Philatelists of all ages are placing a stamp on Denver. What’s a philatelist? A stamp collector, of course. And hundreds will be at the Rocky Mountain Stamp Show on Friday to Sunday, May 26 to 28 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. Admission (and parking) is totally FREE.
The Show is a lot of fun. Stamps are snapshots of the past and present and can tell the story or a person, place or time. Many can take you to exotic destinations or on a journey into space.
The 2023 show theme is “The Birds of Colorado.” Member of Denver Audubon will have a presence at the show to answer your Colorado bird questions and share their knowledge.
About 42 dealers will showcase their wares and “What’s in Your Attic?” offers FREE, no obligation, advice for those who want to learn more about inherited stamp albums and old family collections.
Young stamp collectors can participate in Stamp Camp Denver as Stamp Detectives. This year “Stamp Detectives” (sort of like CSI) can participate in hands-on activities (missions). With each mission building upon the skills learned in previous missions. To successfully close a case the children must study and solve a philatelic related crime.
There’s a new “Wide World of Sports” activity for older children. Children can also pick up a Passports to Adventure. These are inexpensive, beginning stamp albums focusing on a small geographic region of the world.
The passport includes basic information (country size, population, government, etc.) for each county of that region as well as room to hinge/mount stamps in the passport. There are a limited number of passports for South America, Central America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Plus there will be the usual activities ready for children – Wildlife Safari, Greetings from America, Design a Stamp and our ever-popular Treasure Tubs.
Hours are: Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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