American Folklore

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.

US #1317

US #1317

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

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Pioneers of Aviation

#C91

#C91

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

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Owney the Postal Dog E-book

US #4547 Owney the Postal Dog

US #4547
Owney the Postal Dog

Chances are you’ve heard about Owney the Postal Dog.  Now you can enjoy the tale of the terrier mixed-breed dog with your young friends with this eBook from the National Postal Museum.

 

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American Bicentennial Series

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.

US #1432

US #1432

The first stamp in the Bicentennial Series. Continue reading

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Pixar

U.S. #4553-57 Send a Hello

U.S. #4553-57
Send a Hello

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

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American Architecture Series

US #1779-82 American Architecture

US #1779-82
American Architecture

The first in the series, this block of four illustrates examples of early American architecture. Each of the buildings was selected for its enduring beauty, strength, and usefulness. Pictured are the Philadelphia Exchange, the Boston State House, the Baltimore Cathedral, and the Rotunda of the University of Virginia, which was designed by Thomas Jefferson.

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