Friday, January 18, 2013

Dual Exhibit to be held in Rochester, NY in May

For the first time two World Series of Philately events will be taking place at one time under one roof. The Rochester National Stamp Show (Ropex) and National Topical Stamp Show (NTSS) present ROPEX-NTSS 2013 on May 17-19 at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, N.Y. The shows are sponsored by the Rochester Philatelic Association and the American Topical Association.

Billed as “Two Shows in One,” each organization is running its own exhibit competition along with managing a portion of tables in a combined 50-dealer superbourse.

The Armory Site

NTSS is seeking thematic exhibits to enter into its competition. A prospectus and entry form can be found online at or by calling the ATA office at (618) 985-5100. ROPEX is accepting exhibits in any class, with its prospectus and entry form also online at or available by mail at RPA, PO Box 10206 Brighton Station, Rochester, NY 16410. While it is not possible to enter the same exhibit in both exhibitions, exhibitors are welcome to place separate exhibits in each. The grand award winner for each will be eligible for the 2013 APS Champion of Champions competition taking place in Milwaukee in August.

                                      Click here for ATA's show prospectus

A limited number of dealer tables remain for both groups. Table prices start at $275 for an 8-foot front and return. Check the internet links above for more details, or contact ATA’s Bob Mather at (262) 968-2392 or by email at; or RPA’s Dave Robinson at (585) 482-7712, email

                                           To go to the RPA Site Click here

Make plans now to attend this first-of-a-kind expanded stamp show. Put Ropex-NTSS, May 17-19 on your calendar!

My Thanks to the ATA  and the RPA for supplying this info.