Information courtesy collector Michael Joseph Luzzi:
There will be a SHARKS Forever stamp ceremony at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific on Thursday, August 10th at 9:30 AM. The address is 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802.
The ceremony event is free and open to the public. However, this is not free admission to the Aquarium or the special exhibits. The $5 coupon that you will receive when you check in can be put toward admission should you desire to spend the day there.
www.aquariumofpacific.org for info about the various prices of admission. There are many things going on and each has a separate cost attached to it.
Also, the parking is $8 with the Aquarium validation so don’t forget to have the parking ticket validated.
Please RSVP ASAP TODAY with USPS L.A. Retail (323)586-1476.
Please arrive early if you will be attending this ceremony. You should be in place inside the Aquarium by 9 AM.
Brenda Coronado, the L.A. USPS Retail Manager advised me that there will be a Red Round Dater for 90802 in addition to the field pictorial.
Only SHARK stamps will be available for purchase at this event. If you want to purchase USPS SHARK product on which you can put the special Field Pictorial, I suggest you buy these items at your local post office. Also, you can buy the stamps and affix them beforehand to speed up the canceling process and make the event easier for you.
The participants might not sit to sign programs after the ceremony. That hasn’t been decided as yet.