This Board will feature stamps from around the world as I discover them. I love stamps - they are works of art with a history behind each one. Please forgive me if I duplicate any as there as so many stamps and so little time. Just enjoy them for what they are. In some cases I was able to find information pertaining to the stamp and so I included it.
In 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs published his first story, “Under the Moons of Mars,” and his first Tarzan story, “Tarzan of the Apes.” In the past century, Burroughs’s Tarzan stories have been published in magazines, syndicated in newspapers, and republished in more than 24 books, while the Tarzan character has grown into a phenomenon beyond the printed word. In 1918, the silent film Tarzan of the Apes became the first of more than 50 Tarzan movies.
Twain, Mark (1835–1910) Sam Clemens lived in Hannibal from age 4 to age 17. The town, situated on the Mississippi River, was in many ways a splendid place to grow up. Steamboats arrived there three times a day, tooting their whistles; circuses, minstrel shows, and revivalists paid visits; a decent library was available; and tradesmen such as blacksmiths and tanners practiced their entertaining crafts for all to see.
Literary Stamps: Twain, Mark (1835–1910)
Belgium 1999 Herge Stamp
Illustrator Garth Williams gave form to the endearing character of Wilbur, the pig who is befriended by a spider in "Charlotte's Web" (1952), E.B. White's classic book about loyalty, bravery, and compassion. The book finished at number 10 in EW's 100 Greatest Books list. This stamp was issued in 2006.
Literary Stamps: Lindgren, Astrid (1907-2002)