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Philately and Numismatics: Stamps and Coins Events in 2020

Author: Emil Drkusic
Date: 11/02/2020

Attending a hobby-related event is always something special. If you want to plan in advance, you should know some important dates. In order to do that, today, we’ll try to give a short overview of upcoming philatelic & numismatic (stamps & coins) events in 2020. It0s simply hard to list them all, so we’re list the ones we find interesting.

Australia - Canberra Stampshow 2020 - March 13-15 (Fri & Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-3:30pm)

If you’ll be close to Australia during March, visiting Canberra Stampshow sounds like a good idea. This will be the 21st edition of the show.

Canberra Stampshow 2020

“Canberra Stampshow 2020, the twenty-first Biennial National Philatelic Convention staged by the Philatelic Society of Canberra Inc, will be held at the Hellenic Club Woden, Canberra on 13-15 March 2020.

The main theme of the exhibition will be a celebration of Pacific Exploration including the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook voyage to the Pacific including his visit to New Zealand and the Eastern Coast of Australia.”

You can find all related details at the following link: http://canberrastamps.org/canberra-2020/

The United Kingdom - LONDON 2020 International Stamp Exhibition - May 2-9

The history of stamp exhibitions in the UK is very rich. That’s not so unexpected because we’re talking about the country which issued the first postage stamp. First London Philatelic Exhibition was held in 1890, while the first International Philatelic Exhibition was held in 1906.

LONDON 2020 International Stamp Exhibition

"There will be a major stamp exhibition at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London from Saturday 2 May 2020 until Saturday 9 May 2020. This will be an International, granted FIP Patronage, with competitive classes in Championship, Traditional, Postal History, Thematic, Revenue, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, Open, Picture Postcards, One Frame, Modern, Literature and Youth."

You can find all related details at the following link: http://www.london2020.co/

Italy - VERONAFIL 2020 - May 22-24 (Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-1pm)

This is one more exhibition with a lot of history behind it. You can visit 134th edition in May, or 135th in November 2020.


"It takes place every year in May and November in the Verona fair.

The exhibition represents an important commercial change to traders and collectors, enhanced by various cultural and commemorative events.

The exhibition spreads over an of 11.000 sq.m. area and is divided into the following sectors:

- Philately

- Numismatics

- Postcards

- Prints

- Various objects

- Telekarte, Kinder"

You can find all related details at the following link: http://www.veronafil.it

The United Kingdom - JRS Fairs – The Stafford Stamp Show - June 19-20, 2020 (Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-4 pm)

JRS Fairs – The Stafford Stamp Sho

"The Stafford Stamp Show is the Major Stamp & Postal History fair in the Midlands with 50 national and international dealers attending you can view details of the dealers attending by following the dealers link above, the photo of the venue on the right is the Ingestre suite at the Staffordshire Country Showground and the location can be seen by following the links above, the location link takes you to the Showground website where you can view all the activities of the showground and the location with views of the Ingestre Suite or alternatively view the location map below.

Our other stamp fairs in the Midlands and Cheshire can be viewed in the same way by following the links.

We welcome you to visit our stamp fairs and in particular the Stafford Stamp show where we hope you can find some of the items you are looking for."

You can find all related details at the following link: http://jrs-stamp-shows.co.uk

USA - Great American Stamp Show 2020 – August 20-23

As you could conclude from its name, this will be one large & great stamp show hosted by, among others, the American Philatelic Society. You can view all their events by taking a look at their online calendar here.

Great American Stamp Show 2020

“Co-hosted by the American Philatelic Society, the American Topical Association and the American First Day Cover Society”

“Join us in Hartford, Connecticut for the largest national stamp and postal history show in the country. Whether you are a new or experienced collector, the Great American Stamp Show packs four days of shopping, seminars, exhibits, education, and fun for all ages. (Bring your most comfortable shoes, you will need them!) The Great American Stamp Show brings together stamp collectors from all over the world to share their ideas on the future of the hobby, the chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones! The free event is co-sponsored by the United States Postal Service. The USPS will also have a large retail presence offering a selection of current U.S. stamps for sale.”

You can find all related details at the following link: https://stamps.org/great-american-stamp-show

Austria - GMUNDEN 2020 - August 28-30

This is also one of the older stamp events, starting way back in 1937.


Venue: Toscana Congress – Exhibition Center of Gmunden Austria Sponsored by BMSV-GMUNDEN (the Briefmarken-Und Münzensammlerverein Gmunden) Gmunden will be the first European city hosting for 3 consecutive years a FEPA Exhibition.

You can find all related details at the following link: http://www.bmsv-gmunden.at

United Kingdom - Poole and Bournemouth Stamp & Postcard Club Annual Stamp Fair - September 5, 2020 (Sat 10 am-4 pm)

Poole and Bournemouth Stamp & Postcard Club Annual Stamp Fair

The Poole Club Annual Stamp Fair shall take place at Upton Community Centre, Poole (10-4).

You can find all related details at the following link: http://www.philatelyinbournemouth.co.uk/poole-club.html

The United Kingdom - Salisbury Stamp and Postcard Show - October 16-17, 2020 (Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm)

Salisbury Stamp and Postcard Show

“The Salisbury Stamp Show is back, but now with Postcards, and is one of the largest two-day shows in the south of the country. This show will be held at the Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Hulse Rd, Salisbury Wiltshire, SP1 3NR.”

You can find all related details at the following link: http://www.salisburystampshow.co.uk/

Finding the philatelic show, you’ll attend is never easy because you need to manage your time in such a manner you have time to visit the show. We hope this article helped you

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