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Bugs Bunny cover

One of our best selling covers!

The RPA is proud to have a core of members interested in producing first day and commemorative covers, headed up by Rick Kase, Joe Doles and Kelly Armstrong. A wide assortment of topics are among the current inventory, including sports, trains, flora/fauna, transportation, lighthouses, and much more.

Prices below do not include return postage. U.S. residents may either send a #10 sized self-addressed stamped envelope to cover complete return postage at a rate of 3 covers/ounce, or add 50 cents per cover. Orders elsewhere must add 50 cents per cover for return postage.

To order, note the cover number(s), description, quantity desired and total cost. Send an email first to stamptmf@frontiernet.net to confirm your item(s) are in stock. Send payment in U.S. dollars (check/money order in US funds or International Postal Money Order) to:

RPA Covers-I, P.O. Box 10206, Brighton Station, Rochester, NY 14610-0206

Remember to include a SASE or return postage costs!



Early Misc. Covers





1957 and 1961 Niagara Federation Show Covers



1963 50th Anniversary Show and 1000th Meeting Covers




1967 TOPEX Covers



Hosting the 16th convention of the American Topical Association.


1968 Show Covers




1971 ROPEX Covers


1972 ROPEX-UNIPEX Covers


125th anniversary of the first US postage stamps.


1973 ROPEX Covers



60th (diamond) anniversary of the Rochester Philatelic Association.


1974 ROPEX-TOPEX Covers



100th anniversary of the UPU (Univeral Postal Union).




1976 ROPEX Covers



The American Revolution Bicentennial.


1978 ROPEX Covers

  • 13c stamp, April 14, 1978 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
  • 13c stamp, April 15, 1978 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
  • 13c stamp, April 16, 1978 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    125th anniversary of the New York Central Railroad System.


    1979 ROPEX Covers



    50th anniversary of the famous Bluenose Canadian stamp.


    1981 ROPEX Covers


    100th anniversary of the American Red Cross.


    1982 George Washington Covers


  • 20c George Washington FDC, February 22, 1982 Mount Vernon (small dial).
  • 20c George Washington FDC, February 22, 1982 Mount Vernon (large dial). Cover #016, $2 (38 left)
  • 20c George Washington FDC, February 22, 1982 Mount Vernon signature unofficial cancel. Cover #017, $2 (30 left)
  • 20c George Washington FDC, February 22, 1982 Mount Vernon duo cancel. Cover #018, $3 (13 left)
    250th anniversary of George Washington's birth.


    1982 ROPEX Covers



  • 20c single stamp, March 26, 1982 Rochester, NY Great Seal's 200th anniversary commemorative cover.
  • 20c single stamp, March 28, 1982 Rochester, NY Fulton's Steamship Clermont souvenir card.
    200th anniversary of the Great Seal of the United States.


    1983 ROPEX Covers


  • 3c + 17c single stamps, March 25, 1983 Rochester, NY railroad handcar souvenir card.
    Celebrating transportation.


    1984 ROPEX Covers




    150th anniversary of Rochester, NY.


    1985 ROPEX Covers


  • March 22, 1985 Rochester, NY first man on the moon souvenir card.
    Honoring space achievements.


    1985 Iceboat Covers

  • 14c Iceboat (coil pair) FDC, March 23, 1985, Rochester, NY cancel. LRM blue cachet. Cover #030, $2 (25 left)
  • 14c Iceboat (coil pair) FDC, March 23, 1985, Rochester, NY cancel. RPA red cachet. Cover #031, $2 (5 left)


    1986 ROPEX Covers


  • March 22, 1986 Rochester, NY transportation (car) cancel.
  • March 22, 1986 Rochester, NY Statue of Liberty centennnial souvenir card.
    Honoring transportation.


    1987 ROPEX Covers



    Card Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 1987 Salute to baseball, the Rochester Red Wings and Silver Stadium souvenir card.
    Honoring aviation.



    1988 ROPEX Covers



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles, Card Designer: Kelly Armstrong, Card Typographer: Joe Doles

  • 1988 New York Central and Hudson's 999 train souvenir card.
    Honoring trains.


