A New Year, a Stamp, and a Milestone

31 12 2010

First, Happy New Year to all my readers and Facebook fans.  Here’s hoping 2011 will be as good as or better than its predecessors.

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Second, the U. S, Postal Service has announced it will be releasing Civil War themed stamps in each year of the sesquicentennial (see here).  The first two stamps will commemorate 1861 events, the bombing of Ft. Sumter and the Battle of First Bull Run.  I could only find this small image of the Bull Run stamp, but it is a copy of the painting that hangs on the wall of the Manassas Visitor Center, The Capture of Ricketts’ Battery, painted for the NPS in 1964 by Sydney E. King.  Here’s a nice big image of the painting (click for a larger version):

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Third and last, this is the 1,000th post on Bull Runnings – thanks for stopping by!

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10 responses

31 12 2010
Robert Moore

Very cool 1st MANASSAS stamp… had to do that since my peeps were in that frey pictured… taking the guns and wearing gray. :-)

31 12 2010
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31 12 2010
Robert Moore

By the way, happy New Year, back! Also, double “woots” on the 1,000th!

31 12 2010
Harry Smeltzer

Thanks, Robert!

31 12 2010
Jeffry Burden

Congrats on 1,000 – it’s hard to be consistently good, but you’re pulling it off!

1 01 2011
Harry Smeltzer

Thanks Jeff!

2 01 2011
Dick Stanley

What, no stamp for Ball’s Bluff? The battle that produced the continuing congressional interference committee? Just kidding. I’m not surprised.

2 01 2011
Dick Stanley

What is the word “Forever” with a line through it in the upper left of the stamps supposed to mean? There’s no explanation at the link.

2 01 2011
Harry Smeltzer

I think that means that regardless of price increases the stamp will still mail the same class.

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