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Mid-Cities EXPO (November 8-9) 2019

32nd Annual Exhibition and Bourse of the Mid-Cities Stamp Club

Grapevine Convention Center   1209 S. Main Street    Grapevine TX

Friday 10am to 5pm / Saturday 9am to 4pm

Welcome to the Mid-Cities Stamp Club Stamp Show web page. Our annual stamp show is known as the Mid-Cities Stamp EXPO. This is the 32nd consecutive year for the show, which has proven popular with both collectors and dealers. Once again, the show will be held at the spacious Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Each year a theme is chosen. This year's theme is Railroading. We will keep you posted on the latest news and information regarding EXPO 2019. If you cannot find the information you need, please contact us and we will determine if we can provide what you are looking for.

This is the information currently available for EXPO 2019.
Updates will be made as new information becomes available.

Show Highlights

The theme for EXPO 2019 is Railroading. The show will feature a 25-Dealer Bourse, Exhibits, a Silent Auction, a giant Mixture Pick, special cachet, cancel, a Beginning Collectors Center, Chance Board, Club Sales books, and a U.S. Postal Service booth. Free Parking and Free Admission.

EXPO 2018 is sponsored by the Mid-Cities Stamp Club, P.O. Box 2158, Arlington, Texas 76004-2158.

For Additional Information contact:
Ralph Poore (817) 235-8472.

For dealer-related information, contact:
Tom Cunningham, (214) 546-1179 (C)

President's Letter

PDF - (President's Letter).

Advance Flyer

PDF - Flyer.

Official Hotel Information

Grapevine Convention Center 
Grapevine Convention Center

Prospectus: PDF file.


Mini Prospectus: PDF file.


Rules and Regulations: In addition to the Prospectus, you will need to print the Rules and Regulations: PDF: (Rules and Regulations)


(Preliminary) EXPO 2017 Dealer List

PDF - (Dealer List)
NOTE: this is LAST YEAR'S list and will be replaced with this year's dealers when list becomes available.


2010 Floor Activity      Floor Activity at 2010 EXPO

MCSC 2018 Officers

    click here

EXPO 2017 Exhibits

EXPO 2017 featured sixty frames of exhibits for viewing. There were also 1-page and 4-page mini-exhibits. Exhibitors vied for numerous awards, and the awards were presented Friday evening at our Awards Banquet. Three judges, certified by the American Philatelic Society, evaluated the exhibits. In addition, EXPO attendees were given a ballot which allowed them to vote for the Texas Stamp Dealers Association's Most Popular Exhibit award. The winner was announced Saturday around 2 pm.

APS Judging Manual

MCSC Newsletter editor Peter Elias notes that the latest (7th edition) 65-page APS Judging Manual for exhibits/exhibitors is now available.

Exhibit Workers
Exhibit Workers


Bird Photo Contest

For EXPO 2018 the theme is Birds. We invite the general public in North Texas to enter a no-fee bird photo to show along with our stamp and cover exhibits. The winner will have their photo converted to a sheet of legitimate U.S. postage stamps which will be mailed directly to the winner after they are produced. There are free stamps and other goodies for kids and grand-kids and a single frame (16 pages) of Texas bird photos besides postage stamps picturing those birds. Representatives from the local Audubon Society will be there throughout the two-day show. A show cover featuring four new US Bird Stamps and an Eagle Cancellation will also be available at the show.

Mixture Pick

Our popular Giant Mixture Pick will be held near the exhibit frames in the northwest corner of the convention hall. Join fellow collectors in a 4-table search for low-cost worldwide stamps.

Beginning Collectors Center

Our Beginning Collectors Center will assist new collectors and young collectors with games, contests and prizes. The center will be located near the southwest corner of the convention hall

Chance Board

Our popular Chance Board will be held near the exhibit frames in the southwest corner of the convention hall. Take a chance for some nice worldwide stamps.

Silent Auction News

Our Silent Auction will be held on the Convention Hall stage. Included in the wide range of philatelic items available to bid on will be single stamps, entire collections, philatelic literature and several "Mystery Boxes." This year we will again feature a Buy it Now option. If you see an item you want you can have it for the Buy It Now price and take possession immediately. Many items go for bargain prices so be sure to stop by and put in your bids. Auction winners can pick up their purchases between 2:30 pm and 4 pm Saturday.

EXPO 2018 Official Show Hotel

Comfort Inn

(about 2 blocks south of GrapevineConvention Center)
301 Capitol Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051.

For reservations, dealers/members/visitors should call 817-329-9300 and ask for the Mid-Cities Stamp Show Room Block to get the special rate for the EXPO weekend of Nov. 9-10, 2018. DO NOT book through a travel agent or the hotels' 1-800 number. The special rate ($89 plus tax, for up to 4 persons) is available through Sep. 15, 2018.

EXPO 2014 Official Hotel