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  • 2008 Issues
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    Ian Fleming/James Bond (page 1)
    Year of the Rat (page 1)
    Holocaust Remembrance (page 1)
    American Scientists (page 1)
    American Journalists (page 1)
    Elk envelope (this page)
    Frank Sinatra (this page)
    62 Dragonfly (this page)
    Mount Rushmore Priority Mail (this page)
    "Take Me Out To The Ball Game (this page)
    Vintage Black Cinema (page 3)
    Bierstadt's Yosemite (page 3)
    Sunflower (page 3)
    2008 Forever at Americover (page 3)
    5 Seacoast coil (page 3)
    Latin Jazz (page 4)
    Bette Davis (page 4)
    Tail Fins & Chrome (page 4)
    Alzheimer's Awareness (page 4)


    Elk Envelope

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    Offset Lithography Versions Issued at StampShow 2008:

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    Dgn 290: Sc. U663a Elk envelope MeadWestvaco version, with Dragon Cards label cachet showing elk in the summer, tied by First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
    Dgn 290a: Sc. U663a Elk envelope MeadWestvaco version, with Dragon Cards label cachet showing elk in the summer, tied by the Elkton, MD, First Day of Sale hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
    Dgn 290b: Sc. U663b Elk envelope Offset lithography version, with Dragon Cards label cachet showing elk in the summer, tied by First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
    Dgn 290c: Sc. U663b Elk envelope Offset lithography version, with Dragon Cards label cachet showing elk in the summer, tied by StampShow 2008 show cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
    Dgn 290d: Sc. U663b Elk envelope Offset lithography version, with Dragon Cards label cachet showing elk in the summer, tied by red Hartford cancel. Only 3 produced: subscribers got first crack at them. larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 291: Sc. U663a Elk envelope MeadWestvaco version, with Dragon Cards label cachet showing elk in the winter, tied by First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
    Dgn 291a: Sc. U663a Elk envelope MeadWestvaco version, with Dragon Cards label cachet showing elk in the winter, tied by the Elkton, MD, First Day of Sale hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
    Dgn 291b: Sc. U663b Elk envelope Offset lithography version, with Dragon Cards label cachet showing elk in the winter, tied by First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
    Dgn 291c: Sc. U663b Elk envelope Offset lithography version, with Dragon Cards label cachet showing elk in the winter, tied by StampShow 2008 show cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
    Dgn 291d: Sc. U663b Elk envelope Offset lithography version, with Dragon Cards label cachet showing elk in the summer, tied by a large red 4-bar killer Hartford cancel. Only 3 produced: subscribers got first crack at them larger illustration (new window).
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    Frank Sinatra

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    Dgn 292: Sc. 4265 Frank Sinatra 5"x7" Dragon Card with portrait of Sinatra at about the same time as the stamp portrait. New York First Day of Issue pictorial cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
    Dgn 292a: Sc. 4265 Frank Sinatra 5"x7" Dragon Card with portrait of Sinatra at about the same time as the stamp portrait. Las Vegas First Day of Issue pictorial cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
    Dgn 292b: Sc. 4265 Frank Sinatra 5"x7" Dragon Card with portrait of Sinatra at about the same time as the stamp portrait. Hoboken First Day of Sale pictorial larger illustration (new window)...$3.00
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    Dgn 292c: Sc. 4265 Frank Sinatra 5"x7" Dragon Card with portrait of Sinatra at about the same time as the stamp portrait. Hoboken Frank Sinatra Station red round dater cancel, only available in Hoboken on the first day of issue. The date is a little faint but readable larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 292d: Sc. 4265 Frank Sinatra 5"x7" Dragon Card with portrait of Sinatra at about the same time as the stamp portrait. New York and Las Vegas First Day of Issue pictorial postmarks larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 292e: Sc. 4265 Frank Sinatra 5"x7" Dragon Card with portrait of Sinatra at about the same time as the stamp portrait. New York, NY, black plug cancel, only available in New York on the first day of issue larger illustration (new window)...$3.00
    Dgn 292f: Sc. 4265 Frank Sinatra 5"x7" Dragon Card with portrait of Sinatra at about the same time as the stamp portrait. Combo with Tommy (and Jimmy) Dorsey stamp, Sc. 3097. Sinatra had his first hits as the singer in Tommy Dorsey's band. New York First Day of Issue pictorial hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 293: Sc. 4265 Frank Sinatra 5"x7" Dragon Card with portrait of Sinatra at about the same time as the stamp portrait, and a reproduction of a poster for "High Society," with the stamps honoring the 1956 movie's stars: Sc. 2749 Grace Kelly, Sc. 3850 Bing Crosby, Sc. 2982 Louis Armstrong, and, of course, Sinatra. New York First Day of Issue pictorial hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    62 Dragonfly

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    Dgn 294: Sc. 4267 62 Dragonfly 5"x7" Dragon Card with a closeup photograph of a dragonfly. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$3.00
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    Dgn 294a: Sc. 4267 62 Dragonfly 5"x7" Dragon Card with a closeup photograph of a dragonfly. U.S. circular date stamp, plus Britain's 2008 Dragonfly stamp and its first day pictorial cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 294b: Sc. 4267 62 Dragonfly 5"x7" Dragon Card with a closeup photograph of a dragonfly. Circular date stamp hand cancel. Only 1 like this serviced larger illustration (new window).
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    Mount Rushmore $4.80 Priority Mail

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    Dgn 295: Sc. 4268 $4.80 Mount Rushmore 5"x7" Dragon Card with photograph of the monument, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 295a: Sc. 4268 $4.80 Mount Rushmore 5"x7" Dragon Card with photograph of the monument, NAPEX show pictorial for James Madison. (The stamp was issued at the show.) larger illustration (new window).
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    "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"

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    Dgn 296: Sc. 4341 Take Me Out To The Ball Game 5"x7" Dragon Card with a reproduction of the sheet music. (Sam Williams is the vaudeville performer featured on the music.) First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
    Dgn 296a: Sc. 4341 Take Me Out To The Ball Game 5"x7" Dragon Card with a reproduction of the sheet music. (Sam Williams is the vaudeville performer featured on the music.) With baseball stamps Sc. 855 and 1381, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 297: Sc. 4341 Take Me Out To The Ball Game 5"x7" Dragon Card with a reproduction of the sheet music. (Trixie Friganza is the vaudeville performer featured on the music. It's fascinating to read about her. Check her Wikipedia entry.) Digital color postmark larger illustration (new window)...$3.50
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    Dgn 298: Sc. 4341 Take Me Out To The Ball Game 5"x7" Dragon Card with a reproduction of the poster for the movie "Take Me Out To The Ball Game," starring Gene Kelly, Esther Williams and Frank Sinatra. With Sc. 4265 Sinatra, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

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