American Big Band Leaders – Stamps of USA 1996

American Big Band Leaders – Stamps of USA 1996.

The USA issued a set of four stamps on 11 Sep 1996 on Big Band Leaders. The Band leaders featured on stamps are

32c – Count Basie – Pianist and Bandleader.

32c – Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey – Bandleaders.

32c – Glenn Miller – Trombonist and Bandleader.

32c – Benny Goodman – Clarinetist and Bandleader.

USA BIG BANDLEADERS 1996

Stamp on Ingrid Bergman -USA 2015

Stamp on Ingrid Bergman -USA  AND SWEDEN 2015

Ingrid Bergman ( 29 Aug 1915- 29 Aug 1982) was a Swedish actress who has acted in a number of European and Hollywood films. She won three Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy awards, Four Golden Globe awards and a Tony award. She is best known for her role in Casablanca. She won Oscars for the following Films

1944 -Gaslight -Best Actress

1956 -Anastasia -Best Actress

1976 – Agatha Christie’s Murder on Orient Express – Best Supporting actress.

The USA issued a Forever stamp on 20 Aug 2015 on Ingrid Bergman. It was a Joint issue with Sweden. This issue commemorates 100th Birth Anniversary of Ingrid Bergman.

US INGRID BERGMAN 2015
US INGRID BERGMAN 2015

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SWEDEN 2015 -100TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY INGRID BERGMAN

Stamps on Gandhi -USA – Champion of Liberty 1961.

Stamps on Gandhi -USA – Champion of Liberty 1961.

The United States of America issued a set of two stamps (4c & 8c) on 26 Jan 1961 (India’s Republic Day) on Gandhi as a champion of Liberty. A First Day Cover is listed in which the cancellation also shows a Charkha.

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USA FDC 1961 -GANDHI -CHAMPION OF LIBERTY

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USA 1961 -GANDHI -CHAMPION OF LIBERTY

Twentieth Century Trains – Stamps of USA 1999

Twentieth Century Trains – Stamps of USA 1999

USPS issued a set of Five 33 cents stamps on famous trains of Twentieth Century. The Strip of five stamps was issued on 26 Aug 1999.

33c – Daylight Express – It was called the “Most Beautiful Train in the World” and connected Los Angeles and San Francisco. In 1941 new GS-4 steam locomotives pulled the red, orange and black train along Pacific Ocean beaches.

33c – Congressional -The slogan for the Congressional’s route between New York and Washington was “Every Mile Electrified“. In 1935 the looks of GG-1 locomotive was improved.

33c – 20th Century Limited – It was called a “National Institution” and the “Most Famous Train in the World“.It catered to business travelers on in superfast 16-hour journey between Chicago & New York. In 1936 its J-3a steam locomotives and Pullman Cars were redesigned.

33c – Hiawatha – Running at 100 miles per hour and connecting Chicago, Milwaukee and twin cities it was known as “The Fastest train in America“.In 1938 its F-7 steam locomotives were designed in multiple colors.

33c – Super Chief – Prefferd train of Hollywoods elite travelling between Chicago and Los Angeles via Albuquerque the Super Chief was known as “Train of Stars” Its unique red and silver warbonnet design pulled luxurious stainless steel cars.

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STAMPS ON FAMOUS TRAINS OF USA -1999

Joint Issue Canada -USA – St Lawrence Seaway 1984.

Joint Issue Canada -USA – St Lawrence Seaway 1984.

0n 26 June 1959, the St Lawrence Seaway was officially opened . Present at the dedication ceremonies held at St-Lambert, Quebec was Queen Elisabeth II, Prince Phillip, President Dwight D Eisenhower and Prime Minister John G Diefenbaker.

St Lawrence is a joint Canada-USA project composed of locks, canals, Channels and hydroelectric power dams. it permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes ofNorth America as far inland as the Western end of Lake Superior. The seaway is named after St Lawrence River which flows from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean.

Canada and USA issued a stamp each on 26 Jun 1984 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of St Lawrence Seaway. A First Day cover with the Canadian Stamp of 32 cents cancelled at Cornwall and a 20c USA stamp cancelled at New York is listed. The FDC also features photographs of 1959 Inaugural Function

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FDC CANADA-USA JOINT ISSUE- 25TH ANNIVERSARY ST LAWRENCE SEAWAY 1984

Stamps on Bobby Jones Golfer – USA 1981

Stamps on Bobby Jones Golfer – USA 1981

Robert Tyre Jones Jr ( 17 Mar 1902 – 18 Dec 1971) was an Amateur American Golfer who was one of the most influential figures in the history of Golf. He Founded and helped in designing the Augusta Golf Club and Co-Founded the Masters Tournament. He was popularly known as Bobby Jones.

In 1930 he won the ‘Grand Slam” consisting of both Open & Amateur at US & UK Open. The USA issued an 18c stamp in memory of Bobby Jones on 22 Sep 1981.

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STAMP ON BOBBY JONES US AMATEUR GOLFER -1981

 

Ameripex 86 – Stamp of USA -1985

Ameripex 86 – Stamp of USA -1985

An International Stamp Exhibition was held in Chicago ,Illinois from 22 May to 01 Jun 1986. US Postal Service issued a stamp to promote this Philatelic Exhibition on 25 May 1985.

A First Day Cover with the stamp is listed.

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FDC USA AMERIPEX 86