The popular Flora and Fauna stamp series is fun to own – the stamps picture animals, flowers, birds, fruit and more from across our great nation. Plus the stamps come in an array of varieties, so it’s interesting to identify each one and add it to your album.
Issued for the convenience of brides-to-be, these stamps are intended for use on wedding invitations and reply cards, serving as “harbingers of celebrations to come, decked out with pretty pastels, festive florals, and commemorative cakes.”
According to Wikipedia, folklore “consists of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales, stories, tall tales, and customs included in the traditions of a culture, subculture, or group.” With the American Folklore stamp series, the USPS captured the things that make our nation unique.
John Chapman, popularly known as Johnny Appleseed, is honored with this stamp. Chapman, while voyaging the Ohio River with two canoes filled with apple seed, traveled over 100,000 square miles planting apple orchards. Continue reading
This stamp was issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s historic first powered flight in 1903. This issue is the first in a series of international airmail stamps that honors American aviation pioneers and significant aviation developments. Continue reading
The U.S. Postal Service issued 113 commemorative stamps over a six-year period in honor of the U.S. bicentennial, beginning with the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission Emblem stamp (U.S. #1432). As a group, the Bicentennial Series chronicles one of our nation’s most important chapters, and remembers the events and patriots who made the U.S. a world model for liberty.
The first stamp in the Bicentennial Series. Continue reading
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In 2011, digital animation pioneer Pixar celebrated its 25th anniversary. During those first 25 years, Pixar won 26 Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes, three Grammy awards, and countless other awards, honors, and recognitions. Continue reading