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Flags Of Our Nation Illinois First Day Unveiling Ceremony

 
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Posted 08/25/2008   12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stamperdude to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There will be an unveiling ceremony on Sept. 2 at 10:30 am in Springfield Illinois at the State Capitol building at 2nd Street and Capitol near the Abraham Lincoln statue. The Lt. Governor and Springfield Postmaster among other officials are suppose to be there. The stamp club I belong to was contacted by the post office to get as many members there for the unveiling ceremony.

I am hoping to make arrangements with my manager to take lunch early to attend. How cool is that? Now I just have to make a cover for the event.
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Posted 08/25/2008   1:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It s0unds like an interesting thing to do Dude. I've never been near a first day ceremony. Please let us know how it goes.
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Posted 08/25/2008   2:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rlorenz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dude I would to like to see the cover you create.
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Posted 08/25/2008   4:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I went to a few official FDOI events at Washington 2006 and they were interesting. I really enjoyed the free ceremony program with one of the stamps cancelled with the FDOI postmark. This event will be a first day of sale event, not a first day of issue. I do believe that there will be a pictorial postmark available at the event, as well as up to 30 days after. My manager has agreed to let me reschedule my lunch hour to attend. My only concerns now are my printer malfunctioning, parking, and purchasing the roll of stamps prior to the event (just in case).
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Posted 09/02/2008   3:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I attended the ceremony this morning, got out of working for 2 hours! It was a nice little event, if it wasn't for stamp club members there would not have been much of an audience. There were at least 6 from my club and 2 from Chicago, most everyone else was press and postal employees. There was a color guard from the American Legion, the National Athem was sung, opening remarks, dedication, and the unveiling of the Illinois stamp. A nice looking 8 x 11 ceremony program was available ( which I had signed and postmarked). I took some pictures and made 2 cachet covers that were well received by those whom saw them and even requested one for themselves...I will post scans and pictures this evening hopefully
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Posted 09/02/2008   10:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rlorenz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamperdude

I look forward to seeing those covers
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Posted 09/02/2008   11:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If the covers look funny, blame my scanner.


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I tried to upload the ceremony program, but the file was too large, after I compressed it. I'll try later. I need to get to bed. Everyone enjoy.
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Posted 09/02/2008   11:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks stamperdude for telling us about your experience at the ceremony.
Nice covers!
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Posted 09/03/2008   05:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rlorenz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
StamperDude

Thanks for sharing the nice covers Great job in creating them
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Posted 09/03/2008   1:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Glad you guys liked the covers. I used Microsoft Office 2007, my Epson photo printer, and my digital camera. In case you are wondering about the Route 66 shield, the State Capitol building sits along an alignment on 2nd street. This is where the ceremony took place in the Rotunda, just inside the doors behind the statue of Abramham Lincoln. There was even a small news story on TV and in the State Journal Register about the FDOS ceremony. It is always nice to be able to incorporate my 2 topical collections on 1 cover: Lincoln & Route 66.
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Posted 09/10/2008   10:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dude, I knew Route 66 would be in there somewhere!(snicker) Great job!
Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 09/10/2008   11:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Gussy,
You would think that my userID was "sneeky". Of course I had a way to figure route 66 into my cachet. As you read from my previous post, it was very easy. Also, with the anniversary of Lincoln's House Divided speech this year I can figure route 66 into that as well. Because the Old State Capital in Springfield IL resides on 6th street an alignment of route 66 and that is where the speech took place. My stamp club's Fall Bourse cover is honoring that event with a full color cachet & pictorial postmark in October.
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