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  • 1980s Issues
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    Metropolitan Opera (Music)
    Streetcars (Trains)
    11¢ Caboose coil (Trains)
    Jim Thorpe (Sports)
    Roberto Clemente (Sports)
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Jerome Kern (Music)
    Abigail Adams
    Frederic Bartholdi (Liberty)
    Duke Ellington (Music)
    Presidents
    Statue of Liberty (Liberty)
    Enrico Caruso (Music)
    2¢ Loco coil revised (Trains)
    Flag/Fireworks (Flags)
    Constitution booklet
    Signing Constitution
    Constitution Triple
    17.5¢ Racing Car coil
    Locomotives booklet (Trains)
    Christmas '87 ornament
    13¢ Police Wagon coil
    24.1¢ Tandem Bicycle coil
    20¢ Cable Car coil
    Arturo Toscanini (Music)
    House/Senate
    Executive Branch Bicentennial
    Lou Gehrig (Sports)
    Moon/Priority Mail (Space)


    Eleanor Roosevelt, Abigail Adams, The Presidents

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    Dgn 6: Sc. 2105 Eleanor Roosevelt — 5"x7" maroon-on-white Dragon Card, photo of ER & FDR in an inaugural parade, Hyde Park NY FDR Library Station 4-bar hand cancel, only available at first day location —
    larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 6a: Sc. 2105 Eleanor Roosevelt — 5"x7" maroon-on-white Dragon Card, photo of ER & FDR in inaugural parade, NYC (her birthplace) FDR Station black registry hand cancel. (The stamp was issued about 90 miles north in Hyde Park, NY.) — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 6b: Sc. 2105 Eleanor Roosevelt — 5"x7" maroon-on-white Dragon Card, photo of ER & FDR in inaugural parade, Hyde Park FDR Library Station & NYC FDR Station (her birthplace) — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 6c: Sc. 2105 Eleanor Roosevelt — 5"x7" maroon-on-white Dragon Card, photo of ER & FDR in inaugural parade, Roosevelt, NY, red & blue registry hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 6d: Sc. 2105 Eleanor Roosevelt — 5"x7" maroon-on-white Dragon Card, photo of ER & FDR in an inaugural parade, combo with Sc. 1950 matching FDR stamp, First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 6e: Sc. 2105 Eleanor Roosevelt — 5"x7" maroon-on-white Dragon Card, printed photo of ER & FDR in inaugural parade, combo with Sc. 1236, the 1962 Eleanor Roosevelt stamp, First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 8: Sc. 2146 Abigail Adams — 5"x7" black-on-grey card with printed drawing of her as First Lady (older than the image on the stamp) — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Sold out!
    Dgn 8a: Sc. 2216b/f The Adams Family — #2216b John Adams & #2216f John Quincy Adams with #2146 Abigail Adams on Dragon Card #8, with the Prexy First Day of Issue hand cancel. Only 8 made. — larger illustration...

    Dgn 8c: Sc. 2146 Abigail Adams — 5"x7" black-on-grey Dragon Card with printed drawing of her as First Lady (older than the image on the stamp), copyright single — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 8p: Sc. 2146 Abigail Adams — 5"x7" black-on-grey Dragon Card with printed drawing of her as First Lady (older than the image on the stamp), plate single — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 8z: Sc. 2146 Abigail Adams — 5"x7" black-on-grey Dragon Card with printed drawing of her as First Lady (older than the image on the stamp), zip single — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 11: Sc. 2216-9 Presidents — Set of 4 8½"- by 11" cards, each with a full sheet, only 14 made — larger illustration...$25.00

    Bicentennial Issues

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    Dgn 16: Sc. 2359a Constitution booklet — 5- by 7-inch card, brown on buff, Bicentennial logo, full pane, HC, UA clearance —
    larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 17: Sc. 2360 Signing Constitution — 5- by 7-inch brown on buff card showing Preamble, Capitol Dome; HC, UA clearance — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 18: Sc. UX116/2359a/2360 Constitution — The three 1987 Constitution Bicentennial issues — Sc. UX116 postal card, 2359a booklet pane, 2360 single — on a 8½- by 11-inch card, brown on white. Each of the issues is hand canceled on its first day of issue, and the postal card is tied to the Dragon Card. (You know how usually cachets are applied to postal cards? In this case, we applied the postal card to the cachet!) — larger illustration (new window)...$7.00 New lower price!

    Dgn 26: Sc. 2412-3 House/Senate — Singles on FDC-size card with appropriate small circular date stamp flanking Capitol — larger illustration...$3.00

    Dgn 26c: Sc. 2412-3 House/Senate — FDC-size Dragon Card with earlier U.S. Capital stamps: 2412 + 989, 2413 + 992, appropriate small circular date stamp hand cancels. — larger illustration...$4.00

    Sold out!
    Dgn 26ce: Sc. 2412-3 House/Senate — 2413 + 989, 2412 + 992, (reversed), appropriate small circular date stamp hand cancels, unknown variety, only 2 found

    Dgn 26p: Sc. 2412-3 House/Senate — Plate blocks with appropriate small circular date stamp; only 4 made — larger illustration...$6.00

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    Dgn 26z: Sc. 2412-3 House/Senate — Zip blocks with appropriate small circular date stamp; only 4 made — larger illustration...

