Saturday, August 26, 2017

August 2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Death of Elvis Presley


To mark this event several stamp will be issued to commemorate this event.

Follow this link to see them 

To see Elvis's Bio Click here

Elvis Presley's home Graceland in Memphis, TN  is the second most visited family home in the United States. The most visited is the White house in Washington D.C.


American Topical Assn honors the August 1917 Eclipse 

The ATA is releasing a cacheted envelope for the Great American Eclipse on August 21, which will move from across the US from Oregon to South Carolina.  The ATA Office is "next door" to Carbondale, Illinois, the site of the longest eclipse duration, and also is in the totality path of the April 8, 2024, eclipse moving from Texas to Maine and beyond.  The ATA cachet was designed by Amanda Morgenstern of Morgenstern Design, our "house" designer.  An informational card will be included in the cacheted cover.  It is available in these formats:

• Uncancelled with Eclipse stamp (order by Aug. 14 if you wish to receive it to cancel it yourself on Aug. 21)
• Canceled with Carbondale Eclipse postmark of Eclipse stamp (will be mailed to you in outer envelope with additional Carbondale Eclipse postmark)
Cost is:• $4 for cachet with Eclipse stamp (add 50c for postage or enclose addressed, stamped envelope)

• $5 for cachet with $1.15 Moon Forever stamp (add 50c for postage or enclose addressed, stamped envelope)
• $3.50 for blank cachet; apply stamp of your choice
Order from:  ATA Office, PO Box 8, Carterville, IL 62918-0008
Or email:  americantopical@msn.comPayment by check or by PayPal to