Are You Missing These 2012 Commemoratives?
Fill gaps in your commemorative collection and save time and money compared to ordering individual stamps. You’ll get additions to popular series, such as Black Heritage, Lunar New Year, Love, Weddings, American Treasures, Christmas, and more. See some highlights below:
Arizona Statehood Centennial – Arizona was the 48th and last of the contiguous states to enter the Union in 1912. The Arizona Centennial stamp pictures Cathedral Rock in Sedona.
Danny Thomas – Early in his career, Thomas struggled to find work and needed to support his young family. He made a plea to St. Jude, the patron saint of the hopeless: “Help me find my way in life, and I will build you a shrine.” Within a year, he was a successful nightclub entertainer in Chicago. Through his years of success, Thomas never forgot his promise to St. Jude. The idea for a children’s hospital grew because Thomas felt “no child should die in the dawn of life.” In the years since its opening in 1962, thousands of children have been treated at the facility at no cost, and scientific breakthroughs have improved survival rates from once-fatal diseases.
Cherry Blossom Centennial – On March 27, 1912, US First Lady Helen Taft and wife of the Japanese ambassador Viscountess Chinda planted two Yoshina cherry trees on the northern bank of the Potomac River. The plantings were in celebration of the Japanese gift of 3,020 cherry trees to the US government.
Civil War Sesquicentennial – Honors two major battles from 1862 – New Orleans and Antietam. In April, Union forces captured New Orleans and took control of the Mississippi River, striking a major blow to the Confederates. In September, General Robert E. Lee decided it was time to take the war to the Union. His invasion ended in defeat with the Battle of Antietam, which was the single bloodiest battle on American soil to that time.
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