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ORAPEX is, first and foremost, a national stamp show organized by a local committee. The show is primarily supported by its host, the RA Centre and its stamp club along with the Ottawa Philatelic Society. Sponsors, dealers, exhibitors, philatelic societies, volunteers and visitors make it the premiere philatelic destination on the first weekend of May every year.

Links and names on this resource page are listed to help support you in your philatelic pursuits. Each of the listed entities participate in the show: as award sponsors, study group or seminar presenters or in some other official role. We strongly encourage membership in local clubs and specialty societies - those are the places other than stamp shows where the enjoyment of stamps and postal history come alive in a social setting.

ORAPEX Committee Contacts

Show chairman
Dealer Bourse
General information

National and International Societies

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC)
The British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS)
The American Philatelic Society (APS)
The Canadian Stamp Dealers Association (CSDA)

National Capital Region Stamp Clubs

RA Stamp Club
Ottawa Philatelic Society (OPS)
Amicale des Philatélistes de l'Outaouais (APO)

Specialty Societies

The Postal History Society of Canada (PHSC)
La société d'histoire postale du Québec (SHPQ)
The Canadian Aerophilatelic Society (CAS)
The American Airmail Society (AAMS)
The American Revenue Association (ARA)
The Auxiliary Markings Club (AMC)
The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (AAPE)
The Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada (PSSC)
The American Topical Association (ATA)
BNAPS Elizabethan II Study Group

Other Award Sponsors

Grand Award: donated by Sparks Auctions

Reserve Grand Award: donated by Ian Kimmerly Stamps

One-Frame Grand Award: donated by Chris Green Stamps

ORAPEX Committee

Committee Files (private access)