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First WSS–NY 2016 Donation Made

August 13, 2016 

Yamil H. Kouri, left, and Nancy B. Clark, right, receive a check from Wade Saadi.

The first donation check from World Stamp Show-NY 2016 fund balances was presented to officials of America’s next international philatelic exhibition, Boston 2026 at APS Stampshow in Portland, Oregon. 

WSS-NY 2016 President Wade Saadi commented that while finances for the New York International show are still being finalized, this contribution to the Boston show would be forthcoming by the end of the year. 

After being introduced to the crowd by APS Executive Director Scott English, Saadi handed the jumbo-sized check for $100,000 to Boston 2026 Director Yamil H. Kouri and President Nancy B. Clark. It continues the tradition of providing seed money to support the country’s subsequent every-decade international event. 

Saadi additionally mentioned that the NY2016 site would remain online for several years to honor the hundreds of volunteers who added to the show’s success and allow worldwide viewers the opportunity to relive the excitement of all eight days.  Attendees can continue to add photos to the show’s Google Photos archive through the Show Information-Photos page.  Visitors continue to “Like” the site on Facebook. 

Details about both shows can be found online at www.ny2016.org and www.boston2026.org.

Thomas M. Fortunato
Chairman, Marketing and Public Relations
World Stamp Show NY 2016

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Boston Continues Preparations for 2026 U.S. International

April 25, 2016

Although America’s next international philatelic exhibition is only about a month away from opening its doors, work is already been well underway on the following show, Boston 2026, taking place at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center May 23–30, 2026.

The twelfth U.S. international philatelic exhibition is officially named “Boston 2026 World Stamp Show” and can be found online at www.boston2026.org on a site in cooperation with the Northeastern Federation of Stamp Clubs. Planning went into high gear after the American Philatelic Society Board of Directors voted to accept Boston’s bid to host the 2026 show on February 12, 2015. The selection of Boston was especially significant as it will be the focus of activity as America celebrates its 250th anniversary that year.

Organizers of Boston 2026 include Nancy B. Clark of Marstons Mills, MA, President; Steve Walske of San Francisco, CA, CFO; Christopher Brouady of Burlington, MA, Secretary/Clerk; Yamil H. Kouri, Jr. of Lexington, MA, Director; and George S. Norton, Esq. of Auburndale, MA, Resident Agent. The Executive Director is Mark A. Butterline of Maynard, MA.

All will be attending World Stamp Show–NY 2016 for a closed business meeting on Thursday, June 2, followed by a kickoff meeting open to the public on Saturday, June 4 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 1E07. Everyone is welcome to learn more about initial show plans.

Questions may be sent to Nancy B. Clark, care of the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History at Regis College, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493-2621, or emailed to info@boston2026.org.

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