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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 (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 (this page)
    Rosa Parks (this page)
    Althea Gibson (this page)
    March on Washington (this page)
    Battle of Lake Erie (Cyrus Tiffany) (this page)
    Ray Charles (this page)
    Shirley Chisholm (this page)
    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)


    Emancipation Proclamation

    Dgn 449

    Dgn 449: Sc. 4721 Emancipation Proclamation — 5”x7” Dragon Card based on a c.1888 lithograph by The Strobridge Lith. Co. of Cincinnati. We digitally restored the missing upper right corner. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 449a

    Dgn 449a: Sc. 4721 Emancipation Proclamation — 5”x7” Dragon Card based on a c.1888 lithograph by The Strobridge Lith. Co. of Cincinnati. We digitally restored the missing upper right corner. The pictorial first day cancel ties both the new stamp and Sc. 4383 Abraham Lincoln, President — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 449b

    Dgn 449b: Sc. 4721 Emancipation Proclamation — 5”x7” Dragon Card based on a c.1888 lithograph by The Strobridge Lith. Co. of Cincinnati. We digitally restored the missing upper right corner. The pictorial first day cancel ties both the new stamp and Sc. 1233 Emancipation Proclamation (1963) — larger illustration (new window).
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    Rosa Parks

    Dgn 457

    Dgn 457: Sc. 4742 Rosa Parks — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of her and the bus on which she refused to give up her seat. Detroit pictorial first day cancel. (She moved to Detroit a few years after the boycott.) — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 457a

    Dgn 457a: Sc. 4742 Rosa Parks — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of her and the bus on which she refused to give up her seat. Dearborn MI pictorial first day cancel (the bus is in a museum there) — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 458

    Dgn 458: Sc. 4742 Rosa Parks — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of her and young minister Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The bus boycott was his first major civil rights effort. Detroit pictorial first day cancel ties the new stamp and Sc. 1771 Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sc. 3937 Montgomery Bus Boycott (To Form A More Perfect Union). She moved to Detroit a few years after the boycott — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 458a

    Dgn 458a: Sc. 4742 Rosa Parks — 5”x7” Dragon card showing a photo of her and young minister Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The bus boycott was his first major civil rights effort. Detroit pictorial first day cancel for just the single stamp (we had a few Dgn 458's left over) — larger illustration (new window).
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    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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    Battle of Lake Erie

    Dgn 477

    Dgn 477: Sc. 4805 Battle of Lake Erie — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a mural painted around 1943 of Cyrus Tiffany, Oliver Hazard Perry’s personal assistant, using his body to shield Perry as the latter transferred his flag during the battle. B&W pictorial first-day postmark — 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

    Ray Charles

    Dgn 481

    Dgn 481: Sc. 4807 Ray Charles — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of this Music Icon performing in April 2003. Atlanta Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 481a

    Dgn 481a: Sc. 4807 Ray Charles — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of this Music Icon performing in April 2003. Atlanta B&W pictorial hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 481b

    Dgn 481b: Sc. 4807 Ray Charles — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of this Music Icon performing in April 2003. Los Angeles Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 481c

    Dgn 481c: Sc. 4807 Ray Charles — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a photo of this Music Icon performing in April 2003. Los Angeles B&W pictorial hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 482

    Dgn 482: Sc. 4807 Ray Charles — 5”x7” Dragon Card design on an envelope showing a photo of Charles performing in April 2003. Atlanta B&W pictorial hand cancel — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 482a

    Dgn 482a: Sc. 4807 Ray Charles — 5”x7” Dragon Card design on an envelope showing a photo of Charles performing in April 2003. Los Angeles B&W pictorial hand cancel — larger illustration (new window).
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    Shirley Chisholm

    Dgn 492

    Dgn 492: Sc. 4856 Shirley Chisholm — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing the U.S. Capitol and a head and shoulders photo of Chisholm. The Capitol is tinted blue. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 493

    Dgn 493: Sc. 4856 Shirley Chisholm — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing the U.S. Capitol and a head and shoulders photo of Chisholm. The Capitol is its natural color. B&W pictorial First Day of Issue hand cancel — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50