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  • Black History Issues
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    Click on the issue name to go to that section:
    Roberto Clemente (page 1)
    Duke Ellington (page 1)
    Joe Louis (page 1)
    Count Basie (page 1)
    George Washington Carver (page 1)
    Jackie Robinson (page 2)
    School Desegregation (page 1)
    Martin Luther King (page 1)
    Thurgood Marshall (page 2)
    Paul Robeson (page 2)
    Alvin Ailey (page 2)
    Marian Anderson (page 2)
    Arthur Ashe (page 2)
    Civil Rights (page 2)
    Hattie McDaniel (page 2)
    Sugar Ray Robinson (page 2)
    Ella Fitzgerald (this page)
    Vintage Black Cinema (this page)
    Barack Obama Inauguration (this page)
    Civil Rights Pioneers (this page)
    Anna Julia Cooper (this page)
    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)


    Ella Fitzgerald

    Dgn 249

    Dgn 249: Sc. 4120 Ella Fitzgerald 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a photo of Fitzgerald and art of a microphone. First Day of Issue pictorial hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 249c

    Dgn 249c: Sc. 4120 Ella Fitzgerald 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a photo of Fitzgerald and art of a microphone. First Day of Issue pictorial hand cancel ties other black jazz musicians: Sc. 2211 Ellington, 2982 Armstrong, 3096 Basie larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 249d

    Dgn 249d: Sc. 4120 Ella Fitzgerald 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a photo of Fitzgerald and art of a microphone. Her first recording was titled "Love and Kisses," the name of a stamp that came out a few days after this one. Each is tied by its First Day cancel larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 249e

    Dgn 249e: Sc. 4120 Ella Fitzgerald 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a photo of Fitzgerald and art of a microphone. First Day of Issue pictorial hand cancel Billie Holiday instead of Count Basie larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 249f

    Dgn 249f: Sc. 4120 Ella Fitzgerald 5"x7" Dragon Card showing a photo of Fitzgerald and art of a microphone. Her first recording was titled "Love and Kisses," the name of a stamp that came out a few days after this one. Each is tied by its First Day cancel (FDOI for L&K) larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 250

    Dgn 250: Sc. 4120 Ella Fitzgerald 8"x11 Dragon Card showing photo of Fitzgerald and art of a microphone. Text explains her "Songbook Cycle" of 1956-64, and 9 composer stamps represent the 8 songbooks. Her stamp is tied by the First Day of Issue hand cancel, the others by circular date stamps. Only 20 were produced larger illustration (new window).
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    Vintage Black Cinema

    Dgn 299

    Dgn 299: Sc. 4340a Vintage Black Cinema 5"x7" Dragon Card with a picture of a black movie audience (probably 1940s). The 5 singles are tied by the pictorial First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 299a

    Dgn 299a: Sc. 4336 Vintage Black Cinema 5"x7" Dragon Card with a picture of a black movie audience (probably 1940s). The "Black & Tan" single and Sc. 2211 Duke Ellington (star of "B&T" and its composer) are tied by the pictorial First Day of Issue hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 299b

    Dgn 299b: Sc. 4338 Vintage Black Cinema 5"x7" Dragon Card with a picture of a black movie audience (probably 1940s). Only the "Prinsesse Tam-Tam" single is affixed with the St. Louis Josephine Baker First Day of Sale hand cancel. Some smudging: The ink did not adhere to the stamp larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    2009 Inauguration
    Dragon Cards has never produced inaugural covers before, but we felt that this was such a historical event that we would break precedent.

    Dgn 321

    Dgn 321: Obama Inaugural 5"x7" Dragon Card with a color photo of President Barack Obama and the White House in the background. Forever stamp, tied by Washington DC Inauguration Day postmark larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
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    Dgn 321a

    Dgn 321a: Obama Inaugural 5"x7" Dragon Card with a color photo of President Barack Obama and the White House in the background. Sc. 4287 Illinois Flags of Our Nation single, tied by Chicago Inauguration Day postmark larger illustration (new window)...$2.50
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    Dgn 321b

    Dgn 321b: Obama Inaugural 5"x7" Dragon Card with a color photo of President Barack Obama and the White House in the background. Sc. 4289 Hawaii Flags of Our Nation single, tied by Honolulu Inauguration Day postmark larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 321c

    Dgn 321c: Obama Inaugural 5"x7" Dragon Card with a color photo of President Barack Obama and the White House in the background. Sc. 4279 California Flags of Our Nation single, tied by Los Angeles Occidental College Inauguration Day postmark. Obama is an alumnus. larger illustration (new window).
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    Civil Rights Pioneers

    Dgn 326

    Dgn 326: Sc. 4384 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. First Day of Issue hand cancel (New York) larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 326a

    Dgn 326a: Sc. 4384 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. First Day of Issue hand cancel (Arlington, TX) larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 326b

    Dgn 326b: Sc. 4384 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. AmeriStamp Expo Arlington, TX Show Cancel (a First Day of Sale ceremony was held there) larger illustration (new window).
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    Anna Julia Cooper

    Dgn 339

    Dgn 339: Sc. 4408 Anna Julia Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card featuring a photo montage of a photo of Cooper, a book about her, and a U.S. passport. The text is the quote of her in the current passport. First Day of Issue pictorial hand cancel larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 339a

    Dgn 339a: Sc. 4408 Anna Julia Cooper 5"x7" Dragon Card featuring a photo montage of a photo of Cooper, a book about her, and a U.S. passport. The text is the quote of her in the current passport. With stamps of other Black educators Mary McLeod Bethune (Sc. 2137) and George Washington Carver (953), and Paul Laurence Dunbar (1554): Cooper was principal of what became Washington, DC's famed Dunbar High School. larger illustration (new window).
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    Earlier Black History issues
    More Black History issues