AAPE Home Page

Statement of Purpose

The American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors exists to share and discuss ideas and techniques for improving standards of exhibit preparation, judging, and the management of exhibitions. We serve the entire range of people who work or have an interest in one or more of these fields; whether novice, experienced, or just beginning to think about getting involved. Through pursuit of our purposes, it is our goal to encourage your increasing participation and enjoyment of philatelic exhibiting, and to ensure the health of this part of our hobby.

Founded in 1986, the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors is a worldwide organization of stamp collectors who exhibit their collections competitively and work together for the betterment of philatelic exhibiting and judging standards and practices. AAPE membership is open to all philatelists who love, and participate in, the world of stamp shows.

2020 Single Frame Champion of Champions Winner

The 2020 Single Frame Champion of Champions was awarded to Mark Schwartz: Boston's Use of the 1847 Issue. Below is the ribbon and the wonderful vase which will be mailed to him. Excellent job Mark!




We would also like to thank the judges: Darrell Ertzberger as chief, Pat Walker, Kathy Johnson, Nancy Clark, Seija-Riitta Laakso, Jerry Miller, Steve Reinhard, and Mike Ley.