2012 marks the 100th birthday of the Sate of Arizona which was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912. It was the last of the 48 continental states to be admitted to the union. To help celibate Arizona’s birthday ARIPEX is conducting a special format show.
With the approval of the American Philatelic Society approxmently 78% of the exhibit participants have been invited to participate in the theme “Tracing The History Of The United States Through The Post Office Department.” This is the first time that a competitive WSP national exhibition has been conducted through the invitation process. Each exhibit has been selected because of its excellence and being a building block in the chronology of the story.
In addition a special Court of Honor will present a block of the famous inverted Jenny airmail and the Pony Express cover that had been stolen by a band of Indians and subsequently recovered and mailed two years later. Also the famous letter posted in New York July 4, 1776 and addressed to John Hancock Esq, Philadelphia” will be shown courtsey of Mr. George Kramer.