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In 2012, the U.S. Postal Service pays tribute to four influential choreographers who changed the art of dance: Isadora Duncan, José Limón, Katherine Dunham, and Bob Fosse. Designed to look like posters advertising a performance, the stamp art captures the luminosity and mystery of a live dance performance.

Innovative Choreographers USPS stamps (debut 2012) | Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamps using illustrations by James McMullan.

Well, poop! I just bought stamps a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully, they have these for awhile since I don't go through stamps very quickly. But, paying the bills would be much more pleasant with these.

Innovative Choreographers • as part of the USPS collection • Designed by Ethel Kessler featuring the illustrations of James McMullan • July 28, 2012

U.S. Postal Service to issue dance stamps for July 28, National Dance Day. Gonna get me some.

Innovative Choreographers U.S. Postage Stamp Series to be Issued in 2012

US Stamp 2012 - American Choreographers

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A good way of going postal .. by attaching an "innovative choreographer" stamp to your mail.

Jazz | Stamp Issue | USA Philatelic

Jazz Appreciation Forever Stamp Paul Rogers captured the eclectic nature of jazz music and the spontaneity and improvisation of jazz artists in creating art for the Jazz Appreciation Forever Stamp.

US Jazz Stamp 2011 | Art director: Howard Paine | illustration: Paul Rogers #beatsofhell #naturalrecordsstudios #victusvincimus #music #4everrock #veteransrevenge #rocklives #rockisdead #jazz

Paul Rogers: Postage stamp for the USPS honoring jazz. Issue date: March 2011

US Jazz Stamp 2011 | Art director: Howard Paine | illustration: Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers - stamp design - Jazz 2010

Jazz Stamp for USPS. Paul Rogers.

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paulrogersstudio Advertising and Institutional Postage stamp for the USPS honoring jazz. Issue date: March 2011 Illustration and graphic design studio of Paul Rogers

Scouting | Stamp Issue | USA Philatelic

Scouts! Proud Girl Scout mom for 5 years and counting......

Free Boy Scout and Cub Scout Websites

Cub Scout Pack 463 (Headwaters District, GWRC, Ohio) Homepage

Dogs At Work | Stamp Issue | USA Philatelic

Dogs at Work postage stamps. 65 cents. Ready for the next rate increase. Ha. Nice stamps. First class letter from US to most other countries is just over one dollar, so use a current 45 cent stamp and one of these. I just love dogs!

US Stamps - The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the enduring partnership between dogs and people with the Dogs at Work issuance. This set of four stamps depicts four hard-working canines: a guide dog assisting a woman who is blind, a tracking dog on the trail of a scent, a therapy dog visiting an elderly woman in her home, and a search and rescue dog standing in a field.

The U.S. Postal Service released its "Dogs at Work" series of 65-cent stamps that depict a guide dog, a therapy dog, a military dog and a search-and-rescue dog.

In today’s world, dogs are more than just best friends — frequently, they’re also superb coworkers. This set of four stamps depicts four hard-working canines: a guide dog assisting a woman who is blind, a tracking dog on the trail of a scent, a therapy dog visiting an elderly woman in her home, and a search and rescue dog standing in a field, ready to tackle the next assignment.

Dogs have become more than just best friends — they've also become our coworkers. From guide dogs to therapy dogs to search and rescue dogs, these stamps from the U.S. Postal Service® honor the enduring partnership between dogs and people.

A guide dog, therapy dog, tracking dog and a rescue dog all appear on wonderful new stamps from the U.S. Postal Service.

U.S. Postal Service is releasing four new stamps honoring service dogs. The paintings, by John Thompson, feature dogs in four lines of work: a black Labrador guide dog assisting a visually impaired woman, a Welsh Springer Spaniel therapy dog comforting the elderly, a yellow Lab military tracking dog, and a German Shepherd search-and-rescue dog. They will appear on a series of 65-cent stamps, used for heavier (one to two ounces) first-class mail

"Dogs At Work" stamp set. 2012.

In recognition of the many ways that working dogs contribute to human society, the United States Postal Service is issuing stamps featuring working dogs. This new set of four stamps illustrates some of the many important jobs that dogs do. The individuals portrayed are a guide dog, a dog who is tracking, a search and rescue dog and a therapy dog.

