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ORAPEX Exhibiting

Photo: Dick Malott

ORAPEX has a long tradition of excellent exhibits by leading Canadian and international collectors. From traditional multi-frame exhibits through regional, youth one-frame exhibits, there is something for collectors and the public alike to enjoy. Over 140 competitive frames of exhibits are judged by accredited individuals with vast experience in general and specialized fields of collecting. The show is rounded out by a number of non-competitive exhibits including a Court of Honour, local club-sponsored frames and other offerings from past ORAPEX exhibitors.

In 2010, the American Philatelic Society granted "World Series of Philately" status to Canadian National Level shows. As a result, the winner of the Multi Frame Grand Award at ORAPEX is invited to the APS StampShow Champion of Champions event, and the winner of the Grand Award for the One Frame Category at ORAPEX is invited to the Champion of Champions event for one frame entries. The ORAPEX Committee is proud to manage a WSP show, where the best exhibits move on for recognition at the largest annual stamp shows in North America.

Each year, ORAPEX has a theme. For the 2023 show, the theme is Definitives.

This year all exhibitors are asked to submit a synopsis of their exhibit along with their entry form, title page, and payment.

ORAPEX Exhibition Forms

In preparation for exhibiting, ORAPEX urges potential exhibitors to familiarize themselves with the Manual of Philatelic Judging and to make use of the tremendous resources available through the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors. The AAPE is one of ORAPEX's meeting presenters and awards sponsors.

Rules and regulations for exhibiting at ORAPEX
Exhibit entry form for ORAPEX 2023

For Palmares of past exhibitions, please click on the 'History' button above.

Exhibits for ORAPEX 2023

The exhibits at ORAPEX 2023 represented many collecting areas and are shown below.

Frames # Frames Title Class
21-24 4 Use of Canadian Karsh Definitives Postal History
25 1 The 1983 and 1984 Stick n Tick Labels of Canada Traditional philately
26 1 The Jacques Cartier Commemorative Issue of 1934 One Frame
27-30 4 Totem Poles Thematic
31 1 Hers and His One Frame
32-34 3 The West Coast Cruise of the U.S. Frigate Constitution and its return to Boston from December 25, 1932 to May 7, 1934 Advertising, Patriotic and Event Covers
35-40 6 PANAGRA - Pan American Grace Airways Aerophilately
41-42 2 Definitives for Postage Traditional philately
43-50 8 The Canadian Fiscal War Tax Stamps of World War One Revenue
51-54 4 Canada's Last Air Mail Stamp Traditional philately
55-57 3 4-Hole OHMS Perfins: Foreign Destinations Postal History
58-60 3 Queen Elizabeth High Value Definitive Issue Traditional philately
61-68 8 L'Histoire du papier timbré en France 1673 - 1870 Revenue
69 1 1967: Israel's Six Day War One Frame
70 1 King George VI Definitive Issue O.H.M.S. Official Stamps and Their Usage One Frame
71-75 5 Canadian Post Cards of The Edwardian Era and Quebec Tercentenary Picture Postcards
76-80 5 The UK Post Office - Dealing with Missing Letter Enquiries Postal History
81-90 10 Canadian Government Official Postmarks, 1841 - 1939 Postal History
91-100 10 Canada's External Mail, 1873 - 24 December 1898 Postal History
101 1 Overseas Canadian Army Hospitals in WWI - Greece One Frame
102 1 Lwow Under Russian Administration, 1939 - 1941 One Frame
103-104 2 The 1969 Christmas Issue of Canada Traditional philately
105 1 Introducing Singular First Day Covers One Frame
106-108 3 The English Sun Cancellations of Jaipur State 1936 - 1954 Postal History
109 1 St. Pierre et Miquelon, les cachets P P de 1926. One Frame
110 1 Sending Saint Patrick's Day Postcards from 1904 - 1918 Changes the World One Frame
111-117 7 Rates, Usage and Varieties on Cover During the Cents Issue Era: 1859 - 1868 Postal History
118-120 3 The Colony of Newfoundland - The Gilbert Issue of 1933 Postal History
121-128 8 Cyprus - King George VI Definitives Used on Surface Mail Postal History
129 1 Decline of UK Postage Due Stamps - Rise of Self-Adhesive Labels and Cards from 1990s One Frame
130 1 Pro Tuberculosos: Postal Tax Stamps of Spain 1937 - 1950 One Frame
131-132 2 Pro Tuberculosos: the Quest for Philatelic Souvenirs Experimental
133 1 Decimal Day - Great Britain - 15 February 1971 One Frame
134-140 7 Cancels of Sierra Leone from 1859 Postal History
141-145 5 Lord Byron - The Romantic Poet of Genius and Champion of Liberty Thematic
146-150 5 The Age of the Rigid Airship Aerophilately
151-155 5 Rep. of Venice - Mail Routes from/to the Levant and Europe, 1402 to 1797 Postal History
156-160 5 Special Delivery Service between Canada and the United States: 1898-1951 Postal History
161 1 The Evolution of the Port Paye Auxiliary Marking on Pre-Philatelic Belgian Mail One Frame
162 1 Constant Plate Varieties on the Nova Scotia 8 1/2 c Queen Victoria One Frame
163-166 4 World War II Topical
167 1 Boston Machine Cancel Trials used in Great Britain 1897 - 1907 One Frame
168 1 Halifax Explosion: December 6, 1917 One Frame
169-170 2 Emancipation de la femme Regional