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  • Black History Issues
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    Roberto Clemente (page 1)
    Duke Ellington (page 1)
    Joe Louis (page 1)
    Count Basie (page 1)
    George Washington Carver (page 1)
    Jackie Robinson (this page)
    School Desegregation (page 1)
    Martin Luther King (page 1)
    Thurgood Marshall (this page)
    Paul Robeson (this page)
    Alvin Ailey (this page)
    Marian Anderson (this page)
    Arthur Ashe (this page)
    Civil Rights (this page)
    Hattie McDaniel (this page)
    Sugar Ray Robinson (this page)
    Ella Fitzgerald (page 3)
    Vintage Black Cinema (page 3)
    Barack Obama Inauguration (page 3)
    Civil Rights Pioneers (page 3)
    Anna Julia Cooper (page 3)
    Oscar Micheaux (page 4
    Negro Leagues Baseball (page 4)
    Ferguson Jenkins (page 5)
    John H. Johnson (page 5)
    Larry Doby (page 5)
    Willie Stargell (page 5)
    Emancipation Proclamation (page 6)
    Rosa Parks (page 6)
    Althea Gibson (page 6)
    March on Washington (page 6)
    Battle of Lake Erie (Cyrus Tiffany) (page 6)
    Ray Charles (page 6)
    Shirley Chisholm (page 6)
    Ralph Ellison (page 7)
    "Chief" Anderson (page 7)
    Jimi Hendrix (page 7)
    Wilt Chamberlain (page 8)
    Robert Robinson Taylor (page 8)
    Maya Angelou (page 8)
    Construction Battalion No. 2 (Canada) (page 9)
    Richard Allen (page 9)
    Sarah Vaughan (page 9)
    Dorothy Height (page 9)


    Thurgood Marshall

    Dgn 145

    Dgn 145: Sc. 3746 Thurgood Marshall 5"x7" Dragon Card, with photos of Lyndon Johnson announcing Marshall's nomination to the Supreme Court and George E.C. Hayes, Marshall, and James M. Nabrit on the steps of the Court after their 1954 victory. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
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    Dgn 145a

    Dgn 145a: Sc. 3746 Thurgood Marshall 5"x7" Dragon Card, with photos of Lyndon Johnson announcing Marshall's nomination to the Supreme Court and George E.C. Hayes, Marshall, and James M. Nabrit on the steps of the Court after their 1954 victory. First Day of Issue hand cancel, with 1950 and 1981 Supreme Court, Judicial Branch, School Desegregation stamps larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 145b

    Dgn 145b: Sc. 3746 Thurgood Marshall 5"x7" Dragon Card, with photos of Lyndon Johnson announcing Marshall's nomination to the Supreme Court and George E.C. Hayes, Marshall, and James M. Nabrit on the steps of the Court after their 1954 victory. First Day of Issue hand cancel, with 1950 and 1981 Supreme Court, and Judicial Branch stamps larger illustration (new window).
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    Paul Robeson

    Dgn 165

    Dgn 165: Sc. 3834 Paul Robeson 5"x7" Dragon Card with a serious portrait of Robeson, First Day of Issue hand cancel of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 165a

    Dgn 165a: Sc. 3834 Paul Robeson 5"x7" Dragon Card with a serious portrait of Robeson, First Day of Issue hand cancel, with W.E.B. DuBois stamp from Celebrate The Century: Both ran afoul of the anti-communist fervor of the 1950s larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 165b

    Dgn 165b: Sc. 3834 Paul Robeson 5"x7" Dragon Card with a serious portrait of Robeson, First Day of Issue hand cancel, with "Showboat" and "Porgy & Bess" stamps: He starred in both, and the song "Old Man River" in "Showboat" was written for him, although he was not able to play the part until the London production larger illustration (new window).
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    Alvin Ailey

    Dgn 172

    Dgn 172: Sc. 3840-3 Choreographers 5"x7" Dragon Card showing 3 types of dancers in color. Horizontal strip of 4 stamps is tied by the First Day of Issue hand cancel and small circular date stamp larger illustration (new window)...$4.25

    Dgn 174

    Dgn 174: Sc. 3841 Choreographers/Ailey 5"x7" Dragon Card showing 3 types of dancers in color, plus photo of Ailey. Ailey single and Sc. 1752 Modern Dance are tied by the First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Marian Anderson

    Dgn 192

    Dgn 192: Sc. 3896 Marian Anderson 5"x7" Dragon Card with a portrait photo, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 193

    Dgn 193: Sc. 3896 Marian Anderson 5"x7" Dragon Card with pictures of Anderson at Lincoln Memorial and at the Metropolitan Opera. Sc. 1116 Lincoln Memorial and Sc. 2054 Met Opera stamps, all tied by First Day of Issue pictorial cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 194

