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ORAPEX Exhibiting

Photo: Dick Malott

ORAPEX has a long tradition of excellent exhibits by leading Canadian and international collectors. From traditional multi-frame exhibits through regional and youth single-frame exhibits, there is something for collectors and the public alike to enjoy. Over 150 competitive frames of exhibits are judged by accredited individuals with vast experience in general and specialized fields of collecting. The show is rounded out by a number of non-competitive exhibits including a Court of Honour, local club-sponsored frames and other offerings from past ORAPEX exhibitors.

Each year, ORAPEX has a theme. For the 2017 show, the theme was Ships and Ship Mail – Building a Nation.

The panel of judges for 2018 will e Charles Verge (Chief Judge and Chair of Jury, Toronto ON), Ed Kroft (Vancouver BC), Rob Lunn (Nasonworth NB), Dick Malott (Ottawa ON), Jane Sodero (Dothan AL) and David McLaughlin (apprentice, Pickering ON).

In 2010, the American Philatelic Society granted "World Series of Philately" status to Canadian National Level shows. As a result, the winner of the Multi Frame Grand Award at ORAPEX is invited to the APS StampShow Champion of Champions event, and the winner of the Grand Award for the One Frame Category at ORAPEX is invited to the winter APS AmeriStamp Expo Champion of Champions event for one frame entries. The ORAPEX Committee is proud to manage a WSP show, where the best exhibits move on for recognition at the largest annual stamp shows in North America.

ORAPEX Exhibition Forms

In preparation for exhibiting, ORAPEX urges potential exhibitors to familiarize themselves with the Manual of Philatelic Judging and to make use of the tremendous resources available through the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors. The AAPE is one of ORAPEX's meeting presenters and awards sponsors.

Rules and regulations for exhibiting at ORAPEX
Exhibit entry form for ORAPEX 2018

For Palmares of past exhibitions, please click on the 'History' button above.

Exhibits for ORAPEX 2017

The exhibits at ORAPEX 2017 represented many collecting areas.

Frames # Frames Title Class
1−8 8 Steamship Mail in the Early Decimal Period of Newfoundland 1865-1910 Court of Honour
9−12 4 22nd World Scout Jamboree at Rinkabi, Sweden July 27-August 6 2011 Display
13 1 Detained in Hong Kong, and the Ones That Got Away One Frame
14−19 6 France, its Colonies and Dependencies 1939-1945 Postal History
20−24 5 Early West Coast Steamship Mail Court of Honour
25 1 Canada One Dollar Fisheries Issue One Frame
26−35 10 Canadian Dead Letter Office Handstamps Postal History
36 1 A Frontenac Colonization Road - A Postal history One Frame
37−39 3 Franco - Prussian War and Aftermath: 1870 - 1872 Display
40−48 9 Wei Hai Wei, China, 1896-1949 Postal History
49 1 Epic of Vimy - A Canadian Pilgrimage One Frame
50−54 5 The French Revolution from the Ancien Regime to the End of the 1st Republic Postal History
55−59 5 From the Province of Canada to the Dominion of Canada, a Special Study of Confederation Experimental
60 1 Liberia : 19th Century Postal Stationary One Frame
61−62 2 The 1939 Royal Train Post Office Postal History
63−67 5 Royal Visit to Canada 1951 Display
68−72 5 The Semi-Official Airmail Stamps and Covers of Commercial Airways Ltd 1928 to 1931 Aerophilately
73−80 8 The Introduction of the «MIDGET» Postage Meter and its Use in North America. Postal History
81−83 3 Postals - Through the Lens of Paul Yates Picture Postcards
84 1 A History of Canada's Airmail Stamps, 1928-1939 One Frame
85 1 St. Pierre et Miquelon, Le 20F Montagne et Arbres de 1947 One Frame
86−90 5 Canada / USA Steamship Mail to and from British India: 1878-1914 Postal History
91−95 5 Voiliers d'hier et d'aujourd'hui Display
96 1 The Steamboat Mail of Quebec City One Frame
97 1 Nauru Ship Series 1924-1954 (Definitives) One Frame
98−102 5 The Ship Mail of Quebec City (1763-1914) Postal History
103−107 5 Fiume, Arbe and Veglia, the Legionnaires Issues Traditional philately
108 1 Varieties are the Spice of Stamp Collecting One Frame
109−111 3 Signed, Sealed and Delivered! The Post Office Seals of the United States 1877-1970 Traditional philately
112−117 6 Canada's Dead Letter Office and Branches 1843 to 1953 Postal History
118−120 3 A Trans-Atlantic Correspondance During the Golden Age of Steamships Postal History
121−128 8 The Way Mails of New Brunswick Postal History
129−133 5 Religious Groups Using Illustrated Permits Traditional philately
134 1 Cello-Paqs 1961-1967 One Frame
135−139 5 James Cook, Explorer, Navigator, Chartographer Regional
140 1 Flaws in Machin Se-Tenant Panes from Folding Booklets Regional
141 1 The Vancouver Winter Olympics - 2010 Regional
142−144 3 Canada 1952-57 Wildlife Series Youth
145 1 Club Frame RA Non-competitive
146 1 Club Frame OPS Non-competitive