A True Celebration of Philately
It’s been a week since the International Show was held in Essen. Our Chairman Simon Carson & Suzanne Rae attended the show to meet PTS Members, see the exhibits and to take part in the international celebration of stamps.
In their show round up, Essen shared that around 13,000 visitors attended over the 4 days. There were 800 exhibits in the FIP Competition and countless chances to meet and connect with lectures, discussions and networking opportunities.
Simon Carson, PTS Chair commented
‘I spent two days in Essen. The show had an amazing buzz about it. The size of the space and the number of people, dealers and exhibits was absolutely impressive. This was one of the best shows I have visited in a long time. It was jam packed with collectors enjoying searching through boxes and boxes of covers. The bourse had a continental feel to it and the show was a wonderful example, rather like Midpex, of how an exhibition can mix dealers, societies and collectors at the heart of the space. I was also very impressed with the Kohler stand, which stood out with their superb stand. All in all, it was wonderful to see so many philatelists in one space enjoying the hobby and finding treasures to add to their collection.”
PTS Member Bill Barrell, commented
‘It was two years ago that i decided to commit to Essen as an International Show it was important for me to take a stand. I took a corner stand which i shared with three other dealers including PTS Member Doreen Royan. The show was very well attended there was a non stop buzz for the three days and we had lots of buyers coming to our stand. I took a curated collection of Bill Barrell stock with me which i drove over to the show. I now know a lot more about the customs and feel confident we can smoothly repeat the process to attend other European shows. It was a show well received and wonderful to attend’
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