Cowboys of the Silver Screen | Stamp Issue | USA Philatelic

2010 44c Cowboys of the Silver Screen, Block of 4 Scott 4446-49 Mint F/VF NH www.saratogatrading.com

2010 44c Cowboys of the Silver Screen, Block of 4 Scott 4446-49 Mint F/VF NH

Cowboys of the Silver Screen Postage Stamps in The Main Forum Forum

"Cowboys of the Silver Screen" stamp set. 2010.

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Western Movie Cowboy Stamps

Cowboy movie icons Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, William S. Hart and Tom Mix will have postage stamps in their honor dedicated today at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63. The idea for the “Cowboys of the Silver Screen” stamps was selected from among the 50,000 or so suggestions submitted annually to the Postal Service, reports my excellent colleague David Zizzo.

Winter Holidays | Stamp Issue | USA Philatelic

The USA holiday series includes stamps for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Eid. The Christmas stamp, Madonna and Sleeping Child, is based on a painting by the 17th Century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Salvi, commonly known as Sassoferrato.

These 2009 Winter Holidays stamps include four of the telltale signs of winter and Christmas. Adorable. What image would you have included?

Winter Holidays 20 x 44 cent u.s. postage stamps New . $18.99. Winter Holidays 20 x 44 cent u.s. postage stamps New

These 2009 Winter Holidays stamps include four of the telltale signs of winter and Christmas.

2009 44c Winter Holidays, Block of 4 Scott 4425-28 Mint F/VF NH www.saratogatrading.com

Winter Holidays First Day of Issue: October 8, 2009 | New York, Ny

Winter Holidays US Christmas Stamps, 2009

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Celebrate Scouting | Stamp Issue | USA Philatelic

A “sister” stamp to the 2010 Scouting stamp which featured a boy scout, the 2012 Celebrate Scouting (Forever®) stamp also reminds us that girls were not always included in the scouting movement.

I have my Stamp! 'Celebrate Scouting' Stamp - U.S. Postal Service Commemorates Girls Scouts’ 100th Anniversary

Celebrate Scouting sheet of 20 x Forever U.S. Postage Stamps NEW . $10.50. One (1) Sheet Of Celebrate Scouting Sheet of 20 x Forever us Postage Stamps Each sheet of 20 x Forever United States Postage Stamps.2012 These Stamps can be used for First Class Mail, or collection With the Celebrate Scouting (Forever®) stamp, the U.S. Postal Service honors scouting organizations for the opportunities they provide for millions of youths.A "sister" stamp to the 2010 Sco...

Celebrate Scouting, the Girl Scout “sister” stamp to the 2010 Scouting stamp, pays tribute to scouting organizations for the opportunities and pleasures they have provided millions of youths worldwide.The stamp features a large silhouette of a girl with binoculars looking into the distance — perhaps sighting a soaring bald eagle or a faraway destination. The scene within the silhouette features a girl in mid-stride with a walking stick, shorts, and backpack on a serious summer trek.

Girl Scouts Unveil Celebrate Scouting Stamp in Savannah

Girl scouting is a significant part of women’s history. More than 59 million American women participated in scouting during their childhood, including many prominent figures in fields ranging from acting to politics. No wonder that Girl Scouting is represented on commemorative postage stamps from around the world. This summer’s Celebrate Scouting stamp issue, coinciding with the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the first American Girl Scout Troop in 1912, “pays tribute to scouting organizations for the opportunities and pleasures they have provided millions of youths worldwide,” according to Beyond the Perf.

The Postal Service recently announced that it will salute the Girl Scouts in 2012 by commemorating the 100th anniversary of an organization credited with helping girls build character and leadership skills. The Celebrate Scouting Forever Stamp can be seen on social media and will be issued next year as part of the centennial celebration. Using social media to reach broader, more diverse audiences is an initiative that began this month to engage more interest in stamp collecting. Select stamps from the 2012 commemorative program will be previewed one at a time throughout the summer. "Celebrate Scouting, the 'sister' stamp to the 2010 Scouting stamp, pays tribute to scouting organizations for the opportunities and pleasures they have provided millions of youths worldwide," said Stephen Kearney, manager, Stamp Services. The stamp art was created by Craig Frazier of Mill Valley, CA, under the guidance of art director Derry Noyes of Washington, D.C. Customers may preview the stamps on Facebook, through Twitter @USPSstamps or on the website Beyond the Perf.

