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Houston to host stamp show

The Greater Houston Stamp Show (GHSS), one of the largest annual events for stamp collectors in Texas, will take place September 14-15-16 at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway in Humble. Hours for the show are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The show is open to the public, admission and parking are free, and door prizes will be awarded each hour.

This year, the GHSS has planned events that offer something for every stamp collector’s interest. There will be 33 stamp dealers in attendance to buy and sell stamps and covers from “penny box” material to world-class rarities. The show will host a floor auction on Saturday, and the United States Postal Service will set up a special postal station each day featuring a special cancel.

GHSS will feature large beginners’ area and will conduct planned children’s activities. The show is hosting an exhibit of personal stamp collections displayed in competition, including rare and unusual items from the pre-stamp era to modern times.

On Saturday a representative of the Boy Scouts of America will hold clinics to assist in qualifying scouts for the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge. Also on Saturday show attendees are invited to attend seminars on a variety of stamp collecting subjects.