Monday, February 18, 2013

USA 1965 - 1974

1965-1981 Prominent Americans Series
Prominent Americans include Presidents Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Jackson and John F. Kennedy. Other subjects include architect Frank Lloyd Wright, scientist Albert Einstein, businessman Henry Ford and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Historic Flag Series
The stamps showcase the collection of historic flags that have flown over the United States. Their bold colors inspired patriots during the Revolution and War of 1812. Includes the Fort McHenry flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the american national anthem.

1970 6¢ Natural History
Issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Museum of Natural History. Its founders included Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., the father of the 26th U.S. President and industrialist J.P. Morgan. This museum - the largest of its kind in the entire world - had grown to occupy 18 buildings by 1970. By 2010, the museum had grown to 25 innerconnected buildings housing permanent exhibit halls, research laboratories, and a library. Over 32 million specimens are now contained in the museum. The 2006 film, Night at the Museum, was set at the museum.

6¢ Anti-Pollution

6¢ Christmas Toys
Antique toy designs were featured on the additional Christmas issue of 1970. The toys illustrate the joy Christmas brings to Children around the world. I've got the complete precancel set. 

1970 8¢ Wildlife Conservation
This block of four stamps was issued to raise awareness of the plight of endangered species. The polar bear, the California Condor (one of the rarest birds in the world) and the alligator have all been threatened with extinction. Increased water pollution has also put several species of trout in jeopardy.

1972 8¢ Wildlife Conservation
While the Alaska Fur Seal, the Cardinal, and the Brown Pelican are not necessarily endangered, in the mid-1970s, there were fewer than 20,000 big-horned sheep. This issue points out the fact that wildlife conservation should be a major concern.

8¢ Colonial Communications
Issued to commemorate the upcoming Bicentennial celebration, U.S. #1476-79 was a set of four stamps chronicling the many ways patriots communicated the spirit of independence during the American Revolution. Each of the set of four stamps was issued on a different date and in different cities.

1973 American Arts
G. Gershwin - Composer
R. Jeffers - Poet
H Tanner - Artist
W. Cather - Novelist

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