Stamp Active want to encourage visitors to bring a child to Stampex to share in the wonderful world of philately. A free prize draw will again take place after the children’s auction on Saturday for all adults who visit the Kids Corner with a child at any time during the week. Prizes include a framed 1840 Penny Black and much more. This is now a regular feature of this event, sponsored by the PTS, Stanley Gibbons and Mulready Philatelicsl, so PLEASE BRING A CHILD TO STAMPEX. As the Show is taking place during half term this year, it is hoped many parents and grandparents wil be encouraged to bring their family along to experience the fun world of stamp collecting.

Stamp Active is a voluntary organisation which promotes stamp collecting for young people in the UK. The KIDS CORNER, sponsored by The Philatelic Traders’ Society, takes place at both Spring and Autumn Stampex. They can be found in a new location in gallery bays 14 and 15. There are plenty of fun activities to keep young collectors busy. They can collect points for these activities which will allow you to take part in the free children’s auction at 1.30pm on Saturday. This is always very popular. Once again there will be a free draw at the end of the auction for a classic stamp. An 1840 Penny Black has been generously donated by Mulready Philatelics and My Penny Blacks for the children’s free draw. The theme of this year’s activities will be “BRILLIANT BRITAIN” with fun games and a range of interesting displays.  Stamp Active will launch a new activity book at the Show which will be given free to all young collectors. The entries in the 2014 Stamp Active Competition will also be on display.