Is Your Collection Missing the 2001 Commemorative Year Set?
Contents: YS2001 (3496-3501, 3503-04, 3507-19, 3521, 3523-33, 3534a, 3536-48, 3551) 48 Stamps
Now you can get 48 commemorative stamps issued in 2001 with one convenient, money-saving order.
Year of the Snake – 2001 was the Lunar calendar “Year of the Snake.” A “snake year” is thought to be lucky. Called the “little dragon,” the snake is a symbol of good fortune. Those born in the Year of the Snake are said to be wise, decisive, attractive, and charming. This is the ninth stamp in the Lunar New Year Series.
Roy Wilkins – Children attend integrated schools today due partly to the efforts of Roy Wilkins, honored on the 24th stamp of the Black Heritage Series. Wilkins was executive secretary and executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for twenty-two years. Wilkins believed that racial equality could be achieved through non-violent, legislative actions. He helped win the 1954 Supreme Court decision that ended segregated education.
Love – Long a symbol of devotion, a red rose lies across a handwritten love letter on this 2001 Love stamp. The letter on the non-denominated and on the 34¢ stamp is from John Adams to Abigail Smith, before their marriage and before he became the second President of the U.S. The 55¢ stamp has a similar design, but uses a letter from Abigail to John.
Diabetes Awareness – The Diabetes Awareness stamp is one of a series of stamps issued by the Postal Service to highlight social and public health concerns. Images on the stamp symbolize diabetes testing and research. Millions of Americans have diabetes, but many are unaware that they are diabetic. No cure yet exists, but there are promising areas of investigation.
Lucille Ball – Star and first lady of comedy, Lucille Ball graces the seventh stamp in the Legends of Hollywood Series. She is best remembered for her enormously successful comedy series, I Love Lucy, in which she played opposite her husband, Desi Arnaz.
Peanuts – Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz created a comic strip that appeared in newspapers for fifty years. Readers identified with Schulz’s pint-sized characters that became part of modern American culture. In the 1960s, the beagle featured on the stamp climbed on top of his doghouse and into his own fantasy. Snoopy became a World War I ace pilot pursuing the infamous enemy flyer, the Red Baron.
Porky Pig – On the fifth and final Looney Tunes stamp, Porky Pig, as a mail carrier, delivers a letter bearing another stamp from the series, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. The Looney Tunes Series was created by the Postal Service to promote the hobby of stamp collecting.
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