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Mid-Cities Stamp Club

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2017 Mid-Cities Stamp Expo

November 10-11, 2017

30th Annual Exhibition and Bourse of the Mid-Cities Stamp Club

Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S. Main St.
Grapevine, Texas

Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 9am to 4pm.

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NOTE: PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

Welcome to the Mid-Cities Stamp Club Stamp Show web page. Our annual stamp show is known as the Mid-Cities Stamp EXPO. This is the 30th consecutive year for the show, which has proven popular with both collectors and dealers. Once again, the show will be held at the spacious Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Each year a theme is chosen. This year's theme is Grapes. We hope to keep you posted on the latest news and information regarding EXPO 2017, right here, this page. If you cannot find the information you need, please contact us and we will determine if we can provide what you are looking for.

This is the information currently available for EXPO 2017.
To view the EXPO 2016 page (last year's show), click here .

Show Highlights

The theme for EXPO 2017 is Grapes . The show will feature a 27-Dealer Bourse, Exhibits, a Silent Auction, a giant Mixture Pick, special cachet, cancel, a Beginning Collectors Center, Chance Board, Club Sales books, and a U.S. Postal Service booth. Free Parking and Free Admission.

EXPO 2017 is sponsored by the Mid-Cities Stamp Club, P.O. Box 2158, Arlington, Texas 76004-2158.

For Additional Information contact:
Ralph Poore (817) 235-8472.

For dealer-related information, contact:
Tom Cunningham, (214) 546-1179 (C)

Advance Flyer

    PDF file.

Official Hotel Information

Grapevine Convention Center
Grapevine Convention Center

Prospectus

    PDF file.

Mini Prospectus

    PDF file.

Rules and Regulations

    In addition to the Prospectus,
you will need to print the Rules and Regulations:

PDF : (Rules and Regulations)

(Preliminary) EXPO 2017 Dealer List

PDF - (Dealer List)

2010 Floor Activity      Floor Activity at 2010 EXPO

MCSC 2017 Officers

    click here

 

 

 

EXPO 2017 Exhibits

EXPO 2017 will feature sixty frames of exhibits for your viewing. There will also be 1-page and 4-page mini-exhibits. --> Exhibitors vie for numerous awards, and the awards will be presented Friday evening at our Awards Banquet. Three judges, certified by the American Philatelic Society, will evaluate the exhibits. In addition, EXPO attendees will be given a ballot which allows them to vote for the Texas Stamp Dealers Association's Most Popular Exhibit award. The winner will be announced Saturday around 2 pm. Be sure to mark your ballot and drop it in the box near the Registration table.

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APS Judging Manual

MCSC Newsletter editor Peter Elias notes that the latest (7th edition) 65-page APS Judging Manual for exhibits/exhibitors is now available.

Exhibit Workers
Exhibit Workers

Mixture Pick

Our popular Giant Mixture Pick will be held near the exhibit frames in the northwest corner of the convention hall. Join fellow collectors in a 4-table search for low-cost worldwide stamps.

Beginning Collectors Center

Our Beginning Collectors Center will assist new collectors and young collectors with games, contests and prizes. The center will be located near the southwest corner of the convention hall

Chance Board

Our popular Chance Board will be held near the exhibit frames in the southwest corner of the convention hall. Take a chance for some nice worldwide stamps.

Silent Auction News

Our Silent Auction will be held on the Convention Hall stage. Included in the wide range of philatelic items available to bid on will be single stamps, entire collections, philatelic literature and several "Mystery Boxes." This year we will again feature a Buy it Now option. If you see an item you want you can have it for the Buy It Now price and take possession immediately. Many items go for bargain prices so be sure to stop by and put in your bids. Auction winners can pick up their purchases between 2:30 pm and 4 pm Saturday.

EXPO 2017 Advertising

The following sites feature EXPO 2017 listings:
whofish.org
stampworld.com

EXPO 2016 Official Show Hotel

Comfort Inn

(about 2 blocks south of GrapevineConvention Center)
301 Capitol Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051.

For reservations, dealers/members/visitors should call 817-329-9300 and ask for the Mid-Cities Stamp Show Room Block to get the special rate for the EXPO weekend of Nov. 10-11, 2016. DO NOT book through a travel agent or the hotels' 1-800 number. The special rate ($89 plus tax, for up to 4 persons) is available through Nov. 1, 2016.

EXPO 2014 Official Hotel