The 2019 prospectus and application are archived here for reference as a PDF.
NAPEX 2019 PROSPECTUS ENTRY FORM.
The jury for NAPEX 2019 will consist of the following members:
- Dr. Daniel C. Warren, Virginia, Chief Judge
- Roland H. Cipolla II, Texas
- Edwin G. Kroft, Canada
- Jane M. F. Sodero, Alabama
- Patricia Stilwell Walker, Florida
General and Single Frame Class Open Competition
CONTINENTAL BALLROOMFrames 001-004 COURT OF HONOR: The Evolution of Airmail Service Between Bermuda and the United States 1925-1939
Exhibit documents airmail carriage from the flights of the zeppelin 'Los Angeles' in 1925 to the loss of the Imperial Airways 'CAVALIER' in 1939.
Frame 005 COURT OF HONOR: The Trucial States Palm Trees and Dhow Series of 1961
Stamps, cancellations, and covers of the "first" Trucial Staes issue that were the forerunners of the controversial "sand dune" countries.
Frame 006 COURT OF HONOR: New Orleans in the Confederate Mail System
Routes, rates of postage used from June 1, 1861 to Union occupation April 25, 1862.
Frames 007-014: The 1910 Centenary Issue of Colombia
Highly specialized study of the issue from proofs and essays to usages on cover.
Frame 15: The 1940 Bermuda 1/2d on 1d Provisional Overprint and its Postal Uses
This exhibit shows several anomalies associated with the overprinting process followed uses of the stamp to pay the various postal rates in Bermuda in 1940 - 1941.
Frames 016-018: Philatelic Portraits of Thomas Jefferson
This exhibit shows U.S. philatelic materials bearing Thomas Jefferson's portrait. It identifies sources of the portraits, from the first 1856 stamp to the present.
Frames 019-023: The New York Postmaster Provisional
A traditional exhibit of the most broadly used of any of the U.S. Postmaster Provisional stamps issued prior to the first federal issues of 1847.
Frame 24: First Class Surface Treaty Rate from U.S. to Great Britain 1908-1931
This exhibit will show the three main period usages involving many different rates and services of the treaty agreement over the 23 years.
Frames 025-028: Echoes of a Vanished Country
An examination of the postal history during the transition of Hawai'i from independent kingdom to US territory.
Frame 029: Happy Hour Special / Oysters and Beer
A whimsical display of illustrated advertising covers for both oysters and beer.
Frames 030-032: Marcophily of Mysore Imperial Post Offices (1837 - 1901)
Specialized study of postmarks, cancellations, and postal markings from Mysore, a princely state in British India covering the Victorian era.
Frame 033: The Amazing Local Posts of Philadelphia 1843 to 1861
Comprehensive and extensive review of the local posts of Philadelphia, PA, 1843 to 1861.
Frame 034: R-100 Airship Flight from England to Canada and Return
The R-100 Airship August 1930 flight across the Atlantic from England to Canada represented current technology and ability to improve trans-Atlantic communications.
Frame 035: The Postal History of Newbury and Newburyport during 1755-1855
The markings seen from the earliest known until stamps became required in 1856.
Frames 036-043: United States Ten Cent Issue of 1861
Exhibit shows the history and usage of the stamp from 1861 to 1869.
Frame 044: "Attached Rates" of 1830s and 1840s
A one-frame postal history illustrating the unusual and scarce attached rates.
Frames 045-050: Following the Sun: First or Early Issues Depicted on "Stamps-on-Stamps"
Matching "Stamps-on-stamps" from the regions of the Pacific, Asia, and Africa with the original classic stamps they depict.
Frames 051-053: Wake Island Transportation, Airmail, and Patriotism
Wake Island while remote and not an island paradise, has been an important stopping point in the Pacific. It has seen important transportation events and ferocious battles.
Frames 054-060: Wartime Transpacific Airmail 1939-1946
Development of transpacific air transport routes that were used to carry mail during World War II.
Frames 061-063: USA 1953 Commodore Perry Issue
The stamp issued to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of Commodore Perry's negotiation with Japan, which opened the doors to foreign trade after years of isolation.
Frame 064: Wake Island in World War II
Covers tell the story from the arrival of construction crews in 1941 to the Japanese surrender in 1945 and American reclamation.
Frame 065: Along the Shantung Railway, China German Postal Administration, 1900-1914
Postal history of the German postal system associated with the Shantung Railway from construction through World War I.
Frame 066: 1st Nonstop Transatlantic Flight from NYC to Lithuania July 15, 1933
In addition to being one of the first transatlantic flights to eastern Europe, this flight carried the first official transatlantic airmail consignment in history.
Frame 067: Canada's Embossed Stamps, 1974-1981
Ten stamps used to test if multicolor lithography and precision embossing would produce stamps as secure from counterfeiting as engraved stamps.
Frames 068-071: 1947 Jackie Robinson and Baseball - A Philatelic Celebration
This display exhibit shows the impact of Jackie Robinson's life in the context of our national pastime and history.
Frames 072-076: Legends on the Dom Pedro Stamps of Brazil
A specialized study of captured marginal inscriptions on Brazil Empire stamps, including new research on production anomalies and over 100 uncatalogued varieties on and off cover.
Frames: 077-081: Apollo Soyuz Test Project
Shows crew selection and training, prelaunch tests, launch, rendezvous and docking, recovery, and the commemoration by many nations of the first ever joint space venture.
