NOJEX '12, the 49th annual North Jersey Philatelic Exhibition, a World Series of Philately Show, will be held on May 25-27, 2012, Friday to Sunday, at the Meadowlands Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey. The show will host the annual conventions of the Rossica Society of Russian Philately, the Ottoman and Near East Philatelic Society, and the New Jersey Postal History Society.
The show will include more than 200 frames of both multi and single frame exhibits as well as youth exhibits. The multi-frame Grand Award winner will be eligible to compete in the APS Champion of Champions Competition to be held in Sacramento, California in August, 2012, while the single frame Grand Award winner will be eligible to compete in the Single Frame C of C in Louisville, Kentucky in January 2013. NOJEX is the only Champion of Champions qualifying show in the tri-state (NJ-NY-CT) area.
The bourse will be home to more than 40 dealers offering a full range of philatelic material. There will also be a number of presentations made during the course of the show covering topics which are sure to be of interest.
The Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship will be at NOJEX selling a diverse selection of US and Worldwide Stamps and Covers. The most significant consignment is the inventory of the late John Nunes. John loved stamp shows and he understood the importance of young collectors. John's inventory of US and Worldwide postal history will be offered at deep discounts from John's marked retail with a portion of the proceeds donated to the YPFL to support further Youth Programs and the APS. It is our hope that sales will be brisk enough to support a fellowship in his name. For more information about the Youth Philatelic Leaders Fellowship Program, please visit http://stamps.org/Young-Philatelic-Leaders.
Both the show and the banquet are on-site at the host hotel, which also offers free parking. The banquet reservation form is available on the website. The hotel is offering a special rate of $130 per night. To obtain this room rate contact the hotel at (843) 760-5839 or (888) 233-9527 and request the special NOJEX rate or make your reservations online directly from the NOJEX website. You will automatically receive the special NOJEX room rate.
Since the show will be held from Friday to Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, why not stay over through Monday and enjoy shopping at some of the name brand outlet stores only minutes away or take in the many attractions in New York City just across the Hudson River.
Be sure to check the NOJEX website at www.nojex.org to get additional information about the show as it becomes available.