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ORAPEX Historical Archive

ORAPEX held its 50th show in 2011. It represented a significant milestone, so the show committee put out a call for memorabilia from the 50+ years of philatelic and social activity. This page is the result - containing archival bits and pieces from years of volunteers organizing fun philatelic shows. If you have item scans you'd like to provide to ORAPEX for its permanent or online image archives, please contact us.


The palmares, the awards given out for the ORAPEX exhibition, for some recent years are offered here.


The 2023 ORAPEX Honouree was Robin Harris. Each year, a commemorative show cover (sometimes with multiple designs and frankings) is created which features the theme or honouree or both. An illustrated archive of past show covers has been assembled and is available here.

Show Programs

Visitors to ORAPEX each get a commemorative Show Program listing the exhibits, dealers and event schedule. In it, the show's sponsors are credited for their support and the show honouree and theme are both featured, along with other interesting and timely editorial pieces. An illustrated archive of past show programs has been assembled and is available here.