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Topic: Anyone up for Stampex this year?
Posted By: Colin
Subject: Anyone up for Stampex this year?
Date Posted: 01 January 2019 at 23:57
I'm going... anyone else?

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Posted By: lazzagami
Date Posted: 04 January 2019 at 20:31
Hi Colin

Happy New Year
I'll try to get to stampex

Larry


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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 07 January 2019 at 04:36
Cheers Larry!

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Posted By: Carole
Date Posted: 07 January 2019 at 09:33
Happy New Year also
and I'm up for a visit to Stampex and I'm going to be heading to Norwich at least once this month


Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 08 January 2019 at 21:48
Well that's three of us!  I'd better book my travel tickets...   :-)




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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 14 January 2019 at 10:01
I will be there, and I am thinking of bringing along my Discworld sports and limited edition spare stockbook for some trades or swaps. Anyone interested?

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 15 January 2019 at 04:33
Perhaps you should copy this to the wider Discworld Collectors forums (and Facebook? pages) Steve?

The more the merrier!  Smile


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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 05 February 2019 at 23:11
Any feedback from other forums, Steve?   

I would love to meet new Discworld stamps collectors if they are out there, it would be great to establish a regular meetup for keen DW stamp collectors now that the Wincanton events no longer happen.

Of course will also be wonderful to meet ANY cindy collectors too!!!  We usually congregate upstairs in the coffee bar after mooching round the displays - just look out for the happy, smiling people - come over and say hello!  :-)


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Posted By: Murgatroyd
Date Posted: 12 February 2019 at 20:44
I hope to be there too. Smile

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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 14 February 2019 at 04:06
Me too!


Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 14 February 2019 at 21:24
Excellent - thanks Charles and Daniel - looking forward to seeing you there, and any other visitors we haven't met before  :-)



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Posted By: oookgirl
Date Posted: 24 April 2019 at 22:47
Was it worth going?  

I am only interested in Discworld so is it worth me going only for that?  When is next year's event?


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Posted By: moist
Date Posted: 24 February 2020 at 07:03
Originally posted by oookgirl oookgirl wrote:

Was it worth going?  

I am only interested in Discworld so is it worth me going only for that?  When is next year's event?


I had hoped to get aalong to the 2020 Stampex Spring show but thought no-one had mentioned it on here, but have now found this, which kind of explains why no-one has brought it up earlier -
 


The Spring Stampex International 2020 show will be cancelled, due to the international exhibition London 2020 scheduled to be held in May. We are fully supporting London 2020 and in doing so didn't want Stampex in February to have an impact on footfall for the international showcase.


So who is going to the event in May then?


LONDON 2020
There will be a major stamp exhibition at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London from Saturday 2 May 2020 until Saturday 9 May 2020. This will be an International, granted FIP Patronage, with competitive classes in Championship, Traditional, Postal History, Thematic, Revenue, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, Open, Picture Postcards, One Frame, Modern, Literature and Youth.


There are two Saturdays so even more accessible!





Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 24 February 2020 at 16:08
I'm sure I'll be going to Stampex London 2020 but from the programme of events, it looks dull, dull, dull. I see nothing to distinguish it from Stampex and there is a distinct lack of ambition. There are no external events (which, at least, was a saving grace of London 2010) apart from a bunch of dinners. It's a shame they didn't learn from the much better Europhilex 2015 also held at the BDC.


Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 26 February 2020 at 23:38
Originally posted by Daniel Daniel wrote:

I'm sure I'll be going to Stampex London 2020 but from the programme of events, it looks dull, dull, dull. I see nothing to distinguish it from Stampex and there is a distinct lack of ambition. There are no external events (which, at least, was a saving grace of London 2010) apart from a bunch of dinners. It's a shame they didn't learn from the much better Europhilex 2015 also held at the BDC.


I presume you are talking about the 2nd-9th May exhibition. I should be avaialble for either Saturday, but which one are we thinking of.

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 27 February 2020 at 05:40
I'd be up for either Saturday...

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Posted By: Joolz
Date Posted: 12 March 2020 at 07:19
I'd like to join the crowd this year having missed some recent get-togethers but I would only be able to do the second Saturday as we will be in Newcastle the previous weekend for a concert in which my son Robbie is playing first clarinet in the University Symphony Orchestra on the Saturday evening.


Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 12 March 2020 at 09:53
By May we may be in lock down with meetings restricted in numbers to one person

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 15 March 2020 at 23:57
Originally posted by Joolz Joolz wrote:

I'd like to join the crowd this year having missed some recent get-togethers but I would only be able to do the second Saturday as we will be in Newcastle the previous weekend for a concert in which my son Robbie is playing first clarinet in the University Symphony Orchestra on the Saturday evening.


