By Colin Sallee
1. New York by way of Illinois
The American Stamp Dealers Association is giving away yet another two-night stay in New York City during World Stamp Show-NY 2016 at its show this weekend in the Chicago area.
The ASDA Midwest Postage Stamp Show runs March 18-20 at the Lindner Conference Center in Lombard, Ill.
An international philatelic exhibition is held just once every 10 years in the United States. World Stamp Show-NY 2016 is set for May 28-June 4. Admission is free.
For more information on this weekend’s show and the WSS-NY 2016 giveaway, visit the ASDA's website.
2. Rule change
A planned change to the rules governing the 2016 United States federal duck stamp art contest would require that artists “include an appropriate non-waterfowl migratory bird species in the artwork design.”
The comment section for the proposed rule change is now extended.
3. Soccer stamps
Linn's Stamp News contributor George DeKornfeld, who grew up in London, writes in his latest column that soccer was a big part of his childhood.
“Weekends would find me at Chelsea or Manchester United matches, and to this day, I still follow Chelsea albeit much less enthusiastically than I did during my youth. And soccer has its ‘Super Bowls’ too, such as the F.A. (Football Association) Cup Final, the World Cup, and UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) European Football Championships or Euro Cup.”
That last one is the focus of two new stamps out of Northern Cyprus that DeKornfeld showcases.
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