Monday, November 27, 2017

SCOTT #1083 NASSAU HALL 3 CENT

     In 1792, our nation's capitol moved to its current home in Washington, D.C. Before this time, it had been located in several places, including Nassau Hall.
     The oldest building on the Princeton University campus in New Jersey, Nassau Hall served as the U.S. Capitol for four months when the Congress of the Confederation met there in 1783. Scott #1083 shows this historic landmark.






                        

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

SCOTT #614-16 HUGUENOT-WALLOON 3 STAMP ISSUE

                         IN THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
     Once again, fear and persecution drove people down to the sea. The Huguenots, French Protestants, came ashore at Mayport, Florida, in 1562. "Ill-fated" best describes that settlement. It was destroyed by disease, Indians, and finally the Spanish. The Walloons, French and Belgian Protestants, fared better. The Dutch West Indian Company engaged them in 1624 to settle "New Netherland" at Fort Orange, now the city of Albany. The search for liberty took them all to the ends of the earth.



                               

Friday, October 27, 2017

DID YOU KNOW?.

     You're probably familiar with the motto of the postal carrier, which is found inscribed on the New York City Main Post Office: "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."
     The actual words were rendered by architect William  Mitchel Kendall. However, he based the motto on words written by the Greek historian Herodotus back in the 4th century B.C.
     Herodotus was speaking of the swift Persian messengers, who he said "travel with a velocity which nothing human can equal. Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor darkness, are permitted to obstruct their speed."

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

DID YOU KNOW?.

     1. Dogs were used to haul mail carts in Sussex, England.
     2. Mail was transported by dog sleds in Alaska until the late 1950's.
     3. In northern Scandinavia and Russia, reindeer have been used to carry the mail.
     4. The first horseless carriage used to move the mail was a steam-driven van in 1897. Later that year, an internal-combustion, petrol-powered vehicle was used experimentally.
     5. In 1855, The London and Bristol Special Mail became the first train to be used exclusively for mail service. The train consisted of two sorting carts, storage car, and a locomotive.

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.