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  • 2021 Issues
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    Click on the issue name to go to that section:

    2021 Inauguration (page 1)
    August Wilson (page 1)
    Year of the Ox (page 2)
    Chien-Shiung Wu (this page)
    Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly (this page)


    Chien-Shiung Wu

    Dgn 743

    Dgn 743: Sc. 5557 Chien-Shiung Wu 5x7 Dragon Card based on a painted portrait of Wu, in turn based on a popular photograph of her. Digital Color Postmark. larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 743a

    Dgn 743a: Sc. 5557 Chien-Shiung Wu 5x7 Dragon Card based on a painted portrait of Wu, in turn based on a popular photograph of her. Pictorial Postmark. larger illustration (new window)...$3.00


    Colorado Hairstreak butterfly

    Dgn 744

    Dgn 744: Sc. 5568 Colorado Hairstreak butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card reproducing a photograph by Ken Kertell (and used by permission) of a Hypaurotis crysalus. First Day of Issue postmark. larger illustration (new window)...$4.00
    Temporarily
    Out of Stock

    Dgn 745

    Dgn 745: Sc. 5568 Colorado Hairstreak butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card reproducing a photograph by Ken Kertell (and used by permission) of a Hypaurotis crysalus. The new stamp and the 7 previous stamps in the nonmachinable butterfly series are tied by the First Day of Issue or Circular Date Stamp postmarks. Only one left larger illustration (new window)...$15.00

    More Butterfly Dragon Cards
    Most of these are in very limited quantities

    Dgn 373b

    Dgn 373b: Sc. 4462 Monarch Butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card with a close-up photograph of a Monarch Butterfly. With a block of 4 of Sc. 1712-5 Butterflies (1977) and the First Day of Issue hand cancel. larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 374

    Dgn 374: Sc. 4450/4462 Butterfly/Pansies 5x7 Dragon Card showing a color photo of a monarch butterfly alighting on pansies. Each stamp is tied by its own First Day of Issue hand cancel. larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 421a

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

    Dgn 454a

    Dgn 454a: Sc. 4736 66 Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card depicting one of these butterflies alight on a flower, with the two previous greeting card butterfly stamps, First Day of Issue hand cancel. larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 454b

    Dgn 454b: Sc. 4736 66 Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card depicting one of these butterflies alight on a flower, with Sc. 1712 Swallowtail Butterfly stamp and the First Day of Issue hand cancel. larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 496

    Dgn 496: Sc. 4859 Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card reproducing a closeup photo of a butterfly. Digital Color Postmark. larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 497

    Dgn 497: Sc. 4859 Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card reproducing a photo of a butterfly atop a pink zinnia flower. Digital Color Postmark. larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 498

    Dgn 498: Sc. 4859 Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card reproducing a photo of a butterfly atop a pink zinnia flower. The three previous stamps in this Greeting Cards series plus the new stamp are tied by the First Day of Issue hand cancel. larger illustration (new window)...$6.00

    Dgn 498a

    Dgn 498a: Sc. 4859 Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card reproducing a photo of a butterfly atop a pink zinnia flower. The new stamp alone iis tied to this card intended for the series combo by the First Day of Issue hand cancel. larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 550

    Dgn 550: Sc. 4999 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly 5x7 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 5x7 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

    Dgn 599

    Dgn 599: Sc. 5136 Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card reproducing a closeup photo of the Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly. Digital Color Postmark. larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 599b

    Dgn 599b: Sc. 5136 Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card reproducing a closeup photo of the Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly. SESCAL first day of sale pictorial postmark. larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 678

    Dgn 678: Sc. 5346 California Dogface Butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card reproducing a closeup photo of a California Dogface butterfly. B&W Pictorial first-day postmark. larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 679

    Dgn 679: Sc. 5346 California Dogface Butterfly 5x7 Dragon Card reproducing a photo of a California Dogface butterfly on a flower. B&W Pictorial first-day postmark. larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 681

    Dgn 681: Sc. 5346 California Dogface Butterfly #10 envelope with the same label cachet showing a butterfly pollinating flowers that was used for Dgn 266 Pollination in 2007. The B&W pictorial postmark does not tie the label cachet (on purpose). larger illustration (new window)...$2.50


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