16. 9. 2014

Newsletter #5 Released by World Stamp Show-NY 2016

The latest information about World Stamp Show-NY 2016 has been issued by show organizers through the publication of its fifth quarterly newsletter, timed to coincide with APS StampShow 2014 taking place in Hartford, Connecticut.  
America’s next once-a-decade international philatelic exhibition is just 21 months away, a point noted by show President Wade Saadi who mentions that much continues behind the scenes, including negotiations regarding FIP patronage that have taken disappointingly longer than expected.
Executive Director Donna Richardson reports the first public news about hotel discounts arranged through the show’s accommodation agent, Experient.  Prices range from $139 to $425 per night for the properties under consideration at this point, all either near the convention center or within walking distance of public transportation to the venue.  
The show now has 121 dealers signed up from 17 countries around the world.  Additional dealers are being sought to fill the remaining booths.  Invitations to international postal administrations and their agents will be sent shortly.
Announced for the first time are the initial three firms selected to hold major auctions during World Stamp Show-NY 2016. They are Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions and Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner.  
The four-page newsletter also includes articles about the show’s web site face-lift, June’s NYC auction of the famous 1856 1 cent British Guiana magenta, the Philatelic Foundation’s “New York City on Stamps” publication, an historical look back at the first U.S. international exhibition in 1913, and a thanks to those web sites, publications and show listings currently promoting the eight-day event. 
A direct link to WSS-NY 2016 Newsletter 5 in PDF format is here: http://www.ny2016.org/images/ny2016newsletters/2014-08-newsletter5.pdf.
The exhibition takes place May 28-June 4, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City.  Visit the show's web site at http://www.ny2016.org and Like Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ny2016