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  • 2008 Issues
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    Ian Fleming/James Bond (this page)
    Year of the Rat (this page)
    Holocaust Remembrance (this page)
    American Scientists (this page)
    American Journalists (this page)
    Elk envelope (page 2)
    Frank Sinatra (page 2)
    62 Dragonfly (page 2)
    Mount Rushmore Priority Mail (page 2)
    "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" (page 2)
    Vintage Black Cinema (page 3)
    Bierstadt's Yosemite (page 3)
    Sunflower (page 3)
    2008 Forever at Americover (page 3)
    5 Seacoast coil (page 3)
    Latin Jazz (page 4)
    Bette Davis (page 4)
    Tail Fins & Chrome (page 4)
    Alzheimer's Awareness (page 4)


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    Dgn 286: Sc. 2531-5 Ian Fleming/James Bond Six stamps on a 5"x7" Dragon Card showing an early 1960s secret agent and bikini babe, plus diamonds, gold bars, scuba gear and playing cards. Bletchley Park pictorial cancel Fleming worked in the code-breaking operation there during WWII that was available only by special request larger illustration (new window).
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    The Year of the Rat (2008)

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    Dgn 283: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 283a: Canada's Sc. 2257 Year of the Rat 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

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    Dgn 283b: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. U.S. and Canadian stamps and their respective First Day of Issue hand cancels larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 283c: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties U.S. and Irish stamps larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 283d: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties U.S. and Christmas Island Australia stamps larger illustration (new window)...$5.25

    Dgn 283e: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties U.S. and Taiwan stamps (Sc. 3781-2) larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 283f: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties new and earlier (Sc. 3895a) U.S. stamps larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 283g: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties U.S. and China's Year of the Rat stamp larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

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    Dgn 283h: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties U.S. and Vietnam's Year of the Rat stamps larger illustration (new window)...$4.25

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    Dgn 284: Year of the Rat - Canadian souvenir sheet 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

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    Dgn 284a: Sc. Year of the Rat 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel Hong Kong souvenir sheet larger illustration (new window)...$6.00

    Dgn 284b: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Rat icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel for Hong Kong singles, US FDOI for US single larger illustration (new window)...$7.00

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    Dgn 285: Sc. 4221 Year of the Rat 5"x7" Dragon Card with photo of red Chinese lanterns. Digital Color Postmark larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    American Scientists

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    Dgn 288: Sc. 4227a American Scientists 5"x7" Dragon Card with artwork representing science (mostly chemistry and physics). First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

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    Dgn 288a: Sc. 4227a American Scientists 5"x7" Dragon Card with artwork representing science (mostly chemistry and physics). Mega Event show cancel showing a beaker. Only 3 serviced by Dragon Cards. larger illustration.

    Dgn 288b: Sc. 4225 Linus Pauling 5"x7" Dragon Card with artwork representing science (mostly chemistry and physics). Corvallis OR pictorial postmark; Pauling was a graduate of Oregon Agricultural College there, now Oregon State University. Only 8 produced. larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 288c: Sc. 4227 John Bardeen (American Scientists) single 5"x7" Dragon Card with artwork representing science (mostly chemistry and physics). Bardeen single and Urbana IL red pictorial First Day of Sale hand cancel. He taught at the University of Illinois there 1951-1975, and established major programs there. Only 8 produced. larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

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    Holocaust Remembrance

    Dgn 287: Sc. 1715/TBA Holocaust Remembrance Matching Israeli and United Nations stamps on a 5"x7" Dragon Card, entrance to Auschwitz in background, art of Star of David and barbed wire. Each country's stamp tied by its respective First Day of Issue cancel. The Israeli stamp has a tab larger illustration (new window)...

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    American Journalists

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    Dgn 289: Sc. 4252a Journalists 5"x7" Dragon Card showing newspaper (Gellhorn and Hersey), TV news-gathering camera of Reuben Salazar's era and a CBS radio microphone (Sevareid and Polk). 5 stamps, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$4.25

    Dgn 289a: Sc. 4252 Journalists/Eric Sevareid 5"x7" Dragon Card showing newspaper, TV news-gathering camera of the late 1960s and a CBS radio microphone. Ssevareid single stamp with the Velva, North Dakota (Sevareid's hometown) First Day of Sale pictorial larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 289b: Sc. 4251 Journalists/Reuben Salazar 5"x7" Dragon Card showing newspaper, TV news-gathering camera of Salazar's era and a CBS radio microphone. Los Angeles Times First Day of Sale pictorial postmark for Salazar stamp larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 289c: Sc. 4250/52 Journalists/George Polk-Eric Sevareid 5"x7" Dragon Card showing newspaper, TV news-gathering camera of the late 1960s (Salazar's era) and a CBS radio microphone. CBS Newsmen Sevareid and Polk with Sc. 2812 Edward R. Murrow, the founder of CBS News. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 289d: Sc. 4249 Journalists/John Hersey 5"x7" Dragon Card showing newspaper, TV news-gathering camera of the late 1960s and a CBS radio microphone. With Sc. 1119 and 1593 Freedom of the Press stamps. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$3.75

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    Dgn 289e: Sc. 4248 Journalists/Martha Gellhorn 5"x7" Dragon Card showing newspaper, TV news-gathering camera of the late 1960s and a CBS radio microphone. With Sc. 2418 Ernest Hemingway, one of her husbands. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

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