Third label issued for Boston 2026 World Expo
By Linn’s Staff
A third collectible cinderella (label) for the Boston 2026 World Expo was issued Aug. 11 at the Great American Stamp Show in Cleveland, Ohio.
Boston 2026 World Expo will take place May 23-30, 2026, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. Additional details about the show can be found on its website.
The new label features a design of the block of four United States 1973 8¢ Boston Tea Party stamps (Scott 1483a), which depict the Dec. 16, 1773, raid on British ships carrying tea as part of a protest on the tea importation tax imposed by the British.
The image of Samuel Adams, who assembled colonists for the protest, appears in the lower left of the label next to the famous “Join, or Die” flag of a segmented snake.
Award-winning stamp designer Chris Calle created the label, which the Portland Stamp Company produced in 3,000 sheets of nine. The first two collectible labels, issued in 2021 and 2022, also feature art by Calle.
As was the case for the first two Boston 2026 labels, 450 limited edition sheets were signed by Calle. The unsigned and signed sheets are available via the website and by mail from Boston 2026 World Stamp Show Inc., Box 904, Sudbury, MA 01776. Checks can be made payable to “Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.”
One unsigned sheet may be ordered per person free of charge, but the shipping and handling fee is $5 for addresses in the United States and $10 for international.
The signed sheets are $10 each plus shipping.
Thomas Fortunato, public relations chair of Boston 2026, said that the signed and unsigned sheets for the first two labels have been withdrawn.
Organizers for Boston 2026 plan to issue labels yearly through 2026.
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