 

Congratulations to Robbie, Joolz  Smile


Let's focus on the second Saturday then, and hope the virus hasn't wiped out all us older philatelists in the meantime!!!!


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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 16 March 2020 at 07:23
I have a suspicion that this event may be cancelled, don't you?

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 17 March 2020 at 02:30
Yes, but trying to remain positive...

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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 19 March 2020 at 18:27
Originally posted by Steve Steve wrote:

I have a suspicion that this event may be cancelled, don't you?

Correct, it has been rescheduled for February 2022!


Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 20 March 2020 at 00:33
do uou mean 2021?

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 20 March 2020 at 01:58
Nooope... 2022



Perhaps they know something we don't...?


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Posted By: Carole
Date Posted: 23 January 2021 at 22:58
If we are lucky and all things do go to plan there might be an Autum Stampex but i'm not holding my breath.

https://www.abps.org.uk/event/autumn-stampex-international-2021

If not it will be another Virtual Stampex.



Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 24 January 2021 at 01:02
We will still be in lockdown this time next year. So pointless look ahead, planning anything or getting excited.

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Posted By: Carole
Date Posted: 25 January 2021 at 12:47
Oh please don't I have to have some hope

Oh well perhaps I will get my Discworld stamp collection organised. The made me an acting manager for a brief 4 weeks before Christmas and the extra money will buy a few more Lighthouse folio sheets.

Mind you I have to fit that in around the two other new hobbies I now have, bookbinding and box making. I haven't go very far with either but they felt like a good idea at the time.

Perhaps by the time we get another Stampex I'll have a few more hobbies LOL


Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 25 January 2021 at 21:38
I would love to attend another Stampex - if for no other reason than to raise a glass to Larry Hart - but like Steve I believe September might be too soon. 

No reason why we shouldn't plan ahead for 2023 or even 2024 when it will be the anniversary of a very special event  :-)


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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 25 January 2021 at 21:41
Originally posted by Carole Carole wrote:


Mind you I have to fit that in around the two other new hobbies I now have, bookbinding and box making. I haven't go very far with either but they felt like a good idea at the time.
 LOL

Have you discovered Barry Brignell in Cambridge, Carole?  


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Posted By: Joolz
Date Posted: 27 January 2021 at 07:09
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

if for no other reason than to raise a glass to Larry Hart
I'd missed this very sad news as I don't frequent the Discworld stamps forum much these days and I see now that it was announced on there just a week ago.

I'll fold some paper (just fold in half, no pretensions at origami) and raise a glass in memory of a great character this evening.


Posted By: Carole
Date Posted: 30 January 2021 at 13:27
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

Originally posted by Carole Carole wrote:


Mind you I have to fit that in around the two other new hobbies I now have, bookbinding and box making. I haven't go very far with either but they felt like a good idea at the time.
 LOL

Have you discovered Barry Brignell in Cambridge, Carole?  

No I hadn’t

However I have now !

https://www.brignellbookbinders.com/" rel="nofollow - https://www.brignellbookbinders.com/

The book I had a hand in, about Med pottery in Cambridgeshire was only issued as a soft back and the pages of my copy came lose quickly and I’ve always wanted it bound as a hardback. This might be the place to go

I’m not quite at making real books point, I made a miniature book that you can use as a decoration, but it was fun.

Best thing I did when lockdown eased slightly was made a box that works like a Jacobs ladder.



Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 31 January 2021 at 22:54
Barry is a wonder and in normal times runs tutorials at his workshop, well worth investing in.

Your Jacobs ladder box sounds intriguing!

Is that Medieval pottery or Mediterranean pottery?

There is also a bookbinder at the Printing Museum in Norwich who would be able to fix your book, once the world gets back to normal  :-)




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Posted By: Carole
Date Posted: 04 July 2021 at 09:04
It looks like Autumn Stampex 2021 could happen

September 29 - October 2

Anyone up for it if it does ?

I know we don’t normally do the autumn one, but perhaps this once?




Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 05 July 2021 at 12:25
Sorry Carole, I won't be able to do the Autumn Stampex - all things being well our first grandchild is due on October 3rd...  Smile

BUT definitely looking forward to Spring 2022.


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Posted By: Carole
Date Posted: 05 July 2021 at 12:34
I'd forgotten you'd said that

enjoy your soon to be Grandad status

:)


Posted By: roastchicken
Date Posted: 08 July 2021 at 00:30
What happens at Stampex, it looks like a trade show? 

