East Bay Concord Coin Show – Jun 2018

East Bay Concord Coin Show – Jun 2018

The East Bay Concord Coin Show was held at The Clarion Hotel Concord,CA on Jun 22-23 2018. About 39 Stalls were there with large varieties .

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EAST BAY COIN SHOW CONCORD CALIFORNIA
EAST BAY COIN SHOW
STALLS AT EAST BAY COIN SHOW CONCORD CALIFORNIA

Forthcoming Coin Shows in California Aug 2018 – Jan 2019.

Forthcoming Coin Shows in California Aug 2018 -Jan 2019.

The Following Coin shows are scheduled in California during the period Aug 2018 to Jan 2019.

26 Aug 2018 – Sacramento Coin Show at Lions Gate Hotel McClellan Business Park,McCliellan (Sacramento) CA.  1000h to 1700h

21-23 Sept 2018 – Santa Clara COINEXPO 2018 – At Santa Clara Convention Centre,5001  Great American Parkway,Santa Clara ,CA 95054. 1000h onwards till 1800/1600h.

12-14 Oct 2018 -Contra Costa Coin & Collectibles Show-at Elks Lodge ,1475 Creekside Drive -Walnut Creek ,CA 94596.

27-28 Oct 2018 -Fresno NumismaticSociety’s 52nd Annual Coin Show -At Las Palmas Masonic Centre,Clinton Avenue ,Fresno.

4-5 Jan 2019 -East Bay Concord Coin Show -The Clarion Hotel ,Concord ,CA 94520.

Uncle Sam’s Hat stamps – USA 2017

Uncle Sam’s Hat stamps – USA 2017

USA issued a stamp on theme Uncle Sam’s Hat as a 21 cent additional ounce stamp. The stamps were issued in sheets of 20 stamps .Issue date -18 Feb 2017

Uncle Sam is USA most popular patriotic Characters. Uncle Sam is associated with a businessman named Sam Wilson of Troy ,New York.He supplied  meat to American troops when War broke out in 1812 and this came to be known as Uncle Sam’s Meat.By 1830’s this character started appearing in cartoons and advertisements.Certain distinguishing elements made him a recognisable and timeless – a  dress coat with long tail,red and white striped pants,white whiskers and a top hat.

The stamp features eight graphic top hats in Uncle Sam’s signature style ,with red and white vertical red stripes above a blue band with a white star and a gray brim. Beneath each hat is a oval shape representing a face,each in a different shade,meant to suggest the ethnic and racial diversity of United States.

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UNCLE SAM’S HAT STAMPS OF USA 2017

Sea Shells Post Card Stamps – USA 2017

Sea Shells Post Card Stamps – USA 2017

USA issued a set of four stamps on sea shells as Postcard rate stamps (Postal value 35 cents) on 28 Jan 2017. The stamps were issued in mixed sheets of 20 stamps each.

The Four shells on stamps are The Alphabet Cone , Zebra Nerite , The Pacific Calico Scallop & The Queen Conch or Pink Conch.

Shells have been used as a piece of Jewelry ,Cooking Utensils, Currency,Lamps and Decorations.

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SEA SHELLS ON STAMPS -USA 2017

Pinot Noir Grapes on Stamps – USA 2017.

Pinot Noir Grapes on Stamps – USA 2017

USA issued a 5 cent definitive stamp on Pinot Noir Grapes on 24 Feb 2017 in sheets of 20 stamps.

Two clusters of deep purple Pinor noir grapes are depicted growing on vines among several green leaves on stamps designed by Derry Noyes. Grapes have been grown for thousands of years and can be eaten as table fruit,dried to produce raisins or crushed to produce Wine and Juice. The Pinot noir grape can produce one of the most highly prized and elegant wines in the World.

Burgundy in France was earlier home to this variety but now grown in Northern California ,Oregon and New York.

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PINOT NOIR GRAPES – STAMPS OF USA 2017

 

Red Pears on Stamps – USA 2017

Red Pears on Stamps – USA 2017

USA issued a 10 cent Definitive stamp on Red Pears on 23 Mar 2017.It was issued in sheets of 20 stamps.

Pears are one of world’s oldest cultivated fruits .They grow on medium sized,long lived  ,flowering trees that generally bear fruits from fourth to sixth year onwards. A large number of varieties green,red,yellow and brown are grown throughout the World. Due to spontaneous mutation process a green pear bearing tree may surprise with red pears on a stock branch.Red pears otherwise are hybridised or are a result of crossbreeding of different varieties.These low calorie fruits are agood source of Fiber,Potassium and Vitamin C.

The Pair of Red Pears stamp has been designed by Derry Noyes.

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RED PEARS ON USA STAMPS 2017.