The Official ARIPEX 2020 SHOW THEME IS “Celebrate the 250th. Anniversary of the Birth of Beethoven.” Our sub-theme is “Love is Eternal” during Valentine’s Week-end.
The First Day of Issue of the Let’s Celebrate Forever Stamp will take place on Valentine’s Day, February 14th., 2020. It will be held in the Theater Room of the Mesa Convention Center in Building “b” This is also Arizona Statehood Day, which took place back in 1912.
The special Beethoven show cachet and Pictorial Cancellation for ARIPEX 2020 is pictured above.
The artwork and Pictorial Cancellations , one for Friday, February 14, 2020 and one for Saturday, February 15, 2020, were designed by Don Rigole of Regole Designs, of Tucson, Arizona.
The Special Beethoven Multicolored Cachet Envelopes will be available at the show immediatelly following the First Day of Issue Ceremony in the Lobby of Building “b” just outside of the Theater Room.
On Friday, we will have three different covers available for sale, only one containing the Special Beethoven Pictorial Cancellation
1- Single Celebrate Forever Stamp with Beethoven Cachet and applied Official USPS First Day PICTORIAL CANCELLATION ONLY at upper right (no picture above)……………………………………….$ 5.00
2- Two Celebrate Forever Stamps, one applied at UPPER RIGHT with OFFICIAL USPS PICTORIAL CANCELLATION and a second Celebrate Forever Stamp applied at LOWER RIGHT with additional OFFICIAL Circular USPS Mesa, AZ February 14, 2020 Cancellation with “FIRST DAY OF ISSUE” cancellation, with Beethoven ARIPEX Cachet (no picture above)………………………… ..$ 7.00
3- Single Celebrate Forever Stamp with Beethoven ARIPEX Cachet Designed by Don Rigole of Tucson, AZ, affixed at UPPER RIGHT with ARIPEX Beethoven’s Midnight Sonata PICTORIAL CANCELLATION dated February 14, 2020 offered for $ 5.00 (please see the first cover illustration above).
On Saturday, February 15, 2020, ARIPEX will offer a fourth single franked Celebrate Forever Stamp with Beethoven ARIPEX Cachet Designed by Regole Design of Tucson, Arizona. Again, stamp will be affixed at UPPER RIGHT, with the Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 PICTORIAL CANCELLATION offered at $ 5.00 (please see second Beethoven cover illustration above).
Purchase one of each of the above four varieties being produced – a $ 22 value for only $17.00 plus $ 4 USPS Postage and Handling. All orders will be sent out with a tracking number through the United States Postal Service.
You can pre-order these in advance of the show. Shipping charges will apply with any mailed purchase. Minimum shipping charge is $ 4 or more per order depending on the quantity ordered and the destination address in the United States. Please inquire for shipping rates anywhere outside of the United States before ordering.
A very limited quantity of special Beethovan themed show covers are being produced for ARIPEX 2020.
PLEASE SEND PAYMENT BY CHECK TO:
ARIPEX 2020, P O BOX 15037, Phoenix, Arizona 85060.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me ay 480.240.0388.
BELOW IS THE ARIPEX 2018 SHOW CACHET WE PRODUCED, ALSO DESIGNED by Don Rigole.
The official Aripex 2018 Show Cancellations are below:
PLEASE NOTE: There is one cancellation dated for Friday, February 16, 2018 and one dated for Saturday, February 17, 2018. This is due to postal regulations requiring a separate cancellation date for each day of the show. As the USPS does not operate on Sunday, February 18, 2018, there will be no show covers with a Sunday, February 18, 2018 cancellation available.
The pictorial cancellations that are available are below. The Eagle design is only available on Friday, February 16, 2018. The plane design is only available on Saturday, February 17, 2018.