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Mid-Cities Stamp Club

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2016 Mid-Cities Stamp Expo

November 11-12, 2016

29th Annual Exhibition and Bourse of the Mid-Cities Stamp Club

Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S. Main St.
Grapevine, Texas

Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm.

>>> Please note change to Fri/Sat format. <<<

Welcome to the Mid-Cities Stamp Club Stamp Show web page. Our annual stamp show is known as the Mid-Cities Stamp EXPO. This is the 29th consecutive year for the show, which has proven popular with both collectors and dealers. Once again, the show will be held at the spacious Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Each year a theme is chosen. This year's theme is Science Fiction . We hope to keep you posted on the latest news and information regarding EXPO 2016, right here, this page. If you cannot find the information you need, please contact us and we will determine if we can provide what you are looking for.

This is the information currently available for EXPO 2016.

Show Highlights

The theme for EXPO 2016 is Science Fiction. The show will feature a 27-Dealer Bourse, Exhibits, a Silent Auction, a giant Mixture Pick, special Sci-Fi cachet, cancel, a Beginning Collectors Center, Chance Board, Club Sales books, and a U.S. Postal Service booth. Free Parking and Free Admission.

EXPO 2016 is sponsored by the Mid-Cities Stamp Club, P.O. Box 2158, Arlington, Texas 76004-2158.

For Additional Information contact:
Ralph Poore (817) 235-8472.

For dealer-related information, contact:
Tom Cunningham, (214) 546-1179 (C), 972-517-5796 (H)

Advance Flyer

    WORD document,   PDF file.

Grapevine Convention Center
Grapevine Convention Center

Prospectus

        PDF file.

Mini Prospectus

        PDF file.

Rules and Regulations

   
In addition to the Prospectus,
you will need to print the Rules and Regulations (3pp.):

p1: PDF : (Eligibility, Classifications, Entry)                    
p2: PDF : (Frames and Pages, Fees, Delivery of Exhibits,
Removal of Exhibits, Insurance Liability and Security, Awards)
p3: PDF : (Judging,Ruling Authority, Acceptance)             


Texas Shootout

Exhibits chair Ray Cartier has sent out a preliminary broadcast regarding an inter-club exhibit competition. See Ray's note on the Texas Shootout

     as a WORD document,      or as a PDF file.


SciFi Cover

(Preliminary) EXPO 2016 Dealer List

    WORD document,       PDF file.

NOTE: this is a PRELIMINARY list and is subject to change (including table location).

2010 Floor Activity      Floor Activity at 2010 EXPO

MCSC 2016 Officers

    click here

 

 

 

EXPO 2016 Exhibits

EXPO 2016 will feature sixty frames of exhibits for your viewing. There will also be 1-page and 4-page mini-exhibits. Exhibitors vie for numerous awards, and the awards will be presented Friday evening at our Awards Banquet. Three judges, certified by the American Philatelic Society, will evaluate the exhibits. In addition, EXPO attendees will be given a ballot which allows them to vote for the Texas Stamp Dealers Association's Most Popular Exhibit award. The winner will be announced Saturday around 2 pm. Be sure to mark your ballot and drop it in the box near the Registration table.

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As of July 18, our exhibit chairperson, Ray Cartier, advises that more exhibits are needed, whether simple one-page, one-frame, or multi-frame. Please advise Ray if you are planning to submit any kind of exhibit for the 2016 MCSC EXPO. Currently, only 4 of our 106 members are participating in this aspect of EXPO. It would be nice to see some others taking an interest in supporting their club this way. Many once popular shows are no longer being held because of a lack of interest among the members. Help keep EXPO alive and sample one of the best ways to make your collecting more fun, and more interesting, as you begin to study what you collect more closely.

Exhibit Workers
Exhibit Workers

SciFi Stamp
Science Fiction - EXPO 2016 Theme

MCSC COURT OF HONOR

Mid-Cities Stamp Club announces the first Court of Honor at a MCSC EXPO. Mr. Van Siegling, whose 8-frame exhibit on Harry Potter has been awarded the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Diamond Award for being awarded 10 WSP Gold medals, will attend the 2016 Mid-Cities Stamp Show. Mr. Siegling is a Director of the American Topical Association. His collecting interests include dinosaurs, pirates, sumo wrestling and Lord of the Rings, as well as Bergedorf, Tannu Tuva, Biafra and Katanga. Van is a member of the Journalists, Authors and Poets on Stamps Society, as well as the AAPE and local clubs in Michigan and Ohio. He was also named as interim Executive Director of the American Stamp Dealers Association. Retired from Federal Civil Service, Van promotes "philatelic magic" and will bring his cape and wand to the 2016 Expo, where he will also be the Speaker at the EXPO 2016 Show Banquet.

Mixture Pick

Our popular Giant Mixture Pick will be held near the exhibit frames in the northwest corner of the convention hall. Join fellow collectors in a 4-table search for low-cost worldwide stamps.

Beginning Collectors Center

Our Beginning Collectors Center will assist new collectors and young collectors with games, contests and prizes. The center will be located near the southwest corner of the convention hall

Chance Board

Our popular Chance Board will be held near the exhibit frames in the southwest corner of the convention hall. Take a chance for some nice worldwide stamps.

Silent Auction News

Our Silent Auction will be held on the Convention Hall stage. Included in the wide range of philatelic items available to bid on will be single stamps, entire collections, philatelic literature and several "Mystery Boxes." This year we will again feature a Buy it Now option. If you see an item you want you can have it for the Buy It Now price and take possession immediately. Many items go for bargain prices so be sure to stop by and put in your bids. Auction winners can pick up their purchases between 2:30 pm and 4 pm Saturday.

After 8 years as the MCSC EXPO Chairperson, Stanley Christmas is passing the torch to Ralph Poore.
Everyone appreciates the tremendous job Stan has done as EXPO Chairman. Our annual show has been well run, well publicized, and most of all well received by North Texas collectors.

EXPO 2015 Show Chairman and Successor


2015 Show Chairman and Successor
     EXPO 2015 Show Chairman Stanley Christmas and Successor Ralph Poore

EXPO 2016 Official Show Hotel

Comfort Inn

(about 2 blocks south of GrapevineConvention Center)
301 Capitol Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051.

For reservations, dealers/members/visitors should call 817-329-9300 and ask for the Mid-Cities Stamp Show Room Block to get the special rate for the EXPO weekend of Nov. 10-11, 2016. DO NOT book through a travel agent or the hotels' 1-800 number. The special rate ($89 plus tax, for up to 4 persons) is available through Nov. 1, 2016.

EXPO 2014 Official Hotel