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Mickey Mantle Hits A Homerun On Postage Stamps Part II Of II

Continuing from Wednesday… It did not take long for Mantle to once again be called back up by Yankee management.  This time, he was issued the number “7” for his jersey.  From that point forward, Mantle proved to be a fabulous baseball player who was idolized by both adults and children across America.  He played [...]

Mickey Mantle Hits A Homerun On Postage Stamps Part I Of II

Mickey Mantle was a famous baseball player who was born on October 20, 1931 in Oklahoma.  His father is credited with teaching him how to play baseball and also taught Mantle how to be a switch hitter. He played many sports as a child, but especially excelled at baseball.  A high-school football injury to his [...]

United Nations Coin and Flag Sheet

Much to the delight of both stamp and coin collectors, two of the most popular collectibles collide with the issuance of the United Nations Coin and Flag postage stamp series. 2010 marks the fourth year that the UNPA has issued the coins and flags commemorative postage stamps that represent Member States.  These stamp sets are [...]

James Bond Book Covers

Ian Fleming was born On May 28, 1908. Fleming was a well known author who enjoyed international acclaim and success for writing the James Bond series of books. Ian Fleming spent his childhood living with his mother after his father was killed during WWI.  By the time WWII came about, Fleming was recruited into naval [...]

Harriet Beecher Stowe Postage Stamp Part II Of II

In continuation from Monday… It is reported that when Harriet Beecher Stowe was introduced to Abraham Lincoln in 1862 that he greeted her by saying “So you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this Great War!”  President Lincoln was of course referring to the Civil War which was at the time [...]

Harriet Beecher Stowe Postage Stamp Part I Of II

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born into a distinguished family in New England on June 14, 1811.  Along with her family, she was an activist who was against slavery during the 19th century.  She initially began her writing career writing stories for the Cincinnati Literary Club.  In 1852, she was catapulted to international fame after the [...]

Wilma Rudolph Postage Stamp Part II Of II

Continuing from Wednesday… Once Wilma Rudolph entered High School, she was encouraged by the track coach to join the track team.  She out-performed everyone on her team and during her senior year, she qualified for the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.  She won the bronze medal for her efforts in the 400 meter relay. Wilma [...]

Wilma Rudolph Postage Stamp Part I Of II

Wilma Rudolph was an amazing American athlete; not only for the medals that she won for the United States, but also for the obstacles she had to overcome in her lifetime. Wilma Rudolph was the 20th of 22 children in her large family.  Her mother was a maid and her father was a railroad porter.  [...]

What Was The First Official United States Postage Stamp You Ask?

Postal services have been available in the United States since 1639.  Before the use of postage stamps, the local postmaster would write the word “paid” in ink on letters.  Sometimes they would use a hand stamp that said “paid” as well.  Each individual town had a postmark and dated the letter when it was mailed. [...]

Benjamin Franklin On Postage Stamps

Throughout the years, Benjamin Franklin has been featured on many different postage stamps by the United States Postal Service.  On July 26, 1775, he was appointed by the Continental Congress to be the first Postmaster General of the expanding American Colonies.  Today Benjamin Franklin is referred to as the “Father of the United States Postal [...]