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February Events  
& Stamp of The Month
SARASOTA, FL - February 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2018 Sarasota National Stamp Exhibition will be held at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail (U.S. Hwy. 41). Bourse Hours are: Friday 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For further info. contact Mr. David Medeiros, Telephone 941-376-5689 or email:
Hallandale, FL - February 4th, 2018, The Gold Coast Coin & Collectible Show will held at the Mardi Gras Casino (Second Floor), 831 North Federal Highway, Hallandale, FL. Bourse Hours are Sunday 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Free Parking and Free Admission. For further information please contact Mr. Bill Sanders, Telephone 305-389-5847ere to add text.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL - February 9th, 10th, & 11th, 2018 The ASDA Winter Postage Stamp Show 2018, will be held at the War Memorial Auditorium, 800 N. E. 8th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Bourse Hrs: Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For information contact American Stamp Dealers, Tel 800-369-8207 or email
Orlando, FL - February 10th, 2018, Florida Winter Show 2018 CFSC, will be held at the Mark Street Recreation Center,, 99 E. Mark Street, Orlando. Hours Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, For further information contact Mr. Francis Ferguson at 407-493-0956 or email website
Melbourne, FL - February 11th, 2018, 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. Bourse Hours are 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. For additional info, call Ms. Alysha Wilson at 321-428-5850 or email
Deltona, FL - ​February 17th, 2018, The West Volusia Stamp Club Show will be held at the Sons of Italy, 1270 Doyle Rd., Deltona, FL. Bourse Hrs.
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. For further information contact Mr. Mike Daley, 
Telephone: 407-417-7818 or email  
Our Website:
Ft. Lauderdale, FL - February 18th, 2018, 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:
Largo/Clearwater, FL - February 24th & 25th, 2018, Baypex Stamp & Coin Show will be held at Minneg Hall, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo, FL Bourse Hours are Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For further information contact Mr. Sheldon Rogg at 727-364-6897 or email or visit
U.S. Postal Service to Issue
Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Stamps Sunday

KANSAS CITY, MO — The U.S. Postal Service will issue the new $24.70 Priority Mail Express Sleeping Bear Dunes stamp and the $6.70 Byodo-In Temple Priority Mail Stamp Sunday, January 21st, 2018.

A special dedication ceremony will take place at Michigan’s Sleeping Bears Dunes National Lakeshore later in the year. A special dedication ceremony will take place at the Byodo-In Temple January 23rd, 2018 on the island of O’ahu Hawaii.

Priority Mail is a fast domestic service that includes flat-rate shipping in one, two or three business days based on where your package starts and where it’s being sent. Priority Mail Express is the fastest domestic service, with limited exceptions, available 365 days a year, with a money-back guarantee and delivery shipping to most U.S. addresses, including PO Boxes.

The Priority Mail Express stamp highlights the Sleeping Bear Dunes, which name is from a Native American legend. Rising 450 feet above Lake Michigan, the dunes are the highest perched dunes in the Great Lakes region and are protected within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The stamp art celebrates the grandeur and serene natural beauty of the dunes and surrounding park. Dune grasses mark the beach in the foreground, as gulls dive and soar in the breeze. Art director Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, VA, designed the stamp with original art by Dan Cosgrove of Chicago.

The Priority Mail stamp features a colorful illustration of the Byodo-In Temple, a popular tourist attraction in Hawaii. A smaller-scale concrete replica of a wooden Buddhist temple in Japan, the Byodo-In Temple is located in a private cemetery on the island of O’ahu. Built in 1968 to commemorate the centennial of the first Japanese immigration to Hawaii, the temple is available for use for ceremonies, services, and events such as classes and concerts. Greg Breeding also designed this stamp with original art by Dan Cosgrove.

Stamp ideas welcome
The public is encouraged to submit stamp suggestions. Details on the stamp selection process and instructions for submitting suggestions in writing are available on Due to the time required for research and approval, ideas for stamp subjects should be received at least three years prior to proposed release. Each submission should include pertinent historical information and important dates associated with the subject.

Ordering First-Day-of-Issue Postmarks
Customers have 60 days to obtain first-day-of-issue postmarks by mail. They may purchase new stamps at Post Office locations, at the Postal Store online at or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers must affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes to themselves or others and place them in larger envelopes addressed to:

FDOI – Sleeping Bear Dunes and/or Byodo-In Temple Stamps
USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services
8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO, 64144-9900

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for postmarks up to a quantity of 50. For more than 50, customers are charged
5 cents each. All orders must be postmarked by March 21st, 2018.

Ordering First-Day Covers
The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamps and stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the USA Philatelic Publication and online at Customers may register to receive a free USA Philatelic Publication online at .

Philatelic Products
The following Philatelic products are available at

Priority Mail Express Sleeping Bear Dunes
· 119816, First-Day Cover, $25.14.
· 119821, Digital Color Postmark, $25.85.

Priority Mail Byodo-In Temple
· 114116, First-Day Cover, $7.14.
· 114121, Digital Color Postmark, $7.85.