US Stamps

Banquet menu printed on back of 1948 souvenir sheet

Mar 4, 2024, 7 AM
The Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library marks its annual volunteer recognition dinner by printing the menu on a United States souvenir sheet. The 2016 dinner was commemorated using the United States 1948 Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition sheet.

U.S. Stamp Notes by John M. Hotchner

Hooray for the Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library for continuing a practice dating back to the 1930s of stamp clubs and organizations using United States stamps and souvenir sheets as anniversary and banquet souvenirs.

The library’s 2016 souvenir is shown front and back above. The menu for its volunteer recognition dinner is printed on the back of the 1948 Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition (Cipex) souvenir sheet (Scott 948). The library’s board of directors signed the front.

My thanks to John Bloor for sharing examples of this sheet and some of the library’s earlier creations dating back to 2007.

For more information about the library, which is located in Denver, Colo., visit its website.

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