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  • 2024 Issues
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    Year of the Dragon (page 1)
    Constance Baker Motley (page 1)
    Saul Bellow (this page)
    John Wooden (this page)
    Underground Railroad (this page)
    Great North American Eclipse (Canada) (this page)
    Bluegrass (this page)


    Saul Bellow

    Dgn 824

    Dgn 824: Sc. 5831 Saul Bellow — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing a photograph of him during a rehearsal for a play in 1966, "Under The Weather." It and two other one-act plays on the bill closed after 12 performances. Pictorial Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 824a

    Dgn 824a: Sc. 5831 Saul Bellow — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing a photograph of him during a rehearsal for a play in 1966, "Under The Weather." It and two other one-act plays on the bill closed after 12 performances. The Pictorial Postmark ties the new stamp and the stamps for Robert Penn Warren (Sc. 3904) and Ralph Ellison (Sc. 4866), two of his best friends. — larger illustration (new window)...$7.00

    John Wooden

    Dgn 825

    Dgn 825: Sc. 5833 Johnl Wooden — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a photo of Wooden coaching during the 1975 NCAA championship game, against the backdrop of a San Diego Union newspaper sports page talking about the big win. Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 825a

    Dgn 825a: Sc. 5833 Johnl Wooden — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a photo of Wooden coaching during the 1975 NCAA championship game, against the backdrop of a San Diego Union newspaper sports page talking about the big win. Pictorial Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Underground Railroad

    Dgn 826

    Dgn 826: Sc. 5834-43 Underground Railroad — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing the woodcut "Twenty-eight fugitives escaping from the Eastern Shore of Maryland" from William Still's 1872 book The Underground Railroad. A block of 10 stamps is postmarked by the Pictorial Postmark and a circular date stamp. Only 13 produced. — larger illustration (new window)...$15.00

    Dgn 826a

    Dgn 826a: Sc. 5834 Underground Railroad — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing the woodcut "Twenty-eight fugitives escaping from the Eastern Shore of Maryland" from William Still's 1872 book The Underground Railroad. The Tubman single and earlier Tubman stamps Sc. 1744 (1978) and Sc. 2975k (from the 1996 Civil War pane) are tied by the Pictorial Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 826b

    Dgn 826b: Sc. 5841 Underground Railroad — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing the woodcut "Twenty-eight fugitives escaping from the Eastern Shore of Maryland" from William Still's 1872 book The Underground Railroad. The Frederick Douglass single and earlier Douglass stamps Sc. 1290 (1967) and Sc. 2975h (from the 1996 Civil War pane) are tied by the Pictorial Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 827

    Dgn 827: Sc. 5834-43 Underground Railroad UO — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing a 1975 drawing of the Seven Chimneys House in Washington Township, Bergen County, NJ. Built in 1745 and still occupied today, it is believed to have been a "station" on the Underground Railroad. Random singles were used; none of the people on the stamps are known to have had any connection to this "station." Township of Washington unofficial-location postmark on the first-day. Only 10 of each design were serviced and we believe these are the only FDCs with this "unofficial location." — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 828

    Dgn 828: Sc. 5834-43 Underground Railroad UO — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing a 1966 photograph of the Seven Chimneys House in Washington Township, Bergen County, NJ. Built in 1745 and still occupied today, it is believed to have been a "station" on the Underground Railroad. Soon after this photo was taken, the steps were removed and this front of the house became the back. Random singles were used; none of the people on the stamps are known to have had any connection to this "station." Township of Washington unofficial-location postmark on the first-day. Only 10 of each design were serviced and we believe these are the only FDCs with this "unofficial location." — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Great North American Eclipse (Canada)

    Dgn 829

    Dgn 829: Sc. 3418 Great N.A. Eclipse — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing art of a total solar eclipse. — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 833

    Dgn 833: Sc. 3418 Great N.A. Eclipse — No. 6¾ envelope showing art of a total solar eclipse. — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Bluegrass Music

    Dgn 830

    Dgn 830: Sc. 5844 Bluegrass — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing a photo of a banjo in a bluegrass band. Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 830a

    Dgn 830a: Sc. 5844 Bluegrass — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing a photo of a banjo in a bluegrass band. Pictorial Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 831

    Dgn 831: Sc. 5844 Bluegrass — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing a photo of actor/comedian Steve Martin playing banjo with his bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers at ROMP in Owenboro in 2011. Martin's first solo music album received a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. He also played with Earl Scruggs on another Grammy-winning recording. Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 831a

    Dgn 831a: Sc. 5844 Bluegrass — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing a photo of actor/comedian Steve Martin playing banjo with his bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers at ROMP in Owenboro in 2011. Martin's first solo music album received a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. He also played with Earl Scruggs on another Grammy-winning recording. Pictorial Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 832

    Dgn 832: Sc. 5844 Bluegrass — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing Artificial Intelligence (AI) art of a bluegrass performance with an inset photo of a nameless trombonist backstage seeking to play. He is holding his trombone and the "Bluegrass Trombone Fun Book." Pictorial Postmark. Not sold commercially. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00
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