A stamp ceremony program is the listing of an agenda of one or more
speakers or events for the ceremony honoring the stamp being issued. A program can be both
a ceremony program and an event listing. Only events that took place on the day the stamp
was issued were included for this category. A Program should be produced by the postal service
or in cooperation with the sponsoring organization of the event. These programs usually also
provide those attending with some of the stamp's background. Here is a reference list of
program numbers from the "Mellone's specialized Catalog of First Day Ceremony Programs &
Events" by Dr. Scott Pelcyger, 1989 Edition.
The early first day ceremony programs were printed on both sides. They were then folded in
thirds for mailing, as this one was from the National Jamboree, the First Day of Issue site.
First Day Ceremony Programs are also known for other issues, including the Celebrate the Century
issue in 1998 and one territorial issue from the Canal Zone.
The Canal Zone Girl Scout First Day Ceremony Program was printed in the Canal Zone. No similar program is known for the Canal Zone Boy Scout issue (#151).