Frames 082-085: Bananas
This exhibit tells the story of the banana origin, how it spread around the world. The banana history through a time line from biblical time to 2008.
Frame 086: Usages of the 10c Trans-Mississippi Issue of 1898
Rates and usages of the 10c Trans-Mississippi issue.
Frame 087: Bhavnagar State: Court Fee Stamps, Essays, Proofs and Documentary Usages
Bhavnagar, a feudatory state in western India, was the first state to join the Republic of India. Revenue Court Fee stamps are shown with essays, proofs, and usages.
Frames 088-092: Usage of the Tabs of Israel 1948 - 1953 on Covers
This exhibit looks at the usage of the early tabs of Israel on mailed covers, some errors of perforation, and perforation varieties.
Frames 093-099: JNF Fund Raising Cinderellas
Examples of the Essays, Proofs, Color Trials, issued stamps and usages of the stamp issues of the Jewish National Fund.
Frames 100-101: Early History of the German East Asia Cruiser Squadron: 1995-1900
Philatelic and deltiologic early history of the squadron.
Frames 102 -109: Taxed Mail of Israel 1948-1959
A look at the postage due stamp usages during Israel's formative years.
Frame 110: The Bernard Revel Issue of 1968- FDCs
This exhibit shows various FDC cachets that honor Dr. Bernard Revel, the only rabbi to be specifically honored on a United States stamp.
Frame 111: Prisoner of War Mail - Fort Delaware 1862-1865
To show the important role played by the mail during the U.S. Civil War.
Frames 112-119: Hussey's Post
A presentation of the 22 different stamp designs of Hussey's Post with the period of use of the various adhesives and handstamps.
Frame 120: Domestic Usages of the 1869 1c Franklin Stamp
The exhibit presents rates, interesting obliterators, and single, double, and triple uses as well as make-up rates and official mail.
Frame 121: The U.S. Orange Special Delivery Stamp of 1893
Shows the development and use of the 10c orange Special Delivery stamp of 1893, demonstrating the operation of the early special delivery service.
Frames 122-129: The United States 1869 Issue used in International Mails
Covers baring the US 1869 issue used in the international mails to other nations originating from the brief time the 1859 issue was current.
Frame 130: The 10c US Envelopes of 1870-1874
A traditional stamped envelope exhibit.
Frames: 131-138: The Development of the Confederate States Postal Service from Secession to Appomattox
To explain the evolution of the Confederate postal service by illustrating the myriad approaches it employed to transmit mail during the American Civil War.
Frames: 139-148 Pan Am Clippers Conquers the Pacific 1933-1941
The Pan-American Airways trans-Pacific evolution from 1933-1935 survey flights to the termination of commercial operations due to World War II.
Frame 149: The United States 1869 Issue used in British Mails
The 1869 Issue used in the British mail system encompassing mail to and through Great Britain as well as mail connecting with the British mail system.
Frame 150: The United States 1869 Issue used in Domestic Mails
The 1869 Issue used in the domestic mail system including first class mail, third class mail, local mail, and registered mail.
Frames 151-158: The U.S. 10c Postage Stamp of 1869
A traditional exhibit of this fascinating stamp.
Frame 159: New Orleans Carriers 1851-1861
The New Orleans carrier service 1851-1861 with the handstamps organized by color periods, including special usages.
Frames 160-162: Unofficial Registration of Mail in the United States 1845-1855
Covers and letters showing the markings used on unofficial registration, all types of usages, stampless, and stamped.
Frames 163-168: The 2c Stamp of the United States 1869 Pictorial Issue
A comprehensive study of the 2c 1869 stamp showing essays, proofs, printing varieties, cancels plus domestic and international use on cover.
BEVERLY ROOMFrames 169-175: Rates and Usages U.S. 3-Cent Circular Die Stamped Envelopes 1917-1960
Postal History exhibit showing how the U.S. 3-Cent Circular Die stamped envelopes were used in their day.
Frames 176-179: WW1 to Versailles Peace Treaty Role of Diplomatic & Military Mail
The Versailles Peace Treaty was signed on 28 June 1919 which led to the creation of the League of Nations.
Frames 180-182: The Legacy and Impact of Rachel Carson and Bob Hines
The collaboration shaped the future long before environmental concerns were codified. The collaboration would place them at the pinnacle of environmental/conservation protection.
Frames 183-190: The Magical World of Harry Potter
Trudging through the dark and gloomy lands of Mordor - oops! - Wrong fantasy series!
Frames 191-196: Landpost Uber Lehrte
A study of the rural mail system in Germany using Lehrte as a model.
Frame 197: Bundi as Part of Rajasthan
In 1948 the state of Rajasthan incorporated the state of Bundi who stamps were then specially overprinted to show the change in political status.
Frame 198: North Borneo Red Cross Issues 1916 - 1918
North Borneo made three special issues: May 1916, August 1918, and October 1918. They used an overprint in red or black as a distinguishing feature.
Frames 199-208: Zeppelin South America Flights 1932-1937
Development and operations of commercial airmail service between Europe and South America by the Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg dirigible airships 1932-1937.
Friday, June 7: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, June 8: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, June 9: 10 am to 4 pm
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102
NAPEX show rate (June 7-10):
$111/night + taxes
(single or double occupancy)
Use rate code NPX19
FREE PARKING AND ADMISSION