NY 2016

  Show Hours, Info & Layout 

Event: World Stamp Show-NY 2016

Admission: Free throughout all 8 days of the show.

When: May 28-June 4, 2016

Show Hours:
Saturday, May 28 10:30am to 6:00pm (Opening Ceremony at 9:15am) 
Sunday, May 29 10:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, May 30 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 31 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, June 1 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, June 2 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, June 3 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, June 4 10:00am to 3:00pm

WSS-NY 2016 Fact Sheets (click each to enlarge)


Chinese (simplified)

Chinese (traditional)





Where: Jacob Javits Convention Center, 11th Avenue at West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 on Level 3 taking up 294,000 square feet.

Who: Well over 250,000 beginner through advanced stamp collectors, their families and friends are expected to attend this once-a-decade event.

Under the patronage of the American Philatelic Society with major support from The Collectors Club of New York and The Philatelic Foundation along with their members.

What will be there?
* Over 150 stamp dealers selling and buying stamps, covers, collections, post cards and a wide assortment of ephemera and philatelic items and supplies.
* 50+ postal bureaus, including the United States Postal Service and United Nations Postal Administration selling their latest issues.
* The world's greatest stamp rarities on display along with 4,100 exhibit frames of competitive exhibits vying for medals and prizes.
* 125+ specialty philatelic organizations covering every facet of the hobby, manning society tables and holding meetings and educational seminars--almost all of which are open to the public.
* First Day stamp release ceremonies for new issues from the U.S., U.N. and several nations around the world.
* Family friendly activities and events, including a large "Beginner Pavillion" for young and old alike.

All About WSS Show-NY 2016... a 30 page presentation!
Click here for the Powerpoint version or Click here for the PDF version

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 carries on the rich tradition of the once-a-decade international exhibitions from the past 100 years held in the United States, typically on a year ending with "6" or "7," honoring the anniversary of America's first postage stamps issued in 1847.

Here are some of the stamps and souvenir sheets issued honoring those international shows.

1926- 2nd Exh.
White Plains, NY

1936- 3rd Exh.
New York, NY

1947- 4th Exh.
New York, NY

1956- FIPEX
New York, NY

1966- SIPEX
Washington, DC

1976- Interphil
Philadelphia, PA

1986- Ameripex
Chicago, IL

1997- Pacific '97
San Francisco, CA

Washington 2006
Washington, DC

Here's the show's floor plan. Click here to download the PDF page of the image below, and click here to download a larger image of the show floor layout itself.