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October Events &
Stamps of The Month
Melbourne, FL - October 13th, 2019 The 2nd Sunday Best One Day Coin, Stamp & Collectible Show will be held at the Azan Shrine Center, 1591 West Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne, Florida 32935. Bourse Hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For additional info, call 321-428-5850.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL - October, 20th, 2019, Third Sunday Coin & Stamp Show will be held at the Volunteer Park Community Center, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. Bourse Hours: Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For further information contact Mr. Joe Marshall at 954-802-4967 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org..
FT. Walton Beach, FL - October 26th, 2019, Stampfest will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 N. Carol Avenue NW. Ft. Walton Bch, FL. Bourse Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00PM. For further information contact Mr. Fred Brafford at 850-651-2770.
Cats, Bats and Spiders, Oh My!
Spooky Silhouettes Forever Stamps to be Released in Time for Halloween
The Postal Service issues four Forever stamps in time for Halloween. The Spooky Silhouettes stamps feature digital illustrations with Halloween motifs rendered as black silhouettes in eerily backlit windows. The images include a cat with an arched back beneath a raven perched on a bare tree branch, all against a yellowish-green background; two ghosts against an orange background; a spider and a web against a red background; and three bats against a purple background.
News of the stamps is being shared with the hashtag #HalloweenStamps.
Marc McCrery, vice president of mail entry and payment technology, U.S. Postal Service
Friday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. EDT
Milford Pumpkin Festival
Emerson Park Stage
6 Mont Vernon St.
Milford, NH 03055
Dedication ceremony attendees are encouraged to RSVP at usps.com/silhouettes
As autumn approaches, these new stamps offer fun, frightful scenes that symbolize Halloween. With customs and traditions that vary widely by community, Halloween now inspires parades and carnivals, corn mazes, haunted houses, neighborhood and school parties, pumpkin festivals, and even pumpkin catapulting. Halloween remains a much anticipated celebration of the macabre in the face of approaching winter.
Artist Tyler Lang worked with art director and designer Greg Breeding to create these stamps, which will be available for purchase October 11, 2019 Additional details will be provided before the ceremony date.