    Dgn 194: Sc. 3896 Marian Anderson UX151 Constitution Hall postal card with Sc. 1116 Lincoln Memorial, Dragon Cards label cachet showing Anderson singing at the Memorial, First Day of Issue pictorial hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 195

    Dgn 195: Sc. 3896 Marian Anderson 5"x7" Metropolitan Opera Dragon Card, #1 from 1983. The 2005 Anderson stamp is tied by a small circular date stamp hand cancel. larger illustration (new window)...$4.50


    Arthur Ashe

    Dgn 207

    Dgn 207: Sc. 3936 Arthur Ashe (statue) 5"x7" Dragon Card with a color photo of the Arthur Ashe statue in Richmond. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 207a

    Dgn 207a: Sc. 3936 Arthur Ashe - statue imperfect printing variety First Day of Issue hand cancel. The color is off (too blue) and the image area isn't the right size and is off center. The commercial printer was having problems with its machine, and replaced the cards. (The replacements became Dgn 207.) larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 208

    Dgn 208: Sc. 3936 Arthur Ashe (Wimbledon) 5"x7" Dragon Card with a color photo of Ashe holding the 1975 Wimbledon trophy. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Civil Rights ("To Form A More Perfect Union")
    The complete set of cities is no longer available. We have one each of the following for sale:

    Dgn 209b

    Dgn 209b: Sc. 3937 Civil Rights Entire intact sheet on an 8"x11" Dragon Card with a photo of a civil rights march, flames, and a U.S. map outline. Jackson, Miss. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$10.00

    Dgn 209d

    Dgn 209d: Sc. 3937 Civil Rights Entire intact sheet on an 8"x11" Dragon Card with a photo of a civil rights march, flames, and a U.S. map outline. Topeka, Kansas, First Day of Issue hand cancels larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 209g

    Dgn 209g: Sc. 3937 Civil Rights Entire intact sheet on an 8"x11" Dragon Card with a photo of a civil rights march, flames, and a U.S. map outline. Greensboro, NC, First Day of Issue hand cancels larger illustration (new window)...$10.00


    Hattie McDaniel

    Dgn 225

    Dgn 225: Sc. 3996 Hattie McDaniel 5"x7" Dragon Card with a B&W photo, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 225a

    Dgn 225a: Sc. 3996 Hattie McDaniel same design, combo with Will Rogers (in "Judas Priest" with her), Bing Crosby (recommended her for GWTW), Paul Dunbar (favorite poet), Ethel Waters (friend and frequent rival), Count Basie and Duke Ellington (frequent guests at her parties), and M.L.King, who sang in a choir at theGWTW premiere which she declined to attend. larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 225b

    Dgn 225b: Sc. 3996 Hattie McDaniel 5"x7" Dragon Card with a B&W photo, and Sc. 2168 Margaret Mitchell and Sc. 2446 Gone With The Wind stamps, First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 225c

    Dgn 225c: Sc. 3996 Hattie McDaniel 5"x7" Dragon Card with a B&W photo, text about "Show Boat," and Sc. 2767 Show Boat, Robeson, Ferber, Sc. 2115 Jerome Kern stamps. She and Robeson were featured in the 1936 film and, separately, in touring companies of the stage show, based on book by Ferber, music by Kern. First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$6.00

    Dgn 225d

    Dgn 225d: Sc. 3996 Hattie McDaniel 5"x7" Dragon Card with a B&W photo, text about how she was honored at the NY World's Fair in 1940 (Sc. 853), by Eleanor Roosevelt (2105) and presented with then-new Emancipation Proclamation stamps (902). First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$3.50


    Sugar Ray Robinson

    Dgn 229

    Dgn 229: Sc. 4020 Sugar Ray Robinson 5"x7" Dragon Card with picture of the boxer in a fighting pose, art of a boxing ring and gloves First Day of Issue pictorial hand cancel larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 229a

    Dgn 229a: Sc. 4020 Sugar Ray Robinson 5"x7" Dragon Card with picture of the boxer in a fighting pose, art of a boxing ring and gloves First Day of Issue pictorial hand cancel ties U.S. Joe Louis stamp (Sc.2766, 1993) and Austria's 2006 Mohammad Ali stamps. Sugar as a boy in Detroit would carry Louis' gym bag, later toured with him in the Army during WWII. Sugar also mentored the young larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 229b

    Dgn 229b: Sc. 4020 Sugar Ray Robinson 5"x7" Dragon Card with picture of the boxer in a fighting pose, art of a boxing ring and gloves First Day of Issue pictorial hand cancel ties earlier US stamps featuring boxers: Joe Louis (2766), Jack Dempsey (3183m) and Rocky Marciano (3187k) larger illustration (new window).
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