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ORAPEX 2023, the Ottawa Regional Association of Philatelic Exhibitions, whose theme was "Definitives," was a resounding success.

Our theme for 2024 is “Marcophily/Postmarks.” 2024 will mark the 61st anniversary 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."

May 4 10am-6pm
May 5 10am-4pm

Nepean Sportsplex
1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1W2

Free admission and parking. Check out our dealers on the Bourse page and the 2024 exhibits that you can see at the show on the Exhibiting page.

For travel info, click the 'Directions' button above.
Please book your accommodations early, as this is a busy weekend!
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Show Honouree

Grégoire Teyssier

ORAPEX boasts about 30 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 2024)

Saturday, May 4
10:00 Show opens
Curling rink
11:00-12:00 Postmarks… what a Universe!
Show Honouree - Grégoire Teyssier
Hall D
12:00-13:00 BNAPS QEII Study Group: Leopold Beaudet
Constant Plate Flaws on Elizabethan Stamps
Hall C
13:00-14:00 ATA Presentation: Gerhard Peters
What's All the Fuss about Topicals? - It's ATA's 75th Birthday!!
Hall D
14:00-15:00 BNAPS Squared Circles Study Group meeting
Host: Rick Friesen
Hall C
14:00-15:30 BNAPS St. Lawrence Regional Group: Larry Margetish
Rates and Solo Uses in the Caricature and Landscape Era
Hall D
15:00-16:00 PHSC Meeting
Bob Stock: PHSC update
Michael Halhed: Ottawa Postmark and Fancy Cancels, 1830-1905
Hall C
16:00-17:00 AAPE Meeting: Bill Schultz
Orapex ‘24 and the AAPE Team Up!
Hall D
16:00-17:30 BNAPS Pence-Cents Era Study Group meeting
Host: Ron Majors
Hall C
18:00 Show closes
18:15-19:15 Maresch Reception
East India Co. Restaurant
(1993 Robertson Rd)
19:15-22:00 Awards Dinner
(East Indian and Canadian food).
Tickets $45 at the Welcome Desk. Cash Bar
East India Co. Restaurant
(1993 Robertson Rd)
Sunday, May 5
10:00 Show opens Curling rink
10:00-11:00 PSSC Presentation: Michelle Cartier
"The History of Stamped Paper in France 1673 – 1830"
Hall D
10:00-11:00 Michael Tenev
Navigating Philately: Reflecting on Milestones in My Philatelic Journey for Shared Insights
Hall C
11:00-12:00 BNAPS Fancy Cancel and Miscellaneous Markings Study Group meeting
Facebook + Robin Simpson Remembrance, The Fancy’s of Owen Sound, Show and Tell, Open Discussion
Hall D
11:30-13:30 Judges' Feedback Session Hall C
13:00-14:00 BNAPS Newfoundland Study Group meeting
Blair Ashford: New Newfoundland Registration Cancels: Hiding in Plain Sight
Hall D
14:00-15:30 Canadian Aerophilatelic Society
Hall C
14:00-15:00 AAPE Presentation: Ron Lesher
"What are revenues?"
Hall D
15:00-15:45 Meet the exhibitors at their frames Curling rink
16:00 Show closes