    1989 Steamboat Covers


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 1989 25 cent steamboats FDC, March 3, 1989, New Orleans, LA (set of 5 singles)


    1989 ROPEX Covers



    cachet Designer: Joe Doles, Card Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • April 21, 1989 Rochester, NY carousel cancel and cachet.
  • April 22, 1989 Rochester, NY carousel cancel and cachet.
  • April 21, 1989 Rochester, NY carousel souvenir card.
    Honoring carousel animals.



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 1989 25 cent Lou Gehrig FDC, June 10, 1989, Cooperstown, NY


    1990 ROPEX Covers



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles


    Card Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 1990 150th anniversary of the first postage stamp, the Penny Black, souvenir card.
    Honoring women on stamps.


    1990 Indian Headdresses Covers


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 1990 25 cent Indian headdresses FDC, August 14, 1990, Cody, WY (set of 5 singles)


    1990 Circus Wagon Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 1990 5 cent circus wagon FDC, August 31, 1990, Syracuse, NY


    1990 Christmas Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 1990 25 cent Christmas FDC, October 18, 1990, Washington, DC


    1991 ROPEX Covers



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles, Card Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 1991 Rochester and regional lighthouses souvenir card.
    Honoring lighthouses.


    1991 Flag over Mt. Rushmore Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29 cent Flag over Mt. Rushmore FDC, March 29, 1991, Mt. Rushmore, SD cancel.


    1991-92 Tulip Covers


    Cachet Designer (left): Kelly Armstrong, Cachet Designer (right): Joe Doles


  • 29c Tulip (sheet single) FDC, April 5, 1991 Rochester, NY ROPEX'91 unofficial cancel.
  • 29c Tulip (booklet single) FDC, April 5, 1991 Rochester, NY.
  • 29c Tulip (coil pair) FDC in green ink, March 3, 1992, Rochester, NY. Cover #050, $2 (18 left)
  • 29c Tulip (roulette and regular coil pair, sheet and booklet single) FDC in green ink, March 3, 1992, Rochester, NY. (combo)
  • 29c Tulip (rouletted coil single) FDC in blue, August 16, 1991, and regular coil single FDC in red, March 3, 1992, Rochester, NY. (combo)
  • 29c Tulip triple FDC, 29c tulip (sheet single) April 5, 1991; (rouletted coil single) FDC in blue ink, August 16, 1991; and (coil single) FDC in green, March 3, 1992. (combo)
  • 29c Tulip triple FDC per #65, except with East Bloomfield, NY unofficial handcancels (combo).
  • 29c Tulip triple FDC per #66, except with West Bloomfield, NY unofficial handcancels (combo).


    1991 Flag and Olympic Rings Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29 cent Flag and Olympic rings FDC, April 21, 1991, Atlanta, GA cancel.


    1991 Savings Bonds Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29 cent Savings bonds FDC, April 30, 1991, Washington, DC cancel.


    1991 Memorial Day Three Flags Covers



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29 cent flag FDC, May 30, 1991, Waterloo, NY cancel.
  • 29 cent flag FDC, May 30, 1991, Waterloo, NY unofficial cancel.
  • 29 cent flag FDC, May 30, 1991, Rochester, NY unofficial cancel.


    1991 Numismatics Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Numismatics FDC, August 13, 1991, Chicago, IL cancel.


    1991 Niagara Falls Postal Card


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Niagara Falls FDC, August 21, 1991, Niagara Falls, NY cancel.


    1991 Christmas Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Christmas FDC, October 17, 1991, Santa, ID cancel (set of 4 singles).


    1992 W.E.B. DuBois Cover

  • 29c W.E.B. DuBois FDC (with bullseye cancel), January 31, 1992, Atlanta, GA cancel. RPA cachet of subject.


    1992 Love Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Love FDC, February 6, 1992, Loveland, CO cancel.


    1992 ROPEX Covers



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles, Card Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 29c World Columbian stamp, March 27, 1992, Columbus' fleet cachet.
  • 29c World Columbian stamp, March 28, 1992, Columbus' coat of arms cachet.
  • 29c World Columbian stamp, March 29, 1992, Columbus' flagship "Santa Maria" cachet.
    Honoring the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to America.


