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Society Major Sponsor Named

United Postal Stationery Society

March 25, 2022

The United Postal Stationery Society has been named a Boston 2026 World Expo “Society Major Sponsor.” 

UPSS President Edward Heir and past President Wayne Menuz met with Boston 2026 officers at show headquarters in Boxborough, Massachusetts, to discuss ways the society could assist the upcoming international philatelic exhibition. As a result, the UPSS Board of Directors appointed Convention Coordinator Bob Thompson as their Boston 2026 liaison and made a $50,000 major contribution to the expo. 

Quoting the society’s donation letter announcing their plans, “It has been the mission of the United Postal Stationery Society, since its formation in 1945, to support the collection, research and promotion of worldwide postal stationery. Certainly, our society’s active participation in Boston 2026 international exhibition, the once in 10 years philatelic event, is in line with that mission.” Their homepage is at upss.org.

Nancy Clark, President of Boston 2026 World Expo and an active collector and exhibitor of postal stationery, said, “We welcome the strong support of the postal stationery community to our celebration of philately and the study and collecting of postal communication.” 

Boston 2026 World Expo takes place May 23–30, 2026, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.  Full show details may be found at boston2026.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Sign up to be added to the Boston 2026 email list and receive updates when available.

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Thomas M. Fortunato
Boston 2026 Public Relations Chair
Tom.Fortunato@Boston2026.org

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Auction Sign-up Begins

January 17, 2022

Mark Reasoner and Sandeep Jaiswal are now available to talk with you about the show.  Mark can be reached at 1-614-579-6526 and Mark.Reasoner@Boston2026.org. Sandeep can be reached at 1-401-688-9473 and Sandeep.Jaiswal@Boston2026.org.

Questions & Answers for Prospective Auctioneers

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

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Newest Boston 2026 Collectible Released

Limited-edition nine-label sheetlet signed by Chris Calle, designer.

December 10, 2021

Boston 2026 World Expo is pleased to announce that a new version of its first promotional label featuring a colonial post rider is now ready. 

A limited-edition sheetlet of nine rouletted labels depicting the image, signed and numbered by its designer, Chris Calle, is being offered exclusively through the Boston 2026 website for a donation of $10. No more than 450 will be made available on a strictly one-per-person basis. 

Unsigned sheetlets of Design #1 were first released at the Great American Stamp Show in Chicago in August 2021, and since that time have been available by visiting the Boston 2026 promotional table at major U.S. philatelic events.  

To facilitate collector demand they, too, may be requested on the Boston 2026 website. Up to three may be ordered per person, free of charge. 

Postage and handling for each U.S. domestic order is $5. International orders are $10. 

Unsigned sheetlets may continue to be requested at Boston 2026 promotional tables while supplies last at national and international exhibitions, including: 

  • Emirates 2022 (Dubai, UAE): January 19–23, 2022
  • Southeastern Stamp Expo 2022 (Atlanta, GA): January 28–30, 2022
  • London 2022 (London, United Kingdom): February 19–26, 2022
  • Philatelic Show 2022 (Boxborough, MA): April 29–May 1, 2022
  • CAPEX 22 (Toronto, Canada): June 9–12, 2022.

Four additional collectible label designs will be issued, one per year through 2026, honoring the exhibition’s theme of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. 

Boston 2026 World Expo takes place May 23–30, 2026, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Full show details may be found at www.boston2026.org and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Sign up to be added to the Boston 2026 email list and receive updates when available.

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Thomas M. Fortunato
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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 Boston2026.org 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 www.Boston2026.org

For more information, please contact ExecDir@Boston2026.org.

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

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Bourse Sign-Up Begins


July 22, 2021

Dealers interested in participating in Boston 2026 World Expo have their first opportunity to apply during the Great American Stamp Show in Rosemont, IL.

Dealer Bourse Chair Mark Reasoner will be available to answer questions, distribute and accept applications, and take deposits at his show booth #517 on the last day of GASS, Sunday, August 15.  He is presenting details that morning at the Dealer Breakfast, joined by other Boston 2026 personnel.

Application forms may also be picked up at Boston 2026’s booth #304 or downloaded from the Boston 2026 Website by show time.

Please note that booth selection will be in the order of receipt of completed application forms with deposit.  Deposits are refundable until May 2024.

