First Day at Americover

Due to the persistence of Americover Chairman Chris Lazaroff, Americover will host a First Day of Issue ceremony for the first time since 2013.

The U.S. Postal Service will issue the Patriotic Spiral First-Class Forever stamp in booklets of 10 for consumers and self-adhesive coils of 10,000 for businesses. The booklet stamp will be issued Friday, August 19 at the show, while the coil version will be issued in Kansas City on the same day.

This festive and energetic stamp design features 50 blue and red stars spiraling around a central gold star on a white background. The idea for the design was to illustrate a community of stars protectively orbiting a central star that in an abstract sense stands for our nation's steadfast idealism and hope for a more perfect union. Antonio Alcalá of Alexandria, VA, served as art director for the project with art and typography by Polygraph, a Washington, DC, design firm.

The first day ceremony for the booklet stamp will be held on Friday, August 19 at 11am in the Tickets Lounge room of the Fairview Park Marriott. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

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