AMERICOVER Discounts End June 30

AMERICOVER 2010 Pre-Registration Discount Deadline Is Approaching

There's less than a week left to save as much as $31 on some of the major events at AMERICOVER 2010. The early-bird registration prices expire June 30.

AMERICOVER 2010, a World Series of Philately stamp show and convention, will be held August 6-8 at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook in Oak Brook, Ill.

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The day before the show opens, Thursday, August 5, there's a "field trip" to the Field Museum, which features permanent exhibitions on the Ancient Americas, Nature and Ecosystems, Rocks and Fossils, and dinosaurs. The package includes transportation to and from the show hotel, and basic museum admission. Tickets during June are $37; after June 30, $40.

After the show closes Sunday night, the 8th, some of those attending the stamp show will dine and be entertained at Tommy Gun's Garage, an audience interactive speakeasy featuring a musical comedy review "wit da gangsters and da flappers." Again, transportation is included in the package. The price now is $65; next month, it goes up to $70.

There are also food events during AMERICOVER 2010. The President's Banquet is held Friday night. The annual AFDCS cachet contest winners will be announced at the end of the evening, making it a must-see event. The banquet now is $63, and goes up to $65 in less than a week.

First day cover collectors find it hard to tear themselves away from the AMERICOVER Cachetmakers Bourse, the largest held anywhere this year. So that night's food event is late, around 9 p.m., and features sandwiches. Tickets purchased now, while collectors still have some money, are $27. After the June 30th cutoff, they're $35, an $8 difference.

There is also a discount for those ordering a package of all four events: $179. But that all-events package is only available through June 30th. After that, tickets for all four events will cost a total of $210.

A convenient online registration system is available by clicking here.

AMERICOVER 2010 also features a commercial dealers bourse and a cachetmakers bourse, a national-level exhibition of first day covers, a forum by a postal official involved with first day covers, seminars, meetings, a youth table, the Stamps in The Attic quick collection evaluation service, and an auction.

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