    1992 Voyage of Columbus Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c First Voyage of Columbus FDC, April 24, 1992, Christianstad, VI cancel. (set of 4)


    1992 New York Stock Exchange Cover

  • 29c NY Stock Exchange FDC, May 17, 1992, New York, NY cancel. RPA cachet of broker, ticker tape.


    1992 Space Achievements Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Space Achievements FDC (block of 4), May 29, 1992, Chicago, IL cancel.


    1992 Dorothy Parker Cover
    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Dorothy Parker FDC, August 22, 1992, West End, NJ cancel. RPA cachet of subject.


    1992 Theodore von Karman Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Theodore von Karman FDC, August 31, 1992, Washington, DC cancel. RPA cachet of Mercury rocket. Cover #090, $2 (4 left)


    1992 Flag and Pledge Covers


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Flag and Pledge FDC, September 8, 1992, Rome, NY cancel.
  • 29c Flag and Pledge FDC with Mt. Morris, NY unofficial hand cancel.
  • 29c Flag and Pledge FDC with Mt. Morris, NY unofficial machine cancel.


    1992 Christmas Greetings Covers


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Christmas Greetings FDC (block of 4), October 22, 1992, Kansas City, MO cancel.


    1992 Pumpkinseed Sunfish Cover


    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 45c Pumpkinseed Sunfish FDC, December 2, 1992, Washington, DC cancel.


    1993 Space Fantasy Cover


    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 29c Space Fantasy FDC (pane of 5), January 25, 1993, Huntsville, AL cancel.


    1993 Percy Lavon Julian Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Percy Lavon Julian FDC, January 29, 1993, Chicago, IL cancel.


    1993 Oregon Trail Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Oregon Trail FDC, February 12, 1993, Salem, OR cancel.


    1993 World University Games Cover


    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 29c World University Games FDC, February 12, 1993, Buffalo, NY cancel.


    1993 ROPEX Covers



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles


    Card Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c World Columbian Stamp Expo, March 27, 1993, Rochester, NY ROPEX'93 commemorative cancel- "A Century of Commemoratives" depicting a stamp and magnifying glass. RPA ROPEX'93 cachet of US Columbus stamps.

  • 22c Stamp Collecting stamp (random single), plus 8c Stamp Collecting stamp with RPA ROPEX'93 cachet of a 22c Stamp Collecting stamp. (combo)

  • 29c Grace Kelly stamp with RPA ROPEX'93 cachet of a collector and his album.

  • ROPEX 1993 stamp collecting souvenir card.
    Honoring 100 years of American commemorative stamps.


    1993 Oklahoma! (sheet version) Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Oklahoma! (sheet version) FDC, March 30, 1993, Oklahoma City, OK cancel.


    1993 Circus Cover

  • 29c Circus FDC, April 6, 1993, Washington, DC cancel.


    1993 Cherokee Strip Land Run Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Cherokee Strip Land Run FDC, April 12, 1993, Enid, OK cancel.


    1993 Sporting Horses Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Sporting Horses FDC (block of 4), May 1, 1993, Louisville, KY cancel.


    1993 Garden Flowers Cover

  • 29c Garden Flowers FDC (pane of 5), May 15, 1993, Spokane, WA cancel.


    1993 African Violet Cover

  • 29c African violet FDC, October 8, 1993, Beaumont, TX cancel. RPA cachet of African violet plant.


    1993 The Flower City Lilac Philatelic Window Covers

  • 29c African violet stamp, October 17, 1993, Rochester, NY philatelic window cancel- "Philatelic Station, Rochester, NY, The Flower City" depicting a lilac branch. First day of permanent use. Matching cachet.

  • 29c Spring Flowers (random single stamp), October 17, 1993, Rochester, NY philatelic window cancel- "Philatelic Station, Rochester, NY, The Flower City" depicting a lilac branch. First day of permanent use. RPA tulip cachet.


    1993 Youth Literature Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Youth Literature FDC, October 23, 1993, Louisville, KY commemorative cancel.

  • 29c Youth Literature, October 24, 1993, Rochester, NY commemorative cancel- "Rochester Numismatic Association Annual Show..." depicting a tree and a man reading a book.


