Upcoming events

    • June 02, 2023
    • McLean VA

    Napex 2023

    Friday, June 2: 10 am to 6 pm

    Saturday, June 3: 10 am to 6 pm

    Sunday, June 4: 10 am to 4 pm

    Hilton McLean Tysons Corner

    7920 Jones Branch Dr

    McLean VA 22102

    • June 09, 2023
    • June 10, 2023
    • Medford, OR

    SOPEX 2023 

    stamp show and bourse

    June 9 11-5 and June 10 10-4

    1st United Methodist Church hall 

    607 W. Main St., Medford, Oregon

    (the only annual  show between Eugene,OR and the S. F. Bay Area)


    free admission

    free stamps for beginners

    Sponsored by : Southern Oregon Philatelic Society

    • August 10, 2023
    • August 13, 2023
    • Cleveland, Ohio

    GASS Study Unit Booth Volunteer 2023

    ATA is providing a booth for all of our study units at GASS.

    The booth must be manned at least 80% of the time that the show is open. Please register by July 7 for time slots that you are available to work. I will email a schedule to all who have registered before the show.

    • August 10, 2023
    • August 13, 2023
    • Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

    Great American Stamp Show 2023

    Cleveland, Ohio

    August 10-13, 2023

    Thurs - Sat 10 am - 6 pm

    Sun 10 am to 4 pm


    Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

    300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

    • August 10, 2023
    • August 13, 2023
    • Cleveland, Ohio

    Join Us in Cleveland!

    The Great American Stamp Show in Cleveland, Ohio will be here before you know it! The American Topical Association would like to invite you to join us as a volunteer at our booth, where there will be plenty of activity all four days, August 10-13.

    Booth volunteers have fun chatting with visitors and talking about topical collecting. Your help in making our booth a friendly, informative and fun attraction is very much appreciated.

    Be watching for future orientation sessions to learn more and get a sneak peek of the activities!

    • August 11, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • English Oak Room, Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron, Cleveland, OH

    ATA President's Reception

    Friday, August 11, 2023 6:00 p.m. EDT

    Cost $60

    Deadline to register is July 15, 2023.

    The elegant English Oak Room is the setting for this year’s President’s Reception. The event space is located in Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron, about a half mile from the Westin. We’ll meet in the Westin lobby at 6 p.m. and walk together, or you can share a cab.

    We’ll kick off the evening with conversation and a cash bar. Dinner will be served shortly:

    Crisp mixed green salad with red wine vinaigrette, followed by choice of two entrees.

    Nuevo Chicken: A light, summery dish made with a boneless chicken breast topped with strawberry/banana salsa. It is served with rice and beans.

    Rigatoni (vegetarian): Pasta with cherry tomato sauce. Served with bread and butter.

    After Dinner Entertainment

    Everybody’s favorite philatelic storyteller, ATA member Bill Schultz, will be entertaining us with his humor. Who knew that philately could be so funny?

    Please join other ATA family members for a social, entertaining evening.

    • August 14, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cleveland, OH

    A Nostalgic Tour of Cleveland

    Join your fellow ATA members for a full day tour that will take you down memory lane. Beginning with a visit to an historic 100-year-old building, moving on to achievements in space, and ending with a remembrance of music of the past, this tour will be filled with interesting attractions. Our walking tour involves short distances, with the whole day totaling just two miles.

    The cost of the tour is $40 per person, which covers the docent fees and admission ticket to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lunch is dutch treat. There is an optional add-on dinner stop, which is also dutch treat.

    Deadline to register is June 15, 2023.

    8:45 a.m. Meet in Westin Hotel Downtown lobby.

    9:00 a.m. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum             

    Have you ever wondered how money works or what the Federal Reserve does as part of the Central Bank of the US? Learn the answers to these and other questions you may have about money.  See why we use it, and why it looks the way it does. Take pictures with the money tree, trade coconuts on Barter Island, identify counterfeit bills, and even make your own money! Over 30 hands-on exhibits focus on the history of money, its effects on societies and cultures, and its central role in peoples’ lives.

    The 100-year-old Italian Renaissance Federal Reserve building is celebrating its centennial this year. We may have the opportunity to see the original 91-ton vault door, the largest in the world.

    Our one hour tour will be led by docents. All visitors must be registered prior to the tour and must bring picture identification to be admitted. Photos are allowed in the lobby and museum, but not elsewhere.

