Boston 2026 World Stamp Show is pleased to announce details of its first in a series of contests open to all stamp collectors.
Topical collectors, here’s the perfect contest for you to show your skills!
Please read on for information about a topical contest sponsored by the Boston 2026 International Stamp Show committee.
The December 31st deadline is approaching!
Dawn Hamman, American Topical Association President, ended an email to Boston 2026 officers by writing, “There are a lot of good topics related to Boston!” How right she is!
Here’s where the fun starts and we invite philatelists around the world to participate.
How many stamps can you find that relate to Boston in some way?
Feel free to look beyond just U.S. stamp issues, as several countries have also honored the people, places, events and other things that make Boston such an historic and memorable locale.
The rules are simple. Put a list together of stamps and souvenir sheets you’ve researched dealing with Boston in some way noting the year of issue, country, major catalog used and its reference number, a description of what is shown and how it relates to Boston. While some are obvious, we guarantee you will be amazed at what you’ll uncover!
Entries must be made using the official form link found on the Boston 2026 home page available between November 1 and December 31 when the contest ends. Only one entry per person is allowed. Questions about the contest may be emailed to contest @boston2026.org any time.
There will be three winners overall, two selected randomly and one for finding the highest number of stamps and souvenir sheets with a Boston connection, up to 100. In case of a tie, the earliest entry wins. All three receive a prize package of Boston 2026 mementos and souvenirs. Winning participants will be notified by email in early January. Good luck!
Boston 2026 World Expo takes place May 23-30, 2026, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Full show details may be found at Boston2026.org and on Twitter and Facebook. Sign up to be added to the Boston 2026 email list and receive updates when available.
Source: email received from ATA (American Topical Association)
Janice Dugas – ATA Member 48264