    1994 Love Booklet Version Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Bird/Heart Love (booklet version) and 52c Birds/Flowers FDC, February 14, 1994, Niagara Falls, NY cancel. RPA bird and heart cachet. (FDC combo)

  • 29c Bird/Heart Love (booklet version) FDC, February 14, 1994, Birdsboro, PA unofficial cancel. RPA bird and heart circle cachet.


    ROPEX 1994



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Christmas Greetings Train self-stick, April 8-10, 1994, Rochester, NY ROPEX'94 commemorative cancel- train and station. RPA ROPEX'94 cachets of: Roch & Buf RPO 1913 type cancel, American Machine flag type cancel, and last US RPO type cancel. (set of 3)

  • 29c Christmas Greetings Train self-stick, April 9, 1994, Rochester, NY ROPEX'94 commemorative cancel- train and station. RPA ROPEX'94 special cachet honoring George Kramer's Stampshow 1993 victory.
    Honoring trains.


    1994 Total Solar Eclipse

  • 29c Theodore von Karman, May 10, 1994, Rochester, NY commemorative cancel- total solar eclipse and Rochester Strasenburgh Planetarium. RPA cachet of the planetarium.


    1994 Love Sheet Version Cover
    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Bird/Heart Love (sheet version) FDC, June 11, 1994 Niagara Falls, NY cancel in red ink.


    1994 Norman Rockwell Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Norman Rockwell FDC, July 1, 1994, Stockbridge, MA cancel.


    1995 ROPEX Cover



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 29c Moon Landing and 6c Apollo 8 stamp, space shuttle commemorative cancel, April 8, 1995, Rochester, NY cancel. Cachet in memory of RPA member Larry Moriarty.
    Honoring space achievements.


    1995 Richard Nixon Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 32c Richard Nixon, April 26, 1995, Yorba Linda, CA FDC cancel.


    1995 Marilyn Monroe Covers


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 32c Marilyn Monroe FDC, June 1, 1995, Universal City, CA official and Fairport, NY unofficial cancel.

  • 32c Marilyn Monroe FDC, June 1, 1995, Rochester, NY unofficial cancel.


    1995 Great Lake Lighthouses Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 32c Thirty Mile Point lighthouse, June 24, 1995, Barker, NY commemorative cancel.


    1995 50th Anniversary of the United Nations


    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 32c 50th Anniversary of the United Nations FDC, June 26, 1995, San Francisco, CA cancel. RPA cachet of UN headquarters building.


    1995 Carousel Horses Covers


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 32c Carousel Horses FDC, July 21, 1995, Lahaska, PA cancel, front of horse cachet. (set of 4)

  • 32c Carousel Horses FDC, July 21, 1995, Lahaska, PA cancel, horse head cachet. (set of 4)


    1995 XIX Amendment Cover



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 32c XIX Amendment FDC, August 26, 1995 with Washington, DC cancel.

  • 32c XIX Amendment FDC, August 26, 1995 with Seneca Falls, NY unofficial cancel.

  • 32c XIX Amendment stamp, August 27, 1995 with Susan B. Anthony House Rochester, NY commemorative cancel.


    1995 Milton S. Hershey Cover


    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 32c Milton S. Hershey FDC, September 13, 1995, Hershey, PA cancel.


    1995 Christmas Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 32c Christmas FDC, September 30, 1995, North Pole, NY cancel with October 17, 1992 Santa, ID Christmas FDC.


    1995 Comic Strip Classics Cover


    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 32c Comic Strip Classics FDC (random single), October 1, 1995, Boca Raton, FL cancel.


    1995 Naval Academy Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 32c Naval Academy FDC, October 10, 1995, Annapolis, MD cancel.


