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  • Black History Issues: Page 10
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    Lena Horne
    Gregory Hines
    Jackie Robinson Centennial
    Marvin Gaye
    Colored Hockey Championship (Canada)
    Gwen Ifill

    Lena Horne

    Dgn 636

    Dgn 636: Sc. 5259 Lena Horne — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring a photo we colorized of Horne performing, probably in the mid 1950s. B&W Pictorial first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 637

    Dgn 637: Sc. 5259 Lena Horne — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a picture of Horne at the 1963 March On Washington, against a background of a crowd of marchers. the new stamp, Marin Luther King (Sc. 1771) and March On Washington (Sc. 4804) are tied by the B&W Pictorial first-day postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 638

    Dgn 638: Sc. 5259 Lena Horne — 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a photo of Horne in the cockpit of a P-47 plane with Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. She visited with black soldiers, often at her own expense. Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 638a

    Dgn 638a: Sc. 5259 Lena Horne — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of Horne in the cockpit of a P-47 plane with Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. She visited with black soldiers, often at her own expense. The pictorial first-day postmark ties the Horne stamp and Sc. 3919, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt stamp from the Advances In Aviation set. That is the plane shown in the photo, and one of the planes flown by the Airmen — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 639

    Dgn 639: Sc. 5259 Lena Horne — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing photos of Horne with good friend Ava Gardner; Gardner and then-husband Frank Sinatra; and Horne and Sinatra during a television show. The text explains that Gardner and Horne were good friends, Gardner and Sinatra remained good friends even after their divorce, but Horne and Sinatra didn’t like each other at all. The Horne and Sinatra (Sc. 4265) stamps are tied by the B&W Pictorial first-day cancel — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 640

    Dgn 640: Sc. 5259 Lena Horne — 5"x7" Dragon Card based on a poster for "Cabin In The Sky" (1943). The movie featured Horne, Ethel Waters (Sc. 2851), Duke Ellington (2211) and Louis Armstrong (2982). Those stamps are tied by the B&W Pictorial first-day cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00


    Gregory Hines

    Dgn 682

    Dgn 682: Sc. 5349 Gregory Hines — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a scene from the dance finale of Hines’ 1989 movie “Tap.” Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 682a

    Dgn 682a: Sc. 5349 Gregory Hines — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a scene from the dance finale of Hines’ 1989 movie “Tap.” B&W Pictorial first-day postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 682b

    Dgn 682b: Sc. 5349 Gregory Hines — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a scene from the dance finale of Hines’ 1989 movie “Tap.” The new stamp and Sc. 1750 Theater Dancing from the 1978 American Dance set are tied by the pictorial first-day postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00


    Jackie Robinson Centennial
    This is not a first-day. We obtained a special postmark to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the baseball and civil rights icon's birth.

    Dgn 683

    Dgn 683: Sc. N/A Jackie Robinson Centennial — Not a first-day. Sc. 3186c Jackie Robinson (Celebrate the Century), 1381 Professional Baseball and 2016 Jackie Robinson on a 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a 1954 publicity photo of him batting against a photo of the JR display at Citifield (Mets’ ballpark). The special January 31, 2019, Cairo GA postmark notes the centennial of his birth. Note that on some cards the postmark may not touch some or all of the stamps. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 684

    Dgn 684: Sc. N/A Jackie Robinson Centennial — Not a first-day. Sc. 3186c Jackie Robinson (Celebrate the Century), 1381 Professional Baseball and 3408a Jackie Robinson (Legends of Baseball) on a leftover 5”x7” Dragon Card for the 1940s JR stamp. The special January 31, 2019, Cairo GA postmark notes the centennial of his birth . — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00
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    Dgn 685

    Dgn 685: Sc. N/A Jackie Robinson Centennial — Not a first-day. Sc. 3186c Jackie Robinson, 3187c Shot Heard ‘Round The World and 3187j World Series Rivals (Subway Series), all from the Celebrate the Century series, on a leftover 5”x7” Dragon Card for the 3187 stamps. Robinson played in all the Subway Series games as well as that historic 1951 game. The card shows 1950s subway maps showing all 3 home fields. The special January 31, 2019, Cairo GA postmark notes the centennial of his birth. Only 4 were made. Note that the postmark only touches 2 of the 3 stamps — larger illustration (new window).
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    Marvin Gaye

    Dgn 686

    Dgn 686: Sc. 5371 Marvin Gaye — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a photo of Gaye at the piano. Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 686a

    Dgn 686a: Sc. 5371 Marvin Gaye — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a photo of Gaye at the piano. Pictorial postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50


    Colored Hockey Championship (Canada)

    Dgn 708

    Dgn 708: Sc. 3233 Colored Hockey Championship — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring closeup of a pair of skates and a taped-up hockey stick plus the caption “All-Black Hockey in the Maritimes between 1895 and the early 1930s.” Canada’s first-day postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 708a

    Dgn 708a: Sc. 3233 Colored Hockey Championship — 5”x7” Dragon Card featuring closeup of a pair of skates and a taped-up hockey stick plus the caption “All-Black hockey in the Maritimes between 1895 and the early 1930s.” The CHC stamp and the “historic” stamp from the History Of Hockey souvenir sheet are tied by Canada’s first-day postmark. A rare Canadian combo FDC! — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00
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    More Sports Issues

    Gwen Ifill (Black Heritage series)

    Dgn 709

    Dgn 709: Sc. TBA Gwen Ifill — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing her at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Digital Color Postmark . — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 709a

    Dgn 709a: Sc. TBA Gwen Ifill — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing her at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Pictorial Postmark . — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 709b

    Dgn 709b: Sc. 5432 Gwen Ifill — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing her at the 2012 Republican National Convention. The new stamp and Sc. 2442 journalist Ida B. Wells, Sc. 4624 publisher John H. Johnson, and a Cinderella (faux stamp) for Max Robinson, the first African-American male major network news anchor, are tied by the pictorial postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 709b

    Dgn 709bb: Sc. 5432 Gwen Ifill — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing her at the 2012 Republican National Convention. The new stamp and Sc. 2442 journalist Ida B. Wells and Sc. 4624 publisher John H. Johnson are tied by the pictorial postmark. I'd like to say this variety was made for purists, but the truth is I forgot the Robinson "stamp." Two produced; more possible if there really are any purists out there — larger illustration (new window).
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