#5137-40 – 2016 First-Class Forever Stamp - Jack-O'-Lanterns

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$7.95FREE with 1,660 points!
$7.95
- Used Single Stamp(s)
Ships in 1 business day. i$2.75
$2.75
3 More - Click Here
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM640215x36mm 25 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$7.75
$7.75
- MM650215x60mm 15 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM606532x36mm 50 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$4.50
$4.50
- MM610354x59mm 5 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1 business day. i
$1.95
$1.95
U.S. #5137-40
2016 47c Jack-O'-Lanterns, 4 Stamps 

The tradition of carving Jack-o’-lanterns came from a fear of “Will-o’-the-wisps” from English folklore.  Will-o’-the-wisp describes a ghostly or supernatural event called ignis fatuus, or “foolish fire.”  Some say it resembles a figure carrying a lantern.  Others see just a floating ball of light.  Ignis fatuus sightings are most often by travelers at night, especially in swamps or marshes.

These eerie lights would retreat if approached, but followed a person if they turned and walked away.  The legend warns against following a Will-o’-the-wisp, as they are said to lead travelers to their death.  To ward off these evil spirits, people carved faces into turnips and put candles inside to make them as frightening as possible (they actually resembled Will-o’-the-wisps).  This tradition was especially important on Halloween when the barrier between Earth and the spirit world was easily crossed.

Many countries have their own legends about Will-o’-the-wisps.  Though scientists have tried to understand how these spectral lights are formed, they have not found a definite answer.  Will-o’-the-wisps remain one of the unsolved mysteries of Halloween.  They add to the thrill of the night and remind wayward travelers to remain vigilant lest they be lured from safe paths by a Will-o’-the-wisp.
 
Value:  47c
Issued: September 29, 2016
First Day City:  Anoka, MN
Type of Stamp:  First Class Mail
Printed by:
  Banknote Corporation of America
Method:
  Offset, Microprint
Self-Adhesive
Quantity Printed:  50,000,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Read More - Click Here


  • 2019 First-Class Forever Stamp - First Moon Landing NEW 2019 Moon Landing Stamps

    Commemorates the 50th anniversary of man’s first footstep on the moon’s surface by Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission.  First-ever US stamps to be printed on chrome paper!

    $1.50- $195.00
    BUY NOW
  • Mystic Mystery Mix Mystic's Famous Mystery Mix

    Build your collection quickly with this mixture of U.S. stamps, foreign stamps, and stamps on covers.  Hours of fun and excitement guaranteed!

    $49.95
    BUY NOW
  • $50 Mystic Gift Certificate $50 Mystic Gift Certificate 🎁

    Mystic gift certificates are the ideal present for any occasion – holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and any other special celebration!  $20, $25 and $100 certificates also available.

    $50.00
    BUY NOW

U.S. #5137-40
2016 47c Jack-O'-Lanterns, 4 Stamps 

The tradition of carving Jack-o’-lanterns came from a fear of “Will-o’-the-wisps” from English folklore.  Will-o’-the-wisp describes a ghostly or supernatural event called ignis fatuus, or “foolish fire.”  Some say it resembles a figure carrying a lantern.  Others see just a floating ball of light.  Ignis fatuus sightings are most often by travelers at night, especially in swamps or marshes.

These eerie lights would retreat if approached, but followed a person if they turned and walked away.  The legend warns against following a Will-o’-the-wisp, as they are said to lead travelers to their death.  To ward off these evil spirits, people carved faces into turnips and put candles inside to make them as frightening as possible (they actually resembled Will-o’-the-wisps).  This tradition was especially important on Halloween when the barrier between Earth and the spirit world was easily crossed.

Many countries have their own legends about Will-o’-the-wisps.  Though scientists have tried to understand how these spectral lights are formed, they have not found a definite answer.  Will-o’-the-wisps remain one of the unsolved mysteries of Halloween.  They add to the thrill of the night and remind wayward travelers to remain vigilant lest they be lured from safe paths by a Will-o’-the-wisp.
 
Value:  47c
Issued: September 29, 2016
First Day City:  Anoka, MN
Type of Stamp:  First Class Mail
Printed by:
  Banknote Corporation of America
Method:
  Offset, Microprint
Self-Adhesive
Quantity Printed:  50,000,000