Exhibits Sought For Americover 2017

Americover Seeks Exhibits for 2017 Show in Ohio

The American First Day Cover Society is seeking exhibits for Americover 2017, a World Series of Philately show to be held Aug. 11-13 in Independence, Ohio. Ken Nilsestuen will head the jury.

The prospectus is now available on the AFDCS Web site by clicking this link, by regular mail from Kerry Heffner, 17656 K Street, Omaha, NE 68135-3491, or e-mail at exhibits@afdcs.org. The deadline for entering the Americover 2017 exhibition is June 1, 2017, or whenever the available frames fill up, as happened last year.

The emphasis at Americover is on First Day Cover exhibits, and about three-fourths of each exhibit should consist of FDCs. Multi-frame, one-frame and youth exhibits are welcome.

As a WSP show, the winner of the Grand Award at Americover 2017 will be part of the Champion of Champions competition at Stampshow 2018. Ronald J. Klimley, winner of the 2016 Grand with "The 1964 New York World’s Fair Commemorative," will represent Americover this summer in Richmond, Virginia.

The Americover Grand prize is again a crystal pyramid provided by the AFDCS' Claude C. Ries Chapter.

In addition, if six or more competitive single-frame exhibits are entered, the Curtis B. Patterson Award recipient for the best single-frame exhibit will be invited to enter the APS Single-Frame Champion of Champions competition at AmeriStamp Expo in 2018.

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 Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside, and there is a special Americover room rate of $102. There also will be two bourses (commercial dealers and cachetmakers), a banquet, meetings, a youth table, a hospitality suite, a live auction a silent auction, seminars, a pre-show tour of the area, and a post-show evening dinner event. A first day ceremony is being sought.

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.

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