    ROPEX 1996 Covers



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

    32c Popular Sports (random single stamp), April 12, 1996, Rochester, NY ROPEX'96 commemorative cancel- 100th Anniversary of the Modern Olympic Games with official logo. RPA ROPEX'96 cachet of 2 men's gymnastic events. Cover #290, $2 (25 left)

    32c Popular Sports (random single stamp), April 12, 1996, Rochester, NY ROPEX'96 commemorative cancel- 100th Anniversary of the Modern Olympic Games with official logo. RPA ROPEX'96 cachet of 2 women's gymnastic events. Cover #293, $2 (3 left)

    32c Popular Sports (random single stamp), April 12, 1996, Rochester, NY ROPEX'96 commemorative cancel- 100th Anniversary of the Modern Olympic Games with official logo. RPA ROPEX'96 cachet of two track and field events. Cover #296, $2 (22 left)

    Honoring the centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.


    1996 Carousel Horses


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 32c Carousel Horses (random single stamp), June 1, 1996, Rochester, NY commemorative cancel- carousel horse head. RPA cachet for the Sea Breeze carousel opening. Cover #300, $2 (2 left)


    1997 ROPEX Covers



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 32c Train, March 7, 1997, Rochester, NY commemorative cancel- train and lighthouse. RPA ROPEX'97 cachet of the US Scott #1.
  • 32c Train, March 7, 1997, Rochester, NY commemorative cancel- train and lighthouse. RPA ROPEX'97 cachet of 1869 3c train.

    32c Train, March 7, 1997, Rochester, NY commemorative cancel- train and lighthouse. RPA ROPEX'97 cachet of 5c Beacon airmail. Cover #316, $2 (17 left)

    For the 150th anniversary of US postage stamps.


    1997 Frontier Field Baseball Stadium Opening Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 30c Cardinal and 3c Bluebird, April 11, 1997, Rochester, NY commemorative cancel- First baseball game at Frontier Field, Red Wing mascot, baseball. RPA cachet of a player at bat.


    1997 Thornton Wilder Cover


    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 32c Thornton Wilder FDC, April 17, 1997, Hamden, CT.


    1997 Bugs Bunny Cover

    Bugs Bunny cover
    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 32c Bugs Bunny FDC, May 27, 1997, Burbank, CA.


    1997 Football Coaches Cover

  • 32c Football Coaches, July 25, 1997, Canton, OH FDC cancel- Hall of Fame. (block of 4)


    1997 Humphrey Bogart Cover


    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 32c Humphrey Bogart, July 31, 1997, Los Angeles, CA FDC cancel- star.


    ROPEX 1998 Covers



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 32c Flag on Porch, March 6, 1998 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Honoring the 90th anniversary of L. Frank Baum's book, "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz."

  • 32c in assorted stamps, March 7, 1998 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Honoring the 60th anniversary of the radio broadcast, "War of the Worlds."

  • 32c in assorted stamps, March 8, 1998 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Honoring the 30th anniversary of the movie, "2001- A Space Odyssey."


    Card Designer: Tom Fortunato

  • Science Fiction 1998 souvenir card mint or with a 32c stamp, March 9, 1998 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Honoring science fiction, depicting the 1948 Ft. Bliss stamp, Space Shuttle and Starship Enterprise cancel reproductions.
    Honoring great anniversaries in literature and entertainment.


    ROPEX 1999 Covers & RPA's UN FDC Program



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 33c stamp, March 19, 1999 Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #383, $2 (1 left)
    Honoring the Apollo 8 mission.

  • 33c stamp, March 20, 1999 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Honoring the Apollo 11 mission.

  • 33c stamp, March 21, 1999 Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #385, $2 (4 left)
    Honoring the Apollo 17 mission.


    Cancel and Program Designer: Tom Fortunato

    RPA's UN First Day cancel and ceremony program with UN first day cancel of the US denominated 33 and 60 cent stamps.

    ROPEX'99 ceremony program March 19, 1999 UN, NY commemorative cancel.
    Honoring the UN's UNESCO World Heritage- Australia issue.


    ROPEX 2000 Covers



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 33c stamp, March 17, 2000 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Featuring trains. Cachet honoring engineer Casey Jones.

  • 33c stamp, March 18, 2000 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Featuring trains. Cachet on the 100th anniversary of the B&O's "Wind Splitter."

  • 33c stamp, March 19, 2000 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Featuring trains. Cachet bearing a conductor's cap.
    Honoring railroading.


