Plans are well underway to turn Boston into the world’s center of philately for eight days in 2026, as the twelfth international philatelic exhibition of the United States gathers at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). To be held during Memorial Day week (May 23–30, 2026) in the Seaport section of the city, Boston 2026 World Expo will be a significant part of the country’s 250th anniversary festivities.

In a 352,000 square foot contiguous exhibition area, Boston 2026 will be hosting a large dealer bourse, as well as a sizable postal administration bourse, and society presence. There will be a competitive exhibition of approximately 3,500 frames, plus other special/court of honor exhibits, as well as a large literature competition.

We plan on hosting hundreds of meetings and will provide 40 meeting rooms of various sizes for this purpose. A large opening ceremony and closing awards dinner will be staged using the BCEC’s banquet room facilities. Travelers from out of town will appreciate that both Boston’s Logan Airport and Amtrak’s South Station are less than 15 minutes away from the BCEC, and that all show hotels will be within walking distance.

The show organizers believe that a truly international philatelic exhibition requires the sanction of an international governing body. Thus, the organizers are working with the American Philatelic Society (APS) to obtain a patronage arrangement with the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP). Boston 2026 is also a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.

Continue to visit this site for current news of Boston 2026.

Email List

Go to Contact to sign up for periodic email announcements of plans for the Boston 2026 World Expo.

USPCS Society Major Sponsor

The U.S. Philatelic Classics Society (USPC) has been named a Boston 2026 Society Major Sponsor following the announcement of their $50,000 donation to the show. The Boston 2026 Organizing Committee thanks the USPCS for their tremendous generosity. Go to News to learn more.

Show Label #2 Now Available

Boston 2026’s second collectible label is now available for order. This second-in-a-series patriotic-themed promotional label was created by award-winning stamp designer Chris Calle, whose artwork was used on the first label and will continue yearly up until show time. Each sheetlet contains nine water-activated labels of the same design and were printed by The Portland Stamp Company.

To facilitate collector demand, one unsigned sheet may be ordered per person, free of charge, plus postage and handling. Postage and handling charges are $5 to USA addresses and $10 to international addresses (including Canada). Single signed sheets can be ordered for a $10 donation, plus the aforementioned P&H.

Mail orders can be sent to:

Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.
PO Box 904
Sudbury, MA 01776

Make USD checks payable toBoston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.

Show Hotels

The housing management company, onPeak, has been appointed to represent Boston 2026 to the Boston hotel community. To date, they made arrangements with eight major hotels, all within 4 blocks of the BCEC. For more information visit the Hotels page.

Show Decorator

Boston 2026 has signed a contract with Heritage Nationwide Exposition Services to be the show decorator. Decoration represents the largest show expense. Heritage is also the decorator of many, but not all, of the APS’s annual Great American Stamp Show (GASS).

FIP Consultant Appointed

The Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) has appointed FIP Vice President Reinaldo Macedo as FIP Consultant to Boston 2026.

Boston 2026 at Other Shows

Representatives from Boston 2026 will be at the following shows:

NOJEX (East Rutherford, NJ): October 14-16, 2022

Cape Town International Stamp Exhibition: November 8-12, 2022

Chicagopex: November 18-20, 2022

Philatelic Show (Boxborough, MA): May 5-7, 2023

International Stamp Exhibition IBRA 2023 (Essen, Germany): May 25-28, 2023

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