General Information

 

                 ARIPEX 2016

February 19 – 21, 2016

MESA CONVENTION CENTER

263 NORTH CENTER STREET

MESA, ARIZONA  85201-6628

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ARIPEX 2015 HAS BEEN SELECTED TO HOST THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE CEREMONY FOR THE NEW 1c BOBCAT COIL STAMP. The Official USPS First Day of Issue Ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in the Grand Plaza, just outside of building “C”, at 11:30 AM  at the Mesa Convention Center. The official mascot of the Arizona Diamondbacks professional baseball team, D. Baxter the Bobcat, will unveil the new issue at the ceremony. Official United States Postal Service First Day of Issue Ceremony programs will be provided free of charge to the public, limited to one per person. One can purchase this new issue and additional postage at the USPS booth, located just inside the lobby of building “c” and receive an official USPS First Day of Issue cancellation.

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                              SHOW THEME OF ARIPEX 2015: NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS OF THE SOUTHWEST

 

Our Native American Indian Art Fair and Market will feature a cross section of  selected Southwestern Native American Artists from a variety of tribal communities that will be offering their traditional and contemporary wares for sale, as well as demonstrating their unique techniques and skills that reflect the beliefs and long lasting traditions of Native peoples. This is an excellent opportunity to personally meet the artists in a very intimate setting. We will also hold a silent auction and raffle of several unique and unusual items donated by all of the participating Native American artisans at our event to benefit the American Indian College Fund and the Institute of American Indian Arts.

The Southwestern Indian Art Fair and Market will offer a fine selection of Kachina Dolls, woodcarvings, pottery, photography, woven blankets and rugs, jewelry, sculpture. hand blown glass, basketry, graphic art, and paintings that depict cultural traditions of everyday life and beliefs of the various tribal communities.

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BELOW IS A CURRENT LIST OF ALL OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISAN PARTICIPATING IN ARIPEX 2015:

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WE ARE HOSTING THE FOLLOWING PHILATELIC SOCIETIES FOR ARIPEX 2016

Arizona & New Mexico Postal History Society

Plate Number Coil Collectors Club

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The Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs is proud to welcome you to ARIPEX 2016. 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 Federation is proud to be holding the 58th consecutive show in Mesa, Arizona on February 19 – 21, 2016 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 2016.

Thanks for visiting and we look forward to seeing you February 19 – 21, 2016!

                                                                       PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FUTURE ARIPEX SHOW DATES

FEBRUARY 17-19, 2017

FEBRUARY 15-18, 2018

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

                                                      PLEASE CONTACT THE SHOW CHAIRMAN AT kwkual@aol.com FOR FURTHER DETAILS