Westmont, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/02/2017 -- Rasdale Stamp Company, an industry-leading stamp dealer and host of quarterly public stamp auctions, served as the primary sponsor for the 2017 National Topical Stamp Show. The thematic stamp show, the flagship event of the American Topical Association, was held the weekend of June 23rd to the 25th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The recent National Topical Stamp Show, the 67th Annual national show held by the American Topical Association, was held over the course of three days from Friday to Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport. The show was designated as a part of the World Series of Philately, a series of events that are accredited by the American Philatelic Society as being the most significant, reputable and sizeable stamp collecting shows throughout the year. According to the show's official website, it featured an "all-thematic philatelic exhibition and a 30-dealer bourse" and additionally displayed "a wide range of other stamps, covers and philatelic material. "Beyond stamp sales, the recent stamp collecting show also included "meetings, seminars, activities and special touring events."
On Friday, the topical theme was Nature; that day's stamp sales and collection displays all involved the theme of nature. Many stamps displayed Friday featured images of plants, animals and natural landscapes. As the weekend-long show progressed into Saturday, the theme shifted to Culture; stamps depicting pictures and objects with a cultural theme were shown on the show's second day. On Sunday, the show concluded with a final theme of Technology. Stamp collections were displayed and sold on the show's final day that depicted the inventions of years gone by such as cars, trains and early telephones, as well as more modern stamps depicting inventions like computers and cell phones.
Founded in 1949, the American Topical Association (ATA) has grown to become the largest philatelic society that is specifically involved with collecting stamps that fall under a certain topic or theme. The organization currently serves nearly 3,000 members worldwide, and is considered an industry-leading authority and source of information on all manners related to topical stamp collecting.
The lead sponsor of the recent ATA show, Rasdale Stamp Company, was founded in 1932 and has remained in the Chicago area since its founding. It enjoys the distinction of being the oldest family owned and operated stamp auction house in the country.
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Stamps, coins and a variety of other popular collectibles are available through Rasdale at its large public auctions. The public auctions are held on a quarterly basis, with its next auction scheduled to take place on August 19th and 20th.
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Rasdale is also experienced in handling the consignment process, by which individuals are able to sell collections through the auction house. For more information on the items that will be available at the company's upcoming auction, or for further details on the consignment process, the company may be contacted by using the information provided below.
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Rasdale Stamp Company
Address: 35 Chestnut Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559