Dealer inquiries may be sent by email to Mark.Reasoner@Boston2026.org.

Boston 2026 World Expo takes place May 23–30, 2026, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the city’s Seaport District.  See the show’s Website at www.boston2026.org for additional details.

Thomas M. Fortunato
Boston 2026 Public Relations Chair
Tom.Fortunato@Boston2026.org

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Under Five Years and Counting

June 28, 2021

Planning continues for America’s next international philatelic exhibition, Boston 2026 World Expo, taking place May 23-30 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

  • The show’s corporate officers and organizing committee members have been active in several areas this past year:
  • An initial show layout was prepared and included in an RFP (request for proposal) sent to prospective decorator firms now under consideration.
  • Prospective dealers are encouraged to contact Bourse Chair Mark Reasoner (Mark.Reasoner@Boston2026.org) to be added to an informational email list for news when available.
  • Discussions are underway with mints to produce show medals.
  • An outline for the Boston 2026 membership drive is being reviewed with specifics to be announced in the upcoming months.
  • A newly revised website is expected to go live by mid-August.

And activity in the Boston environs:

  • The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (https://www.signatureboston.com/bcec/) reopened for events as of May 29 when pandemic restrictions in Massachusetts and Boston were lifted.
  • A contract has been signed with the housing company onPeak to negotiate show rates with hotels in the Seaport/convention center area, as well as manage attendees’ hotel reservations.

Join Boston 2026 World Expo representatives for an hour-long open meeting at the Great American Stamp Show in Chicago on Thursday, August 12 at 2 PM (room to be announced), with a presentation on progress to date followed by a question-and-answer session. The gathering will feature an unveiling ceremony for the first in a series of limited-edition show promotional labels created by stamp designer Chris Calle.

Find out additional information online at www.boston2026.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thomas M. Fortunato
Boston 2026 Public Relations Chair
Tom.Fortunato@Boston2026.org

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Philatelic Foundation Donates to Boston 2026

Boston 2026 receives a contribution from the Philatelic Foundation

August 2, 2019

Larry Lyons, Executive Director of The Philatelic Foundation, presented a $25,000 check to Nancy B. Clark, President of Boston 2026 World Expo with Mark A. Butterline, Executive Director, and Yamil H. Kouri, Commissioner General, at APS StampShow/NTSS in Omaha on Friday, August 2.

The PF was founded almost 75 years ago by a group of dedicated philatelists who recognized the need to establish a not for profit educational organization dedicated to expertizing and authenticating stamps and covers. Today, with the experience gained from having issued over 555,000 certificates, the PF makes its knowledge available through its print and on-line resources, public programs, exhibits and access to its hi-tech analytical equipment.

Elaborating on the donation, PF Chairman Robert Rose said, “The PF supports Boston 2026 because our Board believes that the future of organized philately requires the support of all organizations to make the show a success and to secure our hobby into the future.”

President Clark followed up saying, “Boston 2026 is grateful for the support of the Philatelic Foundation, helping to make this country’s next international philatelic exhibition a major success. Boston 2026 hopes to secure the future of the hobby not only nationally but internationally. It takes a group effort, and the Philatelic Foundation’s sponsorship is a significant step in making this happen.”

America’s twelfth international philatelic exhibition takes place in late May 2026 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Find out more online at boston2026.org.

Thomas M. Fortunato
Boston 2026 Public Relations Chair
Tom.Fortunato@boston2026.org

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New Appointments to Boston 2026

June 1, 2018

Officers of the Boston 2026 World Expo are pleased to announce an expansion of staff from across the country joining the Organizing Committee of America’s next once-a-decade international philatelic exhibition.

In alphabetical order they are:

  • David Ball, Framingham, MA: Security Manager
  • Michael Bloom, Portland, OR: Volunteer Chair
  • Carol Bommarito, New York, NY: Art Director
  • Dane Claussen, Greenville, PA: Government/NGO Outreach Chair
  • Colin Fraser, Woodstock, NY: Dealer Bourse Chair (International)
  • Sandeep Jaiswal, Cranston, RI: Customs Broker Liaison
  • Suzanne Kouri, Lexington, MA: Development Chair
  • Chris Lazaroff, Chester, SC: USPS Liaison
  • Mark Reasoner, Columbus, OH: Dealer Bourse Chair (USA/Canada)
  • Scott Tiffney, Bellefonte, PA: Literature Chair.

