65th Annual Convention


The Virtual Stamp Show will be held online August 17-22. The AFDCS Board of Directors meeting (open to the public), announcement of the 2019 Cachet Contest winners, and the AFDCS Business/Membership meeting will be held as part of the virtual show. In addition, we will have virtual hospitality suites on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday nights, giving members a chance to chat with each other. We will utilize the Zoom platform for our meetings. There is no cost to use Zoom and it is easy to use.

Advance registration (free) is required for the Virtual Stamp Show. Click the green button below to complete your registration. Prior to the show, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to access the virtual show portal. To attend any of our events, just go to the show portal and click on the link for the event.

There will also be two virtual first day ceremonies for new USPS stamp issues. On Thursday August 20 at 2:00 pm EDT, the AFDCS, APS, and USPS will sponsor a first day ceremony for five new “Innovation” stamps. Upon request the AFDCS will mail a FREE program for the Innovation ceremony franked with one of the new stamps and canceled with a First Day of Issue postmark. Make your request below:

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On Friday August 21 at 2:00 pm, the ATA, APS, and USPS will sponsor a first day ceremony for four new “Thank You” stamps. You may request the Thank You stamps ceremony program by sending an email to

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The following are links to AFDCS scheduled events.

Monday Virtual Hospitality Suite – Monday, Aug. 17, 9:00 pm EDT

AFDCS 2019 Cachet Contest Announcement – Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1:30 pm EDT

AFDCS Board of Directors Meeting – Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6:00 pm EDT

Thursday Virtual Hospitality Suite – Thursday, Aug. 20, 9:00 pm EDT

AFDCS Business/Membership Meeting – Saturday, Aug. 22, 1:30 pm EDT

Saturday Virtual Hospitality Suite – Saturday, Aug. 22, 9:00 pm EDT

The technical challenges of having a Virtually Live Fund Raising Auction were too great. Therefore, we will not have one this year. Items donated for this auction will be used in the semi-annual First Days auctions. The Really Silent Hospitality Suite auction is being held on the HipStamp platform; see above.

Questions? Contact Foster Miller at

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