Eight Advance in Stamp Madness Bracket

Eight stamps have advanced to the second round of the 2017 American Philatelic Society’s inaugural 2017 Stamp Madness head-to-head bracket contest.

Matchups for Round 2 will be:

The U.S. Project Mercury stamp (which won the most votes in Round 1) from 1962 against New Zealand’s Southern Alps and Chapel (1946).

Japan’s Suigo Quasi-National Park stamp of 1962 against the 1958 Elephant stamp from Laos.

India’s Taj Mahal stamp of 1949 against the Eastern Farm stamp (1946) from Canada.

The U.S. World’s Fair stamp of 1964 vs. the Greece’s Grapes and Bread stamp of 1953.

The stamps, chosen from the years 1946 to 1970, advanced via public voting on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. The eventual champion will be crowned via three more rounds of public voting. Round 2 voting begins Friday.

Some fun philatelic prizes based on our pre-tournament Pick the Winner contest and the championship round will be awarded at the end of the tournament.