Halloween City Hosts Jack-O’Lanterns Stamps First Day

Jack-O’-Lantern Stamps.
Jack-O’-Lantern Stamps.

The “Halloween City of the World,” Anoka, Minnesota, didn’t hold back anything for the first-day ceremony for the new United States Jack O’Lanterns forever stamps issued September 29.

Approximately 1,500 people attended the ceremony in the downtown area at the city hall. Highlights included hundreds of school children dressed in different costumes, decorated jack o’lanterns, and a huge banner of the stamps that was rolled off the side of the city hall building.

Here’s a selection of photos by APS editor Jay Bigalke from the Anoka ceremony:

Indypex Stamp Show Oct. 7–9

Indypex Stamp Show, sponsored by the Indiana Stamp Club, will be held October 7–9, 2016 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds and Exhibition Center, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville, Indiana (an Indianapolis suburb). Show hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

The show features:
• 37 dealers
• several dozen frames of exhibits
• show cachets featuring Indiana’s bicentennial celebration
• U.S. Postal Service museum
• an Indiana Bicentennial Postal Exhibit
• U.S. Postal Service will be selling current postal items

Indypex will be hosting the Indiana Postal History Society.

Further information and directions are available on the Indiana Stamp Club website.