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by Lloyd A. de Vries

1999 Issues
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  • The Celebrate the Century sets for the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s were issued during 1999. Each set has its own page on this website, which you can reach by clicking on the decades listed here. The subjects include Big Bands, Antibiotics, Television and Jackie Robinson (1940s); NYC Baseball, School Desegregation, and Dr. Seuss (1950s); and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Roger Maris, Moon Landing, the Beatles and Star Trek (1960s).

    Victorian Love and Irish Immigration

    Dgn 76
    Dgn 76

    Dgn 81
    Dgn 81

    Dgn 81u
    Dgn 81u


    Dgn 76: Sc. 3274-5 Victorian Love — black on hot pink 5"x7" horizontal card, Victorian-era woodcut of angels and old-fashioned telephone on a candy box; both denominations, First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration...$3.50

    Dgn 76c: Sc. 3274-5 Victorian Love — As above, but with first U.S. Love stamp, Sc. 1475, added — larger illustration...$4.00

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    Dgn 81: Sc. 3286 Irish Immigration — green on white 5"x7" card, horizontal, drawing of an immigrant family, U.S. and Irish stamps, each country's First Day of Issue hand cancel on its stamp — larger illustration...

    Dgn 81u: Sc. 3286 Irish Immigration — As above, but U.S. stamp only, canceled on the first day at AMERICAS '99 show (APS) in Orlando with show's pictorial sombrero cancel. Only 20 produced — larger illustration...$3.00


    Daffy Duck, Billy Mitchell & The Year 2000

    Dgn 82
    Dgn 82

    Dgn 82a
    Dgn 82a or 82b

    Dgn 86
    Dgn 86

    Dgn 94
    Dgn 94


    No copyrights were harmed in the production of this cachet! There's no picture and no mention of a certain Whacky Webfooted Waterfowl. You, of course, are free to add pictures of your favorite mallard. In fact, we'll even supply one, a sticker - free!

    Dgn 82: Sc. 3306 Daffy Duck — Black on lime green 5"x7" card, horizontal, text and blank box instead of illustration. Each comes with a *free* Daffy Duck sticker some may wish to put in the box. — larger illustration...$2.50

    Dgn 82a: Sc. 3306 Daffy Duck — Same design, but 5½"x8½" card with perfed "collectible card" (11 produced) — larger illustration...$3.00

    Dgn 82b: Sc. 3307 Daffy Duck — Same design, but 5½"x8½" card with imperf "collectible card" (15 produced) — larger illustration...$4.00

    Dgn 86: Sc. 3330 55’ Billy Mitchell — Turquoise on white 5"x7" card, horizontal, photos of Mitchell in dress uniform, flying his favorite De Havilland, the Osprey, directing the attack on the old battleships in 1921; (38) — larger illustration...$3.00

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    Dgn 86c: Sc. 3330 55’ Billy Mitchell — As above, but with Hap Arnold and Eddie Rickenbacker stamps. Arnold was his protιgι and later as his superior, his supporter; after a chance meeting, he elevated Rickenbacker from chauffeur to pilot (10 produced).

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    Dgn 94: Sc. 3369 Year 2000 — Black on brown 5"x7" card, horizontal, 1920s New Year's illustration, "End of the 1900s," with 3 Washington cancels: First Day, December 31st and January 1st. — larger illustration...


    Coral Pink Rose Booklet

    Dgn 87
    Dgn 87, 87a, 87b, 87c

    Dgn 87d
    Dgn 87d

    Dgn 87e
    Dgn 87e

    Dgn 87f
    Dgn 87f


    Dgn 87: Sc. 3051 33’ Coral Pink Rose booklet — Black on coral pink 5"x7" card, vertical, same design as Dgn 53, with Americover 99 show cancel (first day); single, perfed 3 sides — larger illustration...$2.50

    Dgn 87a: Sc. 3052 33’ Coral Pink Rose booklet — As above, Sc. 3052 is slightly different size, perfed 3 sides — larger illustration...$2.50

    Dgn 87b: Sc. 3052 33’ Coral Pink Rose booklet — As above, Sc. 3052 is slightly different size, perfed 2 sides — larger illustration...$2.50

    Dgn 87c: Sc. 3052 33’ Coral Pink Rose booklet — As above, Sc. 3052 is slightly different size, perfed 4 sides — larger illustration...$2.50

    Dgn 87d: Sc. 3051-2 33’ Coral Pink Rose booklet — As above, both varieties (Sc. 3051 and 3052) — larger illustration...$3.00

    Dgn 87e: Sc. 3052 33’ Coral Pink Rose booklet — As above, with large "MOWS" circular date stamp rarely seen on FDCs for this issue (10) — larger illustration...$4.00

    Dgn 87f: Sc. 3052 33’ Coral Pink Rose booklet — As above, combination with 3 Norfolk Island rose stamps issued at NTSS '99, Norfolk Islands pictorial first day cancel in red (small US cds on US stamp) (10 produced) — larger illustration...$5.00


    All Aboard! Passenger Trains

    Dgn 88

    Dgn 88: Sc. 3333-7 All Aboard Trains — vertical strip of 5 on a red-on-cream 5"x7" vertical format Dragon Card, showing streamlined observation car and emblems of the 5 railroads represented. StampShow '99 cancel + circular date stamp. (Stamps were issued at the show.) "Varnish" in the text was railroaders' slang for passenger service — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 88a

    Dgn 88a: Sc. 3333-7 All Aboard Trains — vertical strip of 5 on a red-on-cream 5"x7" vertical format Dragon Card, showing streamlined observation car and emblems of the 5 railroads represented. Union IL pictorial first day cancel. (There was also a ceremony at the museum there.) "Varnish" in the text was railroaders' slang for passenger service — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 88b

    Dgn 88b: Sc. 3333-7 All Aboard Trains — emblems of the 5 railroads represented, STAMPSHOW '99 cancel + circular date stamp. — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 88c

    Dgn 88c: Sc. 3333-7 All Aboard Trains — vertical strip of 5 on a red-on-cream 5"x7" vertical format Dragon Card, showing streamlined observation car and emblems of the 5 railroads represented. With the Casey Jones and B&O Railroad stamps. First Day of Issue hand cancel. "Varnish" in the text was railroaders' slang for passenger service — larger illustration (new window).
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    A Dragon Card even I don't have! At the request of a customer who specialized in trains on stamps, I affixed 9 "combination" stamps (including a plate block of the B&O stamp) that he supplied. It's the only one like it in existence (if it is still in existence). I didn't even assign a number to it until listing it on my website. Call it "Dgn 88d." Click on the thumbnail on the right or here for a larger view.
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    MaxTrains

    MaxTrains: Sc. UX307-11 All Aboard Trains — Individual Sc. 3333-7 stamps on the faces of the matching USPS picture postal cards. Each stamp is tied by a circular date stamp; each card's indicia on the reverse is canceled by the First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window).
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