Thursday, July 27, 2017

SCOTT #3178 MARS PATHFINDER $3.00

     The Mars Pathfinder stamp measures a whopping 3 inches across and 1 1/2 inches high, making it the largest U.S. postage stamp ever! Newspaper/Periodical stamps from 1865 were bigger, but they weren't postage stamps







                            

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SCOTT #3198-3202 ALEXANDER CALDER 32 CENT

     Two black inks were used to give the Calder stamps a unique sense of depth. A "line" black was used to create the stamp's fine lines, and a "tone" black was used to make the shadows and the selvage portrait.








                          

Monday, July 24, 2017

SCOTT #3227 ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION 32 CENT

      Every day 11 people die waiting for a transplant. This stamp is part of a movement to raise public awareness of the need to sign donor cards and inform family members of your wish to be a donor.







                              

Sunday, July 23, 2017

SCOTT #3235 KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH 32 CENT

     1998 marked the 100th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush. Gold was first discovered in this area of Alaska and Canada in 1896, but 60,000 people rushed to the Klondike in 1898. First day of issue ceremony was held in Nome, Alaska.






                             

Saturday, July 22, 2017

SCOTT #3413 LANDING ON THE MOON $11.75

     America's first attempt at a hologram stamp, this one sheet from a set of 5.







                           

Friday, July 21, 2017

SCOTT #3329 JAMES CAGNEY 33 CENT

     James Cagney became America's favorite gangster in the movies of the 1930's and 1940's, and yet his most famous roll was when he played George M. Cohan, a song and dance man, author and play write, in the movie Yankee Doodle Dandy. This movie has become an American standard and is played on television every 4th of July.






                            

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SCOTT #BK-279 U.S. NAVY SUBMARINES PRESTIGE BOOKLET 22 CENT-$3.20

     This unique Prestige Booklet is the first created by the United States. It contains 2 panes of 5 stamps each., full color photographs of submarines,an informative history and decorative selvage. Each of the stamps showcases a different class of submarine, providing a wonderful overview of the U.S. fleet. Historic and attractive, the Submarine Prestige Booklet is a perfect gift for naval enthusiast or anyone who enjoys high-quality commemorative stamps.






                               

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SCOTT #3384-88 EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE 33 CENT

     The Hubble telescope is in orbit about 380 miles above the surface of the earth. This allows it to escape the effects of the atmosphere, which otherwise blur images. The Hubble can detect objects 50 times fainter than those observed on earth.







                              

Monday, July 17, 2017

SCOTT #3403 THE STARS AND STRIPES 33 CENT

     In a little less than 200 years, the Stars and Stripes increased its constellation from 13 to 50 stars. It has been an accurate chronicle of the growth of this great nation. The 20 stamp Stars and Stripes sheet pictures the original 13-star flag, our current 50-star flag, and eighteen others.







                             

Sunday, July 16, 2017

SCOTT #3439-43 DEEP SEA CREATURES 33 CENT

     The fish shown on this sheet live in the lower mid-water and deep water regions of the ocean. Reaching depths of 35,000 feet in places, this place is totally devoid of light. In order to live in such an environment, many of the fish have light-producing organs within their bodies.






                       

Saturday, July 15, 2017

SCOTT #3649 AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 37 CENT

     The striking images featured in this sheet represents 20 of the greatest American photographers. The stamps are arranged in chronological order according to when the pictures were taken. The earliest photographs date back to the Civil War era. The sheet's selvage depicts a photographer with an antiquated camera on the edge of a cliff, from a photo taken by William Henry Jackson. The 2002 release of this sheet marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ansel Adams.







                                 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SCOTT #3772 AMERICAN FILMMAKING 37 CENT

     The American Filmmaking sheet marks the third appearance of actor Boris Karloff on a U.S. stamp.  His first two came in a 1997 sheet of Classic Movie Monsters, featured as both Frankenstein and the Mummy. On the sheet shown below, he is being made up for his role in Frankenstein.







                        

Monday, July 10, 2017

SCOTT #3812 ROY ACUFF 37 CENT

     Roy Acuff (1903-92) became the King of Country Music. Acuff was an outstanding performer, wrote hit songs, was key in popularizing the Grand Ole Opry, and with Fred Rose, formed influential Acuff-Rose publishing.




                       
   

Sunday, July 9, 2017

SCOTT #3862 NATIONAL WORLD WAR 2 MEMORIAL

     The National World War 2 Memorial in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to all who served---military veterans, as well as citizens on the home front.  More than 15 million men and about 338,000 women served in the U.S. armed forces during W.W. 2. The war succeeded in ending oppressive European dictatorships.