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  • 2004 Issues
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    Year of the Monkey (page 1)
    Candy Hearts Love (page 1)
    Wedding Bouquets (page 1)
    Paul Robeson (page 1)
    Snowy Egret Booklet (page 1)
    Ilan Ramon/Space Shuttle Columbia (page 1)
    Dr. Seuss/Cat In The Hat dual (page 1)
    Columbia University (page 1)
    Henry Mancini (page 1)
    Lewis & Clark (page 1)
    Choreographers (this page)
    WWII Memorial (this page)
    Summer Olympics (this page)
    Magnolias (this page)
    Navajo Necklace (this page)
    John Wayne (this page)
    Hanukkah (this page)
    Moss Hart (this page)

    Choreographers

    Dgn 172

    Dgn 172: Sc. 3840-3 Choreographers 5"x7" Dragon Card showing 3 types of dancers in color. Horizontal strip of 4 stamps is tied by the First Day of Issue hand cancel and small circular date stamp larger illustration (new window)...$4.25

    Dgn 173

    Dgn 173: Sc. 3840 Choreographers/Graham 5"x7" Dragon Card showing 3 types of dancers in color. Graham single and Sc. 3858 Isamu Noguchi single are each tied by their own circular date stamp hand cancel. Noguchi and Graham collabored on 22 ballets. Noguchi sculpted a bronze of Graham, which is shown on the cachet. larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 174

    Dgn 174: Sc. 3841 Choreographers/Ailey 5"x7" Dragon Card showing 3 types of dancers in color, plus photo of Ailey. Ailey single and Sc. 1752 Modern Dance are tied by the First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 175

    Dgn 175: Sc. 3842 Choreographers/de Mille 5"x7" Dragon Card showing 3 types of dancers in color, plus photo of original Broadway cast of "Oklahoma!" from the opening night Playbill. De Mille single and Sc. 2769 "Oklahoma!" are tied by the First Day of Issue hand cancel. De Mille choreographed the show, including a major ballet sequence in it larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    World War II Memorial

    Dgn 178

    Dgn 178: Sc. 3862 World War II Memorial 5"x7" Dragon Card with picture of the Memorial at night, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 179

    Dgn 179: Sc. 3862 WWII Memorial/Bob Hope 5"x7" Dragon Card with 1943 photo of Bob Hope; stamp tied by post office dedication pictorial on the stamp's First Day of Issue larger illustration (new window).
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    Summer Olympics

    Dgn 180

    Dgn 180: Sc. 3863 Summer Olympics 5"x7" Dragon Card with color art of athletic-looking young man holding aloft a torch, with five interlocking rings behind him. First Day of Issue hand cancel. larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 180c

    Dgn 180c: Sc. 3863 Summer Olympics 5"x7" Dragon Card with color art of athletic-looking young man holding aloft a torch, with five interlocking rings behind him. First Day of Issue hand cancel. With Sc. 2247 Pan American Games (similar design) and Sc. 2528 Flag with Olympic Rings larger illustration (new window)...$3.50


    Magnolias

    Dgn 181

    Dgn 181: Sc. 3872 Magnolias 5"x7" Dragon Card with color art of magnolia blossoms. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 181c

    Dgn 181c: Sc. 3872 Magnolias 5"x7" Dragon Card with color art of magnolia blossoms. With Sc. 1337 Mississippi Statehood (1967), which shows the state flower, the magnolia larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 181s

    Dgn 181s: Sc. 3872 Magnolias 5"x7" Dragon Card with color art of magnolia blossoms. Stampshow 2004 hand cancel (first day) larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    2 Navajo Necklace

    Dgn 182

    Dgn 182: Sc. 3749 Navajo Necklace 5"x7" Dragon Card with color photo of Navajo sterling silver bead necklaces. Single stamp plus 3 13c Indian Head Penny stamps. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 182a

    Dgn 182a: Sc. 3749 Navajo Necklace 5"x7" Dragon Card with color photo of Navajo sterling silver bead necklaces. Plate block of 12 stamps (postcard rate). First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 182s

    Dgn 182s: Sc. 3749 Navajo Necklace 5"x7" Dragon Card with color photo of Navajo sterling silver bead necklaces. Single stamp plus 3 13c Indian Head Penny stamps. Americover 2004 show cancel (stamp issued at the show) larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    MaxNav

    MaxNav: Sc. 3749 Navajo Necklace 5"x7" notecard from Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis (the first day city) with color photo of Navajo jewelry. Single of the new stamp is in upper right corner with CDS, 3 Indian Head Penny stamps in lower left, also with CDS (circular date stamp). Only 9 produced larger illustration (new window).
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    John Wayne

    Dgn 183

    Dgn 183: Sc. 3876 John Wayne 5"x7" Dragon Card with color photo of JW in "War Wagon," about the age shown on the stamp. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 184

    Dgn 184: Sc. 3876 John Wayne 5"x7" Dragon Card with B&W photo of a very young, almost unrecognizable John Wayne with costar Marguerite Churchill in his first starring role, "The Big Trail." First Day of Issue hand cancel. larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 185

    Dgn 185: Sc. 3876 John Wayne 5"x7" Dragon Card with B&W photo of JW and costar Claire Trevor in "Stagecoach," the film that made him a star. First Day of Issue hand cancel. larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 185c

    Dgn 185c: Sc. 3876 John Wayne 5"x7" Dragon Card with B&W photo of JW and costar Claire Trevor in "Stagecoach," the film that made him a star. With Sc. 2448 "Stagecoach" and a 4c Stagecoach coil. First Day of Issue hand cancel. larger illustration (new window).
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    Also produced were John Wayne dual-cancels with the Henry Fonda (Dgn 200) and James Stewart (Dgn 277) stamps, and these are still available.

    Hanukkah

    Dgn 186

    Dgn 186: Sc. 3880 Hanukkah 2004 5"x7" Dragon Card with colorful illustrations of a menorah and dreidel. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 186c

    Dgn 186c: Sc. 3880 Hanukkah 2004 5"x7" Dragon Card with colorful illustrations of a menorah and dreidel. With the original 32 Hanukkah stamp, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$3.25

    Dgn 186s

    Dgn 186s: Sc. 3880 Hanukkah 2004 5"x7" Dragon Card with colorful illustrations of a menorah and dreidel. With the Mega-Event show cancel on the first day. larger illustration (new window).
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    Moss Hart

    Dgn 187

    Dgn 187: Sc. 3882 Moss Hart 5"x7" Dragon Card with B&W portrait photo of Moss Hart First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 187a

    Dgn 187a: Sc. 3882 Moss Hart 5"x7" Dragon Card with B&W portrait photo of Moss Hart with Ira & George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Ethel Waters and Edna Ferber stamps all friends and collaborators. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 187b

    Dgn 187b: Sc. 3882 Moss Hart 5"x7" Dragon Card with B&W portrait photo of Moss Hart The "I'd Rather Be Right" (1937) combo: Book by Moss Hart, music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hart, starring George M. Cohan. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 188

    Dgn 188: Sc. 3882 Moss Hart 5"x7" Dragon Card with the theme "My Fair Lady:" Photos of Julie Andrews and others involved in the production, plus the My Fair Lady, Lerner & Loewe and Ireland's 2004 George Bernard Shaw stamp. larger illustration (new window)...$9.00


    Page 1 of the 2004 Issues