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The American Philatelic Society regrets to announce that the following APS chapter-affiliate shows and exhibitions will be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members and attendees should contact the show or club specifically regarding any questions or concerns they may have.

Updated as of April 1, 2020, 11:15 AM Eastern.

The following events are canceled (alphabetical):

Annual SPS Easter Seals Benefit Show - April 4-5, 2020
Sponsor: Sacramento Philatelic Society

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BULGARIA 2020 - September 29 - October 4, 2020
Butlerpex - May 8-9, 2020
Sponsor: Butler County Philatelic Society

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Central Florida Stamp Club Show - April 4, 2020
Sponsor: Central Florida Stamp Club

CERAPEX 2020 - April 18-19, 2020
Sponsor: Cedar Rapids Stamp Club

Website: http://crsc.mysite.com/

COLOPEX 2020 - June 12-13, 2020 (New)
Sponsor: Columbus Philatelic Club

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Crossroads Postcard & Stamp Show - April 4, 2020
Sponsor: Upper Valley Stamp Club

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'20 DANEPEX - April 5, 2020
Sponsor: Badger Stamp Club

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DELPEX 2020 - April 18, 2020
Sponsor: Brandywine Valley Stamp Club

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Evergreen Stamp Club Spring Bourse - April 18-19, 2020
Sponsor: Evergreen Stamp Club

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GULFPEX 2020 - April 17-18, 2020 (New)
GwinnPex 2020 Spring Stamp Show - April 17-18, 2020
Sponsor: Button Gwinnett Stamp Club

John D. Arn Philatelic Symposium - April 3-5, 2020
Location: Moses Lake, Washington

Kazoopex - April 18-19, 2020
Sponsor: Kalamazoo Stamp Club

35th LANCOPEX Stamp Show - April 24-25, 2020
Sponsor: Philatelic Society of Lancaster County

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MANPEX - April 18, 2020
Sponsor: Manchester Philatelic Society

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McKinley Stamp Club Show - April 4-5, 2020
Sponsor: McKinley Stamp Club - Canton

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Metro East 31st Postcard Show - April 3-4, 2020
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Montgomery Area Semi-Annual Stamp and Coin Show - April 11, 2020
Sponsor: Montgomery Area Stamp Club

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Montrose Stamp Bourse - May 3, 2020
Sponsor: Lincolnway Stamps

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MSC Monthly Bourse - April 4 and May 2, 2020
Sponsor: Merchantville Stamp Club

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MUDPEX - April 4, 2020
Sponsor: Waterville Stamp Club

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NAPEX 2020 - June 5-7, 2020 (New)
Sponsor: NAPEX, Inc.

PARFOREX 60 - April 3, 2020
Sponsor: Park Forest Stamp Club

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PIPEX 2020 - May 8-10, 2020
Sponsor: Northwest Federation of Stamp Clubs

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2020 Plymouth Show - April 25-26, 2020
Sponsor: West Suburban Stamp Club

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ROPEX 2020 - May 15-16, 2020
Sponsor: Rochester Philatelic Association

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Rocky Mountain Stamp Show - May 22-24, 2020
Rocky Mountain Philatelic Exhibitions, Inc.

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Royal 2020 Royale - June 19-21, 2020 (New)
Sponsor: The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada

Website: https://rpscroyal.com/

SCOPEX - June 20-21, 2020 (New)
Sponsor: Mount Nittany Philatelic Society

Spring Stamp Expo - April 4, 2020
Sponsor: Cumberland Valley Philatelic Society

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TALPEX 2020 - April 4-5, 2020
Sponsor: Tallahassee Stamp and Cover Club
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TUSCOPEX - April 18, 2020
Sponsor: Tuscora Stamp Club

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Westpex 2020 - April 24-26, 2020
Sponsor: Westpex, Inc.

