHAM STAMPS
Mark Bloxham Stamps Ltd is a family-run stamp business
based in the North East of England. We specialise in GB and
Commonwealth, of which we have extensive stock on our website. We are also interested in buying your stamps, with no hidden charges,
commission or delays.
A2. STANLEY GIBBONS
With a distinguished heritage dating back to 1856, Stanley Gibbons is the world’s longest established
rare stamp merchant. Our world- leading experts are at the heart of everything we do and they travel
globally in search of authentic, high quality material often of extreme
rarity and value. It is this adherence to quality that gained Stanley
Gibbons the Royal Warrant in 1914 and allows us to offer a lifetime guarantee on all our rare items. We remain the only philatelist
to offer this assurance. The company continues to serve pre-
eminent collectors, philatelists and numismatists all over the world.
A3. THE GLASGOW STAMP SHOP
The Glasgow Stamp Shop - Est. 1908. Your Centre for Collecting. Today, we sit on the foundation set out by our family. The 2nd
oldest UK stamp shop. Opening in 1908, we enjoy an established & exciting history, which covers
more than 100 years. along with the development of Stamps and Mail
services throughout the late 1800’s until present.
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Zeboose.com is a one-stop online philatelic superstore bursting with
fine stamps, proofs, covers, artwork, and more. From classic rarities to contemporary releases, spanning Aden to Zululand via Gold Coast
and Great Britain, there’s everything from the ubiquitous to the unique.
Discover an exceptional mix of outstanding material, including better singles, sets, plate blocks,
unusual varieties, and spectacular errors. All this in an unrivalled
shopping environment. Search. Choose. Buy. It’s that easy. That fast. And absolutely secure. Our commitment to you: Genuine
Stock Expertly Described | 30-Day Money Back Guarantee | Safe &
Secure Online Payments | Speedy Worldwide Dispatch | Absolute
Confidentiality and Integrity
A5. BILL BARRELL LTD
Bill Barrell ltd commenced trading in the mid 1980’s. We buy and
sell early GB postal history to the modern era, and handle quality stamps from 1840 to date. We surely have one of the biggest
stocks of GB postal history available for immediate purchase from
early 1580 Corsini mail through to modern commercial mail with everything in between including
usages, destinations, coffee house mail, cancellations, the Mulready
and its caricatures, Air Mail including the 1911 Aerial Post, 1d
blacks on cover, underpaid mail, the list is endless.
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A6. BB STAMPS LTD
GB Stamps 1840 to Date. Mint and Used Great British Stamps. The
most comprehensive price list of GB stamps available on the Internet, with over 40,000 items priced and
listed. Nearly every stamp listed in complete sections mostly on one or two pages with easy “one
- click” ordering. We specialise in Great British (GB) Stamps – Penny
Black stamps, Queen Victorian stamps, Edward VII stamps, George V stamps, Presentation Packs plus
genuine mint stamps for postage all at discounted rates.
A7. DAvID FELDMAN INTERNATIONAL AUCTIONEERS
David Feldman International Auctioneers is the world’s most
successful international philatelic auction house, who’s unparalleled track record of success spans over
50 years of selling more Grand Prix and Large Gold Medal winning collections than any other company and holding more ‘World Records’ for prices achieved than any other
auction house in history.
HEINRICH KOHLER
The partners of The Global Philatelic Network are among the leading auction houses for stamps and postal history in Europe, United
States and Asia: HEINRICH KÖHLER AUKTIONSHAUS GMBH & CO. KG CORINPHILA AUKTIONEN AG H.R. HARMER CORINPHILA Veilingen bv JOHN BULL STAMP AUCTIONS
The Global Philatelic Network features decades of experience in
the most relevant philatelic markets internationally, with expertise in
stamps at international and national levels.
A9. CHERRYSTONE AUCTIONS
Cherrystone is a global leader in Philatelic Auctions, bringing over $30 million worth of stamps and
postal history to market yearly. Our frequently held public auctions feature the widest selection of
philatelic material in the world, with a focus on rarity and exceptional
quality.
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The APS is the world’s largest membership organization
dedicated to stamp collecting. Membership in the APS is open, and we offer international and
digital memberships in addition to our traditional membership. APS
members have access to the APRL, can sell and buy on StampStore, receive discounts on Expertizing
and a subscription to the American Philatelist. Since 1886, the APS has supported the hobby of kings and
queens. A11. CATAWIKI
Catawiki is the most-visited curated marketplace in Europe for collectables, art, design, jewellery,
watches, classic cars and more. Every day, Catawiki’s 200 in-house
experts carefully select only the most special objects to put up for auction. Founded in 2008,
Catawiki has grown into a global platform that offers 65,000 special objects spanning over 22 categories every week. Through its protected platform, buyers are assured of an
exciting, safe and hassle-free buying experience.
