In 2006, the bountiful harvests Americans produce each year were pictured on five stamp designs. The stamps were produced in coils as well as convertible and vending booklets. Telling the look-alike stamps apart is as easy as checking the perforations. Here’s how:
Since ancient times light has been used as a navigational aid for ships. The Egyptian King Ptolemy I ordered the creation of what was probably the world’s first lighthouse, which was completed in 285 B.C. This structure was about four hundred feet tall, and had an open fire as its light source. It was located on the Island of Pharos, and survived for nearly 1,500 years.
Introduced in 1990, the Lighthouses stamp series commemorates “the classic coastal sentinels that reflect our nation’s seafaring past.”
Issued from 1993-96, the Garden Flowers stamp series brings a burst of color to your stamp album.
These colorful flowers blossomed into a booklet of stamps in mid-June. Featuring one continuous se-tenant design, the stamps pictured five favorite garden flowers, including the lilac, daffodil, tulip, iris, and hyacinth. Continue reading
Introduced in 2001, the American Treasures stamp series honors “fine works by skilled hands, from Amish quilts to idyllic paintings by American masters.”
After World War II, von Neumann worked to develop large scale, high-speed electronic computers with stored programs. His design of the IAS computer – the von Neumann Architecture – became the model for most of its successors.