American First Day Cover Society
AFDCS Chapter 56
Texas Philatelic Association

Welcome to the Fred C. Sawyer
North TX Chapter 56
of the American First Day Cover Society
Texas Philatelic Association Unit #6

Current Events:

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Please send updates or corrections to webmaster@afdcschap56.org

Our next meeting is Saturday, October 9 at 11:00 AM.

Chapter dues ($5.00) are due. You may pay with PayPal. Recipient is chap56.sales@gmail.com.

UTD isn't opening the library until 11AM on weekends, so our meeting times will be 11A to 3P on 2nd Saturdays

Congratulations to Bob Emrick. His Arnold Palmer cover took top honors as the best cachet of the year, in the American First Day Cover Society's annual cachetmakers contest. Bob Emrick's design was also the winner of the HP/HD category. .

Here are the Chapter 56 AFDCS award winners:

Category 1 - Handdrawn/Handpainted First Place: Bob Emrick for Arnold Palmer
Category 4 - Handpainted/Mechanically reproduced First Place: Bob Emrick for Fruits & Vegetables
Category 7 - Computer or Copier Art, Single color First Place: Darcy Richmond for Hip Hop
Category 8 - Computer or Copier Art, Two or More Colors First Place: Darcy Richmond for Voices of the Harlem Renaissance
Category 14 - Event Covers Second Place: Darcy Richmond for USS Missouri
Category 17 - Juniors age 10 and younger First Place: Christopher Stiner for Innovation
Top Cachet of 2020: Bob Emrick for Arnold Palmer
2020 Philip H. Ward, Jr. Memorial Award For Excellence in First Day Cover Literature First Place: Kris McIntosh

Congratulations to Bob, Darcy, Christopher and Kris for their hard work and support of the AFDCS. Full details and images of all the winning and 2nd place and entries are at: 2020 contest.

We are assembling collections of FS-1 (presidents Scott #2216-2219) and FS-3 (Constitution States Scott #2336-2348). Both of these covers were part of multi-chapter AFDCS projects.

The "Meeting Highlights" have been updated with new presentations for several topics. Many thanks to the presenters. If you have made a presentation and have electronic files please send them so those can be added to the website. If you just have paper notes, that will work also. If you will send the notes to DA he will make copies and return your notes.

Texas Stamp Shows

September 17-18 & 19, 2021 – GREATER HOUSTON STAMPS SHOW. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, TX 77338. (Friday and Saturday 10 Am to 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM).

September 24 & 25, 2021 - TEXAS PRECANCEL CLUB MEETING, AUCTION AND BOURSE. Comfort Inn, 301 Capitol St, Grapevine, Texas 76051. (Friday and Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM).

October 15-16, 2021 - SAN ANTONIO Texas Stamp Dealers Association (TSDA), Norris Conference Center, 618 Northwest Freeway, Loop 410 (across San Pedro from NorthStar Mall), San Antonio, TX 78216. (Friday 10-5, Saturday 9-4).

November 5-6, 2021 - HOUSTON TSDA, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 7611 Katy Freeway (IH-10 West), Houston, TX 77024. (Friday 10-5, Saturday 9-4)

November 12 & 13, 2021 The MID-CITIES STAMP CLUB EXPO will be held the at Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine, Texas 76051. See attached flier for details.

December 10-11, 2021 - DALLAS TSDA, Doubletree Hotel, Bluebonnet Room, 1981 North Central Expressway (Hwy 75 & Campbell Rd), Richardson, TX 75080 (Friday 10-5, Saturday 9-4)