Americover 2015 Thursday Tour

AFDCSers TO TOUR USAF MUSEUM

The American First Day Cover Society has chosen the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for its pre-Americover 2015 tour.

Americover 2015 will be held in Columbus, Ohio, August 14-16, about 75 minutes from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton. A bus will take participants from the show site, the DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus-Worthington, to the museum and back again. The museum is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world, and features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space.

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"This tour will resonate with first day cover collectors in particular,” said Chris Lazaroff, chair of Americover 2015. “Most, if not all, of the aircraft shown on the ‘Advances in Aviation’ sheet issued at Americover 2005 will be on display."

The price, which covers bus transportation, is $28 if purchased before July 1st, and $35 after that date. Tickets may be purchased online [click here] or by mail, using the insert in the March-April issue of First Days, the official journal of the AFDCS.

Each year, a group from Americover tours local sites the day before the show opens. There is also a Sunday evening event involving dinner; this year, it will be at the famous Schmidt’s restaurant in Columbus’ German Town district.

There is a special Americover room rate of $99 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus-Worthington, which includes Wednesday and Sunday nights. There also will be two bourses (commercial dealers and cachetmakers) at the show, a banquet, meetings, a youth table, a hospitality suite, live and silent auctions, seminars, a U.S. first day ceremony, and a forum by a postal official involved with first day covers.

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