US Stamps

Westpex to host U.S., U.N. first-day ceremonies

Feb 8, 2024, 12 PM

Linn’s Staff

The Westpex 2024 stamp show will host two first-day ceremonies during the April 26-28 show at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, Calif., near San Francisco.

At 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, a ceremony will be held for the United States Floral Geometry $1 stamp. The $1 Floral Geometry stamp complements the similarly designed $2 and $5 stamps issued in 2022 (Scott 5700 and 5701) and the $10 stamp issued in 2023 (5755).

A United Nations Postal Administration first-day ceremony for the Endangered Species stamps will take place at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 26. The stamps will be issued in three panes of 16 with four designs per pane.

Since 1993, the U.N. Endangered Species stamp series has represented the need for protection of plants and animals listed on appendices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Known as CITES, the convention is an international agreement among governments to safeguard trade in specimens of wild animals and plants.

The 2024 set includes $1.55 stamps for use from the post office at U.N. headquarters in New York City, 1.90-franc stamps for the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and €1.50 stamps for the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. A $5 admission fee, good for all three days, will be charged. Children under the age of 15 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

Complete show details, along with a schedule of events, are available on the Westpex website.

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