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Washinhton Philatelic Exhibition 2006
Who We Are—
What We Do
Washington 2006 will host a World Philatelic Exhibition from May 27 to June 3, 2006 in the prestigious
new Washington, DC, Convention Center. For stamp collectors an exhibition of this magnitude could best be equated to a combination
World Series, Super Bowl and World Cup Competition and it is convened in the United States only once every 10 years.
Held under the patronage of the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP), which represents more than 75 national stamp collecting organizations worldwide, the exhibition will feature a spectacular array of 3,500 display frames containing 56,000 pages from the stamp albums of the world’s finest philatelic collections
sent by collectors from over 50 countries.
Washington 2006 will additionally host a competitive exhibition of Philatelic Literature and present an exceptional
500-frame Court of Honor.
Philately, the collection and study of postage stamps and related items, is a hobby that crosses all economic boundaries.
It is a hobby that transcends age groups and social status, a passion for kids and adults, the pastime of commoners and kings.
It is a rich and vibrant part of the cultural heritage of the world as stamps enable communications between people across
countries, continents and oceans.
Washington 2006 will also include an international bourse of over 250 dealers in philatelic materials, national and
overseas Postal Administrations, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum, and other government agencies.
The exhibition is expected to include daily theme postmarks, special stamp releases and first day ceremonies. Many national
and international philatelic societies will conduct meetings, workshops and conventions during the exhibition.
will use this exhibition as an educational centerpiece to expand an interest in stamp collecting throughout the Americas.
Programs will be developed to bring the art and history of philately to new audiences with a special emphasis on school age
children, special tours, visiting experts and an interactive website.
as diverse as the imagination of collectors and may range from the postal history of the South during the Civil War to the
carriage of mail by the famous Pony Express. From the flora and fauna of North America to mail carried by steamships on the
Mississippi. history and art. are captured in real documents that were part of the daily fabric of an earlier time. Postal
history elevates the ordinary to the exceptional when viewed through the microscope of time.
is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization, operating under the auspices of the 50,000 member American Philatelic Society and
the support of the American Stamp Dealers Association. In order to expand the educational and outreach programs of the organization
we seek to raise $450,000 in tax deductible contributions. Special benefits will be provided to members of the Founders’
Cabinet and Organizers’ Club.
Educational Centerpiece of Outreach Program
All stamp collectors
are invited to join, setting their own dues based on the level of financial support they are able to provide, their interest in philately and their desire to make Washington 2006 an outstanding exhibition.
To learn more about
memberships, click on this link. http://www.washington-2006.org/sponsorships.html#memberships
To go directly to
the membership application form, click this link. http://www.washington-2006.org/formdonation.html
Philatelic Internet Radio Program Resumes Broadcasting
APS Stamp Talk, the Internet radio talk program on wsRadio.com, has returned
with a new host, Nancy Clark and schedule. The program now broadcasts bi-weekly on Wednesdays from Noon to 1:00 PST.
With a new time, Nancy hopes it will encourage more real time listeners. The format will include
listener participation through call ins and e-mails as well as guest interviews. The call in numbers are 1-888-327 0061 (US)
and 1-858-623-01 02 (international) and the e-mail to use at all times is Mancy@stamps.org. Nancy hosts the program from her home in California.
According to Bob Lamb, Executive Director for the American Philatelic Society (APS),
Chris Murch, president of wsRadio.com, approached APS to locate a new host after Ted Bahry quit last fall. Chris Murchs interest
in the continued support for the program is attributed to his father who was an avid lifelong stamp collector. After
a search by APS, Nancy accepted the position. APS is providing minimal support for some of the expenses such as a second
phone line but the program is intended to he self-sustaining with advertisements.
APS Stamp Talk is a streaming audio program that requires the use of audio player such as
Microsofts Media Player included with Windows or an equivalent program such as RealNetworks player. To listen, go to the wsRadio
Web site at http://www.wsradio.com/apsstamptalk/ and click on the listen live icon
in the upper left corner of the Web page.
with permission and Courtesy of The Compulatelist ~ April 2004