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This Day in History… October 15, 1817

Death of General Thaddeus Kosciuszko 

US #734 – was issued on the 150th anniversary of Kosciuszko’s American citizenship.  Click the image to order.

On October 15, 1817, Polish-Lithuanian General Thaddeus Kosciuszko died in Solothurn, Switzerland.

Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko was born in early February 1746 (sources generally say February 4 or 12), near Kosów, Lithuania (present-day Kosava, Belarus). The youngest son of a Polish-Lithuanian army officer, Kosciuszko came from a family with noble ancestry.

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This Day in History… February 28, 1901

Birth of Linus Pauling 

U.S. #4225 from the 2008 American Scientists set.

American scientist Linus Pauling was born on February 28, 1901, in Portland, Oregon.

When he was a child, Pauling first became interested in chemistry after witnessing his friend conduct experiments with a small lab kit. He later recalled, “I was simply entranced by chemical phenomena, by the reactions in which substances, often with strikingly different properties, appear; and I hoped to learn more and more about this aspect of the world.” Continue reading

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This Day in History… August 29, 1915

Happy Birthday Ingrid Bergman 

U.S. #5012 features a 1940 photo of Bergman.

Ingrid Bergman was born on August 29, 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden, and was named after the princess of Sweden at the time.

Bergman’s father encouraged her to be an opera star, paying for her voice lessons for three years. But Bergman knew from a young age that she wanted to be an actress. She’d often wear her mother’s clothes and hold plays in her father’s art studio.

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Keep Your U.S. Stamp Collection Up-to-Date and Save!

2015 Commemorative Year Set

2015 Commemorative Year Set

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These convenient sets let you add an entire year’s worth of U.S. stamps to your album in one simple step – And you can save up to $8.55 compared to ordering individual stamps!

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