    Dgn 27: Sc. 2414 Executive Branch Bicentennial — FDC-size navy-on-buff Dragon Card, vertical format, George Washington taking oath as president, First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration...$2.50

    Dgn 27c: Sc. 2414 Executive Branch — Standard-size card with #854 1939 GW Inauguration, First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration...$3.00

    Sold out!
    Dgn 27d: Sc. 2414 Executive Branch — With #854 1939 GW Inauguration, #1432 AmRev Bicentennial logo


    Transportation Coils

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    Dgn 19: Sc. 2262 17.5¢ Racing Car coil — 5"x7" card; printed photo of Marmon Wasp winning first Indy 500; First Day of Issue hand cancel; pair —
    larger illustration...$2.50

    Dgn 19a: Sc. 2262 17.5 Racing Car coil — coil pairs of both versions (precanceled and not) on a 5"x7" magenta-on-white Dragon Card; printed photo of Marmon Wasp winning first Indy 500; First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration...$3.00

    Dgn 19b: Sc. 2262/2253 Racer/Milk Wagon coils — 5"x7" card; printed photo of Marmon Wasp winning first Indy 500; First Day of Issue hand cancel; with pairs of both versions, pair of #2253 Milk Wagon issued same day and city — larger illustration...$4.00

    Dgn 19m: Sc. 2262/2253 Racer/Milk Wagon coils — transportation coil pairs on a 5"x7" card; printed photo of Marmon Wasp winning the first Indianapolis 500. Both stamps were issued on same day in same city — larger illustration...$3.00

    Dgn 22: Sc. 2258 13 Police Wagon coil — pair on a FDC-size Dragon Card, blue printed photo on green, First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration...$2.50

    Dgn 22a: Sc. 2258 13 Police Wagon coil — blue-on-green FDC-size Dragon Card, with the AFDCS Convention Anaheim semi-official hand cancel — the stamp was issued at that show. — larger illustration...$3.00

    Dgn 22b: Sc. 2258 13 Police Wagon coil — coil pair on a FDC-size Dragon Card, blue printed photo on green, AFDCS Convention Station hand cancel plus #1343 Law & Order — larger illustration...$3.00

    Dgn 22c: Sc. 2258 13 Police Wagon coil — pair on a FDC-size Dragon Card, blue printed photo on green, with the FDC Week Anaheim semi-official hand-cancel; the stamp was issued at the FDC convention there — larger illustration...$2.50

    Dgn 22d: Sc. 2258 13 Police Wagon coil — FDC Week Anaheim semi-official plus #1343 Law & Order — larger illustration...$3.00

    Dgn 22e: Sc. 2258 13 Police Wagon coil — P#1 strip of 3, AFDCS Convention hand cancel covers the P# (can't win 'em all) — larger illustration...$3.00

    Sold out!
    Dgn 22g: Sc. 2258 13 Police Wagon coil — P#1 strip of 3, AFDCS Station FDC Week hand cancel — larger illustration...

    Dgn 23: Sc. 2266 24.1 Tandem Bicycle coil — pair on a FDC-size blue-on-buff Dragon Card, vertical format; First Day of issue hand cancel, unaddressed — larger illustration...$2.50

    Dgn 23P#: Sc. 2266 24.1¢ Tandem Bicycle coil — FDC-size card, blue on buff, vertical format; plate # strip of 3, First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration...$3.00

    Dgn 24: Sc. 2263 20 Cable Car coil — pair on a FDC-size red-on-buff Dragon Card, all-over cachet, First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 24c: Sc. 2263 20 Cable Car coil — pair on a FDC-size red-on-buff Dragon Card, all-over cachet, First Day of Issue hand cancel. With 20c Fire Pumper coil, same series, same denomination — larger illustration (new window)...$3.25

    Dgn 24p: Sc. 2263 20 Cable Car coil — plate number strip of 3 on a FDC-size red-on-buff Dragon Card, all-over cachet, First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Christmas 1987

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    Dgn 21: Sc. 2368 Christmas '87 Ornament — 5"x7" blue-on-white Dragon Card, Currier & Ives-style coach in snowy forest, First Day of Issue hand cancel —
    larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 21a: Sc. 2367 Christmas '87 — 5"x7" blue-on-white Dragon Card, Currier & Ives-style coach in snowy forest, with the 1987 religious Christmas stamp, Ornament's First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.75

    Sold out!
    Dgn 21c: Sc. 2368 Christmas '87 with seals — 5"x7" blue-on-white Dragon Card, Currier & Ives-style coach in snowy forest, with pair of 1987 Christmas Seals, First Day of Issue hand cancel. There were four Seals, for two different Dragon Cards — larger illustration....

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