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You Don’t Have To Wait Until Sunday To See The Sunday Funnies Postage Stamps!

I remember the good old days as a young child when I awoke early on a Sunday morning and made my weekly run to the end of the driveway to retrieve our morning newspaper.  With eager anticipation I opened it up…not to read the news of course…I was on the hunt for the always delightfully [...]

Judy Garland Still A Hit In 2006 Part II Of II

Continuing from Wednesday… The Judy Garland postage stamp was dedicated at New York’s Carnegie Hall on what would have been Garland’s 84th birthday.  Carnegie Hall being used as the dedication venue was significant because it was there that Garland performed her 1961 concert which was, and still is, considered “the greatest night in show business [...]

Judy Garland Still A Hit In 2006 Part I Of II

In June of 2006, one of the most amazing singers/actresses of all times, Judy Garland was honored by the United States Postal Service with a 39 cent postage stamp.  She became the 12th honoree in the Legends of Hollywood stamp series. The picture on the stamp is based on a publicity photo from the film A [...]

Postage Stamps Created From Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Ash Part III Of III

Continuing from Friday… In addition to these cool postage stamps, the Iceland Post is selling some other fun items to commemorate the volcano’s eruption.  You could also purchase a key chain, paper weight, and something interesting called a “message in a bottle”. The Eyjafjallajökull Volcano erupting is not an every day occurrence, nor is creating [...]

Postage Stamps Created From Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Ash Part II Of III

Continuing from Wednesday… On July 22, 2010 the Iceland Post issued three incredible postage stamps that featured three different views of the erupting Eyjafjallajökull Volcano.  Each stamp was printed in a sheet of 10.  The stamps are inscribed “Local Letter”, Letters to Europe”, and Letters to Other Countries.  Two of the postage stamps feature incredible [...]

Postage Stamps Created From Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Ash Part I Of III

In the spring of 2010, much to the amazement of scientists and countrymen alike, Iceland’s largest volcano, the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano came to life.  The volcano was previously dormant for almost two centuries when on March 20, 2010 a red cloud began glowing above the giant glacier that covers it.  Days later, fire fountains shot as [...]

Boy Scouts 100th Birthday Celebrated With A Postage Stamp Part II Of II

Continuing from Friday… The new postage stamp sheet contains twenty 44-cent commemorative self adhesive postage stamps.  The stamps feature a Boy Scout standing upon a summit of the “Tooth of Time” at Villa Philmonte.  He is holding a pair of binoculars while looking over the horizon; just as thousands of real Boy Scouts have done [...]

Boy Scouts 100th Birthday Celebrated With A Postage Stamp Part I Of II

2010 marks the 100th birthday for Boy Scouts of America (BSA) which was founded by Robert Baden-Powell in 1910.  BSA is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States.  The organization prides itself on teaching values to young people that build character, responsibility, and personal fitness and goals.  They offer specialized programs for [...]

DC Comics Super Heroes Went Postal! Part II Of II

Continuing from Monday… The following are covers are represented on the DC Comics Super Heroes postage stamps: Plastic Man #4 (Summer 1946), Batman #1 (Spring 1940), The Brave and the Bold #36 (June/July 1961), Green Lantern #4 (January/February 1961), The Flash #111 (February/March 1960), Wonder Woman #22 (November 1988), Aquaman #5 (October 1989), The Daring [...]

DC Comics Super Heroes Went Postal! Part I Of II

The exact history of comic superheroes is hard to dictate because they were influenced by early forms of fictitious writing.  Stories like Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, and Zorro all influenced superhero characters.  Comic strip characters like Dick Tracy and The Phantom catapulted the idea of superheroes and comic books into modern day media. In 1938, Superman [...]