Got Stamps? Don’t Know What to Do with Them? America’s Stamp Club Has the Answer — Come to the Stamp Show and Find Out

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The American Philatelic Society invites one and all to attend APS StampShow — August 8–11 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee!

Come to the Stamp Show! Admission is free! August 8-11 at the Wisconsin Center.

There is something for everyone at the Stamp Show from the experienced collector to the non-collector, including the "Inverted Jenny," the nation's most famous upside down airplane. See you at the Show!

America’s Stamp Club is traveling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for its annual Summer Stamp Show. The show will be held at the Wisconsin Center, 400 West Wisconsin Avenue. The doors open daily at 10 a.m. and admission is free! Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the show runs until 6 p.m.; Sunday until 4 p.m.

Don’t know what to do with Uncle Charlie’s stamp collection? Visit the “What’s In Your Attic!” Booth. The experienced collectors manning this booth will offer advice — whether or not to donate the collection, contact a dealer or auction house to sell the collection, or to just keep it in the family as a memento or for a future collector. The advice is free, but, keep in mind, this is not meant to be a formal appraisal.

There is something for everyone from the experienced to the non-collector — exhibits, dealers, specialty collecting groups, seminars, and much more.

What to do at the show —

  • Download the Free APS App designed to assist show attendees. The App contains the daily schedule of events, a roster of dealers, their specialties and booth locations, a list of exhibits, and more. Go to to down the App.
  • Attend Four First Day Ceremonies — A First Day Ceremony is the official unveiling of a new stamp release. The United States Postal Service will issue the Flags for All Seasons stamps at noon on Thursday, August 8. Also on Thursday morning, 10:30 a.m., the Marshall Islands will unveil their American Indian Headdress stamps. Two more ceremonies will be held on Friday — the USPS will release the Folk Art Stamped Envelope in conjunction with the 1-cent Bobcat stamp at 11 a.m. and the United Nations will issue their Space featuring Nebulae stamps at 12:30 p.m. All ceremonies will take place in Ballroom 102C of the Wisconsin Center.
  • See rare stamps on display — the “Inverted Jenny” is the nation’s most famous upside down airplane. Learn how the stamp took a wrong turn.
  • Get Into Collecting in the Kid’s Stamp Zone — The Zone is a kids-only fun area — games, puzzles, activities, stamps, and more stamps. Adults must be accompanied by a child.
  • “Shop ’til You Drop” — Dealers will be selling stamps from around the world, hobby supplies, and other stamp-related materials — postcards, items of postal history, illustrated envelopes, etc. Prices will range from a dime to a dollar and up. Dealers also will be buying. (
  • Buy Stamps from the United States Postal Service — The USPS will have a stamp counter, merchandise area, and First Day cancels.
  • Meet Stamp Designer, Chris Calle — Chris has designed stamps for the USPS and the Marshall Islands. He has created the illustrated souvenir cover for this year’s show. Chris will be located at the APS Booth during the show.
  • Dive Into Stamps By the Bucket — A huge pile of stamps and a pail equals a bucketful of fun for both children and adults.
  • Learn about Collecting — New to the hobby? Don’t know where to begin? A stop at the Beginner’s Booth is a must. Sign up for the StampBuddy program. For a more in-depth learning opportunity, sign up for Stamp Collecting 101.
  • Stop at America’s Stamp Club Booth — Staff members of the American Philatelic Society are ready to greet all attendees, share information about the Society and the hobby, and answer questions.

Come to the show — August 8–11 at the Wisconsin Center. Explore the wide, world of stamp collecting!

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