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 08 July 2021 at 22:33
Back in 2004 I was part of the Discworld stamps presence when, as a result of using their perforator for the Going Postal book publicity photography, we were asked if we'd like to share the stand for the Bath Postal Museum at that year's Stampex. 

The Merchants stamps had just been introduced and Alan and I took along a 'pull-up' display board to help attract attention. We made a lot of friends that year among printers and stamp magazines. Our stamps were very well received and resulted in features in Gibbons magazine and a good buzz generally among collectors - the area in front of our stand was probably the busiest that year - there was a real sense that something special was going on.

Since then several of the members here have met up at the February event (on the Saturday) over the past years for a chat and a coffee and then on to a pub or restaurant when the event closes.

In the early days we used to comment on how we were among the youngest (and noisiest!) group in the coffee bar - but not so much now  :-)

There are always displays at the event - frequently these will include cinderella material - and there are plenty of retailers there who sell to the public - it's not all about the trade. It is fun though to chat to the traders about how popular and sought after some of the cinderellas we collect have become...

The Royal Mail usually have a presence there, with often a newly-launched issue being available, and they also have a facility where you can post an item in a special postbox and have it franked with their Stampex commemorative cancellation.  I am not sure whether the Royal Mail are going to be there at the autumn event this year, when I spoke to them last time there was another show that they were going to focus on instead - but then everything has changed since.

There is usually information online - Gooogle for Stampex - which will give you more detail.


I should be going to the February event, assuming it goes ahead.  Every year I try to twist Alan's arm to come along too but it either coincides with his birthday weekend or the rugby...





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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 29 September 2021 at 22:13
Is anyone here going to Stampex this weekend?

It's FREE on Saturday - but - I have seen online that you need to pre-book a ticket as visitor numbers are being limited.

Have fun!


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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 29 September 2021 at 23:28
Not for me as I won't wear a mask for the journey down on public transport. It is now 18 months since I caught a train or bus, somthing we would have done twice a week previously. When they remove that restriction I will be hopping straight back on

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 01 October 2021 at 00:53
Most train companies and public transport do not insist on masks being worn if you do not want to. 

The government have left it to individual transport companies to decide whether they insist on mask wearing and so no-one seems to know whether they should wear a mask or not.  

I have travelled a fair bit on coach, tube and train recently and generally there are very few people wearing masks.  




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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 01 October 2021 at 00:56
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

Sorry Carole, I won't be able to do the Autumn Stampex - all things being well our first grandchild is due on October 3rd...  Smile

BUT definitely looking forward to Spring 2022.


Baby Alfie arrived early - late last night - 10lbs 2oz...  Mum, Dad and baby all doing very well!


Wink   Beer  Party


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Posted By: Murgatroyd
Date Posted: 01 October 2021 at 02:45
Congratulations to all! :)

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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 01 October 2021 at 04:00
Originally posted by Murgatroyd Murgatroyd wrote:

Congratulations to all! :)


Thank you Charles  :-)


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Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 04 October 2021 at 06:53
Did anyone go at the weekend?  It sounds as if it was a good event by all accounts?

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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 06 October 2021 at 09:27
At the last moment I booked a ticket but it rained all day and I didn't go Cry


Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 02:29
It WAS pretty wet in London at the weekend so I don't blame you Daniel.

I have seen adverts for next year's Stampex but only the Autumn event - I must check up to see if there is going to be a February show this year...


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Posted By: Daniel
Date Posted: 07 October 2021 at 05:15
Originally posted by Colin Colin wrote:

It WAS pretty wet in London at the weekend so I don't blame you Daniel.

I have seen adverts for next year's Stampex but only the Autumn event - I must check up to see if there is going to be a February show this year...

February will see the postponed London 2020 show, now London 2022.


Posted By: Carole
Date Posted: 25 September 2022 at 09:09
A little later in the day I know however its Autumn Stampex this weekend and I will be in London so I might stick my head in for old times sake.

I can find details of the Autumn Stampex 2023 but nothing for a spring one next year so maybe the spring one has gone??

Maybe we can get together for Autumn 2023 (29 Sep-2 Oct 2023) if it doesnt clash with anything


Posted By: Colin
Date Posted: 25 September 2022 at 23:37
Did you go in the end Carole?  I must admit I had completely forgotten about it.  Any gems?

A meet-up sounds like a great idea at any time of year - are there any other shows we could all get to during the year? Doesn't have to be London though obviously that has its advantages.


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Posted By: Steve
Date Posted: 27 September 2022 at 06:16
I could be up for anything provided I don't end up being the only one to turn up

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