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Upcoming events

    • August 15, 2024
    • August 18, 2024
    • Hartford, CT

    Study Unit Booth Volunteer - GASS 2024

    The Great American Stamp Show in Hartford, Connecticut will be here before you know it! The American Topical Association provides a booth for our study units at the show.

    Study units are invited and encouraged to take time working in the booth to meet people and recruit new members for your organizations. You may bring applications and materials to hand out as well.

    To make this possible, we must have the booth manned 80% of the show. Please sign up for shifts and encourage others in your groups to sign up as well (even if they are not ATA members).

    • August 15, 2024
    • August 18, 2024
    • Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT

    Great American Stamp Show 2024

    Hartford, CT

    August 15-18, 2024

    Thurs - Sat 10 am - 6 pm

    Sun 10 am to 4 pm


    Connecticut Convention Center, Hall AB
    100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103

    • August 15, 2024
    • August 18, 2024
    • Hartford, CT

    Join Us in Hartford!

    The Great American Stamp Show in Hartford, Connecticut 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 15-18.

    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.

    Please register before July 31st. Select as many shifts as possible to allow greater flexibility for scheduling. Include a comment to indicate how many shifts/hours you want to work. We will create a schedule and email it to you before the show.

    Thank you for your help! We couldn't do this without you!

    • August 15, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Hartford, CT

    ATA Night Out!

    Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 6:30 pm

    (We will meet in the Marriott lobby at 6:10 pm)

    Salute Restaurant

    100 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT

    12 minute (0.5 mile) walk from Hartford Marriott Downtown

    Trendy Italian restaurant with an upscale menu of pastas (gluten-free available) & grilled dishes.  Starters ($8-14), Pasta Dishes ($19-26), Salads ($9-12). 

    (Note Prices as of 5/2024 from their website).

    View the menu here

    (Only 30 spaces available)

    Deadline to register is August 8th.

    • August 16, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Hartford, CT
    ATA's Annual Meeting and Birthday Celebration!

    You are invited to join us for a celebration of ATA's 75th birthday!

    Friday, August 16, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT

    There will be give-aways and treats!

    Please register so we may have an idea of how many will be attending.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    • August 16, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Peppercorn's Grill, 357 Main St, Hartford, CT
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    ATA President's Reception

    Friday, August 16, 2024 6:30 p.m. EDT

    Cost $70

    Deadline to register is August 1, 2024.

    Peppercorn's Grill is the setting for this year’s President’s Reception. The event space is located at 357 Main Street in Hartford. We’ll meet in the lobby of the Marriott at 6 p.m. and walk together (1/2 mile), or you can share a cab.

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

    Crisp House Salad, followed by choice of three entrees and Tiramisu for dessert:

    Free Range Chicken Breast: Served with a spicy tomato jam, potato and mixed vegetables.

    Seasonal Fresh Fish of the Moment: Served with potatoes, fresh vegetables, and a lemon scented scampi style sauce.

    Housemade Ravioli of the Moment: Based on seasonal products all made on premises from scratch.

    The President's Reception is a break-even event. We have not added any additional charges beyond the actual cost for the food.

    • August 24, 2024
    • Cheektowaga, NY

    August Stamp Fair

    Saturday, August 24, 2024 10am - 4pm

    The Knights Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

    1- Day Stamp Show/Bourse from 10 AM until 4 PM with 10 dealers selling stamps, covers, postcards and more. Featuring Kids Corner, Silent Auction, USPS on site for new issues. Free admission, parking, door prizes with lunch available on-site.

    Sponsored by: Buffalo Stamp Club

    contact Alan Davis at

    • September 14, 2024
    • September 15, 2024
    • Omaha, NE

    Omaha Stamp Show

    Saturday, September 14, 2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Sunday, September 15, 2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Metropolitan Community College South Omaha Campus

    CAM Building - Room 120

    2709 Edward Babe Gomez Ave

    Omaha NE 68107

    Bourse open to the public

    Free parking
    Boy Scout merit badge activities on Saturday

    Sponsored by:

    Omaha Philatelic Society

    PO Box 267

    Boys Town NE 68010-0267

    • October 25, 2024
    • October 27, 2024
    • Linthicum Heights, MD

    BALPEX 2.0

    New Date / New Venue

    2 Day Postal History Symposium (Oct 23 & 24)

    Friday, October 25, 2024 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Saturday, October 26, 2024 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Sunday, October 27, 2024 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Marriott BWI Airport, 1743 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD

    (5 minutes from BWI terminal by free hotel shuttle / 5 minutes from the BWI Amtrak / MARC station)

    Convening Societies:

      American Topical Association

      UPSS The United Postal Stationery Society
      The Manuscript Society

    The Baltimore Philatelic Society invites all ATA members to join us for a special ATA event celebrating your 75th anniversary. ATA meetings, seminars and events.

    Informal, Free Style exhibiting. Competitive, WSP exhibiting. Philatelic and Ephemera dealers. Our 86th annual show.

    40 Dealers, 200+ Frames of Exhibits, Seminars, Beginner & Youth Programs, and much more! Free Admission & Parking, Special Hotel Rate, Restaurants nearby. 

    For more information: or call 410-465-5712

    Presented by the Baltimore Philatelic Society

    • October 25, 2024
    • October 26, 2024
    • Rocky River, OH

    Cuy-LorPex 2024

    Friday, October 25, 2024

    Saturday, October 26, 2024

    Rocky River Center's Memorial Hall

    21016 Hilliard Boulevard

    Rocky River, OH

    Sponsored by Cuy-Lor Stamp Club

    • November 08, 2024
    • November 09, 2024
    • Grapevine, TX

    Mid-Cities Stamp Club 37th Annual Stamp EXPO

    Friday, November 8, 2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Saturday, November 9, 2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Grapevine Convention Center

    1209 S. Main St.,

    Grapevine, Texas 76051

    25 stamp dealer bourse

    Beginning Collector Table

    Chance board

    Silent Auction

    Giant Mixture Pick table

    Free admission / free parking

    Sponsored by: Mid-Cities Stamp Club

    Show Chairperson: Peter Elias 972-671-0077 (landline)


    Club website is at:

    • March 14, 2025
    • March 16, 2025
    • Strongsville, OH

    Garfield-Perry March Party 2025

    March 14-16, 2025

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


    Friday 10-6

    Saturday 10-6

    Sunday 10-3

    Join the fun of stamps and postal history at the 135th March Party, one of the country’s longest running stamp shows. Featuring 36 stamp, postal history and post card dealers from throughout the U.S., 170 frames of exhibits competing in a World Series of Philately show, seminars, “Philatelic Antiques Roadshow,” and a not-to-be-missed beginners’ area.

    Free admission and parking.

    Sponsored by Garfield-Perry Stamp Club

    Contact: Rocco Caponi, show chairman


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