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ORAPEX is the Ottawa RA Centre Philatelic EXhibition. 2020 will mark the 59th edition of this show, which is managed by volunteers drawn from the RA Stamp Club, the Amicale des philatélistes de l'Outaouais, the Ottawa Philatelic Society and related philatelic societies and organizations. ORAPEX is one of only a few national-level stamp shows held annually in Canada and is part of the American Philatelic Society's "World Series of Philately."

ORAPEX 2020
May 2 - 3, 2020

RA Centre
2451 Riverside Dr.
Ottawa, Ontario

Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-4

Free admission and parking.

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Please book your accommodations early, as this is a busy weekend!
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ORAPEX 2020 Theme:
Topicals, Thematics and illustrated Mail

Each year, ORAPEX has a theme. For the 2020 show, the theme will be Topicals, Thematics and illustrated Mail.

ORAPEX boasts about 40 stamp dealers in its bourse and runs an impressive series of society meetings, seminars and study groups. Bring your children to the Youth Booth to get them started on collecting! The show's awards reception is a highlight of the weekend and a great chance for everyone to socialize after the exhibits have been judged. (Awards Reception tickets will be available at the Welcome Booth at the show.) Please join us as we celebrate philately -- the hobbies of stamp collecting and postal history collecting.


Schedule of Events (ORAPEX 2019)

Saturday, May 4
9:30Society tables and OXFAM booth open Chartwell Lounge
10:00Show opens Curling rink
11:30-13:00Unitrade Catalogue Presentation (Robin Harris)
Courtside A
14:00-15:30BNAPS St. Lawrence Seaway Regional Group Meeting
Presentation (Charles Livermore): Toronto Postal History Research
Courtside A
15:30-16:30BNAPS Queen Elizabeth II Study Group Meeting
Presentation (Dave Bartlett): The Evolution of Kiosk Stamps
Courtside A
16:30-17:30PHSC Meeting
Courtside A
18:00Show closes
18:30Awards Reception
Wine and Cheese - $15 tickets available at the Welcome Desk (subject to availability)
Chartwell Lounge
Sunday, May 5
8:00-10:00Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada Breakfast
advance ticket purchase required
Outaouais Room
9:30Society tables and OXFAM booth open Chartwell Lounge
10:00Show opens Curling rink
10:00-12:00Judges' Feedback Session Courtside A
12:00-13:00American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Meeting
Presentation (Bill Shultz): Role of Importance in Exhibiting and Judging
Courtside A
13:00-14:00BNAPS Squared Circles Study Group meeting
Courtside B
14:00-15:30Canadian Aerophilatelic Society meeting
Courtside A
15:00-15:45Meet the exhibitors at their exhibits Curling rink
16:00Show closes