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Pheasant 1st Day Ceremony

Rockport Pheasant Farm superintendent Jim Ackerman shows Phred the Pheasant to American First Day Cover Society president Tom Foust and AMERICOVER '98 chairman Steve Ripley.

Phred the Pheasant (left) gets a birds-eye view of the new 20c Ring-Necked Pheasant Stamp at the first day ceremony.

AMERICOVER committee member and VSC participant Foster Miller (right) hands out pheasant feathers before the first day ceremony for the 20c Ring-Necked Pheasant stamp. "Somehow, I can't imagine APS giving out pheasant feathers," he quipped. "This organization always comes up with something different."

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Text and Photos © 1998 Lloyd de Vries

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