This is a compilation of philatelic news, both locally and nationally.
Jay Stotts sends notice that the Greater Houston Stamp Show is scheduled for Sept 17-19. The show will be held at the Humble Civic Center in Humble, TX. The GHSS was cancelled in 2020, but Stotts vows "we intend to do everything within reason to safely stage a show in 2021 ...". The 3-day show plans to host 30 dealers, award hourly door prizes, and provide 1200 pages of exhibiting material. BROWN is the color for this year's Special Single Frame Exhibit Color Competition.
MCSC EXPO 2021 Bourse manager Tom Cunningham reports that 24 dealer contracts have been delivered. Two remaining tables are expected to be under contract shortly. Those making verbal commitments already include Michael Ball, D&P, Ken Scheller, Kurt Harding, Rickey Peed, Larry Martin, Charles Deaton, Labron Harris, Fred Boatwright, David Cobb (Newport Harbor), Bill Hontos (OceanView), Kirk McKenzie (34th year), Jim Myers, Jonathan Topper, Larry Amundsen, Scott Couch, Byron Sandfield, David Lisot, Kyle Nybo, Damian Johnson, Jim Garrett, Steve Carpenter.
MCSC 2nd Vice-President Rick Howell has submitted a Schedule of Philatelic Events for consideration by club members. Rick expecially commends APS and Collectors Club of New York for the work they are doing to promote philately.
The Gulf Coast Stamp Club has plans to proceed with their annual GULFPEX show for 2021. The show will take place at the St. Martin Community Center, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39532. It is expected that local COVID-19 requirements will be in effect. MCSC member John Barrett is on the Board of the Gulf Coast Stamp Club.
NOTE: John Barrett reports that the show was poorly attended, due in part to all but the last 2 hours of the show being subjected to rain.
The recent TSDA Stamp Show in Richardson, with a sellout of dealer tables, was well-attended, despite COVID restrictions. Attendance was reported to be about 135. Ordinarily, attendance might be about 20% higher, as some show regulars probably stayed home due to COVID concerns. The new location (Doubletree Hotel in Richardson) proved to be excellent for show purposes. The next Richardson show will be held June 25-26.