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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 and youth single-frame exhibits, there is something for collectors and the public alike to enjoy. Over 150 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.

Each year, ORAPEX has a theme. For the 2017 show, the theme will be Ships and Ship Mail – Building a Nation.

The panel of judges for 2017 will be Peter McCann (Chief Judge and Chair of Jury, University Park FL), Stéphane Cloutier (Ottawa ON), Ed Kroft (Vancouver BC), David Piercey (Edmonton AB), John Wilson (Toronto ON) and Robert Pinet (apprentice, Toronto ON).

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 winter APS AmeriStamp Expo 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.

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

Exhibits for ORAPEX 2016

The exhibits at ORAPEX 2016 represented many collecting areas, with an emphasis on aerophilately.

Frames # Frames Title Class
1-5 5 Winnipeg's Air Mail: 1910-1939 Court of Honour
6-13 8 Cyprus Air Mail Usages Paid with King George VI Definitives Postal History
15-16 2 Postal Stationery Printed to Private order for Use by the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission (Ontario Hydro) Postal Stationery
15 1 The Imperial Airways Africa Route London to Cape Town 1925-1932 One Frame
17-26 10 Camp Borden 1916-2016 Display
27-28 2 Early Air Mail Flights Between Moncton and the Magdalen Islands, Charlottetown and Summerside Aerophilately
29-31 3 Air Mail to Canada's Gold Fields 1924-1926 Aerophilately
32-39 8 The History of Canadian Aviation and Pioneer Airmail 1906 - 1934 Aerophilately
40-42 3 Two Boer Republics - Postage and Revenue Stamps of the New Republic and Stellaland Traditional philately
43-47 5 The Crystal Palace, Sydenham Picture Postcards
48-55 8 L'Introduction du Premier Modèle de Compteur Postal au Canada: Le Modèle "M" Postal History
56 1 The Sealing Labels of the UK Returned Letter Offices / Branches One Frame
57 1 Sewell Camp One Frame
58-65 8 Exhibiting Choices for the 1939 Royal Visit Display
66-68 3 The Chautauque Lake Local Post Cinderella
69 1 Toronto's 2-ring 2 Obliterators of 1869 and Their Legacy One Frame
70 1 From Steamer to Stage Coach - Exchange of Mail Between California and the East Coast (1849-1860) One Frame
71-73 3 Rouen: Histoire Postale et Marcophilie Sous L'Angen Regime Postal History
74-77 4 Canadian Errors and Varieties from Victoria to Elizabeth Traditional philately
78-84 7 St. Pierre et Miquelon, Le Type Groupe 1892-1908 Traditional philately
85-92 8 The French Revolutionary Wars in Italy, 1791-1815 Postal History
93-97 5 Canadian Fiscal War Tax Stamps of World War I Traditional Revenue
98 1 Ye Olde Lamplighter One Frame
99-103 5 The Five Human Senses Thematic
104-112 9 The Travelling Post Offices of Victoria Postal History
113-117 5 China AR: UPU to 1949 Postal History
118-121 4 Nauru - Post Independence Traditional philately
122-126 5 Mandelian Inheritance and Human Genome Thematic
127-131 5 1913 Winnipeg Stampede Picture Postcards
132-136 5 Into the Heart of Darkness - Postal History of Canadian Military Operations in Africa Postal History
137-140 4 Aerophilately - Fun and History - Introduction to Ways to Collect Air Mail Stamps and Covers Aerophilately
141-144 4 Armed Forces Air Letter Sheets Aerophilately
145-149 5 Development of Bolivian Airmail Service 1910-1945 Aerophilately
150-154 5 The Development of Aviation and Airmail Services in Colombia Aerophilately
155 1 Katherine Stinson Aviatrice Non-competitive
156-163 8 Imperial Airways, England - Africa First Flights, 1931-1932 Aerophilately
164 1 Canada: Different Values for the 85c Mail Rate One Frame
165-166 2 The NHL All-Stars Series Youth
168 1 Club Frame (APO) Non-competitive
169 1 Club Frame (RA Stamp Club) Non-competitive
170 1 Club Frame (OPS) Non-competitive