The PF has completed preparations for NY2016. This once in a decade international show will be held at New York’s Javits Center from May 28 to June 4, 2016. What a show it promises to be! Thousands of frames of the best exhibits from collectors around the world, leading dealers, world-wide postal administrations, society booths and speakers, auctions and much, much more.
The PF will participate in a large SuperBooth together with The Collectors Club, the United States Philatelic Classics Society and the United States Stamp Society, who collectively represent the very best in organized philately in this country. The PF will have on hand at the SuperBooth, a full complement of its publications for sale, including Fred Gregory’s international award winning three-volume boxed set, Hawaii Foreign Mail to 1870, several volumes from its acclaimed Opinions series, and a number of its CD productions. Mr. Gregory, a PF Trustee, will hold book signings on Saturday, May 28 at 1pm, Sunday, May 29 at 10am and Thursday, June 2 at 11am. The PF’s expert staff will be on hand to answer questions concerning the authentication process and will accept submissions of stamps and covers for certification.
The PF will display the latest in hi-tech equipment it uses in the expertizing process, the VSC6000, at a second booth, no. 767. The PF is the only expertizing service in the U.S. to use this sophisticated forensic device to assist its staff in confirming the presence of a variety of faults repairs, reperfing, and other fakery in both stamps and covers. Daily demonstrations of the VSC6000 will take place at 11am and 2pm on each day of the Show through Friday, June 3rd. Be sure to stop by and see this exciting technology in operation!
The PF will conduct two presentations to which all show visitors are invited to attend. The first, Hi-Tech Comes to the Expertizing Process, will be led by Executive Director Larry Lyons at 3pm on Sunday, May 29 in Room 1E08. The second, PF Fakes & Forgeries from its Reference Collection, will be led by PF Board Chair Robert G. Rose on Thursday, June 2, at 2pm in Room
IE09. In addition, PF Trustee Fred Gregory will present an “Authors Talk,” Hawaii Foreign Mail to 1870, The Backstory on Monday, May 30 at 2:30pm in the APS/APLR reading room.
The PF will bestow its highest honor, the Neinken Medal, on Saturday night, May 28, the opening night of NY2016, to Dr. Peter McCann for meritorious service to philately. The award will be made at a sold-out joint awards dinner at the Bryant Park Grill with The Collectors Club which will present its Lichtenstein Award to Dr. Cheryl Ganz.
The PF looks forward to meeting old friends and making many new ones at this great show.
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