Stamp Active is continuing with its efforts to encourage more visitors to bring a child to Stampex to share in the wonderful world of philately. Spring Stampex saw an increase in the number of youngsters as it benefitted from being held in half term. Once again, a free prize draw will take place after the children’s auction on the Saturday for all adults who visit the Kids Corner with a child during the week.

This will become a regular feature of this event, sponsored by the PTS, Stanley Gibbons and Royal Mail, so PLEASE BRING A CHILD TO STAMPEX.

Prizes include an 1840 Penny Black Wallet, RRP £350, sponsored by Stanley Gibbons and a Royal Mail 2013 Year Book as well as a £50 Voucher from Gibbons Stamp Monthly,  and subscriptions to Stamp Magazine and Stamp & Coin Mart. Other donations are being sought.

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. We can now be found in a new location in the gallery bays on the right  hand side of the hall as a result of increased dealer numbers. 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.

The theme of this year’s activities at Autumn Stampex will be “CHRISTMAS” with fun games and a range of interesting displays.  The entries in the 2014 British Youth Stamp Championships, sponsored by Stanley Gibbons, and the winning entries in the “OUR LIVING WORLD” Active Competition will also be on display.