The Virtual Stamp Show will host the reveal of two new Forever stamp issues. The "Innovation" stamps will be dedicated on Thursday, August 20, 2020, with the "Thank You" stamps dedicated on Friday, August 21, 2020
The United States Postal Service, American Philatelic Society, American Topical Association and American First Day Cover Society are working together to produce both ceremonies.
Innovation: August 20, 2020, 2pm eastern
The event will be hosted by the American First Day Cover Society. The ceremony will include a video about American Innovation, produced by USPS and Iowa State University.
Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, President of Iowa State University will speak on the role of America's Colleges and Universities in the development of new technologies, and the development of specific technologies on stamps.
Steven Montieth, Vice President of Marketing for USPS will speak on the history of innovation at the Postal Service, past, present and future.
Bill DeWitt of the American Topical Association will speak about innovations in rail transport that changed the American Landscape.
“What could be more ‘innovative’ than a virtual stamp show?” said Lloyd A. de Vries, president of the American First Day Cover Society. “But stamp collecting has always been innovative, changing with the times to adjust to the challengea — wars, national independence, technology and, yes, pandemics.”
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Thank You: August 21, 2020, 2pm eastern
The event will be hosted by the American Topical Association. Immediate Past President Dale Smith will serve as emcee. Second Vice President Tom Broadhead will speak as a philatelist who is thankful for our hobby and others, at times like these.
Jaqueline Krage-Strako, USPS Chief Customer/Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, will be the dedicating official.
"This ceremony provides a wonderful opportunity for us all to pause to be thankful for human kindness. Members of the American Topical Association are delighted to participate in introducing these beautiful stamps and the message they convey," said Dawn Hamman, ATA president.