A new Holiday Wreath vended stamp was loaded into self-service kiosk vending machines at post office in the United States in early November. The labels temporarily replace the flag design for the holiday season.
The design for the stamp features the Holiday Windows stamp design of a wreath that was created by artist William Low.
These vended stamps are listed by Scott catalog editors in the computer vended postage stamps category. Those interested in learning more about these stamps can visit the Meter Stamp Society, an affiliate of the American Philatelic Society.
The American Philatelic Society will offer an On the Road Course January 26, 2017 titled “Mastering Postal History: How to Read and Interpret a Cover” (One Day Course). The course, by instructor Gary Wayne Loew, takes place just prior to the Southeastern Stamp Expo show in Norcross, Georgia (an Atlanta suburb).
The purpose of this course is to enable participants to fully understand their postal history collections.
• What is the story that each cover can tell?
• How to organize your covers into a more meaningful postal history collection.
• How to maximize the value of your covers.
• How to become a more informed buyer and learn what to pay for a cover.
The course runs from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (lunch on your own) and the registration deadline is January 7, 2017. Register early because class sizes are limited.
For the full course description, which costs $65 for APS Members and $105 for Non-members, visit the APS website. Some of the costs for this course are being underwritten by the Southeastern Stamp Expo
Note that the registration fee does not include housing or meals.
CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2016 — The annual stamp show CHICAGOPEX takes place Nov. 18-20, 2016, at the Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca, Ill. In addition to hobby-related attractions, attendees enjoy free admission, free parking and complimentary stamps for kids.
2016 marks the 130th year of the Chicago Philatelic Society (CPS), whose show committee has organized the event. CPS began in 1886, the same year as the national organization, the American Philatelic Society (APS), which is sending several staff members to serve as representatives at the show. CPS holds the distinction of being chapter no. 1 of APS, which today has hundreds of chapters and affiliates nationwide. CPS will hold its monthly meeting at the show on 1 p.m. Saturday. The meeting is open to the public.
The upcoming AmeriStamp Expo show, March 3–5, in Reno, Nevada, focuses on single frame and non-traditional types of exhibits and features the annual Single Frame Champion of Champions and the Most Popular Champion of Champions.
Exhibit entry forms and a prospectus are available for those who wish to exhibit at the show. E-mail completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The extended deadline for entries is December 29, 2016.