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Events & Schedule

August 20
Tucson Stamp Club meets in Slusser Library. bourse at 12; meeting at 1.

August 29
Slusser Library reserved 10-12. Closed to others. Limited library services in main building.

August 30
Slusser Library reserved 10-12. Closed to others. Limited library services in main building.

September 2
Star Trek Forever stamps unveiled by Tucson Postmaster Carl Griegel in the Slusser Library at 10. All are welcome to attend. First Day Covers with artwork by Don Regole will be sold starting this day.

September 3
Star Trek Fete from 10-12! We hope to see many people from the community here to celebrate all things Star Trek! Click here for more information on this free event.

CANCELLED Tucson Stamp Club meets in Slusser Library. bourse at 12; meeting at 1.

September 5
Postal History Foundation closed.

September 9
Tucson Civil War Roundtable in the Slusser Library 11-1. Library closed to others. Limited library services available in the main building.

September 11
Tucson Post Card Exchange Club in the Slusser Library 1-3.

September 11
Tucson Stamp Club meets in Slusser Library. bourse at 12; meeting at 1.

 

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Iconic Tucson Sign in Grand Winning Design

2016 Birthday Stamp best for webRoark Polzin's design of Tucson's iconic Diving Lady sign and the Piccarreta Davis building won our annual Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest. Five winners in three age groups were announced at the Tucson birthday party held at the foundation on August 19. Surprise guest Michael Piccarreta handed the award to Roarke. Mr. Piccarreta said that his law firm has great affinity for the Diving Lady and that he was impressed with Roark's artwork. Custom stamps with this design may be purchased to benefit the Youth Education through Stamps (YES) program. We also have collectible envelopes for sale featuring artwork of some of th other winners. See the education page for more details.

 

Set Phasers to FUN!

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The Postal History Foundation has set phasers to fun in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic television show, Star Trek. An exhibit containing Star Trek props, collectibles, and postage stamps from all over the world runs August 8 through September 30. A Star Trek fete on Saturday, September 3, from 10-12 will feature Star-Trek-themed food, activities, and stamps, philatelic sales, and tours of the foundation. Costumes are optional—but encouraged. The event is free and open to the public.

The new United States Postal Service (USPS) Star Trek Forever stamps will be locally unveiled at the Postal History Foundation in a ”First Day Ceremony” with Tucson Postmaster Carl Grigel on Friday, September 2, 2016, from 10-12. The Star Trek stamps will be available in the contract post office. This ceremony is also open to the public, though parking is limited. The Postal History Foundation will also sell a set of four, full-color “first day covers” (collectible envelopes) that include the new stamps, the USPS pictorial postmark, and beautiful envelope artwork by local graphic designer Don Regole. These cachets are available for pre-order and will be sold on-site starting September 2. They will also be sold at the Star Trek fete and thereafter until sold out.

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