Free Tickets to Wonder Woman First-Day Ceremony

Wonder Woman forever stamps.
Wonder Woman forever stamps.

The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the four new Wonder Woman forever stamps Friday, October 7 at 9 a.m. in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center at 655 W. 34th Street. The first-day-of-issue ceremony will take place prior to the opening of New York Comic Con.

There are a limited number of free tickets available for the ceremony. The tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to this USPS website.

Ticket requests are limited to one per individual.

The tickets will provide you with access to the stamp dedication ceremony only and not include free admittance to Comic Con.

A Royal Treat for ‘Royal’ Members

[Royal Philatelic Society London press release]

The new season of The Royal Philatelic Society London opened September 15 in traditional fashion with a display from The Royal Philatelic Collection, shown by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen.

The countries chosen this time were British Guiana and Barbados. As Michael Sefi, Keeper of The Royal Philatelic Collection, explained: “there is very little, if anything, of postal history significance.” However, for those who enjoy looking at stamps, the Collection has much to appeal, with essays, die proofs, mint and used stamps, with examples on covers, printings and varieties.

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Sescal Stamp Show Sept. 23-25 in Los Angeles

Block of four Star Trek forever stamps.
Block of four Star Trek forever stamps.

The Sescal Stamp Show, sponsored by the Federated Philatelic Clubs of Southern California, will be held September 23 to 25 at the Hilton LAX Hotel, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, California.  Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and there is a reduced self-parking rate of $9 with validation.

The American Philatelic Society’s World Series of Philately show features:
• 200 frames of exhibits
• 35 dealers
U.S. Postal Service selling current issues
• Youth activities
• Society meetings

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New Butterfly Stamp September 24

The United States Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly nonmachineable rate stamp, currently at 68-cents, will be issued September 24. The first-day-of-issue location is Kansas City, Missouri, without a ceremony.

[Details about the stamp from USPS]

U.S. Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly stamp.
U.S. Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly stamp.

The Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly stamp graces the series as the sixth non-machineable butterfly stamp for use on irregularly sized envelopes, such as square greeting cards, invitations, or announcements.

The stamp art was created on a computer, using images of preserved butterflies as a starting point. The result is a highly stylized, simplified image of an Eastern tailed-blue rather than an exact replica. Continue reading “New Butterfly Stamp September 24”

Stamp Show: Milwaukee Milcopex Sept. 16–18

Milcopex 2016 will be held September 16-18, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 6401 South 13th Street (take College Ave. exit from I-94). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free and admission to the show is $2 on Friday and Saturday. Free admission on Sunday.

Milcopex is the largest postage stamp show held annually in Wisconsin. It is part of the American Philatelic Society’s World Series of Philately. The exhibitor winning the grand award will be invited to participate in the Champion of Champions competition at APS Stamp Show 2016. Continue reading “Stamp Show: Milwaukee Milcopex Sept. 16–18”