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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.
Making Stamp Shows More Fun - John Hothner

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. Join us! or Renew your membership!

Information for the new award for Headings and Plan.

Looking for nominations for the Bernard Hennig Award: Criteria:
  1. Principally, excellence as stamp show judge and/or philatelic literature judge, both as to accuracy of award levels and in being a skilled communicator so as to be helpful to exhibitors.
  2. Participation in feedback services, CANEJ, contributions to understanding judging through articles in TPE or other philatelic media, and/or working on ad hoc committees or groups toward improving judging criteria or the judging process.

Please fill out the form HennigAwardNominationForm.pdf