Garden Flowers Series

Issued from 1993-96, the Garden Flowers stamp series brings a burst of color to your stamp album.

US #2760-64 Garden Flowers

US #2760-64
Spring Garden Flowers

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

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American Treasures Series

Introduced in 2001, the American Treasures stamp series honors “fine works by skilled hands, from Amish quilts to idyllic paintings by American masters.”

US #3524-27 Amish Quilts

US #3524-27
Amish Quilts

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American Scientists

According to the USPS, the American Scientists Series commemorates “great researchers whose explorations into tiny molecules and grand galaxies shifted the paradigms of science.”
US #3906-08 2005 American Scientists

US #3906-08
2005 American Scientists

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.

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American Design Series

The USPS introduced the American Design series in 2002.  In it, “form meets function in works of decorative art: Chippendale chairs, toleware coffeepots, and banjo clocks.

US #3612 Toleware Coffee Pot

US #3612
Toleware Coffee Pot

The first in the American Design Series, the American Toleware coil stamp shows traditional Pennsylvania folk art hand painted on a tin coffeepot. Toleware was also seen on the 1979 Folk Art issues. Continue reading

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1893 Columbian Series

US #230 Columbus in Sight of Land

US #230
Columbus in Sight of Land

The Columbian Series was issued in conjunction with the spectacular Columbian Exposition of 1893, which celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World.  Today, the Columbians are among the most treasured of all U.S. stamps. Continue reading

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Admiral Byrd and the “Little America” stamp design

U.S. #733 commemorates Admiral Byrd’s historic expedition to the South Pole. President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped design the stamp, which depicts the route Byrd’s explorers traveled. Once there, a base camp dubbed “Little America” was set up. The camp included a mail station. Continue reading

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