The Philatelic Traders’ Society are delighted to announce that Spink, the world's leading auctioneer of stamps and more, is the official sponsor for Virtual Stampex.
Chairman and CEO of Spink, Olivier D Stocker comments
‘We are delighted to be sponsoring the world’s first ever virtual stamp show.At Spink we look to lead the way within philately and its digital development; this is an exciting initiative which we think will grow and develop the hobby.’
Virtual Stampex is the world’s first virtual International Stamp show, running 24 hours a day, with the aim to bring together collectors from all over. Virtual Stampex is driving the philatelic revolution capitalizing on the resurgence of the hobby due to the global pandemic. Buy, sell, learn, explore, network, showcase and enjoy a philatelic experience all from the comfort of your own home. Visitors will enter via an interactive lobby open 24 hours a day from 1st-3rd October 2020, connecting globally through embedded text, audio and video with Stampex stand holders, PTS Members, auction houses, philatelic societies, postal administrations, museums, experts and social influencers - completely free of charge. The organisers are also planning a range of events including 10 Virtual Stampex Talks, Stamps in the Attic, live philatelic chat rooms, Competitor exhibits and a Court of Honour celebrating the world’s leading philatelists.
PTS Chairman, Suzanne Rae comments
“With offices in New York, Singapore, London, Hong Kong and Switzerland, we are excited to have the support of the global Spink team in making Virtual Stampex the most exciting international event in the philatelic calendar this year. We are thrilled by the positive response we have had for the virtual show so far. Within a couple of weeks of launching booth sales, we had over 50 PTS members and affiliated bodies securing their booths and we have lots of exciting activity planned as we continue to ‘put the X back into Stampex’. We look forward to welcoming philatelists from all over the globe – from those just entering the hobby to those who have seen many years of changes within our hobby. Virtual Stampex is certainly gearing up to be a milestone evolution point in the story of philately.”