STAMPA, the Irish National Stamp Exhibition, will celebrate its 47th anniversary in 2019 with a return to the venue at Griffith College, Dublin. This will be the fourth exhibition at the new venue.
The original show was held in Ireland House on St. Stephen’s Green in 1972. Over the past 46 years, STAMPA has been held in various Dublin venues, including the Royal Dublin Society (RDS). In 2016, we moved to Griffith College. This historic location, a former army barracks, is named after Arthur Griffith and has a modern well lit auditorium with on-site catering facilities, wi-fi and free parking.
STAMPA 2019 will be held from 11th to 13th October and Stampa 20209 from 9th to 11th October.
Opening Hours: 11am to 5pm (4pm Sunday). Admission Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
You are invited to participate in STAMPA 2019 or simply wander around the dealers’ stands and competitors’ displays, which will feature stamp exhibits, a display celebrating 200 years of the GPO, national and international dealers and An Post. A set of philatelic souvenirs will be available exclusively to STAMPA members and, in addition, there will be a public souvenir for sale at the show. The special souvenirs are not available from An Post. A set of three illustrated and serviced covers will also be available at the exhibition or by post from STAMPA. The covers will bear special postmark cancellations provided by An Post, one for each day.
Further details will be included in the ‘Souvenir Page’ on this website from May 2019.
A major feature of STAMPA has always been the competition entries and displays. There are many classes in which exhibitors can enter, whether novice or advanced – see the Awards and Entry Form pages for details. Since 2017, we have added a new PICTURE POSTCARD class.