Spring Stampex, at the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, London N1 on 15–18 February, will include a full national exhibition with all classes and countries but with a focus on the former Ottoman Empire. The many dealers’ stands will include Stanley Gibbons offering a wide range of stamps, catalogues and accessories.
Stampex started as the Coronation Year National Stamp Exhibition in 1953, dropping the Coronation reference in its name in 1954 and 1955, before becoming Stampex in 1956. Since 1987, it has been held twice a year (Spring and Autumn). After Central Hall, Westminster (1953–68) and Royal Horticultural Hall (1969–96), it moved to its current home at the Business Design Centre in 1997.
For more on the exhibition, see the News pages of GSM.