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  • 2020 Issues
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    Year of the Rat (page 1)
    Gwen Ifill (page 2)
    Colored Hockey Championship (page 2)
    Maine Statehood (page 2)
    Arnold Palmer (page 2)
    Earth Day (page 3)
    History of Radio (Canada) (page 3)
    Fruits & Vegetables (page 3)
    Bugs Bunny (page 4)
    Innovation (page 4)
    Thank You (page 4)
    19th Amendment: Women Vote (page 5)
    The Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor (this page)
    Hanukkah (this page)


    The Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor

    Dgn 732

    Dgn 732: Sc. 5524 Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor — 5”x7” Dragon Card with a design based on the production master of a linen-finish postcard published by Smith’s Inc. in Plymouth between 1930 and 1945. The design was digitally modified to fit this size and format. Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 732a

    Dgn 732a: Sc. 5524 Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor — 5”x7” Dragon Card with a design based on the production master of a linen-finish postcard published by Smith’s Inc. in Plymouth between 1930 and 1945. The design was digitally modified to fit this size and format. Pictorial Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 732b

    Dgn 732b: Sc. 5524 Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor — 5”x7” Dragon Card with a design based on the production master of a linen-finish postcard published by Smith’s Inc. in Plymouth between 1930 and 1945. The design was digitally modified to fit this size and format. The pictorial postmark ties the new stamp, Sc. 548 (1920) and Sc. 1420 (1970). — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00
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    Dgn 733

    Dgn 733: Sc. 5524 Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor — Sc. U610 Mayflower #6¾ stamped envelope from 1986 with a label cachet. The design is based on the production master of a linen-finish postcard published by Smith’s Inc. in Plymouth between 1930 and 1945. The design was digitally modified to fit this size and format, and is slightly different than that of the 5”x7” Dragon Card. (We moved the boat closer to the ship!) Pictorial postmark ties both the envelope’s indicia and the new stamp. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 733a

    Dgn 733a: Sc. 5524 Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor — No. 6¾ envelope with a label cachet. The design is based on the production master of a linen-finish postcard published by Smith’s Inc. in Plymouth between 1930 and 1945. Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00
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    Dgn 733b

    Dgn 733b: Sc. 5524 Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor — No. 6¾ envelope with a printed cachet, identical to the label cachet. The design is based on the production master of a linen-finish postcard published by Smith’s Inc. in Plymouth between 1930 and 1945. Digital Color Postmark. The single copy was produced as a test of the printer's new envelope printer — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00
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    Hanukkah (U.S. and Canada)

    Dgn 734

    Dgn 734: Sc. TBA Hanukkah — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of dreydls (Hanukkah tops) lying on a tallis (prayer shawl). Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 734a

    Dgn 734a: Sc. TBA Hanukkah — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of dreydls (Hanukkah tops) lying on a tallis (prayer shawl). Pictorial Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 734b

    Dgn 734b: Sc. TBA Hanukkah — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of dreydls (Hanukkah tops) lying on a tallis (prayer shawl). The pictorial postmark ties four earlier U.S. Hanukkah stamps showing menorahs: Sc. 3118 (1996, first U.S. Hanukkah stamp), Sc. 4433 (2009), Sc. 4824 (2013) and Sc. 5338 (2018). — larger illustration (new window)...$6.50

    Dgn 735

    Dgn 735: Sc. TBA Hanukkah — #6¾ envelope showing a photo of dreydls (Hanukkah tops) lying on a tallis (prayer shawl). Digital Color Postmark. Only available through the AFDCS. — larger illustration (new window)...
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    Dgn 735a

    Dgn 735a: Sc. TBA Hanukkah — #6¾ envelope showing a photo of dreydls (Hanukkah tops) lying on a tallis (prayer shawl). Pictorial Postmark. Only available through the AFDCS. — larger illustration (new window)...
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    Canada versions still waiting for their visas!

    Still available from previous years:

    Dgn 186c

    Dgn 186c: Sc. 3880 Hanukkah 2004 — 5"x7" Dragon Card with colorful illustrations of a menorah and dreidel. With the original 32¢ Hanukkah stamp, First Day of Issue hand cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.25

    Dgn 357

    Dgn 357: Sc. 4433 Hanukkah 2009 — 5"x7" Dragon Card with a photograph of a bronze menorah with all 9 candles lit. First Day of Issue hand cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 357s

    Dgn 357s: Sc. 4433 Hanukkah 2009 — 5"x7" Dragon Card with a photograph of a bronze menorah with all 9 candles lit. Mega-Event show pictorial cancel with a menorah (dated on the first day). The stamp was issued at the show. — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 417

    Dgn 417: Sc. 4583 Hanukkah 2011 — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing four dreydls, each with a different letter on its face, and the English translation of the saying presented by the four letters found on all dreydls outside Israel. Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 483

    Dgn 483: Sc. 4824 Hanukkah 2013 — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photograph of my personal brass menorah. First Day of Issue hand cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 483a

    Dgn 483a: Sc. 4824 Hanukkah 2013 — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photograph of my personal brass menorah. Digital Color Postmark, but unfortunately the card is too dark to see it, so only 4 were produced. (The card was supposed to be lighter, the cancel brighter.). — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 483c

    Dgn 483c: Sc. 4824 Hanukkah 2013 — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photograph of my personal brass menorah. With three earlier Hanukkah stamps. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 486

    Dgn 486: Sc. 4824 Hanukkah 2013 — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a cartoon turkey with 8 candles in its feathers. The text is headlined “A real turkey of an issue” and describes some of the problems with this stamp’s release. First Day of Issue hand cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 602

    Dgn 602: Sc. 5153 Hanukkah 2016 — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing art of a menorah, dreidl and “gelt” (coins). Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 630

    Dgn 630: Sc. 3051 Hanukkah — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing 1930’s photo of synagogue housing Canada’s first Jewish congregation and a pair of dreydls. The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue in Montreal was founded in the 1760s. The stamp was issued in Montreal. This is Canada’s first Hanukkah stamp. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 671

    Dgn 671: Sc. 5338 Hanukkah — 5”x7” Dragon Card based on a greeting card design. Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 671a

    Dgn 671a: Sc. 5338 Hanukkah — 5”x7” Dragon Card based on a greeting card design. Black & White pictorial first-day postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 671b

    Dgn 671b: Sc. 2200 Hanukkah — 5”x7” Dragon Card based on a greeting card design. Israel’s first-day pictorial postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$6.00

    Dgn 671c

    Dgn 671c: Sc. 5338 Hanukkah — 5”x7” Dragon Card based on a greeting card design. With earlier U.S Hanukkah stamps Sc. 3118 (1996, first U.S. Hanukkah stamp, also a menorah and also a joint issue with Israel) and Sc. 4433 (2009, similar menorah design). Black & White pictorial first-day postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 671d

    Dgn 671d: Sc. 5338 Hanukkah — 5”x7” Dragon Card based on a greeting card design. The Israeli tab single is tied by the Israeli pictorial postmark, the U.S. stamp is tied by its B&W pictorial postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$7.50

    Dgn 671e

    Dgn 671e: Sc. 5338 Hanukkah — 5”x7” Dragon Card based on a greeting card design. The Israeli single (no tab) is tied by the Israeli pictorial postmark, the U.S. stamp is tied by its Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$8.00

    Dgn 703

    Dgn 703: Sc. 3205 Hanukkah — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing art of a menorah. Canada’s stamp and first-day cancel are affixed. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

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