One day before Americover 2017, the 62nd annual convention and exhibition of the American First Day Cover Society (AFDCS), the society will host a “Thursday Tour” that’s slated to make stops along U.S. Interstate 77, also known as the “Hall of Fame Corridor.”
On Aug. 10, tour attendees will visit the First Ladies National Historic Site, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Harry London’s Chocolate Factory before heading off to Americover 2017, which will be held Aug. 11-13 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside, which is just off Interstate 77 in Independence, Ohio. The tour will depart from the hotel Thursday morning. Tickets include transportation and all admission fees. Participants will be able to purchase lunch at the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Tailgating snack bar.
The price for the tour is $58 if purchased on or before June 30 and $63 after that date, if space is still available. Non-members of the AFDCS are welcome on the tour.
HOW TO PURCHASE
Non-members can use the website or request a copy of the Americover 2017 event order form by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the AFDCS, PO Box 44, Annapolis Jct., MD 20701-0044.
Each year, Americover is held in a different part of the country. Last year, it was in the Washington, D.C. area, and next year it will be in Atlanta.
The Americover exhibition is part of the American Philatelic Society’s World Series of Philately, and the winners of its competitive exhibitions are automatically entered in the annual Champion of Champions competitions.
There is also a Sunday evening event involving dinner; this year, it will be in a private room at Melt Bar and Grilled, which famous for its grilled cheese sandwiches and craft beers.
There is a special Americover room rate of $102 USD at the Embassy Suites. There also will be two bourses (commercial dealers and cachet-makers) at the show, a banquet, meetings, a youth table, a hospitality suite, live and silent auctions, seminars, a first day ceremony for the U.S. Postal Service’s Azulillo stamped card, and a forum by a postal official involved with first-day covers.