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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American Revolution Sesquicentennial

In 1925, the U.S. celebrated the 150th anniversary of its independence with a stamp series known as the American Revolution Sesquicentennial.

US #617 Washington at Cambridge

US #617
Washington at Cambridge

U.S. #617 pictures General George Washington leading colonial forces at Cambridge Common on July 2, 1775. This was two-and-a-half months after the battles at Lexington and Concord. A driving factor for this scene’s inclusion in the set was due to the famed “Washington Elm.” According to legend, Washington stood under the elm tree as he took command of the Continental Army.   Over the years, the tree was badly damaged and was accidentally knocked over during repair attempts in 1923. Continue reading

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Civil War Centennial

This series features five stamps – one for each year of the Civil War – to commemorate its 100th anniversary.

US #1178 Fort Sumter

US #1178
Fort Sumter

When South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860, plans were made quickly to seize the U.S. forts in the Harbor at Charleston, S.C. – Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter. The forts were under the command of Major Robert Anderson. Anderson had established his command at Fort Moultrie, but moved to Fort Sumter for its superior defenses.

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