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The Twilight Zone Postage Stamp

Thanks to late night TV and the added bonus of cable channels that run older shows; most American’s have seen or at least know about the television shows that are represented in the Early TV Memories postage stamps.  Issued this month by the United States Postal Service, they are already providing to be a hit [...]

Irving Berlin Postage Stamps Part II Of II

In continuation from Wednesday… God Bless America did not resurface again until 1938 when singer Kate Smith was looking for a song to perform for a broadcast for Armistice Day.  With American’s balking at the war in Europe, Berlin was tasked with writing a song about peace.  With a few small changes to the original [...]

Irving Berlin Postage Stamps Part I Of II

Irving Berlin is by far the greatest composer of American music.  Born on May 11, 1888 as Israel Beilin in Russia, his family escaped religious persecution and immigrated to the United States when he was five years old.   He later changed his name to Irving Berlin.  The United States Postal Service issued a commemorative postage [...]

Images From The Hubble Space Telescope

In a joint venture between NASA and the European Space Agency, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched from the space shuttle Discovery in April of 1990.  The Hubble was named after American astronomer, Edwin Hubble.  In April of 2000, the United States Postal Service issued five commemorative postage stamps that marked the 10th anniversary of [...]

Lassie Postage Stamp

Maybe I am just feeling nostalgic, maybe I have just watched too much television in my youth, but I must admit that I love the “Early TV Memories” postage stamps that have been recently issued by the United States Postal Service.  The much anticipated set honors several much loved television programs from the 1950’s and [...]

Woodstock Postage Stamps

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since the biggest music festival of all time made its debut.  Woodstock, scoffed at by some, yet enjoyed by many more was a pivotal moment in music history.  Over half a million people traveled from locations near and far to upstate New York to experience a [...]

Newfoundland Pony and Canadian Horse Postage Stamps

On May 15, 2009, Canada released two new postage stamps that pay tribute to two iconic animals. The Newfoundland Pony is credited with making life easier for European settlers as they established a new life in Newfoundland dating as far back as the 1500’s.  These fantastic ponies are a descendant of seven different types of [...]

Canada’s Youth Sports Postage Stamps

It’s no secret that Postal Authorities want to attract young people into the philatelic community.  Let’s face it, stamp collecting does teach you about people, places and things that you might never learn about.  One of the ways to draw the young in is to create stamps that are particularly appealing to them.  On October [...]

Cloudscapes Postage Stamps

As adults, most of us don’t take the time to see the beauty that graces our skies every day.  No matter where you reside, cloud formations provide a wonderful show of nature’s true beauty. On October 4, 2004, the United States Postal Service issued a series of commemorative postage stamps called “Cloudscapes”.  Each 37 cent [...]

French Chocolate Postage Stamps A Pure Delight To Your Senses!

La Poste, the French Post Office, issued a limited edition set of postage stamps on May 25, 2009.  These stamps were issued to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of cocoa beans at the City of Bayonne in France in 1609.  These stamps show scenes that depict France’s fascinating manufacturing history of chocolate. Besides [...]