On August 3, the day before the opening of APS StampShow in Portland, I attended my last APS Board Meeting as a Director-at-large. These meeting are open to the public so at anytime anyone can attend. But with that said, I have taken on a new position as American Philatelic Research Library Trustee, so I am still involved with the APS.
Now back to StampShow which is a four-day show, that I attended all four days and still wish it was longer. It was nice seeing other SSC members including our newest member, Scott English, APS Executive Director. I attended two First Day Ceremonies and many seminars. The first thing I do when attending a stamp show is see what presentations are taking place as I can never learn t
oo much. I also get to know who has similar interests as I have so that in the future if I have questions, I have someone to ask.
The show had 85 dealers including dollar tables and two auctioneers running a total of 4 auctions. The venue provided that dealer tables, exhibits, auctions, and meeting rooms were close by. I also volunteered a couple hours each day to help the APS allowing me to meet other collectors who are also helping out or who are attending the show. I highly urge that when the opportunity allows, that you also attend an APS show. The next one is on March 3-5, 2017 in Reno, NV.