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Norwalk Stamp Club To Celebrate The Circus At Exhibit

Renowned stamp designer Christopher Calle's cover for this year's Norwalk Philatelic Exhibition, set for Saturday.
Renowned stamp designer Christopher Calle's cover for this year's Norwalk Philatelic Exhibition, set for Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Stamp Club will celebrate Connecticut's circus heritage during its annual show Saturday.

The Norwalk Philatelic Exhibition, or NORPEX, is free and open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road.

There will be exhibits, stamp collectors and dealers with plenty of trading and buying opportunities.

Part of the tradition of the show is a special cachet and cancellation, and this year's is designed by prominent stamp designer Christopher Calle, who will be on hand to sign copies. He has designed stamps such as the 25th anniversary of the moon landing and the 1988 Connecticut statehood stamp.

Calle's show cover ties into the state's circus history, which includes P.T. Barnum, one of the founders of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Items from the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport will be on display during the show.

“It’s fitting that The Greatest Show on Earth and the world’s most popular hobby can be celebrated in the home state of one of the most renowned circus founders in American history,” club President John Leskovsky said.

Leskovsky expects world-class stamp dealers with an inventory of over 750,000 stamps to attend, along with a booth from the U.S. Postal Service and another for young people and beginners.

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