#4358 – 2008 42c Alzheimer's Awareness

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$1.65FREE with 350 points!
$1.65
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$0.30
$0.30
6 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM641215x38mm 25 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM214238x38mm 15 Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$1.50
$1.50

U.S. #4358
Alzheimer’s

Issue Date: October 17, 2008
City:
Morgantown, WV

Every 72 seconds another American develops Alzheimer’s disease, and those figures are projected to double by mid-century.  Other statistics are just as startling.  From 2000 to 2004, as the number of deaths from other diseases fell by up to 10% in some cases, deaths from Alzheimer’s rose 32%. 

An especially cruel disease, Alzheimer’s takes away the sufferer’s memory and mind before it takes the body.  In the late stages, patients may loose the ability to walk, speak, or care for themselves in any way. 

Alzheimer’s was first identified by German physician Alois Alzheimer in the early 1900s.  When his patient, Auguste D., died of an unidentified disease in her early 50s, Dr. Alzheimer performed an autopsy.  It revealed the woman’s brain had shrunken dramatically, and had deposits the physician had never seen before.  One hundred years later, with 5 million Americans afflicted, there is still no treatment to stop the deterioration of brain cells in Alzheimer’s patients. 

In 2008, the U.S.Postal Service issued a new stamp in its Social Awareness Series highlighting the importance of caregivers to Alzheimer’s patients.  As Postmaster General John Potter explained, “With the Alzheimer’s Awareness commemorative stamp, we’ll ask Americans to use the power of mail to raise awareness about this tragic disease.”  

Read More - Click Here


  • 2020 First-Class Forever Stamp - Holiday Delights 2020 First-Class Forever Stamps - Holiday Delights

    In 2020, the United States Postal Service issued a set of 4 new Forever stamps picturing Holiday Delights.  Add these popular stamps to your collection now!

    $4.50- $26.95
    BUY NOW
  • 2019 Giant US Commemorative Collection, 212 mint stamps 2019 Giant US Commemorative Collection of 212 Mint Stamps
    Save time and money with this year-set.  You'll receive every US commemorative stamp with a major Scott number issued in 2019 in one order.  Plus, get the seven mint sheets pictured in our 2019 Heirloom Supplement.  It's the easy way to keep your collection up to date. 
    $219.95
    BUY NOW
  • US Definitive Collection - 650 Used Stamps US Definitive Collection - 650 Used Stamps
    Act now to get an instant collection of 650 used U.S. definitive stamps in one easy order! Definitive stamps are the backbone of the U.S. postal system and essential additions to your collection. Take advantage of this money-saving offer and make your collection grow fast.
    $32.95
    BUY NOW

U.S. #4358
Alzheimer’s

Issue Date: October 17, 2008
City:
Morgantown, WV

Every 72 seconds another American develops Alzheimer’s disease, and those figures are projected to double by mid-century.  Other statistics are just as startling.  From 2000 to 2004, as the number of deaths from other diseases fell by up to 10% in some cases, deaths from Alzheimer’s rose 32%. 

An especially cruel disease, Alzheimer’s takes away the sufferer’s memory and mind before it takes the body.  In the late stages, patients may loose the ability to walk, speak, or care for themselves in any way. 

Alzheimer’s was first identified by German physician Alois Alzheimer in the early 1900s.  When his patient, Auguste D., died of an unidentified disease in her early 50s, Dr. Alzheimer performed an autopsy.  It revealed the woman’s brain had shrunken dramatically, and had deposits the physician had never seen before.  One hundred years later, with 5 million Americans afflicted, there is still no treatment to stop the deterioration of brain cells in Alzheimer’s patients. 

In 2008, the U.S.Postal Service issued a new stamp in its Social Awareness Series highlighting the importance of caregivers to Alzheimer’s patients.  As Postmaster General John Potter explained, “With the Alzheimer’s Awareness commemorative stamp, we’ll ask Americans to use the power of mail to raise awareness about this tragic disease.”