The Postal Service recently announced that it will salute the Girl Scouts in 2012 by commemorating the 100th anniversary. The Celebrate Scouting Forever Stamp will be issued in June. “Celebra…

Dolphin | Stamp Issue | USA Philatelic

The bottlenose dolphin belongs to the family Delphinidae, which includes 30+ species of dolphins that swim in oceans & bays @ the world. Found mainly in temperate & tropical waters, bottlenoses are social animals living in groups from two to several hundred. Often seen by boaters, they appear to engage in play with other dolphins. In offshore waters, bottlenose dolphins can weigh over a thousand pounds.

Dolphin 20 x 64 Cent U.S. Postage Stamps 2008 . $18.50. ition.

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These four images are from New York-based illustrator Nancy Stahl. She is probably best known for her postage stamp designs.  In an interview she said she deliberately uses flat colors and simple geometric shapes, but the results are very effective. Notice how dynamic the dolphin image is, yet how simple the shapes are and how…

Edgar Rice Burroughs | Stamp Issue | USA Philatelic

4702 - 2012 - 45c Edgar Rice Burroughs stamp, writer, author, entertainment, books, stories, tarzan, man, face, blue, brown, yellow, vertical, forever

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.

List of authors that appear on stamps --- Agatha Christie, Anne Frank, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Daphne du Maurier, Dorothy Parker, Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Elizabeth Gaskell, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hans Christian Andersen, Herman Melville, Jack London, James Joyce, John Steinbeck, Lord Byron, Margaret Mitchell, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Wolfe, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner...

Edgar Rice Burroughs et Tarzan (1912-2012), émission 17 août 2012 © USA Philatelic, DR.

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#4702 - 2012 - 45c - Edgar Rice Burroughs - portrait, blue, brown, man

Literary Stamps: Burroughs, Edgar Rice (1875 – 1950) Tarzan.

Edgar Rice Burroughs 2012 U. S. Postage Stamp

William H. Johnson | Stamp Issue 4.11.12 | USA Philatelic

William Johnson (1901-1970) was a major African-American figure in 20th-century American art. Known for his colorful, folk-inspired scenes of Af-American life & his Scandinavian landscapes, Johnson is recognized in the American Treasures series with a still-life painting entitled 'Flowers'.

The United States Postal Service today issued a new commemorative Forever stamp honoring one of America’s foremost African-American artists, William H. Johnson. The 11th issuance in the American Treasures series showcases a still life painting by Johnson. Flowers, an oil-on-plywood painting dated 1939–1940, depicts a vase of boldly rendered, brightly colored blooms on a small red table.

This William H. Johnson (Forever) stamp recognizes an influential African-American artist who is viewed as one of the great painters of 20th C. American art.

William H. Johnson: Flowers (1939-1940) via the Smithsonian American Art Museum wishflowers.tumblr.com

The United States Postal Service today issued a new commemorative Forever stamp honoring one of America’s foremost African-American artists, William H. Johnson.

The U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative Forever stamp on April, 11, 2012 honoring one of America's foremost African American artists, William H. Johnson.

Florence, SC's own William H. Johnson: Flowers (1939-1940) via the Smithsonian American Art Museum

William H. Johnson US stamps by USPS Forever Stamps. $13.99. One (1) sheet OfWilliam H. JohnsonSheet of 20 x Forever us Postage Stamps Each sheet of 20 x Forever United States Postage Stamps.2012 These Stamps can be used for First Class Mail, or collection Issue Date: April 11, 2012Denomination: 45¢ nondenominated commemorative forever stampFormat: Pane of 20 self-adhesive The William H. Johnson stamp recognizes an influential African-American artist who is also viewe...

