Americover Seeks Exhibits for 2012 Show in Southern California
The American First Day Cover Society is seeking exhibits for Americover 2012, a World Series of Philately show to be held Aug. 10-12 in Irvine, Calif.
The prospectus is now available on the AFDCS Web site, http://www.afdcs.org
, by regular mail from Kerry Heffner, 17656 K Street, Omaha, NE 68135-3491, or e-mail at email@example.com
. The deadline for entering the Americover 2012 exhibition is June 1, 2012, or whenever the 160 available frames fill up.
The emphasis at Americover is on First Day Cover exhibits, and about three-fourths of each exhibit should consist of FDCs. All three divisions (Postal, Illustrated Mail and Display) of the General class of exhibits will be accepted, as well as One-Frame and Youth exhibits.
As a WSP show, the winner of the Grand Award at Americover 2012 will be part of the Champion of Champions competition at Stampshow 2013. Andrew McFarlane, winner of the 2011 Grand with "The 1947 Postage Stamp Centenary Commemorative," will represent Americover this summer in Sacramento, Calif.
In addition, if six or more competitive single-frame exhibits are entered, the Curtis B. Patterson Award recipient for the best single-frame exhibit will be invited to enter the APS Single-Frame Champion of Champions competition at AmeriStamp Expo in 2013.
Besides its Grand and Reserve Grand awards, Americover offers special awards from both the AFDCS and other philatelic societies, including ones for best exhibits of foreign FDCs, topical FDCs, pre-1931 FDCs, best exhibits by a novice and a youth, and best single-frame exhibit.
The three-day World Series of Philately show will be held at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, and there is a special Americover room rate of $99. There also will be two bourses (commercial dealers and cachetmakers), a banquet, meetings, a youth table, a hospitality suite, a live auction and two silent auctions, seminars, a Boy Scout merit badge seminar, a pre-show tour of the San Juan Capistrano Mission and Newport Bay, and a post-show evening visit to Laguna Beach. A forum by a postal official involved with first day covers is also on the schedule.
Unlike other WSP shows, Americover's exhibit awards are not presented at its banquet (which is held Friday night), but at the AFDCS Business Meeting Saturday morning.
For more information on Americover 2012 and the AFDCS, contact the AFDCS at P.O. Box 16277, Tucson, Ariz. 85732-6277, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.afdcs.org