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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 (page 4)
    Johnny Cash (page 4)
    A Flag For All Seasons (page 4)
    Althea Gibson (this page)
    March On Washington (this page)
    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)

    Althea Gibson

    Dgn 471

    Dgn 471: Sc. 4803 Althea Gibson — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photograph of Gibson holding her trophies after winning the women’s title at the U.S. Nationals (forerunner of the U.S. Open) for the second time in 1957. Black & white pictorial hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 471a

    Dgn 471a: Sc. 4803 Althea Gibson — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photograph of Gibson holding her trophies after winning the women’s title at the U.S. Nationals (forerunner of the U.S. Open) for the second time in 1957. With stamps for great black tennis stars for whom Gibson paved the way: Sc. 3936 Arthur Ashe and, since there's not yet a U.S. stamp for the Williams sisters, a Dragon Cards-produced Cinderella for Venus and Serena. Black & white pictorial hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 471e

    Dgn 471e: Sc. 4803 Althea Gibson — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photograph of Gibson holding her trophies after winning the women’s title at the U.S. Nationals (forerunner of the U.S. Open) for the second time in 1957. Because of a production mistake (mine), there’s no text on this version. Black & white pictorial hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.00

    Dgn 472

    Dgn 472: Sc. 4803 Althea Gibson — a #6Ύ Sc. U569 Tennis envelope with a computer-printed Dragon Cards cachet similar to Dgn 471. First Day Of Issue Machine cancel (first time it’s ever been used for a Dragon Cards issue) — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 472a

    Dgn 472a: Sc. 4803 Althea Gibson — a #6Ύ envelope. These were produced as tests before the U569s were put into the printer for Dgn 472 (and one of them was still spoiled). Black & white pictorial hand cancel. These 5 were not sold, but given away to subscribers and the American First Day Cover Society donation auction. — larger illustration (new window).
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    March On Washington

    Dgn 473

    Dgn 473: Sc. 4804 March on Washington — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of the crowd stretching from the Lincoln Memorial around the Reflecting Pool to the Washington Monument. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 473a

    Dgn 473a: Sc. 4804 March on Washington — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of the crowd stretching from the Lincoln Memorial around the Reflecting Pool to the Washington Monument. With Sc. 1771 Martin Luther King Jr., 3188a March on Washington (Celebrate the Century), and 3937h March on Washington. B&W pictorial first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 474

    Dgn 474: Sc. 4804 March on Washington — 5”x7” Dragon Card originally produced for the 1999 Celebrate the Century March on Washington stamp: A photo of the marchers, including Martin Luther King Jr. (In those days, I had to print a minimum of 50 of each card, whether I wanted to service that many or not. I only serviced 25 of Dgn 89, and held onto most of the remaining cards. Affordable printing techniques have sure changed in 14 years!) B&W pictorial first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 474a

    Dgn 474a: Sc. 4804 March on Washington — 5”x7” Dragon Card originally produced for the 1999 Celebrate the Century March on Washington stamp: A photo of the marchers, including Martin Luther King Jr. With that 1999 stamp, Sc. 3188a, B&W pictorial first-day postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

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