<<<<             >>>> 

TRAINS ON U. S. STAMPS
and POSTAL STATIONERY
page 10


Embossed postcard with train image - Limited Express

32¢ NEWS OF VICTORY

WW II ISSUE - September 2, 1995


Sc. 2981 - issued 9/2/1995

Sc. 2981i - issued 9/2/1995

The rail connection here is streetcar tracks on the lower left side of the stamp, you'll have to look at the high-res version to see them - click on the image at right above.

This was the fifth and last of a set of souvenir sheets, one per year, commemorating World War II. All had the same format, with ten stamps bracketing a map showing the course of the War during the year commemorated. They were moderately popular, but none of the sheets sparked any controversy until this one. The original design included a stamp showing an A-bomb's mushroom cloud, and the words "Atomic bombs hasten War's end, August, 1945." The Japanese government learned of the stamp's design, and had their embassy in Washington issue a formal protest. Despite strong support for the initial design, our government caved, and the design in the middle of the bottom row was substituted. Angry veterans complained, to no avail, so some issued their own stamps - read more about that here.

32¢ TOONERVILLE TROLLEY

COMIC STRIP CLASSICS - October 1, 1995


Sc. 3000 - issued 10/1/1995

Sc. 3000g - issued 10/1/1995


Sc. UX227 - issued 10/1/1995

This was a fun set of stamps, commemorating all the now-extinct comics I read in the Sunday funnies when I was a kid. I don't collect streetcars or trolleys, though, so I didn't pursue FDC's and the like for this one. Still, it's in the ATA Handbook, so here it is.

The designs were also issued in a set of twenty postal cards.

32¢ JOHN HENRY

FOLK HEROES ISSUE - July 11, 1996


Sc. 3085 - issued 7/11/96

Sc. 3083-86 - issued 7/11/96

I can't say I have pursued FDC's for this issue, but I have seen few that appealed to me as a trains enthusiast. The Collins cover below is an exception.


J2603 (Sc. 3085) 7/11/96

US TRAINS
continued on next page...

Click on image above to continue

Top of Page

Previous Page         HOME         Next Page


All text Copyright © 2000, William M. Senkus

Send feedback to:

Revised -- 11/17/2004