❀ Blooming Brushwork ❀ - garden and still life flower paintings - William H. Johnson

La Florida | Stamp Issue 4.3.13 | USA Philatelic

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La Florida Stamps: The U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 500th anniversary of the naming of Florida with the release of the La Florida (Forever®) stamps that celebrate the state's floral abundance. Issue Date: April 03, 2013

The United States Postal Service will unveil the “La Florida” commemorative stamps to commemorate 500 years of Florida at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College on April 3.

La Florida: Flowers in Abundance Artist Steve Buchanan’s exuberant mass of flowers is an ingenious puzzle — one that can be pulled apart into individual varieties and reassembled to form a tropical garden of plenty

Set of four elegant floral "Forever" stamps. #Hibiscus #Daffodil #Passion flower #Morning Glory

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USPS Flower Stamps | FLORIDA FLOWER FOREVER STAMP - 1st class under one ounce ..BEAUTIFUL!

Stamp Collecting News: U.S. Stamps Celebrate 500th Anniversary of the Naming of Florida

Back in the day, before Lisa Frank or Mrs. Grossman's, there were postage stamps—the stickers of a 60s and 70s childhood. Decorating a letter with doodles and squiggles, and then putting a pretty stamp in the corner was fun. Some of us never outgrew the delight in that! On my botanical stamps board on Pinterest,  the ones Germany issued are some of the prettiest. But the USPS has issued some beautiful botanical stamps as well. Some of you might recall the wildflower stamp series from 1991. There were 50 of them, all gorgeous. I would still use them if I could. Earlier this month, the post office issued a new series of stamps based on vintage seed packet illustrations. Even if letter writing isn't likely to happen, we can pay a bill or two with these instead of a boring generic stamp. And they're better for birthdays and invitations, too, don't you think? Order them online and have the postman deliver them right to your box; you can avoid the lines at the P.O. altogether. Sometimes your local P.O. won't have particular stamps, so online ordering will help you avoid that issue as well. Also this month, Florida celebrated the 500th anniversary of its naming with a floral stamp depicting several of the state's colorful wildflowers. During the stamp's dedication ceremony, Jo Ann Feindt (U.S. Postal Service Southern Area Operations Vice President) said, "From the moment Ponce de Leon arrived on these shores, Florida has been a destination for dreamers. This state occupies a special place in the American imagination, and so these stamps give people another way to share the wonders of Florida." As a Floridaphile...and lover of wildflowers and stamps, I'm in. What about you? Both the Vintage Seed stamps and the La Florida stamp are Forever stamps, so you can buy as many as you like and continue to use them even if/when the P.O. raises rates again. ~*~

Year of the Tiger • as part of the USPS collection • Designed by Ethel Kessler and Kam Mak • January 14, 2010

Lunar Year of the Tiger 12 x 44 cent U.S. us Stamps . $10.56. One (1) full sheet of the Lunar Year of The Tiger 12 x 44 Cent U.S. Postage Stamps 2010 United States U.S. Postage stamps In mint condition.

Chinese Lunar New Year Tiger 2010 Collectible Stamp Sheet - List price: $25.00 Price: $11.50 #USPS

54% Off was $25.00, now is $11.50! Chinese Lunar New Year Tiger 2010 Collectible Stamp Sheet

US 2010 Lunar Year of the Tiger 12 x 44 Cent Souvenir Sheet Stamps NEW

US 2010 Lunar Year of the Tiger 44 Cent Postage Stamp #Daffodils

TOPSELLER! Lunar Year of the Tiger 12 x 44 cent... $13.95

Lunar Year of the Tiger 44 cent U.S. Stamp

Year of the Tiger 2010 (44 cents)

Chinese Lunar New Year Tiger 2010 Collectible Stamp Sheet

Earthscapes • as part of the USPS collection • Designed by Howard E. Paine • October 1, 2012

Earthscapes 'Forever' Stamps Collection by usps: So many beautiful stamps out there! #Stamps #Earthscapes http://fashionartist.org Like share and repin :)

This Earthscapes issuance offers stamp customers an opportunity to see the world in a new way. This stamp pane presents examples of three categories of earthscapes: natural, agricultural, and urban. The photographs were all created high above the planet’s surface, either snapped by “eyes in the sky” - satellites orbiting the Earth - or carefully composed by photographers in aircraft.

