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  • 2012 Issues
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    $1.05 Lancaster County (Amish Country)
    65’ Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly (this page)
    85’ Birds of Prey (this page)
    Year of the Dragon (this page)
    John H. Johnson (page 2)
    Four Flags (page 2)
    Cherry Blossoms (page 2)
    Civil War 1862 (page 2)
    Great Film Directors (page 3)
    Bicycling (page 3)
    Girl Scouts (page 3)
    Baseball All-Stars (page 4)
    Edgar Rice Burroughs (page 5)
    War of 1812 (page 5)


    Lancaster County (Amish Country)

    Dgn 420

    Dgn 420: Sc. C150 Lancaster County — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing Amish buggies passing a pasture: It's a funeral procession in Lancaster County in 2006 for one of the victims of the Nickel Mines school shooting. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50


    Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

    Dgn 421

    Dgn 421: Sc. 4603 Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring a close-up photo of a Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly on a plant. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 421a

    Dgn 421a: Sc. 4603 Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring a close-up photo of a Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly on a hay-scented fern. with Sc. 4462 Monarch Butterfly, the first in this series. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 421b

    Dgn 421b: Sc. 4603 Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring a close-up photo of a Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly on a hay-scented fern, with Sc. 1713 Checkerspot from 1977. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50


    85’ Birds of Prey

    Dgn 422

    Dgn 422: Sc. 4608-12 Birds of Prey — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a trio of vultures (also Birds of Prey) sitting on a branch. The caption refers to the Congressional mandate on the USPS to pre-fund pensions. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$8.00

    Lunar New Year / Year of the Dragon

    Dgn 423

    Dgn 423: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 423a

    Dgn 423a: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties new and earlier (Sc. 3895e) U.S. stamps — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 423b

    Dgn 423b: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 423c

    Dgn 423c: Sc. 2495 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks. Canada’s stamp is tied by its First Day of Issue postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 423d

    Dgn 423d: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks. First Day of Issue hand cancels for U.S. and Canada tie their respective stamps — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 423e

    Dgn 423e: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties both U.S. and Canadian stamps. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 423f

    Dgn 423f: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties U.S. and China stamps — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 423g

    Dgn 423g: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties U.S. and Taiwan stamps — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 423h

    Dgn 423h: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties U.S. and Korea stamps — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 424

    Dgn 424: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks - same design elements as Dgn 423 but more narrow. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties 4 Hong Kong stamps plus the U.S. stamp — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 424a

    Dgn 424a: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks - same design elements as Dgn 423 but more narrow. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties Hong Kong souvenir sheet and U.S. stamp — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 424b

    Dgn 424b: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks - same design elements as Dgn 423 but more narrow. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties Japan souvenir sheet and U.S. stamp — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 424c

    Dgn 424c: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks - same design elements as Dgn 423 but more narrow. U.S. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties Taiwan souvenir sheet and U.S. stamp — larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 424d

    Dgn 424d: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks - same design elements as Dgn 423 but more narrow. U.S. stamp and First Day of Issue hand cancel only — larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 424e

    Dgn 424e: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks - same design elements as Dgn 423 but more narrow. U.S. stamp and Digital Color Postmark only — larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 425

    Dgn 425: Sc. 2496 Year of the Dragon — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Year of the Dragon icon and fireworks, matching Dgn 423c. The vertical souvenir sheet is affixed vertically and tied by the First Day of Issue cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 426

    Dgn 426: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring a design and lettering for the Year of the Dragon First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 426a

    Dgn 426a: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring a design and lettering for the Year of the Dragon. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 426b

    Dgn 426b: Sc. 2495 Year of the Dragon (Canada) — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring a design and lettering for the Year of the Dragon. Canada’s stamp is tied by its First Day of Issue postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 426c

    Dgn 426c: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring a design and lettering for the Year of the Dragon First Day of Issue hand cancels for U.S. and Canada tie their respective stamps — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 427

    Dgn 427: Sc. 2496 Year of the Dragon — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring a design and lettering for the Year of the Dragon. Canada’s vertical souvenir sheet is affixed and tied by the First Day of Issue cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 428

    Dgn 428: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a dragon float at Disneyland. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 429

    Dgn 429: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a dragon during a parade in Ipoh, Malaysia. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    MaxDragon

    MaxDragon: Sc. 4623 Year of the Dragon — USPS notecard reproducing the stamp design, with the stamp applied to the outside of the card. First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    MaxCanDragon

    MaxCanDragon: Sc. 2495 Year of the Dragon — Canada Post picture postcard with the same design. Both the stamp on the face and the card’s indicia are canceled with the first day postmark — larger illustration (both sides of the card are shown; new window)...$5.00

    MaxCanDragonSouv

    MaxCanDragonSouv: Sc. 2495 Year of the Dragon — Canada Post picture postcard with the design of the souvenir sheet stamp. Both the stamp on the face and the card’s indicia are canceled with the first day postmark — larger illustration (both sides of the card are shown; new window)...$5.00


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