Americover 2012 Sells Out Exhibit Space
Exhibitors have filled all 158 competitive frames for Americover 2012, the American First Day Cover Society's World Series of Philately show that will be held Aug. 10-12 in Irvine, Calif.
It's "wonderful news," says show chair Cynthia Scott.
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.
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 with Suzy Phillips, the supervisor of the U.S. Postal Service's Cancellation Services unit, which handles 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 email@example.com or visit www.afdcs.org.