3 edition of America"s story as told in postage stamps found in the catalog.
America"s story as told in postage stamps
Edward Monington Allen
|Statement||by Edward Monington Allen ...|
|LC Classifications||HE6185.U5 A6|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||8 p. l., 3-167 p.|
|Number of Pages||167|
|LC Control Number||30032992|
The Great Americans series is a set of definitive stamps issued by the United States Postal Service, starting on Decem with the 19¢ stamp depicting Sequoyah, and continuing through , the final stamp being the 55¢ Justin S. Morrill self-adhesive stamp. The series, noted for its simplicity and elegance, is a favorite of stamp : CIA invert, Dag Hammarskjöld invert, Inverted . In , the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates Ezra Jack Keats' most beloved story: The Snowy Day. Written and illustrated by the celebrated children’s author, it was one of the first prominent 20th-century picture books centered on an African-American child. The issuance features artwork from The Snowy Day. Each of the four stamps showcases a.
A stamp that fetched $ million in a auction the British Guiana 1c magenta is considered the most valuable and rarest stamp in the world. Only one of its type exists now, which is used and cut in the shape of an octagon. The stamp was issued in limited numbers in by former British Guiana. It features a sailing ship along with the Author: Adriana John. They also show an example of the first airmail stamp, along with the infamous "upside down Jenny" stamp, which they quote as being worth $ (and now worth several million). The story moves to the barnstormers who bought up surplus Jennys. This ties back into Lindberg, who got his start on this circuit before finally flying mail.
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America's Story as Told in Postage Stamps [Edward M. Allen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. DISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF AMERICA THROUGH ITS BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE POSTAGE STAMPS IN THIS EXUBERANT AND ALWAYS CHARMING HISTORY. In A History of America in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris West explores America's own rich philatelic history.
From George Washington's dour gaze to the charging buffalo of the western frontier and Lindbergh's soaring biplane, American stamps /5(21). Nice history book that tells the story of America through postage stamps. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Isabelle Jolly. VINE VOICE. out of 5 stars An American History Album.
Reviewed in the United States on Janu Verified Purchase/5(16). America's story as told in postage stamps. New York, Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors /. Chris Wests book, "A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps" is a telling of American history and American philatelic history.
I read this book so that I could research some information as I will be writing an article for my stamp club based on this book. I found the book fascinating as I learned many things I did not know about/5.
“West Makes a laudable effort to put each stamp in its historical strengths of the book are the anecdotes and pieces of Americana that West sprinkles throughout the text West is optimistic about the future of the mail, and of stamps/5(22). In a new book, “A History of America in 36 Postage Stamps” (Picador, $28), Mr.
West describes his subject as “little rectangular time machines.” Starting with the embossed stamps from the Stamp Act. Cheryl R. Ganz is curator emerita of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and was lead curator of the William H.
Gross Stamp Gallery. Ganz earned her PhD in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her book The Chicago World’s Fair: A Century of Progress earned the Smithsonian Secretary’s Research Prize in Her areas of expertise are zeppelin posts, Great Depression /5(17).
Postage can reveal more than the history of a letter, it can reveal the history of a nation. As noted by the National Postal Museum, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this month, “every stamp Author: Jimmy Stamp. Shop our selection of Stamps on the Postal Store. Go to Site Index.
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Shop Now Earth Day. Introduction Gautama Buddha's teaching have spread through out the world and his story deserve to be told and retold.
Many events from his life and about Buddhaism have been commemorated on postage stamps by many countries. This series is an attempt by a philatelist to comprehensively collect and document the postage stamps from around the world, and use them to illustrate the story about.
‘A History of America in Thirty-six Postage Stamps’ by Chris West (Picador) At the end of the Elvis-Clinton chapter, Andrew Jackson makes a surprising return. ‘A History of America in 36 Postage Stamps’. In a new book, writer Chris West uses postage to describe the evolution of U.S.
history. Nov. 21, pm ET. The first U.S. stamp to honor an African American was the ten-cent Booker T. Washington stamp issued in Below is a list of stamps issued in honor of African Americans and their contributions. Stamps on which African Americans are part of a mixed scene — for example, the cent "International Year of the Child" issued in and the Spirits of the Revolution: American history as depicted in the commemorative postage stamps of the United States.
Published by Junior Philatelic Society of America (). The Distinguished Americans series is a set of definitive stamps issued by the United States Postal Service which was started in with a 10¢ stamp depicting Joseph Stilwell.
The designs of the first nine issues are reminiscent of the earlier Great Americans series, but less first nine issues were done with black lines on a white background, but inwith the James A EPOs: CIA invert, Dag Hammarskjöld invert, Inverted.
America's stamps: the story of one hundred years of U.S. postage stamps Maud Petersham ; Miska Petersham The stories behind various stamps from colonial times to the s are capsule history lessons about the United States.
The “Father” of the American Postal Service is pictured on the first U.S. postage stamp. Inventor, philosopher, statesman, diplomat, author, and scientist, Benjamin Franklin is credited with organizing America’s postal service in the s.
Appointed by the British Crown as a deputy postmaster, he greatly improved service to major cities. Buy 1st and 2nd class stamp books x 4, x 6 and x 12 from Royal Mail. For stamps, collectibles and gifts, discover The Postal Service remains committed to educating and informing America — and the world — about the many achievements and contributions of noted African Americans.
As we work to transform the Postal ServiceTM to serve America in a new century, our stamp program will continue to highlight the individuals and accomplishments that have.
The picture book was one of the first to feature an African American child. How ‘The Snowy Day’ — on a postage stamp — can help us rethink race in America these four postage.The British author of “A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps” has jumped across the pond with a U.S.
counterpart, with another fun look at a nation’s history, glued together with.I truly love postal history. With stamps, sometimes you get a little jaded after you’ve seen an airmail invert, for example—they are all the same basically.
They’ve become commodities, but with postal history, every item is unique and tells a story. My interest has been primarily postal .