Postage stamp collectors from the United States and throughout the world will find dealers and exhibits matching up with their interests and expectations at LINPEX 2015.
This public stamp show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at Omaha Room at Country Inn and Suites, 5353 N. 27th St., Lincoln.
Admission and parking are free. Entrance to the show is barrier free.
LINPEX will feature a bourse with seven dealers and the U.S. Postal Service. Guests may browse and buy mint and used U.S. and Worldwide stamps, topical stamps and postal history. The USPS station will sell current stamps and use a special show cancel on any outgoing mail.
The show also offers no-cost evaluations of collections the public may bring to the show. The young and young-at-heart are welcome to spend hours digging through thousands of loose domestic and foreign stamps at the Beginners’ Table. Each stamp costs children a penny and adults pay a nickel.
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Information tables introduce the American Philatelic Society and Lincoln Stamp Club (LSC). A judged competition of sixteen one-frame philatelic exhibits educate and show how collectors’ have diverse interests from apple pie, bicycle mail, world-cup soccer to dental hygiene, World War II and more.
According to a press release from LSC, “These exhibits will show how an individual’s interests in a hobby can find expression in stamp collecting.”
The Club will also release a special show cover that honors the 25th anniversary of the April 24, 1990, launch of the Hubble Space Telescope aboard Discovery, one of NASA’s space shuttles. The cover features several of the telescope’s most memorable color images and a special cancel with an outline of the telescope.
Collectors desiring a copy of the Hubble covers may buy them at the show for $2.50. Individuals may also order them by mail for the same price, but need to include a stamped self-addressed envelope. Send orders to Joel Johnson, 3240 Sheridan Ct., Lincoln, NE 68506.
For more information about the show and the LSC, visit www.lincolnstampclub.org.