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SEAPEX 2017 to celebrate Camp Lewis anniversary
The Seattle Philatelic Exhibition (SEAPEX), an American Philatelic Society (APS) World Series of Philately (WSP) exhibition, will take place on 8–10 September 2017, at the Tukwila Community Center located just north of the SeaTac Airport at 12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila, Washington.
This year SEAPEX is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of Camp Lewis, Washington. This camp was constructed in 1917 over a period of merely two months to support training of US soldiers to fight in World War I. Today it is the largest U.S. military base west of the Rocky Mountains. The show will offer special pictorial postmarks and cover cachets to commemorate this installation and the military units assigned there.
The show hours are 10 AM to 6 PM Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday, and 10 AM to 4 PM Sunday. Parking and admission are free.
The show will feature 30 stamp dealers and 180 frames of competitive exhibits. The Grand Award winners for the one-frame and multi-frame exhibits will be eligible to compete at the APS Champion of Champions competitions against winners from other national WSP shows next year in Birmingham, Alabama, and Columbus, Ohio.
Members of the philatelic jury are: John Hotchner (chairman), Tim Bartshe, Charles Verge, Ken Trettin, and Steve Schumann. Steve McGill will serve as an apprentice.
The China Stamp Society, Society for Hungarian Philately, and Society of Australasian Specialists/Oceania will hold conventions at the show.
The event will also host free activities for youth and educators throughout the weekend. Starting at 10 AM on Saturday, the show will hold a full-day Boy Scout stamp collecting merit badge seminar.
Experts will be available to provide free stamp evaluations, or what to do with that old stamp collection. The United Nations Postal Administration will be on hand to sell current postal items.
The show hotel is the Residence Inn South Seattle/Tukwila at 16201 West Valley Highway, Seattle. The show rate for a studio suite is $114. Contact the hotel at (425) 226-5500.
Visit the website (http://seapexshow.org) for exhibit prospectus and application, event schedule, exhibit listing, links to the hotel, and other details. Also visit us on Facebook: Seapex: Seattle Philatelic Exhibition.