StampShow 2017 Seeking Exhibits;
$150 Prize for Best Canadian Exhibit

APS StampShow 2017 is seeking exhibits for the upcoming August 3–6 show in Richmond, Virginia. The show is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation and is encouraging exhibitors of Canada to submit entries. There will be a $150 prize for the best Canadian exhibit at the show. The prospectus and entry form are available. Deadline to enter is June 1.

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum will also have an exhibit at the show.

APS StampShow 2017 will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third Street, Richmond, Virginia. Function ticket reservations and online registration for the show has been posted to the website.

The judges are Tim Bartshe (Colorado), Chief Judge; Ed Andrews (North Carolina); Darrell Ertzberger (Virginia); Rob Henak (Wisconsin); Yamil Kouri (Massachusetts); Ron Lesher (Maryland); Joan Orr (Australia); Charles Verge (Canada); Pat Walker (Florida); FIP Option Jury Bob Odenweller (Ohio) and James Mazepa (Florida).

Please e-mail Kathleen Edwards for further information.

New 2017–2018 Duck Stamp June 23 in Little Rock, Arkansas

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will issue the new $25 Canada Geese Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck stamp) June 23 nationwide.

James Hautman’s acrylic painting of Canada geese.
James Hautman’s acrylic painting of Canada geese will be made into the 2017-2018 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. Image courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A first-day-of-sale ceremony will take place June 23 at 10 a.m. at the Bass Pro Shop in Little Rock, Arkansas. The event is free and open to the public.

The stamp will feature a painting by James Hautman. The design of the stamp itself will be revealed on the first day for the stamp.

For additional information on the results of the contest where the painting was selected, check out the APS’s previous post on the blog.