Mouth-watering foods with influences from Latin America and the Caribbean appear on six new forever stamps to be released in a formal first-day ceremony at 5:45 p.m. local time April 20 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Delicioso self-adhesive first-class forever stamps (currently 49 cents), sold in double-sided panes of 20 (convertible booklet format), feature bright and playful illustrations of tamales, flan, sancocho, empanadas, chile relleno, and ceviche. The booklet pane includes four of the tamales and flan designs and three of each of the other designs.
The dedication ceremony is being held in conjunction with Salud y Sabor and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The event is a free evening of food, art and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, healthy lifestyles and culture.
The names of the six dishes appear in a festive font above each mouthwatering image. Each illustration was created by applying multiple layers of acrylic paint to textured boards, using sandpaper to reveal the hidden layers and give the designs a worn, vintage look.
Artist John Parra designed the stamp artwork under the direction of Antonio Alcalá.
The Garfield-Perry Stamp Club’s March Party stamp exhibition and bourse will be held March 23–35 at the La Villa Conference and Banquet Center, 11500 Brook Park Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44130. Show hours are 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday. Admission and parking are free.
The show will feature:
• 60 dealers.
• 200 frames of exhibits.
• the USPS and UNPA will be present at the show selling current items.
• United Nations First Day of Issue ceremony, International Dance, six mini-sheets, Thursday at 12 p.m.
• U.S. Postal Service First Day of Issue, 10-cent Pear, Thursday at 1 p.m.
• a Garfield-Perry pictorial cancel and show cachet.
• free stamps for kids in our youth and new collector area.
The United States Stamp Society and Ohio Postal History Society will hold their annual meetings at the show. There will be other presentations and events, including a discussion by author James Barron of his book The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
All are invited to attend the APS Town Hall meeting with Scott English at the show, Friday March 24 at 11 a.m. APS Ambassadors and Chapter representatives are encouraged to attend to learn about new APS initiatives, programs and other news to take back to your chapter meetings.
More information about the show is available at Garfield-Perry’s website.