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by Lloyd A. de Vries

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  • 2009 Issues
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    Year of the Ox (page 1)
    Edgar Allan Poe (page 1)
    Obama/Biden Inaugurals (page 1)
    Abraham Lincoln (page 2)
    Civil Rights Pioneers (page 2)
    28 Polar Bear (page 2)
    44 Folded Flag (page 3)
    The Simpsons (page 3)
    King & Queen of Hearts (page 3)
    Seabiscuit (page 3)
    Bob Hope (page 3)
    Anna Julia Cooper (page 3)
    64 Dolphin (page 4)
    Boundary Waters (page 4)
    Zion National Park (page 4)
    Grand Teton National Park (page 4)
    Gulf Coast Lighthouses (page 4)
    Early Television Memories (page 5)
    Thanksgiving Parade (page 5)
    Gary Cooper (this page)
    Hanukkah 2009 (this page)


    Gary Cooper

    Dgn 350

    Dgn 350: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card with a portrait of an older Cooper. First Day of Issue hand cancel in black ink larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 350a

    Dgn 350a: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card with a portrait of an older Cooper. First Day of Issue hand cancel in brown ink larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 350b

    Dgn 350b: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card with a portrait of an older Cooper. With stamps for close friends Ernest Hemingway and James Stewart, and John Wayne, who accepted Coop's 1952 Oscar for him (even though he didn't approve of "High Noon"'s anti-blacklisting message) and picked up at least 3 roles that Cooper turned down. Stewart also accepted Cooper's honorary Oscar for him, and, when he said, "This one's for you, Coop" to the audience, revealed that Cooper was dying of cancer. larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 350c

    Dgn 350c: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card with a portrait of an older Cooper. With stamps for 1939 roles he turned down, "Gone With The Wind" and "Stagecoach," and the film he accepted, "Beau Geste." Cooper felt Clark Gable would flop as Rhett Butler and the Ringo Kid was too small a role for him larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 350d

    Dgn 350d: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card with a portrait of an older Cooper. With stamps for 1939 roles he turned down, "Gone With The Wind" and "Stagecoach," but not the film he accepted, "Beau Geste." (I forgot!) larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 350e

    Dgn 350e: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card with a portrait of an older Cooper. Gary Cooper First Day of Sale hand cancel at the Myrna Loy Station in Helena, MT - his (and her) hometown. (They were both in 1925's "Ben-Hur" as extras, by the way. So were many other future Hollywood stars.) larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 350f

    Dgn 350f: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card with a portrait of an older Cooper. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum station (Oklahoma City) pictorial cancel ("High Noon" silhouette) on the First Day of Issue larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 351

    Dgn 351: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing one of the posters for "Beau Geste" (1939). With the 1990 "Beau Geste" stamp (Sc. 2447) and the First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 352

    Dgn 352: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing one of the posters for "Beau Geste" (1939) (the one that doesn't show the names of the actors). With the 1990 "Beau Geste" stamp (Sc. 2447) and the First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 353

    Dgn 353: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing the poster for "Sergeant York" (1941). With the Distinguished Soldiers stamp for the real Alvin York (Sc. 3395) and the First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 354

    Dgn 354: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing the poster for "Pride of the Yankees" (1942, the bio of Lou Gehrig. With the 1989 Gehrig stamp (Sc. 2417) and the First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 354a

    Dgn 354a: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing the poster for "Pride of the Yankees" (1942, the bio of Lou. Gehrig. With the 2000 Legends of Baseball Gehrig stamp (Sc. 3408t) and the First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 355

    Dgn 355: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing the poster for "High Noon" (1952). With the stamp for co-star Grace Kelly (Sc. 2749) and the First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 356

    Dgn 356: Sc. 4421 Gary Cooper 5"x8" vertical Dragon Card reproducing the poster for "High Noon" (1952). With a single stamp and the selvage from the pane of Cooper stamps depicting a scene from the film, both tied by the First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Hanukkah

    Dgn 357

    Dgn 357: Sc. 4433 Hanukkah 2009 5"x7" Dragon Card with a photograph of a bronze menorah with all 9 candles lit. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 357c

    Dgn 357c: Sc. 4433 Hanukkah 2009 5"x7" Dragon Card with a photograph of a bronze menorah with all 9 candles lit. The first versions of the previous 2 Hanukkah designs (Sc. 3118, 3880) are affixed. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 357d

    Dgn 357d: Sc. 4433 Hanukkah 2009 5"x7" Dragon Card with a photograph of a bronze menorah with all 9 candles lit. The first versions of the previous 2 Hanukkah designs (Sc. 3118, 3880) are affixed. First Day of Issue hand cancel. (Only 4 with this arrangement of stamps produced.) larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 357s

    Dgn 357s: Sc. 4433 Hanukkah 2009 5"x7" Dragon Card with a photograph of a bronze menorah with all 9 candles lit. Mega-Event show pictorial cancel with a menorah (dated on the first day). The stamp was issued at the show larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 357x

    Dgn 357x: Sc. 4433 Hanukkah 2009 5"x7" Dragon Card with a photograph of a bronze menorah with all 9 candles lit. The first versions of the previous 2 Hanukkah designs (Sc. 3118, 3880) are affixed. Mega-Event show pictorial cancel with a menorah (dated on the first day). The stamp was issued at the show larger illustration (new window).
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    Earlier 2009 issues