First Day Ceremonies & Show Cachets

First Day Ceremonies - free and open to the public, provide background information on why a stamp is being issued, a free souvenir of the event, and usually an opportunity to get autographs from ceremony participants.

Show Cachet - World-renowned stamp designer Chris Calle has created the official APS StampShow cachet for 2019. These specially designed, hand-cancelled envelopes will be available for sale. A stamp designer for several countries, Calle is credited with designing more than 200 worldwide postage stamps, including twenty-five for the United States Postal Service.

Calle will be available for autographs at the APS Booth.


For 2019 the USPS will issue "Military Dogs", see below

Scheduled Ceremonies

United States Postal Service
Military Dogs

Thursday, Aug. 1st.
Time/room: TBA

Other first days are possible, but not yet confirmed.

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