    ROPEX 2001 Covers
    Cachet Designer: Tom Fortunato


  • 34c stamp, March 16, 2001 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    1908 Christmas seal.

  • 34c stamp, March 17, 2001 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    1962 Christmas commemorative.

  • 34c stamp, March 18, 2001 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    NAACP seal.
    Honoring Christmas.


    2001 Diabetes Covers


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles, Program Designer: Tom Fortunato

  • 37c single stamp, March 16, 2001 Rochester, NY first day cover.
    Diabetes issue with pictorial unofficial first day cancel.

  • 37c single stamp, March 16, 2001 Rochester, NY souvenir program.
    Diabetes issue with pictorial unofficial first day cancel.


    2001 Lucille Ball Cover


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 37c single stamp, August 6, 2001 Los Angeles, CA first day cover.


    ROPEX 2002 Covers
    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 34c stamp, March 8, 2002 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Bear with paint brush.

  • 34c stamp, March 9, 2002 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Bear with sign.

  • 34c stamp, March 10, 2002 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Three bears.

    Honoring teddy bears.


    2002 Denominated Antique Toys Covers


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 37c single stamp, July 26, 2002 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Denominated Antique Toys issue with pictorial first day cancel.

  • 37c combo of 4 stamps, July 26, 2002 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Denominated Antique Toys issue with pictorial first day cancel.


    2003 First Flight Covers


    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 37c stamp, May 22, 2003 Dayton, OH first flight first day cover.
    100th Aniversary of the Wright Brothers and Powered Flight

  • 37c stamp, May 22, 2003 Dayton, OH centennial flight first day cover.
    100th Aniversary of the Wright Brothers and Powered Flight


    ROPEX 2003 Covers



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 37c stamp, June 20, 2003 Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #420, $2 (12 left)
    100th Aniversary of the Wright Brothers and Powered Flight.

  • 37c stamp, June 21, 2003 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    50th Anniversary of the Corvette.

  • 37c stamp, June 22, 2003 Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    175th Anniversary of Railroading in America.

    37c+23c UN stamps, June 20, 2003 New York, NY first day cover.
    International Year of Freshwater.

    Honoring transportation anniversaries.


    ROPEX 2004 Covers




    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 37c stamp, June 18, 2004 Webster, NY commemorative cover.
    Birds of North America- owl.

  • 37c stamp, June 19, 2004 Webster, NY commemorative cover.
    Birds of North America- sparrow.

    37c snowy egret stamp, June 20, 2004 Webster, NY commemorative cover. Cover #432, $2 (10 left)
    Birds of North America- snowy egret.

  • 37c stamp, June 19, 2004 Webster, NY commemorative cover.
    Birds of North America- geese cachet (limited edition).

    Honoring birds of North America.


    ROPEX 2005 Covers



    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 37c stamp, June 10, 2004 Webster, NY commemorative cover. Cover #440, $2 (32 left)
    Celebrating Kids and Stamps.

  • 37c stamp, June 11, 2004 Webster, NY commemorative cover. Cover #441, $2 (28 left)
    Celebrating Kids and Sports.

  • 37c stamp, June 12, 2004 Webster, NY commemorative cover. Cover #442, $2 (3 left)
    Celebrating Kids and Their Pets.

    Honoring children.


    ROPEX 2007 Covers



    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • 41c stamp, May 18, 2007, Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    50th Anniversary of Sputnik.

  • 41c stamp, May 19, 2007, Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Ice hockey.

  • 41c stamp, May 20, 2007, Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    100th Anniversary of Boy Scout Camps.

    Honoring various anniversaries.


    ROPEX 2008 Covers



    Cachet Designer: Ada Prill

  • 42c stamp, May 16, 2008, Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    100th anniversary of the Washington-Franklin definitive series.

  • 42c stamp, May 17, 2008, Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Welcoming the American Helvetia Philatelic Society.

  • 42c stamp, May 18, 2008, Rochester, NY commemorative cover.
    Welcoming the Scouts on Stamps Society International (SOSSI).

    Honoring two attending conventions.


    ROPEX 2008 Special Covers



    Program Designer: Al Starkweather, Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • Scenic America issue, May 16, 2008, Rochester, NY first day ceremony program.
    Rochester and ROPEX hosts the first day event.

