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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)
    Star Wars Droids (page 4)
    Discovery of Insulin (Canada) (page 5)
    Espresso Drinks (page 5)
    Yogi Berra (page 5)
    Amtrak 50th Anniversary (event) (page 5)
    USPS 50th Anniversary (event) (page 5)
    John Glenn Centennial (event) (page 5)
    Ursula K. Le Guin (page 5)
    Backyard Games (page 5)


    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

    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. larger illustration (new window)...$15.00
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    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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