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  • 2015 Issues
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    Alice in Wonderland (UK) (page 1)
    Year of the Ram (page 1)
    Battle of New Orleans (page 2)
    Robert Robinson Taylor (page 2)
    Vintage Rose & Tulip (page 2)
    Water Lilies (page 2)
    Maya Angelou (page 2)
    Civil War (page 3)
    Gifts of Friendship (this page)
    Dinosaurs of Canada (this page)
    Medal of Honor - Vietnam (this page)
    Penguins (this page)
    Coastal Birds (this page)
    Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (this page)
    Flannery O'Connor (this page)
    Summer Harvest (this page)
    U.S. Coast Guard (this page)
    Elvis Presley (page 5)
    Ingrid Bergman (page 5)
    Haunted Canada (page 6)
    Paul Newman (page 6)
    Charlie Brown Christmas (page 6)
    Geometric Snowflakes (page 6)

    Gifts of Friendship
    U.S./Japan Joint Issue

    Dgn 544

    Dgn 544: Sc. 4982-5 Gifts of Friendship — 5½”x8½? Dragon Card showing dogwood and cherry blossoms. The four U.S.-denominated stamps are tied by the U.S. pictorial first day cancel. The four Japanese-denominated stamps are tied by the Japanese first day postmark — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 545

    Dgn 545: Sc. 4982-3 Gifts of Friendship — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing dogwood and cherry blossoms. The two U.S.-designed and -denominated stamps are tied by the U.S. pictorial first day postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00



    Dinosaurs of Canada

    Dgn 546

    Dgn 546: Sc. 2828a Dinosaurs of Canada — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a section of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta. The park is also the background for the five stamps from the booklet pane, tied by 3 pictorial postmarks — larger illustration (new window).
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    Medal of Honor - Vietnam

    Dgn 547

    Dgn 547: Sc. 4988a Medal of Honor - Vietnam — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a rose placed against the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 547a

    Dgn 547a: Sc. 4988a Medal of Honor - Vietnam — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a rose placed against the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. B&W pictorial postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.50

    Dgn 547b

    Dgn 547b: Sc. 4988a Medal of Honor - Vietnam — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a rose placed against the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. B&W pictorial postmark ties other Vietnam War-related stamps: Sc. 1802, 2109 and 3188g from the Celebrate the Century 1960s sheet — larger illustration (new window).
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    (Extra-Ounce) Penguins

    Dgn 548

    Dgn 548: Sc. 4989 Penguins — 5”x7” Dragon Card with art of a group of Emperor Penguins. Strip of 3 sheet stamps, Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 548a

    Dgn 548a: Sc. 4990 Penguins — 5”x7” Dragon Card with art of a group of Emperor Penguins. Coil strip of 3, Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 548b

    Dgn 548b: Sc. 4990 Penguins — 5”x7” Dragon Card with art of a group of Emperor Penguins. Coil strip of 3 with plate number on the middle stamp, Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window).
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    (Postcard-Rate) Coastal Birds

    Dgn 549

    Dgn 549: Sc. 4991-4 Coastal Birds — 5”x7” Dragon Card with a photo of an angry-looking group of Black Skimmers on a beach and the caption, “We demand our own stamp!” 4 sheet stamps, Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.50

    Dgn 549a

    Dgn 549a: Sc. 4998a Coastal Birds — 5”x7” Dragon Card with a photo of an angry-looking group of Black Skimmers on a beach and the caption, “We demand our own stamp!” Strip of 4 coil stamps, Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.50

    Dgn 549b

    Dgn 549b: Sc. 4998a Coastal Birds — 5”x7” Dragon Card with a photo of an angry-looking group of Black Skimmers on a beach and the caption, “We demand our own stamp!” Strip of 4 coil stamps with a plate number, Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.50


    (Surcharged) Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

    Dgn 550

    Dgn 550: Sc. 4999 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a picture of this species. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 550a

    Dgn 550a: Sc. 4999 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a picture of this species. The new stamp and previous four in the series are all tied by the First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$7.50


    (3-Ounce) Flannery O'Connor

    Dgn 551

    Dgn 551: Sc. 5003 Flannery O’Connor — 5”x7” Dragon Card with a montage of photos: a portrait, her best-known book (A Good Man Is Hard To Find), her typewriter, and a photo of her sitting beneath a self-portrait painting with a peacock in it. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Summer Harvest
    Winner Multicolored Printed Art Category, AFDCS Cachetmakers Contest!

    Dgn 552

    Dgn 552: Sc. 5004-7 Summer Harvest — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a cornucopia against a background of supermarket shelves with canned vegetables. One pair of stamps is tied by the Digital Color Postmark. The other pair is tied by the pictorial first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 552a

    Dgn 552a: Sc. 5004-7 Summer Harvest — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a cornucopia against a background of supermarket shelves with canned vegetables. One pair of stamps is tied by the Digital Color Postmark. The other pair, plus the food stamp from the 2014 Farmers Market set, are tied by the pictorial first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$5.50


    U.S. Coast Guard

    Dgn 553

    Dgn 553: Sc. 5008 U.S. Coast Guard — 5”X7” Dragon Card reproducing a USCG photo of the cutter Eagle and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, plus the Seattle skyline. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 553a

    Dgn 553a: Sc. 5008 U.S. Coast Guard — 5”X7” Dragon Card reproducing a USCG photo of the cutter Eagle and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, plus the Seattle skyline. Digital Color Postmark ties the new stamp and 1945’s Sc. 936 Coast Guard — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 554

    Dgn 554: Sc. 5008 U.S. Coast Guard — 1965 Coast Guard postal card Sc. UX52, with a Dragon Cards label cachet reproducing a USCG photo of the cutter Eagle and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, plus the Seattle skyline. The First Day of Issue postmark ties the 2015 stamp, postcard and cachet — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 555

    Dgn 555: Sc. 5008 U.S. Coast Guard — 1978 Coast Guard Eagle postal card Sc. UX76, with a Dragon Cards label cachet reproducing a USCG photo of the cutter Eagle and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, plus the Seattle skyline. The First Day of Issue postmark ties the 2015 stamp, postcard and cachet — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00


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