Friday, January 5, 2018

SCOTT #1371 MOON SURFACE AND EARTH 6 CENT

   This stamp features the first photograph taken of Earth from deep space. It shows "earthrise'  over the lunar horizon.






                               

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

SCOTT #1254-57 FIRST U.S. SE-TENANTS STAMPS

     The 1964 Christmas stamps were the first American se-tenants! Se-tenant is a French term meaning, "to hold one another". The term is used to describe two or more attached stamps with different designs,



                               

Sunday, December 24, 2017

SCOTT #1139-1144 AMERICAN CREDO SERIES 4 CENT

     Each stamp from the American Credo Series features a quote from a historically important American. The stamps are fashioned to resemble colonial currency. Also, symbols that relate to the statement are incorporated into the designs, as well as a likeness of the author's signature.
     The first of the series contains a statement taken from George Washington's farewell advice to America, specifically those who would be leading the government in the future.
     All of the credos are important facets of the uniquely American point of view.




                          

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.