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Connecting the Worlds of Online and Traditional Philately! The Digital
Philatelist, Punk Philatelist and Exploring Stamps have teamed up for the March 2021 Stampex. The
Portal is a space for all levels of the hobby to discuss the connection between online and traditional
philately. James, Gerard and Graham are eager to help the beginner
philatelist get started, or introduce the expert to philately’s online
presence.
Andrew G Lajer Philatelist has superb British philatelic material, specialising in stamps and postal history from 1840-1952, with an
emphasis on the rare and unusual.
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Commonwealth & GB Stamp Dealers. Empire Philatelists is
the trading name of Just Posh Art Ltd. We buy and sell fine quality
British Empire & Commonwealth Stamps covering all reigns of
Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King George VI and
Queen Elizabeth II, from 1840 to the 1990s. Stuart, our stamp guy,
took an interest in stamps as a boy and started collecting in the late 1960’s. After setting up a shop on eBay to sell some of his collection
he realised he could turn his hobby into a business and so Empire
Philatelists was born.
Full time professional Philatelists and PTS Members since 1999. GB
specialists & worldwide stamp and cover dealers.
We are very experienced valuers of stamps, postal history, covers,
documents & autographs. Whether you are either selling or looking to
insure your collection we are able to help and offer impartial advice. We can also provide formal valuations
for Probate.
For all your British Commonwealth philatelic requirements (1840- 2000). Purves Philatelics was
established in 2001 and for many years has been one of the leading dealers in British Commonwealth stamps in the UK. We have built a reputation for quality and service
that is second to none and also have one of the largest stocks available on the web. We currently have in excess of 18,000 different items ranging from a few £’s to several £000’s and are, therefore, well
positioned to cater for pockets of all sizes!
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B1. ART STAMPED
stop shop for philatelic gifts, stamp art, ‘make
your own’ supplies, and of course,
beautiful stamps, postal history and ephemera for your
collection.
LONDON
home of philatelic excellence, expertise
and friendship. The Royal is an
international voice for philately and a world centre,
which coordinates knowledge for all
philatelists. We have over 1150 overseas
members, almost 900 members in the United
Kingdom, and our libraries, collections and archives go back to the beginning of
the postage stamp and beyond. We welcome
new members who share our aims and
objectives, from wherever in the world
they may be.
Green Ltd. are dealers in fine and rare
stamps, postal history, and manuscripts. We
offer a wide range of quality items to a worldwide clientele through our bricks- and-mortar stamp
shop and online store.
B4. C.G. COLLECTORS WORLD
more than just one strong partner for
consignment, auction and direct sale.
The internationally renowned auction and trading house
Christoph Gaertner, Germany - heart of
C.G.Collectors World - specialises in postal
history & postal stationery worldwide,
Thematics A-Z, ASIA, numismatics,
based Auction Management Software designed to meet the
changing needs of your auction business
in 2021.
Online Shop by Theme & Country with c.15,000 items online
B7. PRINz PUBLICATIONS (UK)
pages, albums and accessories. World- wide mail order, all
leading brands offered.
B8. MULREADY PHILATELICS
We buy and sell GB and World Classic Stamps and Postal
History
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B10. GUERNSEY STAMPS
Guernsey Post has produced stamps since 1969 and for Alderney since 1983. The Islands are a constant source
of inspiration for creating memorable
and collectable stamp issues.
Servicing 150,000+ customers in over 76 countries, NobleSpirit
is eBay’s #1 no reserve high volume Platinum Powerseller of coins, stamps, and
collectibles.
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and MANTOVA, holds public and
on-line Live auctions every two months in Philately, Postal
History, Postcards, Art and Collectibles. Our specialties: Airmail, Italy and the whole
ITALIAN AREA, British Commonwealth. As well as rare Books
and Maps, Paintings and Antiques. We also
offer a professional consulting service for profitable investments in the philatelic area, as well as evaluations for the courthouse in case
of inheritances and other circumstances.
B13. DAvID MORRISON AND COMPUSTAMP
David Morrison - Fine British Commonwealth
Postal History and Worldwide Postal
Incidents Compustamp -
History.
Quality 1300 to 1930 and Great Britain
Stamps 1840 to 1930. Our business has been established for over 40 years and I try to offer
a personal service from my varied stock of Great Britain Postal History and Stamps.
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B15. CAPEx 22
CAPEX 22 is the first International philatelic one frame exhibition. The exhibition will be
at the Metropolitan Toronto Convention
Centre located in Toronto, Ontario
Canada.
...) Interesting online offer of modern French stamps.
We also deal with France mancolists, contact us. Europe
and World according to availability.
Development of our offer of common / joint issues. Other
original collectibles (banknotes, medals, coins...) to discover.
B17. CHRIS RAINEY
Rushstamps is a family run business which was started in
1958. Over 60 years of service to philately.
B19. THE jOY OF STAMPS
Discover The Joy of Stamps. Beautiful
stamps at your fingertips! All the
latest new issues and modern thematics
from 100+ countries and territories, with
a strong focus on Commonwealth,
Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and the Pacific. 50+ Topics.…
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