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by Lloyd A. de Vries

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  • 2013 Issues
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    Emancipation Proclamation (page 1)
    Year of the Snake (page 1)
    Apples (page 2)
    Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly (page 2)
    Tufted Puffin (page 2)
    Grand Central Terminal (page 2)
    Rosa Parks (page 3)
    Doctor Who (page 3)
    Lydia Mendoza (page 3)
    Civil War — 1863 (this page)
    Johnny Cash (this page)
    A Flag For All Seasons (this page)
    March On Washington (page 5)
    Althea Gibson (page 5)
    Battle of Lake Erie (page 6)
    Jenny Invert Reprint (page 6)
    Ray Charles (page 6)
    Hanukkah 2013 (page 7)
    Gettysburg Address (page 7)
    Harry Potter (page 7)

    Civil War — 1863

    Dgn 463

    Dgn 463: Sc. 4787-8 Civil War - 1863 — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing an editorial cartoon from the from Harper's Weekly of July 25, 1863: "The too confiding [confident] South drafting terms of peace with the Federal Government." Gettysburg Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 464

    Dgn 464: Sc. 4787 Civil War - Vicksburg — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing an 1888 Kurz Allison print of the “Siege of Vicksburg.” Vicksburg Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 465

    Dgn 465: Sc. 4788 Civil War - Gettysburg — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a Manhattan Art Co. print (date unknown) of the battle. Gettysburg Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 465a

    Dgn 465a: Sc. 4788 Civil War - Gettysburg — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a Manhattan Art Co. print (date unknown) of the battle. The pictorial First Day hand cancel ties the new stamp, 1963’s Sc. 1180 and 1995’s Sc. 2975t — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 465b

    Dgn 465b: Sc. 4788 Civil War - Gettysburg — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a Manhattan Art Co. print (date unknown) of the battle. The pictorial First Day hand cancel ties the new stamp and 1963’s Sc. 1180 — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 465c

    Dgn 465c: Sc. 4788 Civil War - Gettysburg — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a Manhattan Art Co. print (date unknown) of the battle. The pictorial First Day hand cancel ties the new stamp and Sc. 2975b Robert E. Lee — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 465d

    Dgn 465d: Sc. 4788 Civil War - Gettysburg — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a Manhattan Art Co. print (date unknown) of the battle. The pictorial First Day hand cancel ties the new stamp and Sc. 2975n Winfield Hancock — larger illustration (new window).
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    Johnny Cash

    Dgn 466

    Dgn 466: Sc. 4789 Johnny Cash — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a publicity portrait of the singer and the 45 RPM single of “Ring of Fire,” the biggest hit of his career. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 466a

    Dgn 466a: Sc. 4789 Johnny Cash — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a publicity portrait of the singer and the 45 RPM single of “Ring of Fire,” the biggest hit of his career. Black & white pictorial postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 466b

    Dgn 466b: Sc. 4789 Johnny Cash — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a publicity portrait of the singer and the 45 RPM single of “Ring of Fire,” the biggest hit of his career. Pictorial First Day of Sale postmark from the “Birthplace Station” in Kingsland, Arkansas — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 466c

    Dgn 466c: Sc. 4789 Johnny Cash — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a publicity portrait of the singer and the 45 RPM single of “Ring of Fire,” the biggest hit of his career. The Cash stamp and Sc. 2773 The Carter Family are both tied by the B&W pictorial postmark. Cash toured as the opening act for the Carter Family, and married June Carter (who co-wrote “Ring of Fire”) — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 466d

    Dgn 466d: Sc. 4789 Johnny Cash — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a publicity portrait of the singer and the 45 RPM single of “Ring of Fire,” the biggest hit of his career. Arkansas, First Day of Sale Hometown pictorial postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 467

    Dgn 467: Sc. 4789 Johnny Cash — #6Ύ envelope, printed on an inkjet printer. Only 5 of this prototype were produced, none sold commercially. One was offered in the AFDCS donationauction at Americover 2013, and sold for $15. The fifth copy may be offered in a future AFDCS auction.

    AFDCS
    exclusive


    A Flag For All Seasons
    (and, apparently, for all stamp shows)
    This section includes Dgn 460, Dgn 462, and Dgn 468-470.

    Dgn 460

    Dgn 460: Sc. 4770-3 A Flag for All Seasons — 5”x7” Dragon Card with photos of a typical scene from each season. Strip of 4 stamps, First Day of Issue hand cancel. This version was released at the Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum celebration and also got a First Day of Sale at nearby Philatelic Show — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 460a

    Dgn 460a: Sc. 4770-3 A Flag for All Seasons — 5”x7” Dragon Card with photos of a typical scene from each season. Strip of 4 stamps with a plate number, First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 462

    Dgn 462: Sc. 4778-81 A Flag for All Seasons — 5”x7” Dragon Card with photos of a typical scene from each season. Block of 4 stamps with the First Day of Isuee hand cancel. This version was released at ROPEX/National Topical Stamp Show — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 468

    Dgn 468: Sc. 4799a A Flag for All Seasons — 5”x7” Dragon Card with photos of a typical scene from each season. Two pairs from the version issued at StampShow 2013, with the show cancel. Lettering indicates this version was issued at the APS show — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 469

    Dgn 469: Sc. 4785e A Flag for All Seasons — 5”x7” Dragon Card with photos of a typical scene from each season. Two pairs from the version issued at Americover 2013, with the show cancel. Lettering indicates this version was issued at the AFDCS show — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 469a

    Dgn 469a: Sc. 4785e A Flag for All Seasons — 5”x7” Dragon Card with photos of a typical scene from each season. Lettering indicates this version was issued at the AFDCS show. Each single from the version issued at Americover 2013 is tied by a different postmark: First Day of Issue and the three show cancels — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 470

    Dgn 470: Sc. 4785e/4799a A Flag for All Seasons — 5”x7” Dragon Card with photos of a typical scene from each season. Two pairs from each of the versions issued at StampShow and Americover 2013, with the appropriate show cancels. Lettering indicates these versions were issued at these two shows. — larger illustration (new window)...$6.00

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