First Day Ceremonies, Cancels, & Show Cachet

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 Cachets - The APS is offering a special Chris Calle Cachet.  Sold at the APS booth (see image below).  The ATA and AFDCS will also be offering special cachets, so stop by each booth.

Cancels - there are two cancels being offered each day of the show at the USPS (images below)..





GASS 2022 Scheduled Ceremonies

First Day of Issue

Pony Cars

United States Postal Service
Pane of 20, forever

Thursday, Aug. 25
11:00 a.m. on show floor,
stage next to USPS


Label First Day Ceremony

Boston 2026

Label to be unveiled, official image not shared

Thursday, Aug. 25
2:00 p.m. on show floor,
stage next to USPS


Pre-launch ceremony for

World Heritage — Great Spa Towns of Europe

United Nations Postal Administration
Set of six new stamps

Thursday, Aug. 25
3:00 p.m., on show floor,
stage next to USPS



Chris Calle Show Cachet

Calle Cachet

Stamp designer Chris Calle has created the official APS GASS cachet for 2022. They will be hand canceled and available for sale at the APS Booth.  A limited supply of signed copies will be available.

Show Cancels - 2 Each Day


Cancel Day 1

August 25, 2022




Cancel Day 2

August 26, 2022




Cancel Day 3

August 27, 2022




Cancel Day 4

August 28, 2022



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