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Boston 2026 Leadership Restructuring

The Organizing Committee of Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc. announces the restructuring of its leadership. Due to health concerns, Nancy Clark will become President Emerita. In 2013, she conceived the idea of hosting a World Stamp Show in Boston and has been the first woman to lead a world philatelic exhibition. Nancy will remain involved in the organization and continue to contribute as a trusted advisor.

Yamil H. Kouri Jr. will become President. He previously held the position of Corporate Director. Mark Schwartz will assume Yamil’s role as Corporate Director.

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AFDCS Contribution

Preparations for Boston 2026 World Expo continue on several fronts. The American First Day Cover Society is the latest philatelic organization to contribute funds to help make the next U.S. international exhibition possible. A $5,000 donation was approved by AFDCS’s leadership this past week.

Founded in 1955, it is the world’s largest group of over 1,100 members specializing in the creation and collecting of first day covers. Their extensive web site at offers viewers a wealth of information along with videos on their new YouTube channel, accessible through a home page link. “We want to send a message that the AFDCS is a major player in the hobby, not just another organization,” said AFDCS board member Foster Miller, who proposed the donation. “We also want to send a message to the international stamp community that first day covers are important.”

Nancy Clark, Boston 2026 President, said, “It’s just this kind of support within the philatelic community which makes it possible to continue to promote both our hobby and our mission to enrich lives through philately.”

Are you planning to attend the Great American Stamp Show in Sacramento, California in late August? If so, stop by the Boston 2026 First Day Ceremony on opening day, August 25 at 2 PM on the show floor stage. It starts with the design unveiling and release of the second in a series of patriotic-inspired promotional labels followed by a presentation by Yamil Kouri, the show’s Commissioner General and a Director of the once-a-decade exhibition. All are welcome.

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Boston 2026 at GASS 2021—A Recap!

Show Label Design Unveiled: Chris Lazaroff, Scott English, and Chris Calle unveil the new Boston 2026 label at the Great American Stamp Show, Rosemont, Illinois, on August 12, 2021.

Boston 2026 kicked off our festivities with a first-day ceremony for our new show label, designed by Chris Calle. In addition to Chris, the ceremony included our USPS Liaison Chris Lazaroff, APS Executive Director Scott English, and Boston 2026 President Nancy Clark. View the ceremony program here.

On August 15 we opened up Dealer Booth reservations for North American dealers. Dealer Booth reservations for international dealers will start on September 15. Details to follow. Dealer Booth applications can be found here.

The donor program is now in high gear. Donors will be a major source of funding for Boston 2026. The current donor list can be seen here

In conjunction with the above activities, the new website went live. Have a look!

And finally, we’d also like to thank the more than one hundred visitors that we talked with at the Boston 2026 GASS booth and signed up for our email list.  

Find more details about this once-a-decade event on the exhibition’s website at

For more information, please contact

Best Regards,
Mark Butterline
Executive Director
Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.

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