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2020 Mid-Cities Stamp Expo

November 13-14, 2020

33rd 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.

>>> Please note: this is a Friday/Saturday show. <<<

NOTE: THIS 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 33rd 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. We anticipate having 22 dealers, including 9 dealers who are new to EXPO, and 8 dealers from out-of-state. Also, we will have 48 frames of exhibits. USPS has indicated that they will not be able to participate this year.

Each year a theme is chosen. This year's theme is Orchids .

We hope to keep you posted on the latest news and information regarding EXPO 2020. If you cannot find the information you need, please contact us and we will determine if we can provide what you are looking for.

Last-minute changes: We regret that dealer Michael Ball and wife Cecilia (A to Z Stamps) will be unable to attend EXPO, due to Michael being ill. We wish him a speedy recovery. Also, Jonathan Topper (Topper Stamps) has been moved from table 22 to table 21, and Kyle Nybo has been moved from table 14 to table 22.

This is the information currently available from EXPO 2020.
NOTE: Updates will be made as new information becomes available.

Show Highlights

The theme for EXPO 2020 is Orchids . The show will feature a 22-Dealer Bourse, Exhibits, a giant Mixture Pick, a Beginning Collectors Center, and Chance Board. Free Parking and Free Admission.

EXPO 2020 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)

President's Letter

    PDF - (President's Letter).

Advance Flyer

    PDF - Flyer.

Official EXPO Hotel Information

Official EXPO Hotel Information

Grapevine Convention Center
Grapevine Convention Center

Schedule of Events

    PDF file.

2020 Prospectus

The 2020 Exhibit area is full as of 10-29, so we are not making the Prospectus available.

2020 Mini-Prospectus

The 2020 Exhibit area is full as of 10-29, so we are not making the Mini-Prospectus available.

Rules and Regulations

The 2020 EXPO exhibit area is full, so the current Rules and Regulations are no longer available.

EXPO 2020 Dealer List

as a PDF - Dealer List.

NOTE: this is the official list (a/o 10-24-2020) and is subject to change (including table location).

EXPO 2020 Dealer Floor Map

as a PDF - Dealer Map.

NOTE: this is the official floor map (a/o 10-19-2020) and is subject to change (including table location).

Earlier EXPO Floor Activity      Floor Activity at an Earlier EXPO

EXPO 2020 Cachet and Special Cancel

This year's show will not feature a Cachet or Special Cancel, as in the past.

MCSC 2020 Officers

    click here

 

 

 

EXPO 2020 Exhibits

EXPO 2020 will feature 48 frames of exhibits.

EXPO 2020 Exhibit Frames Map

To find the location of a particular exhibit, refer to our Exhibit Frames Map

Exhibit Workers
Exhibit Workers

EXPO 2020 Awards

The Mid-Cities Stamp EXPO-2020 will not this year be awarding a Grand Award, a Reserve Grand Award or a One-Frame Grand Award winner or Gold, Vermeil, Silver, Silver-Bronze or Bronze Medals and Certificates of Awards. However, there will be awards for 1-Page and 4-Page Mini-Exhibits and for the award voted Most Popular Exhibit by show attendees. The Most Popular Exhibit is determined by show visitors, who will be given a ballot to be submitted by 1:30pm Saturday. The ballot box will mear the Registration table.

The 1-Page and 4-Page Mini-Exhibits Awards ($25 cash) will each be presented by the Mid-Cities Stamp Club (MCSC), and the Most Popular Exhibit Award ($50 check) will be presented by the Texas Stamp Dealers Association (TSDA).

The TSDA award is announced and given to the winner at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 14th, in the Exhibition Hall.

EXPO 2020 Judges

This year, all exhibits will be non-competitive. However, a panel of one APS-accredited judge will be available for evaluating with the exhibitor the exhibits based on guidelines delineated in the APS’ Manual of Philatelic Judging. The guidelines include coverage of the subject, rarity, condition, presentation, relevance of the material, evidence of research, variety of material and so forth, with some criteria varying according to the type of exhibit. The distinguished juror for the 2020 Mid-Cities Stamp Expo is: Patrick A. Walters, Arvada, CO. See Mr. Walters' Biography.

Mixture Pick

Our popular Giant Mixture Pick will be held near the Registration table in the entrance area. Join fellow collectors in a 4-table search for low-cost worldwide stamps. U.S. stamps are 6˘ each for the first 19 and then 5˘ apiece for 20 or more. Foreign stamps are 8˘ each up to 199 stamps, 7˘ for 200 to 399 stamps, 6˘ for 400 to 499 stamps, and 5˘ each for 500 or more stamps.

Beginning Collectors Center

Our Beginning Collectors Center will be near the Registration table in the entrance area. Experienced collectors will assist new collectors and young collectors with stamps, supplies, albums, magazines, and advice.

Chance Board

Our popular Chance Board will be located near the Registration table in the entrance area. Take a chance for some nice worldwide stamps. One pick for 25c, or 6 picks for a dollar.

Silent Auction News

Due to COVID-19 considerations, there will not be a Silent Auction this year.

EXPO 2020 Awards Dinner

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no Awards Banquet this year.

EXPO 2020 Advertising

Five weeks of Linn's will feature EXPO2020 advertising.

EXPO 2020 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. 13-14, 2020.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 also available at the Comfort Inn in Roanoke, TX (817-490-1455). This rate may not be available after a certain date.

EXPO 2014 Official Hotel