Monday, October 16, 2017

SCOTT #630 WHITE PLAINS 2 CENT

     A commemorative honoring the 150th anniversary of the Battle of White Plains was issued in 1926 in a 100 stamp sheet. Later that year, a special 25 stamp sheet, with a commemorative inscription in the sheet margin, was issued with the same design for the International Philatelic Exhibition--this was the first U.S. souvenir sheet. Only 107,398 were printed, making it the rarest of all souvenir sheets.








                               








                                     

Thursday, October 12, 2017

SCOTT #619 MINUTE MAN 5 CENT

     Early one April morning in 1775, 50 ragged "minutemen" faced 1,000 red-coated British soldiers across the bridge at Lexington--a shot was fired. "The shot heard round the world".
     The "Minute Man" statue at Concord, is pictured on the five-cent stamp in tribute to those  colonists who were the first Americans to die in battle in the defense of freedom.








                                         












Friday, October 6, 2017

SCOTT #998 CONFEDERATE SOLDIER AND VETERAN 3 CENT 1951

     The United Confederate Veterans was an organization founded by Confederate Veterans in 1889 as a means of preserving friendships and supporting members, widows, and orphans of the Civil War. Should these stamps be destroyed as statues are being taken down through out the South?





                            

Sunday, October 1, 2017

SCOTT #929 RAISING THE FLAG ON IWO JIMA 3 CENT

     Do you ever wonder what these heroes would think if they saw millionaire football players taking their knee during the Anthem?








                                            

Saturday, September 30, 2017

SCOTT #2109 VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL 20 CENT

     The name of every American who died or is still listed as missing is inscribed on walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
     I wish every millionaire football player that takes a knee during our Anthem goes to the wall and reads every name and gets an understanding of what sacrifice is all about.






                                         

Friday, September 29, 2017

SCOTT #1802 VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL 15 CENT

    I just thought this was the time to display this stamp honoring Vietnam Service Men. Every time I see one of the privileged millionaire football player on his knees for the National Anthem, I think how lucky they are to be in a country that they can get away with it.
    Goodell, commissioner of football is a coward for not enforcing football's rules on standing for the Anthem. Some boss, afraid of his hired help.







                                   
   

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

SCOTT #2016 JACKIE ROBINSON 20 CENT

     In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier when he became the first African American to play major league baseball. He played his entire career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. With a .311 lifetime batting average, Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors, Robinson was one of the best baseball players in major league history.




                                      

Saturday, September 23, 2017

SCOTT 2267-74 SPECIAL OCCASIONS 22 CENT

     For many years, the Postal Service received requests for stamps that could be used for special occasions. These were the first U.S. stamps to be specifically created for a specialized retail market.







                                            

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SCOTT #2286-2335 AMERICAN WILDLIFE 22 CENT

     Featuring wildlife from throughout the U.S., . Artist Chuck Ripper, premiere wildlife designer for the Postal Service, carefully selected and researched the animals, birds, and insects that appear on this beautiful stamps-rendering each one with lifelike detail.







                                

Monday, September 18, 2017

SCOTT #2619 OLYMPIC BASEBALL 29 CENT 1992

     The 1992 Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona, Spain. There baseball -- America's national pastime -- became an official Olympic sport. First introduced to the Olympics in 1912, America demonstrated the sport 7 times in all before it was admitted to the games.







                                     

Friday, September 15, 2017

SCOTT #2647-96 WILDFLOWER SHEET 29 CENT 1992

     Exquisite flowers in vivid colors make these 50 stamps some of the prettiest and the most popular. In fact, the Postal Service was so certain this sheet would be in high demand, they ordered a press run tree times larger than that for normal commemoratives!
     All of the wildflowers pictured on this lovely sheet are native to America, and at least one or more can be found in each of the 50 states.






                                

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SCOTT #2750-53 AMERICAN CIRCUS 29 CENT 1993

     For thousand of years, children of all ages have loved the wonder and spectacle of the circus. Circus-type shows can be traced back to Roman times, but traveling circus shows existed during the Middle Ages of Europe. The circus as it is known today was developed in England.
     For years, large American circuses such as Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus performed their acts in huge tents; the largest housed the biggest attractions and was called the big top.Today, most large circuses perform in indoor locations.






                                    

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SCOTT #2806 SYMBOL OF AIDS AWARENESS 29 CENT

     The Aids Awareness stamp features the red ribbon, which symbolizes
 concerns for the victims of the disease.  Thirty other nations and the United Nations also released Aids awareness stamps.





                                   

Friday, September 1, 2017

SCOTT #2819-28 SILENT SCREEN STARS 29 CENT

     Legendary artist Al Hirschfeld created these Silent Screen caricatures. Hirschfeld's trademark is the addition of the word NINA, his daughter's name, in the lines of some drawings.