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  • Music
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    Metropolitan Opera
    Jerome Kern
    Duke Ellington
    Enrico Caruso
    Arturo Toscanini
    Chicago Symphony Hall
    Carnegie Hall
    Cole Porter
    Elvis Presley
    "Oklahoma!"
    Broadway Musicals
    Songwriters
    Big Bandleaders
    (Goodman, Dorseys, Basie, Miller)
    Basie/Ellington Combo
    Gershwin/Leaders Combo
    "Stars & Stripes Forever"
    CTC-Jazz (Beiderbecke)
    Ballet
    Gershwin Centennial
    The Beatles (CTC)
    Leonard Bernstein
    Irving Berlin
    Paul Robeson
    Henry Mancini
    Marian Anderson
    Yip Harburg
    Judy Garland
    Rock Around The Clock
    The Beatles (UK)
    Ella Fitzgerald
    "Oklahoma!" (statehood)
    Canadian Pop Stars
    Frank Sinatra
    "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"
    Vintage Black Cinema
    Latin Jazz
    Singing Cowboys
    Kate Smith
    Latin Music
    Jazz
    Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
    Lydia Mendoza
    Johnny Cash
    Ray Charles
    Elvis Presley


    Met Opera, Kern, Ellington

    Dgn 1

    Dgn 1: Sc. 2054 Metropolitan Opera the first Dragon Card, a 5"x7" tan card with brown printing, showing the current building at night; First Day of Issue hand cancel. larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 1a

    Dgn 1a: Sc. 2054 Metropolitan Opera the first Dragon Card, a 5"x7" tan card with brown printing, showing the current building at night; NYC philatelic hand cancel on the actual centenary date 10/22/83 (not the first day of issue) larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 1b

    Dgn 1b: Sc. 2054 Metropolitan Opera block of four on the first Dragon Card, a 5"x7" tan card with brown printing, showing the current building at night; First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Versions were also produced with plate blocks and zip blocks. All of those are now sold out, too.

    Dgn 7

    Dgn 7: Sc. 2110 Jerome Kern 5"x7" black-on-yellow Dragon Card, portrait of the composer, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 7c

    Dgn 7c: Sc. 2110 Jerome Kern on a 5"x7" black-on-yellow Dragon Card showing a portrait of the composer. The First Day of Issue hand cancel ties stamps for American Music (he was a founder of ASCAP), George Gershwin (who, at 19, was a rehearsal pianist for Kern), Talking Pictures (Kern won two Oscars), and John McCormack (who made the first popular recording of a Kern song, "The First Rose of Summer"). larger illustration (new window)...$4.25

    Dgn 10

    Dgn 10: Sc. 2211 Duke Ellington 5"x7" brown-on-tan Dragon Card reproducing a record album cover; First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 10c

    Dgn 10c: Sc. 2211 Duke Ellington 5"x7" brown-on-tan Dragon Card reproducing a record album; First Day of Issue hand cancel tied Sc. 1372 W.C. Handy, 2044 Scott Joplin and 1252 American Music. It sold out quickly.

    Sold Out!


    Caruso & Toscanini

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    Dgn 13: Sc. 2250 Enrico Caruso 5"x7" blue-on-white Dragon Card, reproducing his caricature of himself, his autograph; with the First Day of Issue hand cancel. larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 13a

    Dgn 13a: Sc. 2250 Enrico Caruso 5"x7" blue-on-white Dragon Card, reproducing his caricature of himself, his autograph; with the 1973 Italian Caruso stamp, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 13b

    Dgn 13b: Sc. 2250 Enrico Caruso 5"x7" blue-on-white Dragon Card, reproducing his caricature of himself and his autograph. With Sound Recording, Met Opera, John McCormack (another Met tenor of that era) and Italy's Caruso stamp, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$4.25

    Dgn 25

    Dgn 25: Sc. 2411 Arturo Toscanini blue-on-gray standard-size Dragon Card (same size as a #6 envelope), showing a full-face photo, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 25c

    Dgn 25c: Sc. 2411 Arturo Toscanini blue-on-gray standard-size Dragon Card (same size as a #6 envelope), showing a full-face photo, First Day of Issue hand cancel tying #1500 Marconi radio (Electronics) and #1705 Sound Recording larger illustration (new window)...$3.50


    Chicago Symphony, Carnegie Hall, Cole Porter

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    Dgn 34
    Dgn 34

    Dgn 32: Sc. UX152 Chicago Symphony Hall postal card with a Dragon Cards cachet: a black art deco-style illustration of classical musicians, conductor; 50 'singles' made larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 32c: Sc. UX152 Chicago Symphony Hall postal card With #1252 American Music and #1845 2 Stravinsky, First Day of Issue hand cancel, 50 made larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 33: Sc. UX154 Carnegie Hall postal card with a two-color Dragon Cards cachet. The background is Harper's magazine drawing of Opening Night; the foreground is a newspaper review and the Centennial logo. First Day of Issue hand cancel, unaddressed. larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 33b: Sc. UX154 Carnegie Hall postal card with a two-color Dragon Cards cachet. The background is Harper's magazine drawing of Opening Night; the foreground is a newspaper review and the Centennial logo. First Day of Issue hand cancel, unaddressed. With W. C. Handy (first jazz concert April 1928), Gershwin (premiered 2 works) (15) larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    (Combinations Dgn 33a with composers/conductors Toscanini, Sousa, Stravinsky, Paderewski; Dgn 33c with #1252 American Music and #1171 Andrew Carnegie; and dual-cancel Dgn 33d with a small CDS for indicia and a second stamp hand canceled in NYC on 5/5/91, the true centennial, have all sold out.)

    Dgn 34: Sc. 2550 Cole Porter green & black-on-beige FDC-size Dragon Card, printed photo, reproduction of sheet music for "Begin the Beguine," list of other hits, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 34a: Sc. 2550 Cole Porter green & black-on-beige FDC-size Dragon Card, printed photo, reproduction of sheet music for "Begin the Beguine," list of other hits, First Day of Issue hand cancel With #1252 American Music, issued date of his death! (22 produced) larger illustration (new window)...$2.75

    (Dgn 34b, the "Broadway Composers Combo," with Gershwin, Cohan, and Kern, has sold out.)

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