General Information

  ARIPEX 2021 IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID PANDEMIC

The show was originally scheduled to take place

February 19 – 21,  2021

MESA CONVENTION CENTER

263 NORTH CENTER STREET

MESA, ARIZONA  85201-6628

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 10 AM – 6 PM AND SUNDAY 10 AM – 3 PM

FREE PARKING AT THE MESA CONVENTION CENTER AND ADMISSION CHARGE OF $ 5 GOOD FOR ALL THREE DAYS OF THE SHOW.

The ARIPEX ORGANIZATION will therefore NOT BE HOSTING the following philatelic clubs and societies formally planning to convene at ARIPEX 2021:

UNITED STATES PHILATELIC CLASSIC SOCIETY (www.uspcs.org) – CANCELLED

CARRIERS AND LOCALS SOCIETY (www.pennypost.org)- CANCELLED

ARIZONA – NEW MEXICO POSTAL HISTORY SOCIETY- CANCELLED 

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The Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs HAS DECIDED TO CANCEL THE ARIPEX 2021 SHOW DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC and the necessary precautions to try to prevent infection by the virus or be limited to even hold the show a should a  COVID outbreak occur without notice, further restricting access to or from the MCC. The safety of our attending dealers, judges, exhibitors and collectors is paramout to our organization. A stamp show is a social event where fellow stamp enthusiants can share their philatelic knowledge and interact with fellow collectors. Much of our attendees fall into high risk health catagories that place at them at a much greater risk to contracting the virus. Even those exposed who survive infection do so with permanent manifestations of exposure. 

I personally do not want to be in any way responsible should even one attendee be affected as a result by attending our show. Federal, State, and local safety requirements may change but until a vaccine has cleared FDA approval and been distributed to the majority

 

 

From this site you will find everything you need to prepare for the show.  If there is anything we can do to assist you, please feel free to contact us via the contact tab at the top right or contact one of the show committee members listed under the Show committee tab.

The Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs is proud to be holding our 63nd. show in Mesa, Arizona on February 19 – 21,  2021 at the Mesa Centennial Hall, located at 263 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201.

The average daily high in February is 78 degrees, with 0.4 inches of rain and 25 days of sunshine so why stay in the snow or the blowing cold winds.  Come to the Valley Of The Sun and work on your new suntan for 2021. You can attend Spring Training, bid on a classic automobile, and shop till you drop.

Thanks for visiting and we look forward to seeing you February 19- 21, 2021!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FUTURE ARIPEX SHOW DATES:

IF YOU ARE A PHILATELIC SOCIETY, WE WELCOME TO OPPORTUNITY TO HOST YOUR GROUP AT ONE OF OUR FUTURE ARIPEX SHOWS LISTED BELOW.

PLEASE CONTACT our SHOW CHAIRMAN, KEVIN LESK, at kwkual@aol.com FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

CURRENT CONVENING SOCIETIES CONFIRMED FOR ARIPEX 2022:

ARIPEX 2022 – February 18 – 20, 2022

CURRENT CONVENING SOCIETIES CONFIRMED FOR ARIPEX 2023:


ARIPEX 2023 – February 17 – 19, 2023