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Mozart Postage Stamps Part I Of II

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 and was a composer of classical music.  Learning music from his father, he began to show his talents early and composed his first piece of music on the violin and keyboard by the time he was 5 years old.  Much of Mozart’s childhood was spent traveling [...]

Thanksgiving Day Parade Postage Stamps

American history is rich with Thanksgiving tradition which began back in 1621 when the Native Americans and colonists gathered for a three day feast to offer thanks for a bountiful fall harvest.  In 1863, President Lincoln issued a “Proclamation of Thanksgiving.”  It marked the beginning of the national recognition of Thanksgiving in the United States. [...]

Greetings From America Postage Stamps

April 4, 2002 marked a first in United States postage stamp history.  It was the first time ever that a new commemorative postage stamp was ever issued on the same day in every single state’s capital city.  It was called the “Greetings from America” stamp set, which makes the country wide release really quite apropos [...]

Canada Post Mental Health Postage Stamps

As with selected stamps in the United States, in October of 2008, the Canada Post issued a PERMANENT domestic rate semi-postal postage stamp to bring social awareness to the plight of mental health in their nation.  The Mental Health postage stamp is issued in a book of 10 and each stamp has a 10 cent [...]

WWII Postage Stamps

So many countries around the world were affected by WWII and many have created postage stamps to pay tribute to their fallen soldiers and those who served in what will hopefully be the last world war. In May of 2004, the United States Postal Service also released a postage stamp to honor the men and [...]

Great Britain’s Mythical Creatures Postage Stamps

Some mythical creatures are believed to originate from real creatures that were often described from traveler’s tales.  For good storytelling purposes, mythical creatures often took on the form of two actual creatures combined into one making a new hybrid creature.  Others were just ones that were made up and downplayed for good storytelling purposes.  Over [...]

WWII Memorial First Day Cover

Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to visit Washington, DC and the pleasure of visiting the World War II Memorial can surely attest to the amazing beauty of the site.  Majestic and serene come to mind when I think of the times that I have been there in the past.  The incredible monument pays [...]

America On The Move: 50s Sporty Cars

In August of 2005, car makers and sports car enthusiasts were given a special treat with a neat set of postage stamps issued by the United States Postal Service.  The “America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars” commemorative postage stamps were a fantastic way of celebrating American car history and culture of the 1950’s. In [...]

Punch and Judy Postage Stamps

The Punch and Judy puppet show can be traced back as far as the 16th century.  Originally of Italian roots, the marionette show made their debut in London, England in 1662.  It did not take long for the show, which was originally geared towards adult audiences, to become very popular among the crowds.  As word [...]

Great Britain Post Boxes Postage Stamps

Great Britain is often known for making seemingly normal everyday items into fantastic looking postage stamps.  In August of 2009, they released a miniature sheet of four stamps that feature England’s iconic wall mounted red mail post boxes.  Along with the set is a fully illustrated presentation pack that contains information about the past 200 [...]