Early Releases / First Releases Period Temporarily Extended
Posted on 5/19/2020
ASG has temporarily extended the eligibility period for its popular Early Releases and First Releases designations to help customers affected by local and regional shutdowns due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The temporary extension will allow 45 days for a new stamp issue to be submitted to ASG for these designations instead of the usual 30 days.
Any new stamp issue released now through May 15, 2020, will qualify for Early Releases or First Releases if received by ASG or an ASG-approved depository within 45 days of its release date. In addition, all Early Releases and First Releases cutoff dates currently posted will be extended by 15 calendar days. If you have any questions about your stamps's cutoff date for Early Releases and First Releases, contact ASG Customer Service.