And from the sound of this press release, this may be the end of a 77-year-old philatelic institution.
Philadelphia Show Cancelled for 2015
The Philadelphia National Stamp Exhibition will not hold a 2015 show as originally planned. The tentative arrangements included the dates of April 10-12, 2015 and the Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa., as the venue. The show committee is reviewing income and expenses and will possibly look for other potential sites in the greater Philadelphia area for shows in future years.
A decision has not been made on whether to hold a 2016 show in April that year in view of the proximity of World Stamp Show NY 2016. A tentative 2015 jury and society convention were informed of the cancellation of the 2015 exhibition.
The Philadelphia National Stamp Exhibition was established in 1937 as SEPAD, the Associated Stamp Clubs of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. One of its well-known traditions is the annual selection of local and national merit awards, which recognize the contributions of those outstanding individuals who have supported organized philately at the local and national levels.