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United States/Stamps : This one caught my eye!

 

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JohnnyRockets
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22 Jan 2020
07:09:37pm
Hi all,

I sat down to piddle around with some "other" stamp stuff and happened to see this stamp and it piqued my interest as it was sent on a letter that I received today.

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This stamp kind of hearkens back to the days of George Washington. George decided to make his own navy and they flew this flag, as part of his "secret navy". A cool story in its own right...

Appeal to Heaven: "The phrase connotes that after all other alternatives of seeking justice have been exhausted, only an “appeal to heaven” remains."

This flag has a pretty storied history, and started out as Washington's Navy flag, then went to be Massachusetts's Navy flag, and on and on...

Blows my mind how one stamp can send you down a 30 minute road, that you had no intention of going down... I guess that's why there is so much to stamp collecting...

Funny thing is, if you're not a collector, most people don't "get it" as a hobby.


Okay, now I'm rambling...


JR Happy

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23 Jan 2020
08:58:58pm
re: This one caught my eye!

Ramble on, JR.....


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23 Jan 2020
10:25:11pm
re: This one caught my eye!

It was part of the Historic Flags Issue that came out in the summer of '68. My Harris plate block album only allowed for the plate block of four, which I thought was a pity, as it was such a beautiful issue and I love American history.

It was my summer between graduating from high school and before starting college and I was working in a grocery store, so I was able to purchase the entire pale/zip/mail early strip. It was, and is still, one of my favorite issues.

Ken

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24 Jan 2020
06:19:06am
re: This one caught my eye!

This was one of many stamps during the 1968-1969 period I liked. This was the period where I got seriously interested in stamps.

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Tom in Exton, PA

08 Apr 2020
02:19:35pm
re: This one caught my eye!

That is a very cool set of stamps. Back in the day anything se-tenent was costly, pretty much from the issue date. By the time I wanted these in 1970-1 I couldn't afford them as a kid.

Things have changed... I got a set used as postage on incoming mail recently!

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Praying for Ukraine

08 Apr 2020
03:01:00pm
re: This one caught my eye!

And I just picked up a MNH set from there APS Stamp Store. Very nice.

Most are on an attractive Lighthouse album page (with mounts,) but unfortunately, five are on the Submission form page.

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JohnnyRockets

22 Jan 2020
07:09:37pm

Hi all,

I sat down to piddle around with some "other" stamp stuff and happened to see this stamp and it piqued my interest as it was sent on a letter that I received today.

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This stamp kind of hearkens back to the days of George Washington. George decided to make his own navy and they flew this flag, as part of his "secret navy". A cool story in its own right...

Appeal to Heaven: "The phrase connotes that after all other alternatives of seeking justice have been exhausted, only an “appeal to heaven” remains."

This flag has a pretty storied history, and started out as Washington's Navy flag, then went to be Massachusetts's Navy flag, and on and on...

Blows my mind how one stamp can send you down a 30 minute road, that you had no intention of going down... I guess that's why there is so much to stamp collecting...

Funny thing is, if you're not a collector, most people don't "get it" as a hobby.


Okay, now I'm rambling...


JR Happy

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23 Jan 2020
08:58:58pm

re: This one caught my eye!

Ramble on, JR.....


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23 Jan 2020
10:25:11pm

re: This one caught my eye!

It was part of the Historic Flags Issue that came out in the summer of '68. My Harris plate block album only allowed for the plate block of four, which I thought was a pity, as it was such a beautiful issue and I love American history.

It was my summer between graduating from high school and before starting college and I was working in a grocery store, so I was able to purchase the entire pale/zip/mail early strip. It was, and is still, one of my favorite issues.

Ken

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24 Jan 2020
06:19:06am

re: This one caught my eye!

This was one of many stamps during the 1968-1969 period I liked. This was the period where I got seriously interested in stamps.

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Tom in Exton, PA
08 Apr 2020
02:19:35pm

re: This one caught my eye!

That is a very cool set of stamps. Back in the day anything se-tenent was costly, pretty much from the issue date. By the time I wanted these in 1970-1 I couldn't afford them as a kid.

Things have changed... I got a set used as postage on incoming mail recently!

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Praying for Ukraine
08 Apr 2020
03:01:00pm

re: This one caught my eye!

And I just picked up a MNH set from there APS Stamp Store. Very nice.

Most are on an attractive Lighthouse album page (with mounts,) but unfortunately, five are on the Submission form page.

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