    10:30 a.m. International Women’s Air and Space Museum

    We’ll explore the amazing achievements of women in aviation and aerospace at this acclaimed museum, where we’ll have a 70-90 minute staff-led tour. Photos are permitted.

    This museum brings history to life with displays on famous women, including Amelia Earhart, Ruth Nichols, Bessie Coleman, Jackie Cochran and others. There are also displays of Mercury 13, the 20th anniversary of the International Space Station, and the Sally Ride postage stamp.

    We’ll learn the stories of former NASA astronaut Pam Melroy and Major Sheila Thompson, an Air Force navigator. Many of these topics shown in the museum are familiar to stamp collectors because they appear on US stamps.

    12:15 p.m.   Arrive at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for lunch and a musical afternoon

    Nonrefundable advance tickets, with timed admittance are included in our tour price. We will have a dutch treat lunch in the café. You are free to explore this exciting six-level museum on your own all afternoon.

    Highlights include the Signature Gallery with year-by-year list and autographs of inductees, along with their career defining playlists. The section on the 2022 inductees (including Dolly Parton, Eminem, Carly Simon, Lionel Richie and many others) includes gear from their stages and studios, clothing from tours, handwritten lyrics, set lists and more.

    The Legends of Rock exhibit features the most iconic moments in rock history and displays of handwritten drafts of hit singles, performance outfits and instruments used in famous concerts. The exhibit shows rock and roll’s trendsetting importance in the fashion industry. You’ll see diverse exhibits, featuring Rod Stewart, The Pretenders, Blondie, Beastie Boys and others. There are major sections on The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, U2 and the Doors. The diverse representation of artists in this exhibition are exemplary of rock’s enduring power to connect us all.

    This incredible museum will take you on a walk back in time, while entertaining you with the performers and their music, beginning in the 1950s, when rock and roll burst on the scene.

    5:00 p.m. The museum closes.

    5:00 p.m. Optional dutch treat dinner at Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar. We’ll walk back to the hotel after dinner, or you can share a cab.

    You may choose to end your visit whenever you choose, and walk back to the Westin Hotel Downtown, about a 15-minute walk.

    • October 28, 2023
    • October 29, 2023
    • Rocky River, OH


    Saturday, October 28, 2023  10-6

    Sunday, October 29, 2023 10-3

    Cuy-LorPex 2023, the 64th philatelic show and bourse sponsored by the Cuy-Lor Stamp Club, will take place October 28 & 29 at the Rocky River Civic Center’s Memorial Hall, 21016 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River, Ohio.

    Memorial Hall is a modern facility with:
    • grade level access and no stairs
    • large amounts of free parking
    • good lighting
    • no admission charge

    Cuy-LorPex 2023 will include 32 frames of exhibits, 14 dealers with U.S. and foreign stamps and covers, a U.S. Postal Service sub-station, and a “New Collectors” area for young and old alike.

    Special show postmarks will be available both show days on souvenir covers. The five show souvenir envelopes each have a USPS Classic Railroad Station stamp and a cachet showing a streamlined passenger train leaving the Cleveland Terminal Station.

    $3 for each souvenir envelope; if ordering, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

    Contact: Cuy-Lor Stamp Club, P.O. Box 161064, Rocky River, Ohio 44116 or cuylorclub59@gmail.com.

    The Cuy-Lor club is a chapter of the American Philatelic Society and draws members primarily from western Cuyahoga, eastern Lorain, and northern Medina counties.

    CONTACT: Stan Fairchild
    Show Publicity Chair
    (440) 333-2536

    • November 18, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Elyria, OH

    Black River Stamp Club Annual Show

    November 18, 2023

    St. Jude School, 590 Poplar St., Elyria, OH 44035

    Hours: 10 am - 5 pm

    10 dealers; free parking; food on site.

    Sponsored by Black River Stamp Club

    Contact: Dennis Sadowski, 440-657-0592 or blackriver.stampclub@gmail.com

    Details at stamps.org/Black-River-Stamp-Club

    • March 15, 2024
    • March 17, 2024
    • Strongsville, OH

    Garfield-Perry March Party

    March 15-17, 2024

    Best Western Plus, 15471 Royalton Rd.Strongsville, OH 440136


    Friday 10-6

    Saturday 10-6

    Sunday 10-3

    World Series of Philately show. 38 dealers, 170 frames of exhibits; beginners room, show cachet.

    Free parking and admission.

    Sponsored by Garfield-Perry Stamp Club

    Contact: Rocco Caponi, show chairman rocco.caponi@gmail.com

    Website: www.garfieldperry.org

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