Annual Fall Postage Stamp Show has been opened in New York City. Great philatelic event to the collectors’ attention

October 5th, 2016 is glad to inform our readers that the American Stamp Dealers Association (ASDA) is to hold its annual Fall Postage Stamp Show in New York City on October 6-9. It will run from 10 am until 6pm at the New York Hilton Midtown from Thursday to Saturday, closing on the Sunday at 3pm.

One of the highlights of the event will be the US Post Office’s unveiling of the new Holiday Windows stamps on October 6 at 11am.

The ASDA comments: “These elegant stamps showcase ways we observe traditions and spread cheer, letting us delight in the snow when we're inside while also sharing our warmth and merriment with the outside world.

Available in booklets of 20 with each design repeated five times, the stamps feature a candle, a wreath, a star, and a lighted tree.”

You also won’t want to miss out on UN Stamps’ World Post Day celebrations at 1pm on October 6. Did you know that the UN is the only non-territorial organisation permitted to issue its own postage stamps? Well it’s true – it’s been printing them since 1951. This will be your chance to pick up some rare editions from the organisation’s extensive back catalogue.

Have you got a set of stamps at home that you’ve never got round to having appraised? There will be a free appraisal service running from 10am to 3pm every day of the event.

Seminars will also be held on topics as diverse as Vatican City stamps to Icelandic postal history.