  • 72c and 94c Scenic America stamps, May 16, 2008, Rochester, NY first day cover.
    Rochester and ROPEX hosts the first day event.

  • 42c stamp, May 17, 2008, Rochester, NY first day of sale cover.
    First day of sale of the Minnesota Statehood stamp.


    ROPEX 2009 Covers



    Cachet Designers: Ada Prill/Joe Doles

  • 42c+3c stamp, May 15, 2009, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #446, $2 (13 left)
    Bust of Lincoln.

  • 42c+3c stamp, May 16, 2009, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #447, $2 (36 left)
    Lincoln Penny- Heads.

  • 42c+3c stamp, May 17, 2009, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #448, $2 (31 left)
    Lincoln Penny- Tails.

    Honoring Abraham Lincoln's 200th birth anniversary.


    ROPEX 2009 Special Covers

    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 42c Forever variety, May 15, 2009, Rochester, NY First Day of Sale cover. Cover #450, $2 (31 left)

  • 78c Mary Lasker, May 15, 2009, Rochester, NY First Day of Sale cover. Cover #451, $2 (92 left)

  • 78c stamp, May 15, 2009, Rochester, NY First Day of Sale ceremony program. Cover #452, $3 (32 left)


    ROPEX 2010 Covers



    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • 44c stamp, May 14, 2010, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #455, $2 (35 left)
    Lord Baden-Powell.

  • 44c stamp, May 15, 2010, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #456, $2 (35 left)
    Scout Oath.

  • 44c stamp, May 16, 2010, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #458, $2 (35 left)
    Scout Law.

    Honoring the 100th anniversary of Scouting in America.


    ROPEX 2011 Covers



    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • Forever (44c) stamp, May 13, 2011, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #460, $2
    Alan Shepard's Mercury Freedom 7 flight.

  • Forever (44c) stamp, May 14, 2011, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #461, $2
    Apollo 11.

  • Forever (44c) stamp, May 15, 2011, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #462, $2
    Space Shuttle.

    Honoring 50 years of Americans in space.


    ROPEX 2011 Special Cover

    Dr. Nunes commemorative cover

  • Combo cover, May 13, 2011, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #463, $5

    Combo cover in memory of dealer Dr. John Nunes, long-time ROPEX dealer. Also first day of use of the newest Rochester lilac cancel available on a daily basis. All proceeds are donated to Stamp Camp USA.


    ROPEX 2012 Covers



    Cachet Designers: Tom Fortunato, Joe Doles

  • Forever (45c) stamp, May 18 and 19, 2012, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #464 (pair), $5
    Titanic 100th Anniversary.

  • Forever (45c) stamp, May 20, 2012, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #465, $2
    Rochester Numismatic Association Centennial.


    ROPEX 2013 Covers



    Cachet Designer: Kelly Armstrong

  • Forever (46c) stamp, May 17, 2013, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #466, $2
    Grand Central Terminal.

  • Forever (46c) stamp, May 18, 2013, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #467, $2
    The Empire Express.

  • Forever (46c) stamp, May 19, 2013, Rochester, NY commemorative cover. Cover #468, $2
    The Transcontinental Railroad.

    Honoring trains and railroad transportation.


    RPA First Day Covers- A Flag for All Seasons (booklet version)




    Cachet Designer: Joe Doles

  • Forever (46c) stamp, May 17, 2013, Rochester, NY first day cover. Cover #469, $10/set of 4

    A Flag for All Seasons booklet version first day set.


    ROPEX 2014 Covers



    Cachet Designer: Tom Fortunato

  • Forever (49c) stamp, May 16, 17 and 18, 2017, Rochester, NY commemorative covers. Covers #470, 471, 472. Set of 3, $7
    Hot Cars, including Mustang's 50th Anniversary. (Assorted 2013 Muscle car stamps on the 3 different cachets.)


    Australia Covers

    Australian Crab cover

  • 45c Australian commemorative, January 2, 1998, St. Kilda 125th Anniversary with Salisbury "Crab" cancel.

    These come from our sister club in Australia, the Salisbury Philatelic Society.