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Obscura Day 2015: Philatelicism in SF!

Join us on Obscura Day to explore the mysteries of philatelicism!

Explore the mysteries of philatelicism in the heart of San Francisco with the Elsewhere Philatelic Society.

The Elsewhere Philatelic Society (EPS) is an art collective that focuses on the drive to achieve -philatelicism- ("...the study of the study of stamp collecting, collectors, and collections"), an amorphous mish-mash of public space reinterpretation, street art/environmental installation, publications, machine-augmented concerns, and philately. Current EPS members are engaged in a series of training sessions to better become fully prepared mail carriers.

Join us on Obscura Day for a walking-and-audio tour of locations of philatelic import, and in the process learn all about the magic of stamps!

Saturday, May 30; Roving start times 1:00 - 3:00pm
Ticket Cost: FREE, but please remember to RSVP so that we will know to expect you!
Meet our Letter Carrier at Cupid’s Span, San Francisco Bicycle Route 30 between 1:00 & 3:00pm

This tour takes approximately 60 minutes and is self-driven. Suitable for all ages. Participants need a fully charged, web-enabled smartphone and headphones.