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  • 2006 Issues
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    Click on the issue name to go to that section:
    Benjamin Franklin Envelopes (page 1)
    Children's Favorite Book Animals (page 1)
    Winter Olympics (page 1)
    Year of the Dog (page 1)
    Hattie McDaniel (page 1)
    Polio Pioneers (page 1)
    Buckeye Butterfly (page 1)
    Benjamin Franklin Stamps(page 1)
    Art of Disney: Romance (page 1)
    Sugar Ray Robinson (page 1)
    39 Purple Heart (this page)
    Canadians in Hollywood (this page)
    Wonders of America (this page)
    Champlain (this page)
    Washington 2006 (this page)
    Judy Garland (this page)
    Happy Birthday Dual (this page)
    Baseball Sluggers (this page)
    Hank Greenberg (this page)
    DC Comics Super Heroes (this page)
    American Clock (this page)
    Rock Around The Clock (this page)


    39 Purple Heart, Canadians In Hollywood

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    Dgn 231: Sc. 4032 Purple Heart 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a Bill Mauldin WW2 cartoon regarding the Purple Heart. A touch of color added to the medal and medic's helmet. The cartoon's caption has been modified slightly to refer to this third version of the stamp (see below). First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    adds "39" inside the medal box

    New caption, replacing the original (top)

    Dgn 232: Canadians In Hollywood souvenir sheet on a 5"x8" Dragon Card with movie background, inset pictures of each of the stars. Both the Vancouver and Toronto First Day of Issue hand cancels larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Wonders of America and Washington 2006 Souvenir Sheet

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    Dgn 233: Sc. 4033-72 Wonders of America 8 5"x7" Dragon Cards (same design) showing U.S. flag, Capitol, "Biggest Stamp Show of the Decade / Washington 2006." Each card has a strip of 5 stamps to make the complete set of 40. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$30.00

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    Dgn 233a: Sc. 4033-72 Wonders of America 8 5"x7" Dragon Cards (same design) showing U.S. flag, Capitol, "Biggest Stamp Show of the Decade / Washington 2006." Each card has a strip of 5 stamps to make the complete set of 40. Experimental Digital Color Postmark First Day of Issue hand cancel. These are the first Dragon Cards so canceled, as an experiment, proving it can be done. Only one set was so serviced. larger illustration (new window).

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    Dgn 236: Sc. 4075 Washington 2006 sheet souvenir sheet on the Wonders of America 5"x7" Dragon Card. Six produced with leftover Wonders cards larger illustration (new window).

    Samuel de Champlain

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    Dgn 234: Sc. 4074 Champlain (sheet) souvenir sheet on a 8"x11" Dragon Card reproducing a 19th Century watercolor of Champlain exploring. U.S. and Canadian First Day of Issue hand cancels. The U.S. version of the souvenir sheet does not have a bar code.

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    Dgn 234a: Sc. 2156 Champlain (sheet) souvenir sheet on a 8"x11" Dragon Card reproducing a 19th Century watercolor of Champlain exploring. U.S. and Canadian First Day of Issue hand cancels. The Canadian version of the souvenir sheet has a bar code to the left of the stamps

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    Dgn 235: Sc. 4073/2156a Champlain (singles) U.S. and Canadian sheet stamps (which are different sizes) on a 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing a 19th Century watercolor of Champlain exploring. U.S. (Washington) and Canadian First Day of Issue hand cancels

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    Dgn 235a: Sc. 4073/2156a Champlain (Ticonderoga) U.S. and Canadian sheet stamps (which are different sizes) on a 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing a 19th Century watercolor of Champlain exploring. U.S. (Ticonderoga NY) and Canadian First Day of Issue hand cancels larger illustration (new window)...

    Judy Garland

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    Dgn 237: Sc. 4077 Judy Garland at the end of the Rainbow on a 5"x7" Dragon Card. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 237a: Sc. 4077 Judy Garland at the end of the Rainbow on a 5"x7" Dragon Card, with 1990's Wizard of Oz stamp. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 237b: Sc. 4077 Judy Garland at the end of the Rainbow on a 5"x7" Dragon Card, with Wizard of Oz, "Over the Rainbow" lyricist Yip Harburg and composer Harold Arlen stamps. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 237c: Sc. 4077 Judy Garland at the end of the Rainbow on a 5"x7" Dragon Card, with composers with whom she had close personal and working relationships: Johnny Mercer, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Irving Berlin. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

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    Dgn 237d: Sc. 4077 Judy Garland at the end of the Rainbow on a 5"x7" Dragon Card, with stamps featuring the men she leaned on throughout her life: Harold Arlen, Bing Crosby, Humphrey Bogart and Ira Gershwin (and his wife Lee). First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

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    Dgn 238: Sc. 4077 Judy Garland/Carnegie Hall The Judy Garland stamp on a UX154 Carnegie Hall postcard with a Dragon Cards label cachet. First Day of Issue hand cancel ties card, stamp and cachet. Only 14 made. larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Happy Birthday Dual, DC Comics Super Heroes

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    Dgn 239: Sc. 4079 Happy Birthday dual 5"x7" Dragon Card with Canada's Happy Birthday stamp issued just two months earlier. Each stamp tied by its country's First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

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    Dgn 242: Sc. 4084 Comic Book Heroes Set of 10 5"x7" Dragon Cards, all with same design showing a boy reading a stack of comic books. Two stamps per card, the matching character + cover. The Wonder Woman stamps are tied by the Digital Color Postmark, others by B&W First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$30.00

    Baseball Sluggers, Hank Greenberg

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    Dgn 240x: Sc. 4083a Baseball Sluggers block of 4 on a 5"x7" Dragon Card with a graphic of a player swinging for the stands. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$3.75

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    Dgn 241: Sc. 4081 Hank Greenberg 5"x7" Dragon Card with Greenberg single, picture, stats, quote. First commercial Dragon Card with a Digital Color Postmark

    American Clock and "Rock Around The Clock"

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    Dgn 243: Sc. 3762 American Clock strip of 4 on a 5"x7" Dragon Card with photo of clocks, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

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    Dgn 243a: Sc. 3762 American Clock pair with the earlier sheet version on a 5"x7" Dragon Card with photo of clocks, First Day of Issue hand cancel

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    Dgn 243b: Sc. 3762 American Clock strip of 4 on a 5"x7" Dragon Card with photo of clocks, Americover show cancel (the stamp was issued at the show). Americover 2006 was held near Cleveland, where the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame is, and the show's theme was "Rock Around The Clock."

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    Dgn 243p: Sc. 3762 American Clock plate number strip of 5

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    Dgn 244: Sc. 3762 Rock Around The Clock 5"x7" Dragon Card with a picture of Bill Haley, plus the U.S. Bill Haley and Jukebox coil stamps. Rock Around The Clock pictorial show cancel (first day of issue). Americover 2006 was held near Cleveland, where the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame is, and the show's theme was "Rock Around The Clock." larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

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    Dgn 244a: Sc. 3762 Rock Around The Clock 5"x7" Dragon Card with a picture of Bill Haley, plus the U.S. Bill Haley, Jukebox coil and Celebrate the Century Rock 'n Roll stamps. Rock Around The Clock pictorial show cancel (first day of issue). Americover 2006 was held near Cleveland, where the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame is, and the show's theme was larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 244b: Sc. 3762 Rock Around The Clock pair on a 5"x7" Dragon Card with a picture of Bill Haley, with the Jukebox coil stamp. Rock Around The Clock pictorial show cancel (first day of issue). Americover 2006 was held near Cleveland, where the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame is, and the show's theme was larger illustration (new window)...$2.75