Their addition now brings the total of volunteers accepting leadership positions in the show to more than 30. Several are bringing their experience from posts with WorldStamp Show–NY 2016.

The list of all current committee members can be found online at www.boston2026.org along with information about the exhibition taking place in Boston in May 2026.

Thomas M. Fortunato
Boston 2026 Public Relations Chair
Tom.Fortunato@boston2026.org

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Boston 2026: New Name, New Logo

Boston 2026 World Expo
Boston 2026 World Expo

May 5, 2017

You’ve probably heard the expression, “Everything old is new again.” So it is with the twelfth U.S. international philatelic exhibition scheduled to take place May 23–30, 2026.

The show’s new name is a slight but significant change: “Boston 2026 World Stamp Show” is now “Boston 2026 World Expo.” It’s shorter, and opens the door to explore more than just “stamps,” as our hobby includes a wealth of other items.

So a more familiar visual cue was needed and a logo redesign began. Many factors were considered. Its symbolism must be recognizable to a broad worldwide audience. The colors used must also have meaning and be a branding hallmark used in multiple applications.

A small show sub-committee was formed to come up with ideas. A key member of that group was Richard Sheaff, one of this country’s foremost and prolific stamp designers. Symbols of Boston were considered, including the Old North Church and the famous
Concord Minuteman statue, both of which have been depicted on U.S. and foreign stamps. So, too, were a variety of Revolutionary-era flags.

Eventually, it was the flag idea, surrounded by perforations, to which everyone agreed. But which flag? Dick’s design concept using the “Betsy Ross” 13-star design became the unanimous choice of the sub-committee. “Old Glory” has been represented on U.S. stamps more often than any other symbol. What could be more recognizable globally than an American flag, especially one with an extra-special connection to 1776?

While Betsy’s true connection to the 13-star flag remains in doubt, all are convinced that without a doubt the new Boston 2026 World Expo logo makes the right statement in representing the hobby’s once-a-decade mega-event almost nine years away.

It will be unveiled officially for the first time during Philatelic Show, May 5–7 at the Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Boxborough, Massachusetts. The Boston 2026 website at www.boston2026.org will also prominently feature the logo and new name at that time.

Find more details about this once-a-decade event on the exhibition’s website at www.boston2026.org.

Thomas M. Fortunato
Boston 2026 Public Relations Chair
Tom.Fortunato@Boston2026.org

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New Boston 2026 Personnel Named

December 1, 2016

Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of several key chairs from across the country to its Organizing Committee.

They include:

  • APS Advisor: Scott English, Bellefonte, PA
  • ASDA Advisor: Dana Guyer, Centre Hall, PA
  • Assistant Legal Counsel: Matt Liebson, Solon, OH
  • Awards: Alan Barasch, St. Louis, MO
  • Beginning Collectors and Youth: Andrew Oleksiuk, Chicago, IL
  • Bourse (Canada/USA): Michael Mead, Orleans, MA
  • Court of Honor: Douglas N. Clark, Marstons Mills, MA
  • Frames: Lawrence Norris, Hudson, MA
  • Heritage Events: Daniel Piazza, Washington, DC
  • Public Relations: Thomas M. Fortunato, Rochester, NY
  • Social Media: Melanie Rogers, Chicago, IL
  • Societies: Jeffrey Shapiro, Fayville, MA
  • IT: Larry Fillion, Acton, MA

These philatelic leaders join the current Executive Team members:

  • President: Nancy N. Clark, Marstons Mills, MA
  • Vice President: Yamil H. Kouri, Lexington, MA
  • Treasurer: Cass Rejent, Marietta, GA
  • Resident Counsel: George S. Norton, Auburndale, MA
  • Executive Director: Mark A. Butterline, Maynard, MA.

Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc. is a Massachusetts corporation that will stage the twelfth international philatelic exhibition of the United States from May 23 to May 30, 2026, at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center in the Boston Waterfront District.

Find more details about this once-a-decade event on the exhibition’s website at www.boston2026.org.

Thomas M. Fortunato
Boston 2026 Public Relations Chair
Tom.Fortunato@Boston2026.org

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