Posts Tagged ‘Stamps’

Dozen civil rights figures to be on postage stamps

A dozen civil rights pioneers take their places of honor on U.S. postage stamps Saturday. The six 42-cent stamps are being dedicated in New York and are going on sale nationwide. The stamps honor the achievements of Ella Baker, Daisy Gatson Bates, J.R. Clifford, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Charles Hamilton Houston, Ruby Hurley, Mary […]

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Post Office honors WV Civil Rights Leader J.R. Clifford

J.R. Clifford, pictured left, is featured on a stamp in the new Civil Rights Pioneers series Until about five years ago, J.R. Clifford’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement were virtually unknown. This year Clifford is one of 12 Civil Rights pioneers honored with a stamp by the U.S. Postal Service. Clifford was the first […]

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Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps

‘Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps, 35th Edition’ Source: United States Postal Service Data: Collins, 384 pages, $25 This official publication, fully illustrated in color, offers philatelists – or those considering taking up stamp collecting as a hobby – a comprehensive guide to more than 4,000 stamps in every category dating back to 1845. A […]

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Lincoln stamps being released for Abe’s birthday

WASHINGTON – Four new postal stamps highlighting the personal history of Abraham Lincoln are set to be released on Monday as the nation commemorates Lincoln’s 200th birthday this week. The 42-cent stamps depict Lincoln as a rail-splitter, a lawyer, a politician and a president. A ceremony marking the release of the stamps is scheduled Monday […]

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Post office unveils NAACP stamps

Aiken Branch NAACP president Brendolyn Jenkins, right, and Aiken Post Office postmaster Kathy Jenks formally unveil large replicas of 12 civil rights leaders commemorated in a six-stamp collection. Every year the U.S. Postal Service issues a stamp honoring a civil rights leader. The NAACP is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month and, on this occasion, […]

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Biloxi Lighthouse

I have selected a beautiful lighthouse for today’s post which is scheduled to be issued in 2009 by US Postal service. The 1848 landmark is one of five Gulf Coast lighthouses that will be part of a series of stamps. The lighthouses were chosen because they’ve weathered so many powerful storms, including Hurricane Katrina. “It’s […]

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Photo Postage Stamps – Great Innovations in Stamps

Photo postage stamps aren’t such a new idea; its been around for years! The USPS (United States Postal Service) briefly suspended the use of such a stamp due to security concerns. There are certainly a number of reasons that the USPS would want to abolish all photo stamps, for example in the height of the […]

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Collectors sing praises of Oregon’s new stamp

Artist Gregory Manchess of Beaverton created the oil painting of the Oregon coast featured on a U.S. stamp to mark the state’s 150th birthday Feb. 14. Collectors crowded a first-day-of-issue ceremony Wednesday at the World Forestry Center in Portland. About 30 million copies of the 42-cent stamp have been printed. She attracted a cult following […]

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This Week in Gaming History

This week in videogame history, we’re going to take a look at several things that have left an undeniable stamp on the industry and in our minds including the hard work of inventor Ralph H. Baer, various videogame patents (and the lawsuits that came with them), World of Warcraft, and an actual commemorative videogame stamp. […]

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Edgar Allan Poe Bicentennial

It’s the year of Edgar Allan Poe. January 19th is the 200th anniversary of Poe’s birth, and in four East Coast cities with connections to the scribe the occasion is being heralded in a big way. This week Boston College is holding a two-night celebration called The Raven Returns to Boston. (Poe was born in […]

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