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  • 2015 Issues
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    Alice in Wonderland (UK) (page 1)
    Year of the Ram (page 1)
    Battle of New Orleans (page 2)
    Robert Robinson Taylor (page 2)
    Vintage Rose & Tulip (page 2)
    Water Lilies (page 2)
    Maya Angelou (page 2)
    Civil War (this page)
    Gifts of Friendship (page 4)
    Dinosaurs of Canada (page 4)
    Medal of Honor - Vietnam (page 4)
    Penguins (page 4)
    Coastal Birds (page 4)
    Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (page 4)
    Flannery O'Connor (page 4)
    Summer Harvest (page 4)
    U.S. Coast Guard/a> (page 4)
    Elvis Presley (page 5)
    Ingrid Bergman (page 5)
    Haunted Canada (page 6)
    Paul Newman (page 6)
    Charlie Brown Christmas (page 6)
    Geometric Snowflakes (page 6)

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    Civil War (1865)

    Dgn 539

    Dgn 539: Sc. 4980-1 Civil War - 1865 — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing Richard Norris Brooke’s 1871 painting “Furling The Flag.” It shows Confederate soldiers rolling up their flag and preparing to depart from Appomattox Court House after the surrender ceremony. The two 2015 Civil War stamps are tied by the Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 539a

    Dgn 539a: Sc. 4980-1 Civil War - 1865 — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing Richard Norris Brooke’s 1871 painting “Furling The Flag.” It shows Confederate soldiers rolling up their flag and preparing to depart from Appomattox Court House after the surrender ceremony. The two 2015 Civil War stamps, plus 1995’s Jefferson Davis (Sc. 2975f) and Abraham Lincoln (2975j) stamps are tied by the first-day pictorial postmark for the surrender — larger illustration (new window)...$4.50

    Dgn 540

    Dgn 540: Sc. 4980 Civil War - Five Forks — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a Kurz & Allison print from about 1886, “Charge of Genl. Sheridan April 1st 1865.” Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 540a

    Dgn 540a: Sc. 4980 Civil War - Five Forks — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a Kurz & Allison print from about 1886, “Charge of Genl. Sheridan April 1st 1865.” B&W first-day pictorial postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 541

    Dgn 541: Sc. 4981 Civil War - Surrender — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a Currier & Ives lithograph from about 1865 showing Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant in the Wilmer McLean House at Appomattox Court House. Digital Color Postmark — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 541a

    Dgn 541a: Sc. 4981 Civil War - Surrender — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a Currier & Ives lithograph from about 1865 showing Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant in the Wilmer McLean House at Appomattox Court House. First-day pictorial postmark — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 541b

    Dgn 541b: Sc. 4981 Civil War - Surrender — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a Currier & Ives lithograph from about 1865 showing Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant in the Wilmer McLean House at Appomattox Court House. The first-day pictorial postmark ties the Appomattox stamp, 1965’s Appomattox stamp (Sc. 1182) and 1995’s Lee (2975b) and Grant (2975d) stamps — larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 541c

    Dgn 541c: Sc. 4981 Civil War - Surrender — 5"x7" Dragon Card reproducing a Currier & Ives lithograph from about 1865 showing Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant in the Wilmer McLean House at Appomattox Court House. The pictorial postmark shows the McLean House. — larger illustration (new window)... $3.50

    Dgn 541d

    Dgn 541d: Sc. 4981 Civil War - Surrender — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a Currier & Ives lithograph from about 1865 showing Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant in the Wilmer McLean House at Appomattox Court House. See Dgn 542 for more on this combo. (Only one produced. I had an extra 541 card and extra Johnston and Sherman stamps.)— larger illustration (new window).
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    Dgn 542

    Dgn 542: Sc. 4981 Civil War - Surrender — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a Currier & Ives print depicting the surrender of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Union Gen. William T. Sherman, April 26th, 1865. The print is from about 1865 and was hand-colored. Although ordered to continue to fight a guerrilla war, Johnston felt it would result in pointless bloodshed. His was the last major Confederate army to surrender. The Appomattox pictorial postmark ties the Appomattox stamp, and 1995’s Johnston (Sc. 2975m) and Sherman (2975q) stamps. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 543

    Dgn 543:Sc. 4522-3, 4664-5, 4787-8, 4910-11 and 4980-1 Civil War— All ten stamps from the five-year series on a 8˝”x11” Dragon Card reproducing a cannon and U.S. flag from a Civil War patriotic cover. Each pair of stamps from the 2011-15 Civil War series is tied by its own pictorial first-day postmark! — larger illustration (new window)...$12.50

    MaxCWAppoHouse

    MaxCWAppoHouse: Sc. 4981 Civil War - Surrender — picture postcard from the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park showing a Fall 1865 photograph of Wilmer McLean and his family on the porch of their house, where the surrender was signed months earlier. Circular date stamp cancel ties the Surrender stamp on the face of the card — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    MaxCWAppoSalutes

    MaxCWAppoSalutes: Sc. 4981 Civil War - Surrender — picture postcard from the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park showing the Keith Rocco painting “A Return To Peace.” It shows the scene outside the McLean House when Lee and Grant exchanged salutes. Circular date stamp cancel ties the Surrender stamp on the face of the card — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    MaxCWAppoSurr

    MaxCWAppoSurr: Sc. 4981 Civil War - Surrender — picture postcard from the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park showing the Keith Rocco painting “The Surrender.” It shows Lee and Grant shaking hands in the parlor of the McLean House. Circular date stamp cancel ties the Surrender stamp on the face of the card — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00


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