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Earthscapes 'Forever' Stamps Collection by usps: So many beautiful stamps out there! #Stamps #Earthscapes

EARTHSCAPES Sheet of 15-- FOREVER STAMPS PLATE POSITION, bottom right hand corner.

Postal Service Releases Earthscapes Aerial & Satellite Imagery Stamps

The USPS's "Earthscapes" stampseries- not really quirky but cool.

Earthscapes 2012

Photos: New U.S. Postal Stamps for 2012 - Earthscapes

US Old Glory stamps issue

Old Glory stamps by Trekkie Gal on Flickr

Old Glory (stamps to swoon for)

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"Old Glory" stamp set.

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Flag Stamps

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Love Stamp Series Slideshow | Slideshow | USA Philatelic

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Lace. A clever doodle. An etching. These are just some of the things called to mind by the Forever Hearts stamps: the next to be issued in the ever-popular Love series. These stamps will be issued in 2015. How will you use them?

New Forever stamp for 2015! Can't wait to use these!

Love Stamp Series Slideshow | Slideshow | USA Philatelic

USPS Colorful Love Stamp 4-17-1985 (4th in series) Designed by Sister Corita Kent a year before she died of cancer at age 67.

Corita Kent - Love Stamp Corita Kent. #coritakent http://www.widewalls.ch/corita-kent-exhibition-circle-culture-gallery/

Sister Corita's art....the Love Stamp ~ Love 1985. Corita Kent was an Iowa-born nun who taught art in Los Angeles. After leaving the sisterhood in 1968, she devoted herself to conveying artistic messages of optimism and peace, including a brilliant rainbow painted on a natural gas tank along a Boston highway. The public enjoyed the characteristic splashes of color that graced this 1985 Love issuance, and more than 700 million stamps were sold.

Sister Corita Kent - dcl—candid creative for passionate people

PRINKSHOP LOVES… SISTER CORITA KENT – prinkshop

Today's Google Doodle Honors Sister Corita Kent

Corita Kent designed this Love Stamp

Sister Corita Kent - 1985 Love Stamp

olympic stamp 1983 Summer Olympics issue.

Set of 4 postage stamps from the USA celebrating the 1983 Summer Olympics

USA - Los Angeles 1983 Olympics Stamps

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Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham (June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and social activist. She has been called the "matriarch and queen mother of black dance".

Katherine Dunham: 1909-2006; The American dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist Katherine Dunham was noted for her innovative interpretations of ritual and ethnic dances.

Katherine Dunham via Alive On All Channels Black Dancers We Who have nothing to lose Must sing and dance Before the riches Of the world Overcome Us. We Who have nothing to lose Must laugh and dance Lest our laughter Goes from Us. -Langston Hughes

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Katherine Dunham 1910 – 2006 “Pioneer of Black Dance” Katherine Dunham was a dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist. When Katherine was a college student, she won a scholarship to study anthropology in Haiti. While she was there, she studied Haitian dances. When Katherine returned to the United States, she brought the dances with her. She formed a company of black dancers that became famous throughout the world. Many of the dances she created are still being performed today.

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Katherine Dunham, dancer, choreographer, anthropologist.

Katherine Dunham, modern dance pioneer.

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This stamp was issued in 1990.

#Lighthouse stamp - issued in 1990. http://www.roanokemyhomesweethome.com

US Stamp 1990. - Lighthouse

This stamp is one of five lighthouses stamps issued in 1990.

Lighthouses have a shape of comfort as do nurseries! Add comfortable ideas by following Bitzy Baby! #bitzybaby

This stamp is one of five lighthouses stamps issued in 1990... West Quoddy Head, Maine

This stamp of West Quoddy is one of five lighthouse stamps issued by the USPS in 1990.

US Stamp 1990 - one of five lighthouses stamps issued in 1990.

1990 West Quoddy Head, Maine lighthouse postage stamp

West Quoddy Head, Maine, 1990 stamp

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Filatelia Faros USA, 1990