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Stamp Collecting For History Buffs

For true history buffs, anything historical simply fascinates them. Whether they’re watching historical movies, looking at old pictures that might belong to their parents, or they’re visiting historical monuments all across the country, their passion for the past consumes them. If you or someone you know is a true history buff, our President Lincoln & [...]

Women Rights…A Hot Topic On Stamps

In the late 1800’s, women around the world began to fight with courage and persistence for equal rights to vote in the local and national elections in their respective countries.  The women’s suffrage movement lasted for seven decades in the United States before the 19th Amendment was passed, which granted women permission to vote.  Not [...]

The Baby Zep

In 1933 at the Chicago World’s Fair, the world renowned German airship the Graf Zeppelin made its 50th Trans-Atlantic crossing. The Baby Zep is the nickname for the Baby Zeppelin.  To commemorate both the landmark crossing and the World’s Fair, the United States Postal Service issued the “Baby Zeppelin” postage stamp. The postage stamp showcases [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Who Was The First Woman To Grace A United States Postage Stamp?

Before the 19th Amendment was adopted, women had little rights in the United States.  Having a commemorative postage stamp issued in your honor back then, even more so than now, was a huge undertaking.  In 1902, after much debate, Martha Washington was chosen to be the first woman ever to be represented on a United [...]

A Sweet Tribute To Four Chaplains On A Postage Stamp Part III Of III

Continuing from Wednesday… The Four Chaplains postage stamp was designed by Louis Schwimmer, who was the head of the Art Department of the New York City branch of the U.S. Post Office Department, which is now called the USPS.  According to Schwimmer’s son, Louis Schwimmer was a practicing Orthodox Jew.  This postage stamp was the [...]