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Shadd and Brown Stamps from Canada

In February 2009, Canada Post issued two new stamps in honor of Black History Month. The stamps capture the memory of two great pioneers and activist who fought for the rights of African Americans and Canadians. One stamp commemorates Rosemary Brown (1930-2003). This African-Canadian was born in Jamaica but later moved to Canada. While studying [...]

Doris Miller Remembered On A Postage Stamp

When Doris Miller, a mess attendant, began his service on the battleship West Virginia he probably did not envision himself as being an American war hero. But his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 easily afforded him that title. Doris Miller is considered the first African American hero of World [...]

Stamps To The Rescue For Shelter Pets

Once you see these adorable animal themed postage stamps, it will be hard to choose another!  With the help of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the United States Postal Service unveiled their latest social awareness promotional campaign in the spring of 2010.  Dubbed “Stamps to the Rescue”, the Animal Rescue: Adopt A Shelter Pet commemorative postage [...]

Wisdom On A Postage Stamp

New York City is a popular tourist destination for travelers from the United States and those around the world.  Rockefeller Center is ranked as #56 out of 150 of America’s Favorite Architecture spots to visit.  One of the favorite views among tourists, and New Yorker’s alike is the iconic figure of “Wisdom” which is installed [...]

A Tribute To Civil Rights Pioneers Part II Of II

Continuing from Friday… In February of 2009, the images of 12 Civil Rights Pioneers were forever immortalized by the United States Postal Service with the issuance of the “Civil Rights Pioneers” postage stamps.  These 42 cent commemorative postage stamps pay tribute to Ella Baker, Daisy Gatson Bates, J.R. Clifford, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Charles [...]

A Tribute To Civil Rights Pioneers Part I Of II

For many people in the United States, the civil unrest that once existed during the Civil Rights Movement was unbearable.  Although most of the suffrage of folks occurred in the southern part of the United States, the turmoil, and social and political unrest affected the entire country.  The Civil Rights Movement was a time where [...]

Bixby Creek Bridge Postage Stamp

The Bixby Creek Bridge is located 18 miles south of Carmel, California.   This two lane highway was originally constructed in 1932.  In order to withstand any potential earthquakes that might hit the region, it was retrofitted in 1996. The Bixby Creek Bridge is considered to be one of the most prominent landmarks on this popular [...]

Thanksgiving Day Parade To Be Viewed On Postage Stamps

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated by American’s each year on the fourth Thursday of each November.  In present day and past celebrations, it is a day where we gather together with family and friends to give thanks for the blessings that life has bestowed upon us.  We celebrate Thanksgiving Day by feasting on an abundance of [...]

Mother Teresa Postage Stamp Released Part II Of II

Continuing from Wednesday… Issuing the Mother Teresa postage stamp has not been supported by everyone however.  An atheist group has protested the issuance of the Mother Teresa postage stamp after the United States Postal Service announced its pending release last year. The Freedom from Religion Foundation discounted the fact that Mother Teresa was being honored [...]

Mother Teresa Postage Stamp Released Part I Of II

In 1979, Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize for her 50 years of service working with the sick and poor in India.  Despite the previous objection of some folks, the Mother Teresa postage stamp has finally been released by the United States Postal Service. There was a special ceremony to celebrate the occasion held [...]