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Virtual Stampex Online Stamp Show - 4th to 6th May 2023

The world of stamp collecting, or philately, has a rich history that dates back to the mid-19th century. Stamp collectors, also known as philatelists, have long been fascinated by the beauty, design, and historical significance of stamps from around the world. Stamp shows have been a popular way for collectors to come together, showcase their collections, and connect with fellow enthusiasts. In recent years, the rise of virtual events has transformed the way stamp shows are held, and Virtual Stampex has emerged as a premier online stamp show for the philatelic world.

Taking place online, over the Coronation of King Charles III weekend, from 4th May to 6th May 2023 Virtual Stampex, organized by the Philatelic Traders' Society (PTS), is a ground breaking event that brings together stamp collectors, dealers, and experts from all over the globe in a virtual environment. The event promises to offer a unique and immersive experience for collectors, with a wide range of activities, exhibitions, and opportunities to connect with fellow philatelists. Look out for the King Charles III Coronation Cover Show Special

One of the key features of Virtual Stampex is its online exhibition hall, which will showcase collections from renowned stamp dealers and collectors. Participants can browse through the virtual booths, view high-resolution images of stamps, and even purchase stamps directly from the exhibitors. This offers collectors a rare opportunity to explore and acquire stamps from all corners of the world without leaving the comfort of their homes.

In addition to the exhibition hall, there will also feature interactive webinars and panel discussions on various topics related to stamp collecting. Renowned experts from the philatelic world will share their knowledge and insights on subjects such as stamp design, postal history, and stamp investment. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions, making the event a valuable learning experience for collectors of all levels.

Virtual Stampex will also offer networking opportunities, allowing collectors to connect with fellow enthusiasts from around the world. Through virtual chat rooms and networking events, participants can exchange ideas, share their collections, and establish new friendships and connections in the philatelic community. This fosters a sense of camaraderie and community, which is one of the hallmarks of stamp collecting.

Another unique feature of this show is its accessibility. Unlike traditional stamp shows that require physical attendance, Virtual Stampex can be accessed from anywhere in the world as long as one has an internet connection. This means that collectors who may not have the means or ability to travel to physical events can still participate in a global stamp show and enjoy the benefits of networking, learning, and collecting.

Furthermore, Virtual Stampex embraces technological advancements, such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), to enhance the experience for participants. AR and VR technologies can enable collectors to virtually examine stamps up close, view virtual exhibits in a three-dimensional space, and even participate in interactive games, enter competitions and prize draws, and complete challenges (look out for the Stamp Bug!). These cutting-edge technologies bring a new dimension to stamp collecting, making Virtual Stampex an innovative and forward-thinking event.

The digital nature of Virtual Stampex also has environmental benefits. Traditional stamp shows often generate a significant amount of paper waste from printed materials and catalogs, as well as carbon emissions from travel. In contrast, Virtual Stampex reduces the environmental footprint associated with stamp shows, making it a more sustainable option for collectors who are conscious of their impact on the planet.

What to Expect at Virtual Stampex 2023?

Dealer Booths:

Virtual Stampex 2023 will also feature virtual dealer booths, where collectors can buy, sell, trade and chat about stamps. Dealers from around the world will showcase their stamp inventory in a digital format, allowing collectors to browse and purchase stamps from the comfort of their own homes. The virtual dealer booths will offer a wide range of stamps, covers, and philatelic materials, catering to the interests of collectors with diverse tastes and budgets.

Round Tables & Auditorium:

Virtual Stampex 2023 will also feature a series of expert talks on various topics related to stamp collecting. Renowned philatelists, historians, and industry experts will share their knowledge and insights through live presentations and panel discussions. Topics may include stamp production techniques, postal history, thematic collecting, and stamp investment, among others. The expert talks will be a valuable source of information and inspiration for collectors looking to deepen their understanding of stamps and broaden their horizons.

Interactive Forums

Virtual Stampex 2023 will provide ample opportunities for collectors to connect, network, and learn from each other through interactive forums. The online platform will host discussion forums, chat rooms, and social networking features that will allow collectors to interact, share their experiences, exchange ideas and get matched to the perfect dealer. These interactive forums will foster a sense of community among collectors, providing a platform for them to learn from each other, discuss their common interests, and build lasting relationships.

In conclusion, Virtual Stampex 2023 is set to be an exciting and innovative event that offers a unique experience for stamp collectors, dealers, and experts. With its dealers’ booths, online exhibition hall, interactive webinars, networking opportunities, accessibility, and embrace of technological advancements, Virtual Stampex is poised to be a leading platform for the philatelic world.

Sign up today and visit us at Booth A14 where you can chat, buy and browse our stock, enter our prize draw to win a C.O.G.H Triangle with a CV of £350, get exclusive access to a hidden category with over 1000 items discounted by 30-50%, pickup a show discount code for 20% off all orders placed during the show, pick up product catalogs, get your collection valued or just say Hello

Don't forget to look out for the Stampy the Stamp Bug !!