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WILKPEX 70th Annual Stamp Show - April 17-18, 2020
Sponsor: Wilkinsburg Stamp Club

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WISCOPEX 2020 - May 2-3, 2020
Sponsor: Fond du Lac Stamp Club

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The following events are postponed:
Eugene Spring StampFest
postponed from March 21, 2020, to September 19, 2020
Sponsor: Greater Eugene Stamp Society

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GULFPEX 2020
postponed from April 17-18, 2020, new date TBD
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Stamp Club

Website: www.gulfcoaststampclub.org/gulfpex-2020.html

London 2020 International Stamp Exposition
Postponed from May 2-9, 2020, new date February 19-26, 2022

Website: http://www.london2020.co/

Philatelic Show
postponed from May 1-3, 2020, to July 24-26, 2020
Sponsor: Northeastern Fed. of Stamp Clubs

Website: www.philatelicshow.org

Rumsey Auctions
postponed from April 2020, new date TBD
Website: http://www.rumseyauctions.com/

Salem STAMPEX
postponed from March 22, 2020, to September 20, 2020
Sponsor: Salem Stamp Society

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St. Louis Stamp Expo
postponed from March 27-29, 2020, to August 14-16, 2020
Sponsor: St. Louis Area Clubs

Website: www.stlstampexpo.org

Williamette Valley Stamp Exhibition/Show
postponed from March 21-22, 2020, to September 19-20, 2020
Notes: Exhibits arm of STAMPFEST and STAMPEX

Sponsor: Greater Eugene Stamp Society and Salem Stamp Society

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The American Philatelic Society is pleased to announce that the StampShow 2019 festivities in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, will kick off with a special dedication ceremony for the newest U.S. Postal Service Forever stamp issue: Military Working Dogs Forever.

On Thursday, August 1st, at 12 noon, join the U.S. Postal Service and the APS as we honor the nation's brave and loyal canines at the first day ceremony for the Military Working Dogs Forever stamps. The ceremony will feature remarks from Dave Keeton, a U.S. Army veteran, who was partnered in Vietnam for 18 months with King, a German shepherd. Keeton, who has written five books about King and other war dogs, has campaigned tirelessly since 2006 to honor the service of the working dogs of the military with a U.S. postage stamp.

The ceremony will also welcome military working dogs from Offutt Air Force Base.

The U.S. Postal Service encourages dedication ceremony attendees to RSVP at usps.com/militarydogs. The ceremony will be livestreamed on the USPS and APS Facebook pages from the show floor of StampShow at the CHI Health Center in downtown Omaha.

News of the stamps are being shared with the hashtag #MilitaryDogsStamps. The American Philatelic Society StampShow news and updates are being shared with the hashtag #StampShow2019.

About Military Working Dogs

Brave and loyal military working dogs are essential members of America’s armed forces. Courageous canines have aided U.S. soldiers in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Today, the 341st Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base just outside of San Antonio, TX, trains American military working dogs and their handlers.

Dozens of dog breeds have served in the U.S. armed forces, but over time the number has decreased significantly. Modern military working dogs are predominantly Belgian Malinois, German Shepherds and Dutch Shepherds. Labrador Retrievers are often trained as specialized search dogs.

About Military Working Dogs Forever

In this booklet of 20, each block of four stamps features one stamp of each of the following breeds—German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Dutch Shepherd and Belgian Malinois —that commonly serve in America’s armed forces. The background of each stamp features a detail of a white star. A star appears in the center of each block. The stylized digital illustrations are in red, white, blue and gold to represent the American flag and patriotism. The art was created by DKNG Studios. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps.

The Military Working Dogs stamps are being issued as Forever stamps and will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.

StampShow 2019 Comes to Downtown Omaha
APS StampShow/National Topical Stamp Show is the largest national event of 2019 for the stamp hobby. It will be held at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, from August 1-4. The Military Working Dogs first day ceremony is the first major event of the show, which is open and free for the public to enjoy. Attendees will be able to collect a unique first day of issue cachet and cover with the new Military Dogs stamps at the event. The USPS will also have a large retail presence at the show, offering a selection of current U.S. stamps, postal stationery, and philatelic items for sale.

Source: stamps.org

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