1956 3¢ FIPEX
Issue Date: April 30, 1956
City: New York, New York
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 11 x 10 ½
Color: Deep violet
U.S. #1076 was released along with a souvenir sheet to commemorate the Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition (FIPEX) in New York City in 1956. The Exhibition was held in the New York Coliseum, shown on the stamp. The Coliseum was a convention hall completed just before the Exhibition, in April 1956. Also pictured on the stamp is the Columbus Monument, located in Barcelona, Spain.
New York Hosts the Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition
In 1956, the fifth International Philatelic Exhibition (FIPEX) was held in the newly constructed New York Coliseum. More than 250,000 collectors attended the event. Ten years later, the International Philatelic Exhibition broke with tradition and began traveling to other cities in the United States.